Q. What is the Senior Level Linux Professional-1 (117-301) exam?
A. LPI 117-301 is designed for the “enterprise-level” Linux Professional. The LPIC-3 program consists of a single exam for LPIC-3 “Core” designation. A number of “specialty” exams are proposed as additional designations on top of the LPIC-3 “Core” certification. Proposed specialties include the following: Mixed Environment, Security, High Availability and Virtualization, Web and Intranet, and Mail and Messaging. The first such “specialty” designation “Mixed Environment” was made available in January 2007 and “Security” was released in February 2009. The 117-301 exam is the sole exam for LPIC-3 designation. LPI_301 (Mixed Environments) and LPI 303 (Security) are “specialty” exams. You can visit the LPI website to know more about this exam:


Q. What are the prerequisites for the Senior Level Linux Professional-1 (117-301) exam?
A. One must have an active LPIC-2 certification to receive the LPIC-3 certification, but the LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 exams may be taken in any order.

Q. What are the benefits of becoming a Senior Level Linux Professional-1 (117-301)?
A. The Senior Level Linux Professional Certification establishes your competence for well-defined Linux-related functions and easily demonstrates your competence to a potential contractor or employer. The certification helps you set out and follow a career path. The LPI-301 certification is developed from within the Linux community, by your peers, and gives you the opportunity to help develop the certification standards and exams.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. You will be required to attempt approximately 50 questions.

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. You are required to attempt all questions in 90 minutes.

Q. What is the passing score?
A. 500 out of 800

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. If you do not pass test 117-301 the first time, you may retake it. The policy with regards to the retaking of the exams is given below:

  • Anyone who takes an LPI exam once must wait one week before re-taking.
  • Anyone who takes an LPI exam a second (and subsequent) time must wait 90 days before re-taking.
  • Anyone who passes an LPI exam may not retake that exam for at least two years.

Q. What can I expect in the Senior Level Linux Professional-1 (117-301) exam?
A. The exam consists of Multiple Choice and Short answer questions.

Q. What are the skills measured by the Senior Level Linux Professional-1 (117-301) exam?
A. Skills in authentication, troubleshooting, network integration, and capacity planning in Linux environments are measured for this certification.

Q. How can I prepare for the Senior Level Linux Professional-1 (117-301) exam?
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Q. Where can I take the test?
A. LPI exams can be taken at Prometric testing centers.

Q. How do I register for a Senior Level Linux Professional-1 (117-301) exam?
A. Regardless of how or where you take your LPI exams, you must register online to receive an LPI identification number first. Failure to complete this step may affect your eligibility for your desired time slot. Also, you must provide your LPI ID to the test centers when registering for an exam. Registration is free of charge and is completed at the LPI web site.

Q. How can I locate a test center?
A. You can locate a Prometric test center online:


Q. What can I expect from LPI if I pass the Senior Level Linux Professional-1 (117-301) exam?
A. Once you have passed all the required exams to achieve a certification, you will be automatically notified by email, at the email address you provided when you obtained your LPI identification number.

Q. What is the exam fee?
A. The exam fee is US$260.

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