The Linux Foundation and a visionary startup in the testing market, Certiverse announced that they are developing a new entry-level IT certification product: Linux Foundation Certified IT Associate (LFCA).
LFCA will show the individual’s professional knowledge and skills in modern basic information technology, and its assessment will focus on Linux, system management, and cloud computing. The exam will be conducted online, with a remote invigilator monitoring the exam via a webcam. Candidates who successfully pass the exam will receive a verifiable badge that can be shared with potential employers and is valid for three years from the date of issuance.
LFCA will test candidates’ knowledge of basic IT concepts, including operating system, software application installation, and management, hardware installation, use of command line and basic programming, basic network functions, security best practices, etc. Through this certification, candidates can prepare to take the intermediate Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin (LFCS) and advanced Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) exams
The main areas and capabilities that LFCA will measure are:
- Linux Fundamentals (20%)
- System Administration Fundamentals (20%)
- Cloud Computing Fundamentals (20%)
- Security Fundamentals (16%)
- DevOps Fundamentals (16%)
- Supporting Applications and Developers (8%)
Currently, the foundation has no plans to provide specific LFCS training courses. They hope that third-party training institutions can fill this gap. The Linux Foundation believes that what users learn in a typical community college computer science program will enable them to take the LFCA exam. LFCA is expected to register in November this year.