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.
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
Technical Support Specialist
|Launch Date||April 2, 2019|
|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 & 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||Maximum of 90 questions|
|Type of Questions||Performance-based, Multiple Choice (Single Response), Multiple Response and Fill-in-the-Blank|
|Length of Test||90 Minutes|
|Passing Score||720 (on a scale of 100 to 900)|
|Recommended Experience||CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and 12 months of Linux admin experience|
English (at launch). Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish (coming soon)
|Retirement ||TBD - Usually three years after launch|
|Testing Provider||Pearson VUE
|Price||$329 USD (See all pricing)|
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