Exam Preparation Checklist

Checklist Items

Linux Foundation Certification Exam Checklist

Candidates should use the exam checklist to review and complete the steps necessary to schedule and take the exam. When items in the checklist have been completed, a green check mark will appear next to the item.

Please Note: The "Schedule" Button will become active, and the Candidate will be able to proceed to schedule an exam, only after they complete the first 3 checklist items:

  • Agree to Global Candidate Agreement

  • Verify Name

  • Select Platform

Checklist Item

Action Required

Agree to Global Candidate Agreement

Candidates must click on the "Agree to Global Candidate Agreement"

to indicate they agree to the "Linux Foundation Global Certification and Candidate Agreement" (available for review by clicking on the "Read Now" button.

Verify Name

Candidates must click on "Verify Now" to confirm that the First and Last name displayed in this field matches the Government-Issued Photo ID that

they will present to the Exam Proctor, at the time of their exam, to verify their identity.

  • Click in the field to edit the First or Last name displayed.

  • Click “Accept” to confirm.

Select Platform

The candidate's exam will be provisioned on the Platform displayed.

To select a different platform, and if this is an available option, click on the Platform drop down list and select a preferred platform.

Click "Confirm" when done.

Schedule an Exam

The Schedule button will become available, approximately 30 mins AFTER the candidate has completed the first 3 checklist items.

Clicking on "Schedule" will redirect the candidate to our scheduling partner's site (PSI). Candidates will login to the PSI site with their LFID, and search for their exam by exam code (e.g. LFCS, CKA), Exam Title or Sponsor Name (The Linux Foundation). Candidates will select from available dates and times for an exam reservation.

The Candidate must select a date and time that falls before the expiration date of their exam.

Check System Requirements

The Candidate must check that they system they will use to take the exam meets the minimum requirements. Clicking on the "Check Now" button will direct the Candidate to a Compatibility Check Tool.

Candidates should select "Linux Foundation" as the sponsor, and select their exam code (e.g. LFCS, CKA) and click go to run the Compatibility Check.

Candidates should review the results of the check. If Prompted, You must install the PSI Google Chrome Extension

Get Candidate Handbook

Candidates should click on the "Read Now" button to familiarize themselves with the Candidate Handbook prior to taking the exam.

Take Exam

Candidates must complete all checklist items before their scheduled Exam time The "Take Exam" button will become available 15 minutes prior to the scheduled exam time.

Clicking on "Take Exam" will redirect candidates to the proctoring partner's site, where they will login with their LFID and launch the exam.

Verify Your Name

Before the candidate schedules the exam, they must click on the "Verify Now" link to ensure that the First and Last Name listed on their Linux Foundation ID account matches the government-issued photo ID that will be presented to the Exam Proctor, at the time of their exam, to verify their identity.

  • Click within the field to edit the First or Last name displayed.

  • Click “Accept” to confirm.

Platform Selection

The candidate's exam will be provisioned on the Platform displayed in the "Select Platform" field. To select a different platform, and if this is an available option, candidates may click on the Platform drop down list and select their preferred platform.

The Candidate may change their selected platform as often as they wish, and up to 24 hrs prior to their scheduled exam date and time. Platform selection options for Linux Foundation Certification Exams are as follows:

Linux Foundation Certification Exam Name

Platform Option Available

LFCS

CentOS 7

Ubuntu 18.04

LFCE

CentOS 7

Ubuntu 18.04

CKA

Ubuntu 18.04

CKAD

Ubuntu 18.04

CKS

Ubuntu 18.04

CFCD

Ubuntu 18.04

JSNAD

CentOS 7

JSNSD

CentOS 7

CHFA

Ubuntu 16

CHSA

Ubuntu 16

CHFD

nodejs_nodejs

nodejs_go

java_java

java_go

COP

Ubuntu 18.04

​Accommodations for Special Needs

If a candidate has special needs that need to be taken into account during exam administration, they must return the Linux Foundation Certification Program Special Accommodation Request Form to certificationsupport@linuxfoundation.org.

The completed form must be submitted at least two (2) weeks before the candidate's scheduled exam.