Last month we announced the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer and Sys Admin exams that you can take anytime, anywhere through your computer. We created this program because we know Linux talent exists everywhere and we want everyone to be able to showcase that talent through a performance-based, challenging exam that focuses on what you do everyday as a Sys Admin.
The response has been fantastic with thousands of people signing up to take the exam from all corners of the globe. We have also engaged with large companies who are buying certifications in mass as a requirement for their teams. It’s been very satisfying to see so many of you engaging with the program.
I have a few pieces of critical information I wanted to share:
We now have a free exam prep guide that covers some very basic information on what is covered in the test, such as a list of the domains and competencies and the system requirements for the itself. It doesn’t list a lot of detail (we are working on more information on that) but at least it’s a start. Download it now.
When you sign up for the exam you can set the date to take it well in the future or choose your date when you’re ready. It’s not an instant process since a proctor has to be scheduled and so on. We encourage you to sign up for the exam and get your testing date scheduled so you can get your preparation underway. You have 12 months from the time you sign up to take the exam, so you can give yourself as much time as needed to prepare and you’ll be in the system for updates or changes.
If you’re interested I suggest you sign up for our certification newsletter here. It will alert you when we have limited time discounts, give you prep materials and keep you up to date.
For professionals who want an inside track on how to prep, we’ll be hosting a Twitter Chat on Thursday, October 9 at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET. Just follow @linuxfoundation and the #LFCertChat hashtag. We’ll be answering your questions live for an hour.
I hope you find these resources helpful and good luck with your professional development. It’s a great time to be a Linux pro and we can’t wait to see many of you certified.