This topic validates the competencies required of an early career system administrator supporting Linux systems. Unlike vendor-specific certifications, CompTIA Linux+ covers multiple distributions, validating skills that help prevent platform lock-in and that promote more flexible approaches to Linux system troubleshooting. After passing the two exams required for certification, candidates will have mastered the following concepts:
- System configuration
- The command line interface
- Scripting basics
- Network settings and services
- System security
CompTIA Linux+ Beta Exam (XK1-004) closed as of October 22, 2018
The CompTIA Linux+ Beta Exam is now closed. For those candidates who completed the exam, score reports will be available in April 2019 after the live exam launch. Thank you for your support of CompTIA Linux+ certification.
What you’ll learn
- Should be able to perform maintenance tasks with the command line.
- Should be able to install & configure a workstation and be able to configure a basic network.
- Basic understanding of CompTIA Linux
LPIC-1 is a junior level certification for Linux administrators. You should be able to perform maintenance tasks with the command line, install & configure a workstation and be able to configure a basic network. The Linux footprint continues to grow. In addition to its significant presence in the server room, all the major public cloud providers offer Linux images as a way of speeding up virtual instance creation.
Large organizations such as the U.S. Navy, Dell, HP, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Department of Defense employ CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI certified IT professionals.
IT professionals who earn their CompTIA Linux+ certification can receive the LPIC-1 from LPI. Earning a Linux+ certification is the beginning of a path that will lead you to advanced, distribution-specific Linux certifications such as SUSE Certified Engineer.
Who is the target audience?
- Science & Technology Professionals
- Anyone interested in Linux
- Linux administrators