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If you are looking for a well-rounded, vendor-neutral Linux certification CompTIA's Linux+ training is what you need. TrainACE's hand-on Linux+ training course will guide you through multiple Linux distributions, teaching you the skills that help prevent platform lock-in and that promote more flexible approaches to Linux system troubleshooting.
On successfully passing the certification exams you will have mastered system configuration, the command line interface, scripting basics, network settings and services, and system security.
Our Linux+ class includes access to iLabs, provided by InfoSec Learning LLC
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Why Take Linux+ Training?
The demand for knowledgeable Linux professionals has never been higher, and the demand is only increasing. CompTIA Linux+ certification is a vendor-neutral entry-level certification validating skills associated with multiple distributions of the Linux operating system.
Certifications like RHCA, RHCE are for specific Redhat distributions of Linux. Linux+ knowledge on the other hand aids candidates in obtaining additional certifications by improving their understanding of areas such as scripting, system security, penetration testing with Kali Linux aiding in obtaining additional certifications.
According to an Indeed Survey, the average salary for jobs marked with "Linux" ranges from approximately $43,762 per year for Technical Support to $134,528 per year for Software Architect.
What is the Linux Plus Certification?
The Linux+ certification offered by CompTIA is a credential that proves a professional has the knowledge and skills that are required to install and support the Linux operating system. This includes areas like user administration, software configurations, file permissions, and the management of Linux systems. This credential is frequently used as a stepping-stone toward advanced vendor-specific certifications, like those from Novell and Oracle.
Is the Linux Plus Certification Worth It in Washington, DC?
More and more organizations are adopting Linux into their operations, so the need for professionals who have Linux certifications is growing. Professionals in DC, Maryland, and Virginia who have the Linux+ certification will enjoy the industry brand-recognition that CompTIA has. Hiring managers and human resources departments interviewing for IT positions are familiar with CompTIA certifications and they know that any “plus” certifications demonstrate a desirable skillset. For many jobs that require employees to know Linux, the Linux+ credential is the only certification that is needed, because it covers the general tasks that are required for Linux administration positions.
It’s also a great certification to have for professionals who are seeking employment in the metro Washington, D.C. area. The average salary for a Linux Administrator in Washington, D.C. is $103,604 and for a Linux Engineer it’s $139,436. These salaries are well above the national average for the same positions and much higher than average salaries in other industries.
How Hard is the Linux+ Certification Exam?
The Linux+ certification exam is thought to be fairly challenging by those candidates who have taken it. However, candidates who have received thorough and comprehensive training have the knowledge and skills that are required to successfully pass the exam. Linux+ training courses, like that TrainACE offers, will provide candidates with the best likelihood of passing the test.
It’s important to understand which objectives are covered on the exam. The most recent version of the Linux+ certification exam (XKO-004) focuses on the following:
- • Security
- • Storage and virtualization
- • Kernel modules
- • DevOps basics, via Git and automation
- • Enterprise-level device management
- • Networking and firewalls
- • Server side and command line, for server management in a multi-server environment
- • Troubleshooting the Linux OS
- • SELinux
The exam has 90 questions, which may be multiple-choice, multiple response, performance-based, or fill in the blank. Candidates have an hour and a half to complete the exam and must score 720 to pass.
The Linux Plus course at TrainACE is vendor-neutral. This doesn't commit you to one specific version of Linux in your training.
What you need to know before taking Linux+ training
This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems, who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of Linux concepts and skills to prepare for a career in Linux support or administration, or to prepare for the CompTIA Linux+ certification examination. A typical student in this course should have at least 6 to 12 months of Linux experience.
Exam and Certification Requirements:
Current exam number LX0-103 and LX0-104
- Maximum of 60 questions
- Time Length 90 minutes
- Passing Score 500
- Format Multiple Choice, Multiple response and Fill in the blank
Who needs Linux+ Certification?
CompTIA Linux+ Certification prepares you for roles with these types of job titles:
- Linux Database Administrator
- Junior Linux Administrator
- Junior Network Administrator
- Web Administrator
Skills and Concepts
Lesson 1: Performing Basic Linux Tasks
- Identify the History and Development of Linux
- Enter Shell Commands
- Get Help Using Linux
- Start and Stop Linux
Lesson 2: Managing User and Group Accounts
- Create User and Group Accounts
- Configure User Profiles
- Administer User and Group Accounts
Lesson 3: Managing Partitions and the Linux Filesystem
- Topic A: Create Partition
- Navigate Through the Linux Filesystem
- Manage the Filesystem
- Maintain the Filesystem
Lesson 4: Managing Files in Linux
- Topic A: Create and Edit Text Files
- Locate Files
- Search Text Using Regular Expressions
- Apply Filters to Text Streams
- Link Files
- Back Up and Restore Files
- Manage Databases Using MariaDB
Lesson 5: Managing Linux Permissions and Ownership
- Modify File and Directory Permissions
- Modify Default Permissions
- Modify File and Directory Ownership
- Set Special Permissions and Attributes
Lesson 6: Printing Files
- Configure a Local Printer
- Print Files
- Configure Remote Printing
Lesson 7: Managing Packages
- Manage Packages Using RPM
- Verify Packages
- Upgrade Packages
- Configure Repositories
- Manage Packages Using YUM
- Advanced Package and Application Management
Lesson 8: Managing Kernel Services
- Explore the Linux Kernel
- Customize Kernel Modules
- Create an initrd Image
- Manage Device Drivers and Hardware Devices
- Monitor Processes and Resources
Lesson 9: Working with the Bash Shell and Shell Scripts
- Perform Basic Bash Shell Operations
- Write a Bash Shell Script
- Customize the Bash Shell
- Redirect Standard Input and Output
- Use Control Statements in Shell Scripts
Lesson 10: Managing Jobs and Processes
- Manage Jobs and Background Processes
- Manage Processes Using the Process Table
- Delay and Detach Jobs
- Schedule Jobs
- Maintain the System Time
Lesson 11: Managing System Services
- Configure System Services
- Monitor System Logs
- Configure Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux)
Lesson 12: Configuring Network Services
- Connect to a Network
- Configure Routes
- Configure Client Network Services
- Manage Remote Network Systems
Lesson 13: Configuring Basic Internet Services
- Configure Email Services
- Control Internet Services
Lesson 14: Securing Linux
- Implement Basic System Security
- Secure User Accounts
Lesson 15: Managing Hardware
- Identify Common Hardware Components and Resources
- Configure Removable Hardware
- Configure Disk Quotas
Lesson 16: Troubleshooting Linux Systems
- Troubleshoot System-Based Issues
- Troubleshoot Hardware Issues
- Troubleshoot Network Connection and Security Issues
Lesson 17: Installing Linux
- Prepare for Installation
- The Linux Boot Process
- Configure GRUB
- Install the Operating System
Lesson 18: Configuring the GUI
- Implement X
- Customize the Display Manager
- Enable Accessibility Settings in Linux