FOSDEM '10 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. No registration necessary.


Certification Exams

Certification exam sessions will again be offered at FOSDEM 2010.

The Linux Professional Institute, the BSD Certification Group and TYPO3 will organize exam sessions during FOSDEM 2010. Interested candidates can now register for exams with the respective certification groups.

The schedule for the exam sessions is also available now.

LPI Offers Discounted Certification Exams at FOSDEM 2010

As in previous years the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) will offer discounted certification exams to attendees of FOSDEM 2010. LPI offers level 1, level 2 and level 3 certification exams with an almost 50% discount to FOSDEM attendees.

Exams will be in English, LPI 101 and 102 also in French, and include the following certifications:

Certification Modules Price
LPIC-1 101, 102 75,- EUR
LPIC-2 201, 202 75,- EUR
LPIC-3 301 95,- EUR
LPIC-3 302, 303 75,- EUR

Five exams sessions will be offered, two on Saturday and three on Sunday. All exams will be held in room Guillissen (UA2.218) (in the U building) on both days of the event. Refer to the schedule for more information.

Registration procedure

About LPI

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is an internationally recognized, vendor-independent organization advocating and assisting the professional use of Linux, Open Source and Free Software, through the certification of Linux professionals. Established as a non-profit organization in 1999, LPI is community based and supported. LPI's certification program is delivered worldwide in multiple languages at over 7,000 testing locations and is supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents. Since the programs inception, LPI has delivered over 230,000 exams and 75,000+ LPIC certifications around the world.

BSD Associate Certification

The BSD Certification Group (BSDCG) will offer the BSDA certification exam to attendees of FOSDEM 2010. One exam session will be offered on Saturday, 6 February at 14:00 in room UA2.114 (in the U building).

The exam will be paper based and in English. Exam information is available from the Certification page of the BSDCG website. Exam candidates should be proficient in the BSDA Certification Requirements and the Command Reference, both of which are available for free download from this page of the website.

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.


The BSD Certification Group (BSDCG) is a non-profit organization committed to creating and maintaining a global certification standard for system administration on BSD based operating systems. The BSDCG works with the BSD and sysadmin communities in order to provide a practical and relevant certification.

The BSDA certification is designed to be an entry-level certification on BSD Unix systems administration. The successful BSDA candidate is able to complete common administrative and troubleshooting tasks and has a good understanding of general BSD Unix and networking principles.

TYPO3 Certification

The TYPO3 certification team will offer the Certified TYPO3 Integrator exam at FOSDEM 2010. The exam will be offered concurrently with the BSD Certification exam on Saturday, 6 February 2010 at 14:00 in room UA2.114 (in the U building).

Interested participants should register on the TYPO3 certification registration page.

About TYPO3

TYPO3 became one of the most important players in the CMS market within the last years. In this time the expectations of customers were growing continuously – web agencies became information consultancies.

With its growing success, the abilities but also the complexity of TYPO3 rose as well. Beside the basic knowledge of XHTML and CSS, profound knowledge of the underlying technology became essential for projects' success.

Certification is important for TYPO3 customers to assure the selected service supplier has the knowledge to implement a proper and successful TYPO3 solution, for the TYPO3 Project to show the market that there are lots of skilled specialists offering professional TYPO3 service, and for TYPO3 Professionals to train and test their skills and to present themselves as certified professionals to the market.