Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


Certification exams

A number of certification exams will be offered at FOSDEM 2018.

The Linux Professional Institute, the BSD Certification Group and The Document Foundation will again organise exam sessions during FOSDEM 2018. Interested candidates will be able to register for exams with the respective certification groups.

Exam schedule

The schedule for the exam sessions is now available.

LPI certification

As in previous years, the Linux Professional Institute will again offer a discount to examination candidates at FOSDEM 2018. The level 1, level 2 and level 3 exams are offered at a discount of nearly 50%.

The following examinations are offered.

Certification Exams Price Languages
Linux Essentials 010 € 60.00 Dutch, English, German
LPIC-1 101, 102 € 90.00 English, French, German
LPIC-2 201, 202 € 90.00 English, German
LPIC-3 300, 303, 304 € 90.00 English
LPIC-OT DevOps Tools Engineer 701 € 90.00 English

Registration procedure

BSD Associate certification

The BSD Certification Group (BSDCG) will offer the BSDA certification exam to attendees of FOSDEM 2018. One exam session will be offered.

Exam candidates should be proficient in the BSDA Certification Requirements and the Command Reference, both of which are available for free download from the certification page of the BSDCG website.

The following exam is offered. The exam will be paper based and in English.

Certification Price
BSD Associate $ 75.00

Registration procedure

Participants have to register for a BSDCG ID at Note that it may take up to 24 hours to receive a BSDCG ID. Once you have an ID, you can choose an exam location and pay for the exam from the same website. Prices are $75 USD and payable through PayPal or credit card.

Exam candidates must bring valid photo identification matching the name they used when they registered for their BSDCG ID. Due to limited seating at the event, exam pre-registration is recommended.

LibreOffice Certification program

The Document Foundation will offer the LibreOffice Certification at FOSDEM 2018.

Individuals willing to be certified must be already active in the field of migrations from proprietary software and large deployments of LibreOffice, and/or LibreOffice training programs of any kind (withing a migration or a large deployment, or a training school). More information is available on the certification page of The Document Foundation website.

Registration procedure

Candidates should complete the certification application on The Document Foundation website.