LinuC Level 1
Overview of LinuC Level 1
LinuC Level 1 certifies competency in Linux server construction, operation and management. Candidates must demonstrate technical skills covering the following Linux operations:
- Familiarity with basic Linux operations and system administration.
- Basic commands and system administration for construction, operation and maintenance of Linux server environments.
- Demonstrate appropriate knowledge about using Linux distributions.
- Working knowledge of basic Linux commands.
LinuC Level 1 certified professionals have fulfilled all these requirements to demonstrate an understanding of basic Linux operations and competency as a system administrator engineer. This certification may be shown to customers as proof that an engineer has adequate Linux knowledge.
Linux server environment construction, operation and maintenance; infrastructure engineer; network engineer; security engineer; Linux or other embedded software development work; Sales Engineer; IT training instructor; etc.
|Exam Prerequisites||Neither work experience nor qualifications are required for taking this exam.|
Each exam costs￥15,000 (JPY/in Japan, without TAX) / $150 (USD/outside of Japan, without TAX).
All exams are administered as computer-based tests (CBT). Most questions only require a mouse to select an answer, but there are also some questions that require keyboard input. There is no practical exam or interview portion.
※ Learn more about CBT from the test distribution company (test center), Pearson VUE.
|Exam Length||Approx. 60 questions|
|Exam Time||90 minutes (※)
※ 5 minutes are included to answer a simple survey after exam completion. The total time allowed for answering exam questions is 85 minutes.
|Date/Location||Candidates may select their preferred date, time and location.|
Level 1 certification requires passing grades on both Exam 101 and Exam 102.These exams may be completed in any order.
※ Both exams (Exam 101 and Exam 102) must be passed within a 5-year period to complete certification.
Pass/fail status will be revealed immediately after exam completion.
|Average Study Time||Most candidates require 1-3 months of study to pass these exams.|
|Appropriate Skill Levels||
LinuC Level 1 covers the ability of candidates to perform the following tasks.
|Certification Document||Certificate should arrive 3-5 weeks after exam is completed.
※ Please contact LPI-Japan if you do not receive your certificate after 6 weeks.
|Valid Professional Titles||LinuC-1 Certified Professional
LinuC Level1 Certified Professional
LinuC Level1 Certified
|Official Logo||Certified individuals are authorized to include the logo and/or professional title on their business cards.|
|Exam Validity Period||LinuC Level 1 certification requires passing grades on both Exam 101 and Exam 102 within a 5-year period.
Please see Exam Validity Period for more details.
|Recertification policy||Certification does not expire, but qualification is subject to a period of validity. To extend the period of validity, candidates must recertify within 5 years of previous certification date OR pass certification of a higher level exam within 5 years.
Please see Recertification policy (Validity Limits) for more details.
|Retake Policy||This LinuC retake policy is only applicable to candidates who failed previous exams. Re-examination for previous passing grades is not affected by this policy. If you fail your 1st exam attempt, you may take the same exam a 2nd time after a mandatory 7-day waiting period (including Saturdays and Sundays). Please check the Retake Policy before you apply.|