Linux Professional Institute (LPI)

Certified Linux Engineer (LPIC-2)


Credential: Certified Linux Engineer (LPIC-2)  GI Bill resource
Credentialing Agency: Linux Professional Institute (LPI)

Renewal Period: 5 years

Linux Professional Institute (LPI), Certified Linux Engineer (LPIC-2) is the second certification in Linux Professional Institute's multi-level professional certification program. The LPIC-2 validates a candidate's ability to administer small to medium-sized mixed networks. Candidates must have an active LPIC-1 certification to receive LPIC-2 certification, but the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams may be taken in any order. To obtain the LPIC-2 certification, a candidate must pass two exams in which the candidate should be able to administer a small to medium-sized site, plan, implement, maintain, keep consistent, secure, and troubleshoot a small mixed (MS, Linux) network, supervise assistants, and advise management on automation and purchases. There are no experience or education requirements that must be met prior to taking the exam(s).

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Certified Linux Engineer (LPIC-2)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite: LPIC-1
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 5 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Linux Professional Institute (LPI)

1024 Iron Point Road
Suite #100-2144
Folsom, CA  95630

Phone: (916) 357-6625

Fax: (916) 357-6501
Contact Page

Credential Pre-requisite REQUIREMENTS

Candidate must have an active LPIC-1 certification to receive LPIC-2 certification, but the LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams may be taken in any order.

  • Capacity Planning
    • Measure and troubleshoot resource usage
    • Predict future resource needs
  • Linux Kernel
    • Kernel components
    • Compiling a kernel
    • Kernel runtime management and troubleshooting
  • System Startup
    • Customising SysV-init system startup
    • System recovery
    • Alternate bootloaders
  • Filesystem and Devices
    • Operating the Linux filesystem
    • Maintaining a Linux filesystem
    • Creating and configuring filesystem options
  • Advanced Storage Device Administration
    • Configuring RAID
    • Adjusting storage device access
    • Logical volume manager
  • Networking Configuration
    • Basic networking configuration
    • Advanced network configuration and troubleshooting
    • Troubleshooting network issues
  • System Maintenance
    • Make and install programs from source
    • Backup operations
    • Notify users on system-related isues

  • Domain Name Server
    • Basic DNS server configuration
    • Create and maintain DNS zones
    • Securing a DNS server
  • Web Services
    • Implementing a web server
    • Apache configuration for HTTPS
    • Implementing a proxy server
    • Implementing Nginx as a web server and a reverse proxy
  • File Sharing
    • SAMBA server configuration
    • NFS server configuration
  • Network Client Management
    • DHCP configuration
    • PAM authentication
    • LDAP client usage
    • Configuring an OpenLDAP server
  • E-Mail Services
    • Using e-mail servers
    • Managing local e-mail delivery
    • Managing remote e-mail delivery
  • System Security
    • Configuring a router
    • Securing FTP servers
    • Secure shell (SSH)
    • Security tasks
    • OpenVPN

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Linux Engineer (LPIC-2) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Certified Linux Engineer (LPIC-2) credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Certified Linux Engineer (LPIC-2)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Certified Linux Engineer (LPIC-2) credential has the following recertification information:

  • Once a person is certified by LPI and receives a certification designation (LPIC-1, LPIC-2, LPIC-3), recertification is recommended after two years from the date of the certification designation to retain a current certification status. However, to retain an active certification status, a certification holder is required to recertify within five years of the certification designation. The date a candidate who passed the last required exam to earn a certification designation, will mark the start of the certification’s active status. Likewise, the certification will become inactive, five years after the date a candidate passed the last required exam to earn the certification designation.

    Recertification requires that the individual candidate passes all up-to-date exams that are only required for the highest earned certification designation. After successful recertification, the designation status will be updated to active for a period of five years.
  • Note: Marine Corps COOL will only pay recertification fees for the current year, no arrears will be paid. Voucher requests for recertification fees must be submitted with proof of the current status of the certification (for example, a screen shot of your credentialing agency dashboard or a copy of a current fee receipt).

In Demand

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

Star

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

Early Career

1-6 years experience; Officer O1 through O2

Mid Career

6-12 years experience; Officer O3 through O5

Late Career

12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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IAS

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

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Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

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ASI is Additional Skill Identifier
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