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Registrations for LPI exams at 2005 have now closed

Enrolments in LPI certification exams have now closed. Exam sessions will be held at various times on Monday 18, Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 April.

If you have enrolled in one or more exams you will be emailed by LPI exam proctors to seek information about the exams that you wish to take and your preferred times to take the exams.

Once the exams have been ordered and the scheduling completed you will be informed of your exam session times.

Don't forget that in order to take the LPI exams you need to be registered with LPI. You can do this at the LPI website.

LPI proctors will use your registration number when scheduling your exam session.


The LPI Certification program is designed to certify the competency of system administration using the Linux operating system and its associated tools. It is designed to be distribution neutral, following the Linux Standards Base and other relevant standards and conventions.

Under the guidance of Linux Professional Institute, Linux Australia, LCA2005 and a bunch of volunteer LPI exam proctors, are offering LPI certification exams 101, 102, 201 and 202 for a heavily discounted price at LCA2005. These exams normally cost between AUD$150 and AUD$200 each (USD$100), but will be available in the week of LCA2005 for the low, low price of AUD$60 (inc GST) per exam.

LPI exams 101 and 102 make up the LPI Level One certification (LPIC-1), which is a prerequisite for completing exams 201 and 202 (LPI Level Two certification, or LPIC-2). Be warned though - these are tough exams and the pass rate at the moment sits somewhere just over 50%. You can find out plenty more about the exams themselves at the certification website.


Exam sessions will be held at various times on Monday 18, Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 April. This will allow people to undertake exams and still attend some of the miniconference and tutorial sessions.


Exam sessions will be held at the conference location in the ANU.


Registrations for the LPI exams need to be made as part of the LCA 2005 registration process. However registrations for the LPI exams can only be made before March 6 2005 as exam papers need to be ordered from LPI in Canada.

To register to take LPI exams you need to:

Important: Exam Rules

You need to register at the LPI website to obtain an LPI ID. You must bring this ID number with you to the exams.

You must bring one piece of photo ID.

You may not bring any materials into the exam. Pencils and erasers will be provided, as will the exam paper itself. You will be asked to surrender any bags or other dubious items on entry to the venue.

All mobile phones and any other electronic devices must be switched off at all times.

Communication of any kind between yourself and anyone other than the exam proctors and their assistants will not be tolerated.

The exam proctors and their assistants will not be able to answer questions regarding the content of the exam.

Failure to comply with these terms may result in the termination of your exam without refund.

Need More Info?

For more information, please contact the Linux Australia LPI proctors.

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