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The new certification from Linux Foundation helps budding codders start their career in the IT field, even as a fresher. If you are a techie person, this new certification might help you secure that dream job.

Here is everything you need to know about the new entry-level IT certification from Linux Foundation.

Linux is a widely accepted operating system for over some years now. Unlike Windows and macOS, Linux is a terminal-based operating system, used by coders and programmers to code programs and applications for various platforms.

Linux was first introduced in the market in 1991 by Linus Torvalds, and since then, it has 1000+ distros powering a wide range of automation industries.

This new certification course provides the stepping-stone for individuals who wish to start their career through entry-level jobs in the IT sector.

How to get the study material for the test?

Linux Foundation does not provide any form of study material for the test. Those who wish to attend the exam can enroll in online courses on Udemy, Coursera, and edX.

The LFCA will test your knowledge on the six core domains in IT, including Linux fundamentals, security fundamentals, DevOps fundamentals, and more.

How to appear for the LFCA test?

The official exam handbook states that all candidates are required to take the exam remotely. The exam will be scheduled at 90 minutes per candidate, and all answers will be compulsory to pass the exam.

To successfully pass the exam, Candidates need to procure 75% in a total of 60 multiple choice questions, and during the exam, an official proctor will remotely supervise each candidate.

What is the fee for the LFCA exam?

For candidates who wish to start their career in the IT field, the Linux Foundation charges a nominal fee of $300 to take the LFCA exam. If the candidate clears the online test, they will get official certification from The Linux Foundation.

The certificate will be valid for the next three years, and candidates can take the exam in the next 12 months from the day of enrolling. Additionally, those candidates who do not pass the test in the first attempt can apply again with no extra charges.

What will you learn through LFCA?

The market for programmers and coders is booming right now, and big companies are always looking for fresh and hardworking individuals who can make a difference in the IT sector.

By appearing for the test, Linux Foundation will certify the candidates to get an entry-level job in IT. Those who wish to start their IT journey need to master the six core subjects in programming. Here is a list of the subjects you need to master before giving the test.

Linux Fundamentals

It includes the Linux operating system basics like file management commands, system commands, and general networking commands.

System Administration Fundamentals

The second subject deals with the basics of system administration, including networking and troubleshooting.

Cloud Computing Fundamentals

To master this part of the course, candidates must get the basics right for cloud computing, including performance/availability, serverless, cloud costs, and budgeting.

Security Fundamentals

To get this part of the course right, you need to learn the security basics like data security, network security procedures, and system security protocols.

DevOps Fundamentals

This part of the course requires expertise in DevOps basics, containers, deployment environments, Git concepts.

Supporting Applications and Developer

Includes software project management, software application architecture, functional analysis, and open-source software and licensing.


Aspiring software engineers or newbie tech enthusiasts can take this exam to expand their knowledge and expertise in the IT field. With a minimum fee of only $300, Linux Foundation is doing a great job by providing new opportunities to future coders and software developers.

Maybe this is your chance to get things working again! The pandemic has already caused chaos in the job sectors. As a last resort, companies like Linux Foundation and Hubspot are doing their best to support young job seekers in their journey.  To enroll in the exam or learn more about The Linux Foundation Certified IT Associate (LFCA), check out The Linux Foundation website.

Source-Linux Foundation launches new certification exams for entry-level IT jobs


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