LPI Security Essentials

IT security is absolutely crucial for individuals and organizations in today’s digital world. The general ability to protect data, devices and networks is a fundamental skill for the responsible use of information technology. Obtaining the Linux Professional Institute Security Essentials certificate is a fantastic way to learn how to protect yourself and to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise in the field to potential employers and clients.

The Security Essentials exam covers preliminary knowledge in all important fields of IT security. The certificate is intended for students who had their first course in IT security, for all members and staff of organizations that want to improve their IT security as well as for individuals who want to attain a basic competence in the secure use of information technology.


  • 40 hours of classroom / Live Online
  • Participants will be provided with licensed training course materials
  • Accredited Instructor
  • Extensive practical exercises include examples and discussions.
  • Exam Preparation Sessions
  • Post Training Support
  • Includes Certification Exam Voucher



This training course is intended for:

  • Individuals aiming to pass the LPI Security Essentials certification exam
  • Anyone seeking to enhance online security and maximize web browsing privacy
  • Beginning IT professionals exploring Linux and cyber security analysts looking to better understand Linux

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand common security threats of using computers, networks, connected devices, and IT services on premises and in the cloud;
  • Understand common ways to prevent and mitigate attacks against their personal devices and data;
  • Use encryption to secure data transferred through a network and stored on storage devices and in the cloud;
  • Apply common security best practices, protect private information, and secure their identity; and
  • Securely use IT services and to take responsibility for securing their personal computing devices, applications, accounts, and online profiles.

Module 1: Security Concepts
1.1 Goals, Roles and Actors
1.2 Risk Assessment and Management
1.3 Ethical Behavior

Module 2: Encryption
2.1 Cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure
2.2 Web Encryption
2.3 Email Encryption
2.4 Data Storage Encryption

Module 3: Device and Storage Security
3.1 Hardware Security
3.2 Application Security
3.3 Malware
3.4 Data Availability

Module 4: Network and Service Security
4.1 Networks, Network Services and the Internet
4.2 Network and Internet Security
4.3 Network Encryption and Anonymity

Module 5: Identity and Privacy
5.1 Identity and Authentication
5.2 Information Confidentiality and Secure Communication
5.3 Privacy Protection


There are no prerequisites for this certification.


Format: Closed-book
Delivery: Online via onVue or VUE test centers
Questions: 40 questions
Passing Score: 500 / 800
Duration: 60 Minutes

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