LPIC-3 Security

The LPIC-3 certification is the culmination of the multi-level professional certification program of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI). LPIC-3 is designed for the enterprise-level Linux professional and represents the highest level of professional, distribution-neutral Linux certification within the industry. Four separate LPIC-3 specialty certifications are available. Passing any one of the four exams will grant the LPIC-3 certification for that specialty.

The LPIC-3 Security certification covers the administration of Linux systems enterprise-wide with an emphasis on security.

The LPIC-3 Security certification is a globally recognized, advanced-level security certification for IT professionals working with Linux systems. This certification provides validation of one’s expertise and skills in securing Linux-based network infrastructures, implementing stringent security protocols, cryptographic technologies, host security, and access controls. Industries use this certification as a benchmark to validate a candidate’s ability to handle complex security tasks. Successfully obtained, it confirms the individual’s detailed understanding of Linux security and their ability to effectively deploy and maintain safe Linux environments, adding significant value and credibility in the information technology field.


  • 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:

  • IT professionals seeking advanced Linux security knowledge
  • System administrators wanting to enhance Linux security skills
  • Individuals preparing for LPIC-303 certification exam
  • Cybersecurity specialists working on Linux platforms
  • IT professionals aiming to improve their Linux-focused CV

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

  • Equip students with comprehensive security knowledge that influences an enterprise-level IT environment.
  • Understand cryptography concepts, host security analysis, access controls, networking security, and incident response knowledge.
  • Gain the necessary expertise to implement security standards and protocols as well as proper risk assessment and mitigation strategies.
  • Effectively manage server hardening and web services security efficiently.
  • Appear for the LPIC-303 exam, demonstrating their Linux security administration skills.

Module 1: Cryptography
1.1 X.509 Certificates and Public Key Infrastructures
1.2 X.509 Certificates for Encryption, Signing and Authentication
1.3 Encrypted File Systems
1.4 DNS and Cryptography

Module 2: Host Security
2.1 Host Hardening
2.2 Host Intrusion Detection
2.3 User Management and Authentication
2.4 FreeIPA Installation and Samba Integration

Module 3: Access Control
3.1 Discretionary Access Control
3.2 Mandatory Access Control
3.3 Network File Systems

Module 4: Network Security
4.1 Network Hardening
4.2 Network Intrusion Detection
4.3 Packet Filtering o Virtual Private Networks

Module 5: Threats and Vulnerability Assessment
5.1 Common Security Vulnerabilities and Threats
5.2 Penetration Testing

  • Completion of LPIC-2 certification
  • Background knowledge of Linux operating system and network security
  • Familiarity with OpenSSH, OpenVPN, and interoperability between network protocols
  • Understanding of cryptography policies and system security access controls
  • Experience with operational security and threat assessment techniques
  • Knowledge of disaster recovery and incident response practices.

Format: Closed-book
Delivery: Online via onVue or VUE test centers
Questions: 60 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions
Passing Score: 500 / 800
Duration: 90 Minutes

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    • Delivered by certified instructors
    • Targeted learning for real projects

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