Linux certification program is unique, dividing the general
areas of instruction into four distinct usage areas, referred
to as arrays. These arrays are: Linux installation; System
Administration; Network Connectivity; and Security, Ethics
and Privacy. Linux further breaks these four arrays down
into six general system components: Theory of Operation;
Base System; Shells and Commands; System Utilities; Applications;
and Troubleshooting. With this structure, Linux creates
a two-dimensional array for thorough training and understanding.
In doing so, Linux builds a Knowledge Array on a "usage
vs. component" basis. There are three levels of certification
available for Linux, known as the Linux Knowledge Matrix.
Each level requires 128 hours of classroom instruction.
requires a mastery of the basic material in all areas of
the Level 1 Knowledge Array. Earning the LCA certification
identifies the certified individual as a system administrator,
with the ability to install and configure any Linux distribution,
as well as add components that are standard on one distribution
to another distribution as needed. There are four exams
for the LCA certificate, one in each Knowledge Array. Passing
Installation 1 and either System Administration 1 or Configuration
1 earns the LCP certification.
1 - Linux Certified Administrator:
requires a mastery of all materials in the Level 2 Knowledge
Array. Earning the LCE identifies the individual as a System
Manager. In addition to all abilities of an LCA, the LCE
is qualified to supervise others in day-to-day operations
of any Linux distribution. LCEs have the ability to employ
standard Linux configurations for Internet server applications
as well as multi-user and multi-platform configuration demands.
2 - Linux Certified Engineer:
MLCE requires a mastery of in-depth knowledge concerning
the inner workings of Linux and the associated tools. The
MLCE is qualified to perform as a Senior System Manager,
deploying custom configurations of Linux components to create
a unique installation that is independent of every distribution.
These installations are specifically constructed for the
3 - Master Linux Certified Engineer:
demand for Linux certification is growing exponentially.