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Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin (LFCS)

Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin (LFCS)

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  • Last UpdatedApril 2024

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Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS)

The Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) has been developed for candidates seeking to validate their Linux system administration skill-set. LFCS was developed by The Linux Foundation to help meet the increasing demand for Linux administration talent. The exam consists of performance-based items that simulate on-the-job tasks and scenarios faced by sysadmins in the real world. Candidates can select either Ubuntu 18 or CentOS 7.

Who should take the exam?

The Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin (LFCS)  is ideal for candidates early in their Linux system administration or open source career. Candidates should have completed training in Linux system administration.

Course Outline

The Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin (LFCS) Exam covers the following topics - 

  • Domain 1 - Essential Commands 25%
  • Domain 2 - Operation of Running Systems 20%
  • Domain 3 - User and Group Management 10%
  • Domain 4 - Networking 12%
  • Domain 5 - Service Configuration 20%
  • Domain 6 - Storage Management 13%

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Exam Format and Information

Exam Name Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin 
Exam Code LFCS
Exam Duration 120 mins
Exam Format Multiple Choice Questions
Exam Type Performance-Based
Number of Questions  20–24 of Practice Tasks
Eligibility/Pre-Requisite NIL
Exam Fee $300 USD
Exam Language English,
Validity 3 years

Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin (LFCS) FAQs

Exams are proctored remotely and include a check-in process with the proctor prior to an exam being launched. Watch this video to learn about the proctoring process.
It is ultimately the responsibility of the candidate to ensure they have an internet connection that is of high-enough bandwidth, as well as stable and reliable enough to sustain a connection to the exam for the duration of the exam. (It's the only way we're able to deliver online, remotely-proctored exams that can be taken anytime, anywhere.) If your network or internet is experiencing issues during an exam session and causes you to lose your connection to the exam temporarily, you can contact PSI support to find out how to reconnect to the exam. (You can contact PSI Support via the online chat or the Support menu item on You may also be able to ask the proctor for added time in cases where your internet connection is interrupted. However, please note that it's ultimately the proctor's discretion as to whether to honor such request and it will be based on what they observe during the exam. For this reason, we recommend that candidates test from the most robust network possible.
Exams are delivered online and can be taken from anywhere in the world. Candidates need to make sure they meet system and identification requirements.
Candidates are expected to provide: Front-end hardware (e.g. laptop or desktop) with Chrome or Chromium browser installed* Stable and high-speed internet access A webcam and microphone.
The certification exams are proctored remotely via webcam and desktop streaming. During the check-in process for the exam, the proctor will ask you to present your ID in order to confirm your identity.
The Linux Foundation Certification exams are performance-based** and require all work to be done on the command-line. A server is provisioned for the candidate’s use during the exam, the candidate does not need to setup their own server. The server will be made available to the candidate within a web-based exam console. This exam console can be accessed from either a Chrome or Chromium web browser (please review the system requirements). For exam security, candidates are monitored by a proctor during the exam session via streaming audio, video, and screensharing feeds. The screensharing feed allows proctors to view candidates’ desktops (including all monitors). The audio, video, and screensharing feeds will be stored for a limited period of time in the event that there is a subsequent need for review.
There are no prerequisites to take our certification exams with the exception of our Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) exam. Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) candidates must have taken and passed the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam prior to attempting the CKS exam.
Exam scores will be made available via email and My Portal within 36 hours of the Exam being completed. Do note that it’s 36 hours from time the exam was completed, not started. Exams are scored automatically and are graded for results. There may be more than one way to perform an objective on an Exam and unless otherwise specified, the Candidate can pick any available path to perform the objective as long as it produces the correct result. Exam items have different point-values. For example, some questions may be multi-part and so tend to be worth more in points. Additionally, some questions will involve tasks or skills that are considered more difficult and/or more time-intensive; such questions will be weighted more than a question that is simpler and/or involves basic skills only to complete.
Candidates may keep Certification valid by completing one of the renewal requirement options below. Renewal requirements must be completed prior to the expiration of the Certification. Retake the exam. Candidates have the option to retake and pass the same exam to keep their Certification valid. The Certification will become valid for 3 years starting on the date the exam is retaken and passed. Achieve a higher-level Certification. On the date that a Candidate with an active LFCS Certification achieves LFCE Certification, their LFCS Certification will be renewed for 3 years so that both their LFCE and LFCS Certifications expire on the same date. For example, a Candidate holds an active LFCS Certification expiring on August 20, 2019. The Candidate achieves LFCE Certification on March 1, 2019. Their lower-level LFCS Certification will be extended for 3 years effective March 1, 2019 and both their newly achieved LFCE and renewed LFCS Certifications will have the same expiration date of March 1, 2022.
If you are looking to confirm or to make a change to the name that will be used for the exam, please login to the portal ( and click the Start/Resume button for your certification. This will open a page with your Exam Checklist. Please use the Verify Name step in that checklist to confirm or make changes to the name listed for your exam. You'll want to make sure it matches the name on your government photo ID. Please also note that if you make a change to your name in the Verify Name field, the change submission will be logged right away on the back-end, but the exam checklist interface takes up to 15 minutes to show the recorded change. Verify Name is a required step that all candidates must complete before taking the exam. During the check-in process for the exam, the proctor will ask you to present your gov't photo ID to them via the webcam so that they may confirm your identity against the name on your Exam Checklist. Your name will need to match what's listed on the ID that you present. The ID you present must be government-issued and bear your name and photo. It must not be expired.


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