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For many years, Linux has dominated the server install base in the business world—and it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Linux’s popularity has led to a greater need for information technology (IT) professionals who can manage servers that run some form of the Linux kernel. The Official CompTIA® Linux+® courseware builds on your existing experience with systems operations and administration to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to configure, manage, operate, and troubleshoot a Linux environment by using security best practices, scripting, and automation.
Pre-Requisites: To ensure your success in this course, you should have at least foundational experience with
general systems administration procedures, some hands-on exposure to one or more Linux distributions, as well as knowledge of computing hardware and basic networking and cybersecurity concepts.
You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following official CompTIA
• The Official CompTIA® A+® Core 1 and 2 Student Guide (Exams 220-1001 and 220-
• The Official CompTIA® Network+® Student Guide (Exam N10-007)
• The Official CompTIA® Security+® Student Guide (Exam SY0-501)
Note: These prerequisites might differ significantly from the prerequisites for the CompTIA
certification exams. For the most up-to-date information about the exam prerequisites,
complete the form on this page: https://certification.comptia.org/training/exam-objectives
This course is designed for IT professionals whose primary job responsibility is the management of servers and other devices running the Linux operating system. A typical student in this course should have at least nine months of hands-on Linux experience and at least one and a half years of IT experience in other computing environments. The target student should wish to expand their skillset to support their career in Linux system administration and operation.
This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA Linux+ certification and who want to prepare for Exam XK0-004. The Linux+ certification can validate the student’s understanding and skill in configuring, monitoring, and supporting Linux systems.
• Perform basic Linux tasks.
• Manage users and groups.
• Manage permissions and ownership.
• Manage storage.
• Manage files and directories.
• Manage kernel modules.
• Manage the Linux boot process.
• Manage system components.
• Manage devices.
• Manage networking.
• Manage packages and software.
• Secure Linux systems.
• Write and execute Bash shell scripts.
• Automate tasks.
• Plan and perform a Linux installation.
Module 1: Performing Basic Linux Tasks
Module 2: Managing Users and Groups
Module 3: Managing Permissions and Ownership
Module 4: Managing Storage
Module 5: Managing Files and Directories
Module 6: Managing Kernel Modules
Module 7: Managing the Linux Boot Process
Module 8: Managing System Components
Module 9: Managing Devices
Module 10: Managing Networking
Module 11: Managing Packages and Software
Module 12: Securing Linux Systems
Module 13: Working with Bash Scripts
Module 14: Automating Tasks
Module 15: Installing Linux
|CompTIA Linux+ validates the skills of IT professionals with hands-on experience configuring, monitoring, and supporting servers running the Linux operating system. The new exam has an increased focus on the following topics: security, kernel modules, storage & visualization, device management at an enterprise level, git & automation, networking & firewalls, server side & command line, server (vs. client-based) coverage, troubleshooting and SELinux.|
|Number of Questions||90 questions|
|Type of Questions||Performance-based, Multiple Choice (Single Response), Multiple Response and Fill-in-the-Blank|
|Length of Test||90 Minutes|
|Passing Score||720 (on a scale of 100 to 900)|
|Recommended Experience||CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and 12 months of Linux admin experience|
|Languages||English (at launch). Japanese, German, Portuguese and Spanish (coming soon)|