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cPanel & WHM Linux Certification

Technical Certification

The cPU Technical Exams were developed to establish reputable and professional standards in cPanel & WHM Linux-based troubleshooting and support, helping to prove you have the razor-sharp technical chops required for current or future employers and clients.

With the Technical exams, you can expect questions ranging from general Linux/BSD knowledge to in-depth cPanel & WHM troubleshooting, tools, and techniques. Questions in the Base certification exam covers general system commands and requirements, to log locations and ports used. Advanced certification exams involve Perl knowledge and advanced troubleshooting concepts.

All technical exams were designed by our Level III Technical Analysts and our Technical Trainer. Technical exams start out challenging and continue to get harder, demanding that you dig deep into your arsenal of technical skills in Linux and cPanel software. To be clear, the advanced tests are intense and require hands-on skills.

Exam Structure

The Technical exams start with one base certifications followed by four additional levels, each more challenging than the last. Remember, these exams assess your knowledge and skills in creative troubleshooting, not your ability to simply Google the answer.

Lower level exams have four types of questions: true/false, multiple choice, short answer, and multiple answer. Multiple choice means there's only one correct answer, and multiple answer means you must select all applicable correct responses. The last exam is just one essay question that requires you to use your knowledge of Perl.

Technical Exam

Exam: L1: cPanel Base Certification: Technical Register

Description: The Base Technical Exam is the first step in cPanel & WHM Cerfication and is designed to test your basic cPanel & WHM and Linux skills, ranging from services to system commands.
Time Limit 60 Minutes
Passing Score (90% or higher)
Availability Online
Difficulty Level Moderate
Time Between Retakes Each user has three attempts, with a 24 hour waiting period in between each one. If the user is not able to pass during those three attempts, the exam will become unavailable for 30 days. After that time, the process will begin again.
Type of Questions True/False, Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, Short Answer

Exam: L2: cPanel Professional Certification: Technical Register

Description: The Professional Technical Exam is the first in the "Advanced" series. Test questions range from cPanel DNS cluster configuration to more technical log file knowledge and troubleshooting skills. A hands-on shell login and instructor must be present. You must possess exceptionally high skills in Linux operating systems, the web hosting industry, and virtualization to pass these higher tests.
Time Limit 60 Minutes
Passing Score 90% or higher
Availability On-site only
Difficulty Level Moderate
Time Between Retakes Each user has three attempts, with a 24 hour waiting period in between each one. If the user is not able to pass during those three attempts, the exam will become unavailable for 30 days. After that time, the process will begin again.
Type of Questions True/False, Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, Short Answer, Essay

Exam: L3: cPanel Expert Certification: Technical Register

Description: The Expert Technical Exam requires an array of expertise to complete. You will be required to prove your understanding of cPanel inside and out with the skills to conquer most issues. This exam has requires live instructor administration with hands-on shell login.
Time Limit 60 Minutes
Passing Score 90% or higher
Availability On-site only
Difficulty Level Hard
Time Between Retakes Each user has three attempts, with a 24 hour waiting period in between each one. If the user is not able to pass during those three attempts, the exam will become unavailable for 30 days. After that time, the process will begin again.
Type of Questions True/False, Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, Essay

Exam: L4: cPanel Veteran Certification: Technical Register

Description: The Veteran Technnical Exam requires an array of expertise to complete. You will be required to prove your understanding of cPanel inside and out with the skills to conquer most issues. This exam has essay and hands-on tests requiring live instructor administration.
Time Limit 60 Minutes
Passing Score 90% or higher
Availability On-site only
Difficulty Level Hard
Time Between Retakes Each user has three attempts, with a 24 hour waiting period in between each one. If the user is not able to pass during those three attempts, the exam will become unavailable for 30 days. After that time, the process will begin again.
Type of Questions True/False, Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, Essay

Exam: L5: cPanel Master Certification: Technical Register

Description: The Master Technical Exam is the final and hardest test in the entire series. You will need to demonstrate your mastery of cPanel and Linux along with advanced Perl knowledge.
Time Limit 120 minutes
Passing Score 90% or higher
Availability On-site only
Difficulty Level Hard
Time Between Retakes Each user has three attempts, with a 24 hour waiting period in between each one. If the user is not able to pass during those three attempts, the exam will become unavailable for 30 days. After that time, the process will begin again.
Type of Questions Essay (Perl Code)