CompTIA Linux+ validates the competencies required of an early career system administrator supporting Linux systems.

The new CompTIA Linux+ is for the IT pro who will use Linux to manage everything from cars and smartphones to servers and supercomputers, as a vast number of enterprises use Linux in cloud, cybersecurity, mobile and web administration applications.

In the new CompTIA Linux+, candidates are only required to pass one exam for certification. However, the new certification is no longer eligible for the LPI 2-for-1 offer.

  • CompTIA Linux+ is the only job-focused Linux certification covering the latest foundational skills demanded by hiring managers.
  • Unlike other certifications, the new exam includes performance-based and multiple-choice questions to identify the employees who can do the job.
  • The exam covers tasks associated with all major distributions of Linux, setting the foundation for advanced vendor/distro-specific knowledge.

CompTIA Linux+ Power by LPI will be available through October 1, 2019. CompTIA Linux+ covers common tasks in major distributions of Linux, including the Linux command line, basic maintenance, installing and configuring workstations, and networking.

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What Skills Will You Learn?

HARDWARE

Hardware & System Configuration

Configure kernel modules, network parameters, storage, cloud and virtualization technologies

WINDOWS ​OPERATING SYSTEMS

System Operation & Maintenance

Manage software and services, and explain server roles, job scheduling, and the use and operation of Linux devices

SOFTWARE TROUBLESHOOTING

Security

Understand best practices for permissions and authentication, firewalls, and file management.

NETWORKING

Linux Troubleshooting & Diagnostics

Analyze system properties and processes and troubleshoot user, application and hardware issues

HARDWARE & NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING

Automation & Scripting

Execute basic BASH scripts, version control using Git, and orchestration processes

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Exam Details

Exam Codes LX0-103 & LX0-104  XK0-004 
Launch Date  2015  April 2, 2019 
Exam Description CompTIA Linux+ covers common tasks in major distributions of Linux, including the Linux command line, basic maintenance, installing and configuring workstations, and networking. Linux+ is comprised of two exams – LX0-103 and LX0-104. Candidates must pass LX0-103 before taking LX0-104. 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 60 questions per exam
90 questions 
Type of Questions Multiple Choice (Single Response), Multiple Response and Fill-in-the-Blank Performance-based, Multiple Choice (Single Response), Multiple Response and Fill-in-the-Blank
Length of Test 90 minutes per exam
90 Minutes
Passing Score 500 (on a scale of 200 to 800)
720 (on a scale of 100 to 900)
Recommended Experience CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and 12 months of Linux admin experience
CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and 12 months of Linux admin experience 
Languages English, German, Portuguese, Spanish

English (at launch). Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish (coming soon)

Price $438 USD total ($219 per exam) (See all pricing) $319 USD (See all pricing)
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Keep your certification up to date with CompTIA’s Continuing Education (CE) program. It’s designed to be a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skillset. It’s also the ace up your sleeve when you’re ready to take the next step in your career.

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Information technology is an incredibly dynamic field, creating new opportunities and challenges every day. Participating in our Continuing Education program will enable you to stay current with new and evolving technologies and remain a sought-after IT and security expert.

The CompTIA Continuing Education program
Your CompTIA Linux+ certification is good for three years from the date of your exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification.

It’s easy to renew
You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA Linux+ certification. Collect at least 50 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years and upload them to your certification account, and your CompTIA Linux+ certification will automatically renew.

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