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Linux Foundation Certified Cloud Technician (LFCT)

The Linux Foundation Certified Cloud Technician (LFCT)  exam demonstrates a candidate’s competence of using the command line to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Linux systems and containers in a platform- and distribution-agnostic way.

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

NEW EXAM SIMULATOR! Learners will now have access to an exam simulator, provided by Killer.sh, to experience the exam environment. You will have two exam simulation attempts (36 hours of access for each attempt from the start of activation). Simulation includes 20-25 questions (which are exactly the same for every attempt and every user (unlike those found on the actual exams) and graded simulation results.

Who Is It For

The LFCT is for Linux Power Users, Software Developers, or existing certified candidates (CKA, etc.) who wish to demonstrate their ability to work efficiently in a Linux environment and be more successful at their job. Other candidates for LFCT include Cloud Administrators or LFCA-certified candidates who don’t wish to invest fully in becoming a Linux System Administrator (LFCS).
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About This Certification

A Linux Foundation Certified Cloud Technician (LFCT) can proficiently work with modern cloud infrastructure built on Linux, VMs, containers, Git, CI/CD pipelines, and orchestration tools.
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What It Demonstrates

An LFCT understands key concepts such as automation, pipelines, change management, validation, and troubleshooting.
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Domains & Competencies
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Essential Commands20%
Search for, compare, and manipulate files and file content
Use pipes and shell input/output redirections
Analyze file content using regular expressions
Create and work with archives
Create and manage hard and symbolic links
List, set, and change file access permissions
System Configuration15%
Install software packages
Create and maintain filesystems
Administer local user and group accounts
Configure and set system time and timezone
Configure networking and local hostname resolution
Identify and inspect processes and services
Health-check and repair network services
Identify and inspect storage issues
Troubleshoot containers
Virtualization and Containers20%
Create and manage local and cloud-hosted Virtual Machines
Use cloud-init to initialize cloud-hosted Virtual Machines
Create and manage application containers (Podman or Docker)
Understand the need for container orchestration
GitOps Basics25%
Use the Git version control system
Perform change/code review
Work on version control and collaboration platforms (GitHub, GitLab)
Understand models of change management
Run commands on multiple systems and capture output
Automate configuration management

Exam Details & Resources
This exam is an online, proctored, performance-based test that requires solving multiple issues from a command line running Linux.
Candidates have 2 hours to complete the tasks.
There are no pre-requisites for this exam.