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Linux Foundation Certified IT Associate (LFCA)

The Linux Foundation Certified IT Associate (LFCA) exam demonstrates a user’s expertise and skills in fundamental information technology functions, especially in cloud computing. It is ideal for those getting started in an IT career as an administrator/engineer.

Not sure where to start? You may consider reviewing our suggested LFCA learning path.

Who Is It For

The LFCA is a pre-professional certification intended for those new to the industry or considering starting an IT career as an administrator or engineer. This certification is ideal for users interested in advancing to the professional level through a demonstrated understanding of critical concepts for modern IT systems including cloud computing.
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About This Certification

A Certified IT Associate will confirm early proficiency and aptitude in the IT field. The exam is intended to integrate with other qualifications and provides a stepping stone to more advanced credentials.
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What It Demonstrates

LFCA will test candidates' knowledge of fundamental IT concepts including operating systems, software application installation and management, hardware installation, use of the command line and basic programming, basic networking functions, security best practices, and other related topics to validate their capability and preparedness for an entry-level IT position.
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Domains & Competencies
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Linux Fundamentals20%
Linux Operating System
File Management Commands
System Commands
General Networking Commands

System Administration Fundamentals20%
System Administration Tasks
Cloud Computing Fundamentals20%
Cloud Computing Fundamentals
Performance / Availability
Cloud Costs and Budgeting
Security Fundamentals16%
Security Basics
Data Security
Network Security
System Security:
DevOps Fundamentals16%
DevOps Basics
Deployment Environments
Git Concepts
Supporting Applications and Developers8%
Software Project Management
Software Application Architecture
Functional Analysis
Open-source Software and Licensing

There are no pre-requisites for this exam.
Jul 2022
The exam was quite good, and lined up well with the course material in LFS200. Both the test and material were very well written. I am looking forward to continuing onward to the LFCS certification.
Nov 2021
The exam content is very solid, I really liked it.
May 2021
It pushed my understanding of IT to the next level.