Linux Foundation Certified Systems Administrator (LFCS)
Linux Foundation Certified Systems Engineer (LFCE)
2021 / 2022: Program Changes

 

  • LFCS: Ubuntu 20.04 and CentOS Stream 8 is now available as Platform Options, in addition to the existing options of Ubuntu 18.04 and CentOS 7.
  • As of January 18, 2022, Ubuntu 18.04 and CentOS 7 will no longer be supported for LFCS (including free retakes).
  • On January 18, 2022, all unexpired and unused LFCS exam registrations that had Ubuntu 18.04 or CentOS 7 as the selected platform bave been upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04 or from CentOS 7 to CentOS Stream 8 respectively.

How long will Ubuntu 18.04 and CentOS 7 be supported on the LFCS and LFCE Exam?

On January 18, 2022 Ubuntu 18.04 and CentOS 7 will no longer be supported for any LFCS exam reservations, including free retakes. 

As of January 18, 2022 any unexpired and unused LFCS exam registrations that have Ubuntu 18 or CentOS 7 as the selected distribution have been upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04 or from CentOS 7 to CentOS Stream 8 respectively. 

If my first attempt was provisioned on Ubuntu 18.04 or CentOS 7, will my Free Retake provision on the same platform?

It does not matter if the reservation happens to be for a first attempt or a free retake; what matters is the date you sit for the exam.

If you sit for your LFCS free retake before January 18, 2022 you can select Ubuntu 18.04 or CentOS 7 as your platform.
If you sit for your LFCS free retake after that date, you will only be able to select Ubuntu 20.04 or CentOS Stream 8 as your platform.