The certification exam is scheduled to start from January 15. It consists of 60 multiple choice questions to check whether the IT professional understands fundamental concepts like operating system, software installation, programming, network functions and cybersecurity.
In the age of cloud computing and automation, the entry-level IT positions require the candidates to wear multiple hats. The exam is further broken down into these categories:
- Linux Fundamentals (20%)
- System Administration Fundamentals (20%)
- Cloud Computing Fundamentals (20%)
- Security Fundamentals (16%)
- DevOps Fundamentals (16%)
- Supporting Applications and Developers (8%)
Over 93% of hiring managers have difficulty in filling the open-source roles. The certification will play a key role in filling these gaps.
Clyde Speepersad, SVP and General Manager of training and certification at the Linux Foundation said, “Countless individuals around the world would love to move into an IT career, but they do not know where to start. This certification will provide an onramp to this type of career that is attainable by those without existing experience. Our hope is that the certificants will then progress to more specific and complex technology topics, enabling them to advance their careers on a continual basis.”
If you clear this exam, you will be eligible to work in an entry-level job role. Having the certification under your belt will allow you immediately start working towards the Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin (LFCS) and advanced Linux Foundation Certified Engineering (LFCE) roles.
The exam is available for enrolment right now. You can register for the exam at a discounted rate of 40% during the Cyber Monday sale. The exam costs $300 but with the discount code, it will effectively be $180.