Exam Preparation Checklist

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

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

  • Agree to Global Candidate Agreement

  • Verify Name

  • Select Platform (for SkillCred exams this defaults to no platform required)

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

No Platform Required (for SkillCred exams)

Check System Requirements

Click on the link provided to view and install the required Proctorio Extension (available for download in the setup tab) AND to view the minimum system requirements for taking a Proctorio proctored exam

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

The "Take Exam" button will become available when the first 3 checklist items are completed.

Verify Your Name

Before the candidate takes 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 uploaded to the automated proctoring system. This will be the same name printed on your certificate, should you pass the exam.

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

  • Click “Accept” to confirm.

Your Verified Name can not be changed once you launch the exam - so the candidate should review their verified name BEFORE they click "Take Exam" and ensure it matches their Primary ID.

​Test Accommodations

A candidate can request test accommodations by completing the Test Accommodations Form, and returning it to trainingsupport.linuxfoundation.org.

The completed form must be submitted at least two (2) weeks before the candidate plans to take an exam.


Our proctoring partner will contact you directly to assist you with scheduling an exam.

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