CompTIA Linux+ (XK0-004)

CompTIA Linux+ is the perfect qualification for professionals working with Linux-based systems. The syllabus covers everything required to support IT infrastructures, including infrastructure management, cybersecurity, and cloud management. It has also recently been revised to focus on the latest topics, such as kernel models, storage & visualization, security, networking & firewalls, Git & automation, enterprise-level device management, server-side & command line, server coverage, and SELinux.

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Hardware and System Configuration – 21%

Learning Objectives

Key concepts for Linux boot processes
How to install, monitor, and configure kernel modules
How to verify and configure network connection parameters
How to manage storage within Linux environments
Different cloud and virtualization technologies and concepts
Options for configuring localization

System Operation and Maintenance – 26%

Learning Objectives

How to install, configure, update, and remove software
How to manage groups and users
How to create, modify, and redirect files
How to manage services
Essential server roles and their functions
How to schedule and automate jobs
How to use and operate Linux devices
Different Linux graphical user interfaces

Security – 19%

Learning Objectives

How to manage a network using appropriate diagrams and documentation
Different disaster recovery and business continuity concepts
Common and proven monitoring, scanning, and patching processes, along with their outputs
How to utilize access removal methods within a given scenario
How to identify best practices and policies

Linux Troubleshooting and Diagnostics – 20%

Learning Objectives

How to analyze the properties of a system and remediate accordingly
How to analyze processes in a system to optimize their performance
How to troubleshoot and analyze user issues
How to troubleshoot and analyze hardware and application issues

Automation and Scripting – 22%

Learning Objectives

How to deploy and execute BASH scripts
How to use Git to carry out version control
Essential orchestration concepts and processes

To earn the CompTIA Linux+ qualification, candidates must first pass the certification exam. This validates that a candidate has the practical skills to configure, monitor, and support servers running the Linux OS. The latest exam also expands the focus on kernel modules, virtualization & storage, security, enterprise-level device management, networking & firewalls, Git & automation, server (vs. client-based) coverage, server-side & command line, SELinux, and troubleshooting.

To help students with their CompTIA Linux+ training costs, this course also comes with a free certification exam voucher.

CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 exam:

  • Exam Code: XK0-004

  • Maximum of 90 questions

  • Performance-based, multiple response, multiple choice (single response), and fill-in-the-blank

  • 90 minutes

  • Passing score: 720 (on a scale of 100 to 900)

  • Recommended experience: CompTIA Network+, CompTIA A+, and at least 12 months of experience in Linux admin roles

What is CompTIA?

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association. It issues professional certifications for the IT sector, upskilling candidates to tackle the most pressing priorities and skill shortages facing IT-powered organizations.

With its focus on practical skills and commitment to regularly updating its certification courses in line with industry developments, CompTIA is considered one of the best trade associations in the IT industry.

What is CompTIA’s relationship with Good e-Learning?

Good e-Learning is an award-winning training provider with world-class courses across multiple corporate disciplines and frameworks, including ITIL 4, DevOps, RESILIA Cyber Resilience, TOGAF, and more. The company is also a fully accredited training provider for CompTIA.

What is CompTIA Linux+?

CompTIA Linux+ is an early-career qualification designed for administrators supporting Linux systems. The syllabus is job-focused, teaching the skills and practices required for foundational Linux roles.

What kind of organization is CompTIA Linux+ suited for?

CompTIA Linux+ is perfect for organizations that utilize the Linux operating system. Linux is often used for cybersecurity, mobile, cloud, and web administration applications, and related skills are increasingly in high demand across a number of industries.

Several world-class organizations utilize Linux+, including: Amazon, American Airlines, Dell, GEICO, U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Navy.

What professions is CompTIA Linux+ suited for?

CompTIA Linux+ is suitable for professionals in roles related to the Linux OS.

Relevant professions include: Linux Administrator, Network Administrator, Technical Support Specialist, Systems Administrator, Linux Database Administrator, and Web Administrators.

What does the CompTIA certification path look like?

The CompTIA certification path provides several foundational modules for IT professionals, as well as intermediate options focused on Infrastructure, Cyber Security, and Professional Skills.

The certification path is fully aligned with several defined IT career pathways, and candidates are advised to consider their experience and existing qualifications before selecting a module.

How much is CompTIA Linux+ certification worth?

According to CompTIA, the Linux+ qualification can help candidates access a number of high-level roles. Here are just a view of their salaries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): Technical support specialist: $52,270, Network administrator: $83,510 , Systems administrator: $83,510, Web administrator: $73,760.

It is also highly relevant for candidates working as DevOps engineers.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Linux Administrator

  • Network Administrator

  • Technical Support Specialist

  • Web Administrator

  • Systems Administrator

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • How to configure systems and manage hardware. This includes the Linux boost process concepts, network connection parameters, kernel models, managing storage, localization options, and cloud and virtualization technologies

  • How to operate and maintain systems, including managing users and groups, managing services, software operations, and working with files. Candidates also learn how to use and operate Linux devices, explain server roles, schedule and automate jobs, and compare and contrast Linux graphical user interfaces

  • How to apply security solutions in practical situations, including access and authentication messages, user/group permissions and ownership, logging services, Linux firewalls, file backup, compression, restoration, and other best practices

  • How to troubleshoot and diagnose issues relating to Linux in areas such as system properties, hardware, applications, and users

  • Key automation and scripting skills, such as GIT version control, orchestration processes and concepts, and BASH scripts

Why should you take this course?

  • CompTIA Linux+ is the only job-focused certification for Linux that covers the latest foundation skills seeing high demand from employers

  • As the CompTIA Linux+ exam is partly performance-based, passing will quickly validate a candidate’s abilities to apply the syllabus in practice

  • CompTIA Linux+ is extremely relevant, as it covers all major distributions of Linux. This sets a strong foundation for advanced vendor or distro-specific knowledge

  • This CompTIA Linux+ course is fully aligned with the skill sets required to support and manage IT infrastructures

  • Several leading organizations utilize CompTIA Linux+, including American Airlines, Amazon, GEICO, Dell, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Department of Defense

  • CompTIA has set a global standard for computing networking, support, cloud, mobility, security, and open-source development for over 20 years. Its certification syllabuses are also updated regularly to meet new requirements and challenges

  • This CompTIA Linux+ course comes with a variety of CompTIA online training assets, including instructor guides, videos, lab work, study guides, tools, and assessments

  • Good e-Learning is an award-winning online training provider with a diverse portfolio of accredited e-learning certification courses

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  • Course duration: 30+ hours

  • Access period: 12 months

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