Entry-level IT professionals and those new to the industry can now register for the Linux Foundation’s Certified IT Administration exam.
The exam, set to begin on Jan. 15, consists of 60 multiple-choice questions that certify an IT professional understands fundamental IT concepts like operating systems, software application installation and management, hardware installation, programming, network functions, cybersecurity best practices and other topics.
An exam taker’s capability and preparedness for an entry-level IT position in age of cloud computing will be measured, with the exam broken down into these categories:
- Linux Fundamentals (20%)
- System Administration Fundamentals (20%)
- Cloud Computing Fundamentals (20%)
- Security Fundamentals (16%)
- DevOps Fundamentals (16%)
- Supporting Applications and Developers (8%)
According to the Linux Foundation, 93% of hiring managers are having difficulty filling open source roles, and this certification is designed to help fill that gap.
“Countless individuals around the world would love to move into an IT career, but they do not know where to start,” said Clyde Seepersad, SVP and general manager of training & certification at The Linux Foundation.
“This certification will provide an onramp to this type of career that is attainable by those without existing experience. Our hope is certificants will then progress to more specific and complex technology topics, enabling them to advance their careers on a continual basis.”
The exam is taken remotely with a live proctor monitoring via webcam and screen sharing. It was built virtually through Cetriverse, an online testing marketplace.
Through Dec. 8, the exam is discounted 40% with code CYBERSALE40 as part of a Cyber Monday offering.