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+ covers common tasks in major distributions of Linux, including the Linux command line, basic maintenance, installing and configuring workstations, and networking.
The new CompTIA Linux+ Beta exam is now available! Be one of the first to earn the new certification for just $50!
We are looking for IT pros with 12 months of hands-on experience working with Linux servers in a junior Linux support engineer or junior cloud/DevOps support engineer job role.
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Candidates who pass the beta exam will earn their certifications.*
*Beta exam results are not released until the launch of the live exam in June 2022.
Configure kernel modules, network parameters, storage, cloud and virtualization technologies
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.
Analyze system properties and processes and troubleshoot user, application and hardware issues
Execute basic BASH scripts, version control using Git, and orchestration processes
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|Exam Codes||XK0-004||XK1-005 Beta Exam
|Launch Date||April 2, 2019||December 3, 2021|
|Exam Description||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 & virtualization, device management at an enterprise level, git & automation, networking & firewalls, server side & command line, server (vs. client-based) coverage, troubleshooting and SELinux.||The new version of CompTIA Linux+ covers an evolving job role that focuses more on how Linux powers the cloud. The exam includes cutting edge technologies that help automate and orchestrate business processes, including infrastructure as code and containers.|
|Number of Questions||Maximum of 90 questions||113|
|Type of Questions||Performance-based, Multiple Choice (Single Response), Multiple Response and Fill-in-the-Blank||Multiple-choice and performance-based|
|Length of Test||90 Minutes||165 minutes|
|Passing Score||720 (on a scale of 100 to 900)||TBD|
|Recommended Experience||CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and 12 months of Linux admin experience||Recommended experience is 12 months of hands-on experience working with Linux servers in a junior Linux support engineer or junior cloud/DevOps support engineer job role. CompTIA A+, Network+, and Server+ or similar certifications and/or knowledge are also recommended.|
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|Retirement ||TBD - Usually three years after launch||On or before February 18, 2022|
|Testing Provider||Pearson VUE
|Price||$348 USD (See all pricing)||$50 USD|
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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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