CompTIA Linux+ validates the competencies required of an early career system administrator supporting Linux systems.
Why is it different?
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.
9 skills that you master and validate with CompTIA A+
1 Hardware & System Configuration
Configure kernel modules, network parameters, storage, cloud and virtualization technologies
2 System Operation & Maintenance
Manage software and services, and explain server roles, job scheduling, and the use and operation of Linux devices
Understand best practices for permissions and authentication, firewalls, and file management.
4 Linux Troubleshooting & Diagnostics
Analyze system properties and processes and troubleshoot user, application and hardware issues
5 Automation & Scripting
Execute basic BASH scripts, control using Git, and orchestration processes
Jobs that use CompTIA Linux+
Technical Support Specialist
Linux Database Administrator
More Domain Knowledge
Linux+ maps to the framework developed as part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), supporting multiple KSAs within the Operating System competency