Exam Preparation Checklist

Checklist Items

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 server (Virtual machine) will be provisioned on the Platform displayed. (This does not reflect the candidate's local OS).

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). The Candidate's exam will be displayed in the "Schedule" section. 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 eligibility record.

Check System Requirements

The Candidate must check that their machine meets the technical requirements for taking a proctored exam

Clicking on the "Check Now" button will direct the Candidate to a System Check Tool. The Candidate should Run the System check and complete any recommended steps.

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 30 minutes prior to the scheduled exam time.

Clicking on "Take Exam" will redirect candidates to the proctoring partner's site, where they will 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. This will be the same name printed on your certificate, should you pass the exam and become certified.

  • 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 the Primary ID that they will present to the proctor.

Platform Selection

The platform information displayed in the Exam Preparation Checklist represents the platform on which the Exam Server will be provisioned. It does not represent the candidate's OS (it's NOT the OS of the candidate's machine).

Linux Foundation Exam Name

Platform Option Available


No Platform






Ubuntu 20.04


Ubuntu 20.04


Ubuntu 20.04


No Platform


No Platform


No Platform


No Platform


No Platform


Ubuntu 20.04


Ubuntu 20.04


No Platform


No Platform


No Platform


Ubuntu 20.04


No Platform


No Platform


No Platform

​Test Accommodations

Additional Time can not be accommodated for SkillCred Exams

A candidate can request test accommodations by completing the Test Accommodations Form, and submitting it for approval 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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