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We would like to inform you that both our Computer Pride Nairobi and Mombasa offices will be closed completely from Wednesday, 19th July 2023 to Thursday, 27th July 2023. We will resume our regular operations on Friday, 28th July 2023.

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LPI® (The Linux Professional Institute)

Certification Overview

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) offers professional certifications to help you validate your knowledge and skills in various aspects of Linux system administration and management. The LPI® program is distribution-neutral to allow you to demonstrate your flexibility working in a variety of Linux environments. Recognized around the world, LPI’s Linux certifications can help prove you have the skills necessary for your next job or promotion.

Linux Essentials is a Professional Development Certificate program for those new to Linux. The Linux Essentials credential is ideal for those starting a career in Linux or for those in an IT role where validated basic Linux skills are important.

Although the exams may be taken in any order, lower level certifications must be achieved before higher-level certifications can be awarded.

LPI® offers the following certification levels;

LPIC-1 Certified Linux Administrator – Ability to perform maintenance tasks with the command line, install and configure a computer running Linux and be able to configure basic networking.

LPIC-2 Certified Linux Engineer – Ability to administer small to medium–sized mixed networks.

LPIC-3 300: Linux Enterprise Professional Mixed Environment – Ability to integrate Linux services in an enterprise-wide mixed environment.

LPIC-3 303: Linux Enterprise Professional Security – Ability to secure and harden Linux-based servers, services and networks enterprise-wide.

LPIC-3 304: Linux Enterprise Professional Virtualization and High Availability – Ability to plan and implement enterprise-wide virtualization and high availability setups using Linux-based technologies.

Appointments are made at least two working days in advance, subject to availability.

Scheduling steps;

  • Contact the exams department ( |
  • Make payment either via bank or Mpesa (we don’t accept cash)
  • Fill the exam form and submit it to the exams department.
  • Pick your receipt.

You are advised to bring at least 2 forms of acceptable ID each time you report to our exam center. With few exceptions, ID documents must meet all the following requirements:

  • be government issued.
  • be an original document; photocopied documents are not acceptable
  • be valid; expired documents (bearing expiration dates that have passed) are not acceptable
  • include the test taker’s full name matching exactly the name used to register
  • include a recent photograph that clearly matches the test taker
  • include the test taker’s signature

If you do not bring valid and acceptable identification, or if the name on your ID does not exactly match the name on your registration, you will not be permitted to test, and you will forfeit your exam fee as its not refundable.

Personal Belongings

You will not be allowed to take any personal items with you into the testing room. This includes all bags, books or other materials not authorized for this exam, notes, phones, pagers, watches and wallets. You will, however, be provided a locker where you can keep your personal items. It is important that all electronic items, such as cellphones should be turned OFF.