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Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE)

The Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) exam is designed for the Linux engineer looking to demonstrate a more advanced level of Linux administration and engineering skill.

Who Is It For

The Linux Foundation Certified Engineer is the ideal certification for the Linux engineer with at least three to five years of Linux experience. It is designed for the engineer looking to demonstrate a higher level of skill set to help qualify for a promotion or land a new, more advanced job.
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About This Certification

LFCE was developed by The Linux Foundation to help meet the increasing demand for Linux engineering talent. The exam is performance-based on the command-line, and includes items simulating on-the-job scenarios. Candidates can select either Ubuntu 18 or CentOS 7.
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What It Demonstrates

Holding an LFCE demonstrates that the certificant is able to deploy and configure the Linux operating system at enterprise scale. It shows they possess all the necessary skills to work as a Linux engineer. Passing a performance-based exam demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform challenging real world tasks under time constaints.
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Domains & Competencies
Essential Commands 5%
Use version control tools
Manipulate file content programmatically
Run commands on many systems simultaneously
Install Linux DistributionEssential Commands
Operation of Running Systems 18 %
-Monitor, tune and troubleshoot system performance
Update operating systems to provide required functionality and security
Update the kernel and ensure the system is bootable
Script automation tools to make work faster and more accurate
Train team members on new technology or changes to existing systems
Maintain systems via configuration management tools
Maintain the integrity and availability of hardware
Develop and test disaster recovery plans
Support incident management for outages/trouble
Produce and deliver reports on system use (processor, memory, disk, and network), outages, and user requests
Monitor security and conduct audits
Manipulate Linux system during the recovery process
Use udev for device detection and management
Configure and modify SELinux/AppArmor policies
User and Group Management 10%
Connect to an external authentication source
Configure advanced PAM
Networking 15%
Monitor, tune and troubleshoot network performance
Configure network traffic tunneling
Configure a system to perform Network Address Translation
Dynamically route IP traffic
Implement advanced packet filtering
Service Configuration17%
Implement and configure an HTTP server
Implement and configure time synchronization server
Implement and configure network logging server
Configure a DHCP server
Implement and configure an SMTP service
Implement and configure the HTTP proxy server
Configure host-based and user-based security for a service
Implement and configure a centralized authentication server
Implement and configure a PXE Boot server
Implement and configure an authoritative DNS server
Storage Management 10%
Manage advanced LVM configuration
Identify storage devices using block device attributes
Manage Linux file system features and flags
Implement and configure remote block storage devices
Implement and configure network shares
System Design and Deployment 25%
Define a capacity planning strategy
Conduct post deployment verifications
Create and maintain software packages
Create, configure and maintain containers
Deploy, configure, and maintain high availability/clustering/replication

The Linux Foundation worked with industry experts and the Linux kernel community to identify the core domains and the critical skills, knowledge and abilities (“competencies”) applicable to each certification. Performance-based exams were then developed based on the competencies that were identified.
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. Please review The Linux Foundation certification Policies and FAQ below.