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Linux Certification FAQ

How long will it take to get certified in Linux?

The time span varies considerably depending on your choice of certification, current experience level, and the learning methods you employ. The biggest portion of your time will go to preparing for exams. For some of the certifications it's possible to compress preparation time into a few weeks - if you're willing and able to put just about everything else aside. It's more common and more practical for professionals who are earning certification on their own time to start with one exam, determine the requirements, self-study, and then take the exam. The process is repeated for the next exam for that certification.

Although many of the Linux certifications require just one exam, you may decide that one of the more complex certifications will provide more value to you in the long run. In this case, you can expect a longer study period and multiple exams. But whichever route you choose, you should be able to earn certification in less than a year.

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