Linux+ Experts Needed

CompTIA is looking for Linux system administrators or similar IT professionals to be involved in an Item Development Workshop for CompTIA’s Linux+ assessment products.

The purpose of this item development workshop is to create and review item content (questions) for CompTIA’s Linux+ assessments.

Assistance from subject matter experts (SMEs) is crucial in providing industry relevant certifications. Potential SMEs must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 5 years cumulative IT experience with at least 2 years of hands-on Linux systems administration.
  • It is preferred that SMEs are Linux+, LPIC, or Red Hat certified, or have equivalent or higher credentials.

SMEs who attend the workshop will receive:

  • An honorarium of $200 per day (or $1,000 total for the week), pending adequate level of participation
  • 40 continuing education credits (CEUs)
  • A complimentary CompTIA testing voucher for the exam of their choice

In recognition of their contributions, all SMEs who participate in the workshop will have their names and companies (if provided) listed on the CompTIA website.

When: March 22–26, 2021
Where: Remote

Only Linux system administrators or similar IT professionals should apply. Although CompTIA appreciates interest from the training community, applications from trainers, authors, or individuals who may profit or materially benefit from knowledge of the CompTIA credential content are not eligible to participate.

If you have questions about the application process, email

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