Success stories

Six years from student to eLearning platform founder

"... I wanted to give to my academy platform the same consistency. This is the reason why now Masterdemy is now an LPI Partner: to promote Linux and Open Source to people in my country. As everything in my career started with Linux, I want to create the same opportunity in Linux and open source to other people, providing them a chance to change their own lives. Read Tola's full story here

Tola Leng, founder of Masterdemy, LPI Training Partner

Each level builds upon the foundation of Linux administration

"I started my journey with the previous edition of the CompTIA Linux+ certification. If you passed that certification, you received the LPIC-1 certification too. I chose this route because I use Linux everyday at work and at home, and I would like to further my career into more Linux roles. Plus, LPI covers topics I either do daily or will need to do later. That’s why I continue through the LPIC path. Each level builds upon the foundation of Linux administration." Read Brittany's full story here

--Brittany Gates, United States, LPIC-1

LPI has changed my life and helped me in pursuing my goals

"I’m Mehdi Hamidi, a DevOps Specialist with 5 years of work experience in System Administration and DevOps. I believe my current position grew from of a change in direction I took early in my education. And I think I have been lucky in my life. ... I am very happy to share my story about how LPI has changed my life and helped me in pursuing my goals. So, let me tell you my “techie life” story…"

--Mehdi Hamidi, Iran, LPIC-1

Within a week of getting my first Linux certification, I got a job as a Support Technician

“It took me approximately a year to complete all three exams (LPIC-1 [101 and 102] and Linux Essentials) but within a week of getting my first Linux certification, I got a job as a Support Technician, at Silicon Mechanics – where I currently work, but now as a Senior Support Technician." Read Adam's Full Story Here

-- Adam, Washington, Senior Support Technician, LPIC-1

I definitely grew with the tasks

“Linux users are known to be very committed, going beyond just a job. And those who participate in community projects additionally gain valuable soft skills and management experience. My own contributions led me through the stages LPI alumni and LPI staff member to a seat in LPI's Board of Directors. Working in the LPI team and communicating with interested parties is much fun, and I definitely grew with the tasks. Actually, my hobbyhorse silently became a second career path. So, voluntary work like this can be very rewarding. I'm sure personnel managers will appreciate it, too.”

--Torsten Scheck, Germany, Software Engineer, LPIC-1

A superb way to really get to know the nuts and bolts of GNU/Linux

“I'm a software developer who has spent the majority of his career writing programs for Windows systems. I gained my LPI Level 1 certification through self-study, and found that working through the vsyllabus was a superb way for me to really get to know the nuts and bolts of GNU/Linux. I would recommend the LPI certification to any developer who wants get up to speed quickly on GNU/Linux systems.”

-Dafydd Walters, United Kingdom, Sun Certified Java Developer and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer

I chose LPIC because of its vendor-neutrality

“...When I first wanted to certify my Linux skills I chose LPIC because of its vendor-neutrality. I felt that the Exam Objectives were very well thought out and the exams were very challenging in a practical sense....”

--Rahim Virani, Canada, Dipl. CSP, LPIC-1, LPIC-2, Comptia A+

I needed a tool to differentiate myself and make me more reliable to our customers

“... Working in a crowded IT market, I needed a tool to differentiate myself and make me more reliable to our customers who customarily required certifications in other operating systems. In addition, every time it became more difficult (for them) to find professionals with good Linux knowledge...."

--Pablo Pessagno, Argentina, LPIC-1

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