Chapter 1. LPI Exams
LPI offers its exams through Pearson VUE (http://www.vue.com), Thomson Prometric (http://www.prometric.com), and at on-site locations at special Linux events, such as tradeshows. Before registering for any of these testing methods, you need to obtain an LPI ID number by registering directly with LPI. To obtain your LPI ID, visit http://www.lpi.org/en/register.html. Once you've received your LPI ID, you may continue your registration by registering with a testing center or special event. You can link to any of these registration options through LPI's registration web site.
In testing centers, the exams are delivered using a PC-based automated examination program. As of this writing, the exams are available in both English and Japanese. Exam questions are presented in multiple-choice single-answer, multiple-choice multiple-answer, and fill-in-the-blank styles. However, the majority of the questions on the exams are multiple-choice single-answer.
For security purposes, multiple forms of each exam are available at testing centers to help minimize memorization and brain dumps of exams if candidates take them multiple times. Due to this, actual question numbers may vary slightly. LPI's psychometric team develops these forms and adjusts the scoring appropriately so all forms are equally difficult.