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UPDATED Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) Exam

May 11, 2023May 24th, 2023Announcements

Learn About the Updates to the LFCS Exam


The Linux Foundation Training & Certification has announced an update to the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) exam effective for anyone sitting for the exam after 12:01am UTC May 11, 2023 (including retakes).

Distribution Agnostic!

The first big change is that the exam content is independent of distribution-specific tasks so you no longer have to select a platform in the exam preparation checklist! 

Updated Domains and Competencies

The remaining changes can be seen in our new domains and competencies on the LFCS page. The domains are summarized below:

  • Operations and Deployment – 25%
  • Storage – 20%
  • Networking – 25%
  • Users & Groups – 10%
  • Essential Commands – 20%

Passing the new Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) exam validates your ability to:

  • Proficiently install, configure, and operate Linux-based systems, whether on-premise or cloud-based
  • Understand key concepts such as networking, storage, maintenance, logging, monitoring, security, automation, and troubleshooting
  • Competently use Linux to deploy and operate applications and services
  • Understand Linux networking fundamentals and its role of supporting cloud-native deployments

Obtaining your LFCS is an invaluable accomplishment and validation of your skills. We strongly encourage you to continue learning about cloud computing and emerging technologies and consider additional certifications or credentials. Check out our full certification catalog and our SkillCred credentials for more information.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our entire certification development team and our community of beta testers who helped in the development process. 

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