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Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition by Emmett Dulaney

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Chapter 1

Studying for the Linux Essentials Certification Exam

In This Chapter

arrow Getting an overview of the Linux Essentials Exam

arrow Looking at the details of each domain

Just as there are many levels of degree attainment you can achieve through an educational institution (associate’s degree, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate), there are multiple levels of Linux certification available. This book is written primarily for the Linux+ certification from CompTIA and the LPI LX0-101 and LX0-102 exams. As such, it covers everything you need to know to study and pass LPI’s lower-level certification, known as Linux Essentials.

The following sections provide an overall look at the exam, and then explore the topics beneath each of the domains.

Overview of Linux Essentials

The Linux Essentials Certificate of Achievement was created by the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) to appeal to the academic sector. Students taking classes in Linux may not get through all the topics necessary to pass the two exams (LX0-101 and LX0-102) to gain the Level 1 certification, but LPI still wanted to recognize and authenticate their knowledge. This program was created through international collaboration with a classroom focus in mind. As of this writing, the program is live in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, ...

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