Recently, the Linux Foundation announced the development of a new certification, which will be the original part of the Linux Foundation Certified Sysadmin and LFCE (Linux Foundation Certified Engineer) certifications.
According to the announcement, the new certification is made specifically for users who have just started using Linux systems.
Its main purpose is to demonstrate the basic knowledge of the user in the management of systems. However, today we live in a world where technology is being developed every day and new systems are being created non-stop.
Therefore, to get this certification, the user must necessarily have knowledge of many of the basic systems that rely on Linux.
The following is a list of some topics covered by the new certification:
- Basic steps in the system
- System management
- Linux VPS services
- Basic knowledge in security
- Collaborate with other administrators
An example of the above topics is the management of users, as well as the creation/change of their components. Of course, when considering them, candidates will have to answer more advanced questions.
However, because certification targets the initial stage, users will only have to pass a test. This means that if you are already a Linux user, you won’t have much time to get it.
The organization currently provides the credentials by following the following:
- Basic Steps in Linux (LFS101) – Lessons
- Basic Steps in System Management (LFS201) – Lessons
- Basic System Manager Certification (LLCS) – Certification
- Linux Network Management (LFS211) – Lessons
- Engineer Certification (LFCE) – Certification
The new LFCA certification was designed to get between LFS101 and LFS201. Thus, candidates will have a basic certification if for some reason they stop attending their courses.
In addition, according to the agency, the number of prospective engineers has increased significantly due to the global pandemic. This was because several of the users decided to attend classes during the lockdown.
Therefore, even if they decide to drop out of the courses, candidates will have at least one basic certification.
Linux is a free-type Unix operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds and then developed with the help of developers from all over the world. Linux is an independent POSIX implementation and its features include real multitasking, real multi-purpose environment, virtual memory, shared libraries, demand loading, TCP/IP networking and many other features that justify the title “type-Unix”. It is manufactured under the GPL license, i.e. its source code is available to everyone