Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE)

Overview of Domains and Competencies

The Linux Foundation worked with industry experts and the Linux kernel community to identify the core domains and the critical skills, knowledge and abilities ("competencies") applicable to each certification. Performance-based exams were then developed based on the competencies that were identified.

LFCE Training Course Details
Description Days Price (ex vat)

Linux Foundation

Certified Engineer


R 25,000

$ 2,500
  • Lunch, refreshments and training material included.
  • Class start at 9:00am for 9:30am
  • South Africa training locations: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban
  • Global training locations: USA, Candana, UK, Dubai, Europe

The core domains and related competencies covered by the LFCE Exam are:

Network administration

  • Configure network services to start automatically at boot

  • Implement packet filtering

  • Monitor network performance

  • Produce and deliver reports on system use, outages and user requests

  • Route IP traffic statically and dynamically

  • Troubleshoot network issues

Network filesystems and file services

  • Configure systems to mount standard, encrypted and network file systems on demand

  • Create, mount and unmount standard Linux file systems

  • Provide/configure network shares via NFS

  • Transfer files securely via the network

  • Update packages from the network, a repository or the local file system

Network security

  • Configure Apache log files

  • Configure the firewall with iptables

  • Install and configure SSL with Apache

  • Configuring SSH-based remote access using public/private key pairs

Remote access

  • Configure the firewall with iptables

HTTP services

  • Configure an http client to automatically use a proxy server

  • Install and configure an Apache web server

  • Install and configure the Squid proxy server

  • Restrict access to a web page with Apache

  • Restrict access to the Squid proxy server

  • Setting up name-based virtual web hosts

Email services

  • Configure email aliases

  • Install and configure an IMAP and IMAPS service

  • Install and configure an smtp service

  • Restrict access to an smtp server