The Linux skills certification landscape is getting a little easier thanks to a new partnership between CompTIA and the Linux
Professional Institute (LPI). It’s a move that will help to further consolidate the fragmented Linux skills certification market.
The LPI offers a number of Linux certification programs that I’ve written about over the years. What is now happening with CompTIA, which has its own Linux certification called Linux+, is CompTIA is integrating with LPI’s LPIC-1 certification(Linux Professional Institute Certification).
So if you’re taking a certification exam from CompTIA for Linux+ you’ll get an LPIC-1 certification as well as the Linux+.
“With this new initiative we join a widely
recognized non-profit association of the leading vendors in the IT
president and CEO of LPI said in a statement. “For CompTIA’s candidates, they will have access to LPI’s
higher level programs and certifications in Linux.”