CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI certifies foundational skills and knowledge of Linux system administration. With Linux being the central operating system for much of the world’s IT infrastructure, Linux+ is an essential credential for individuals working in IT.

Overview

Linux has grown into an industry-leading software and service delivery platform that is used for everything from super computers and Web servers to virtualized systems and your Android phone. This growth creates a high demand for qualified Linux professionals. With CompTIA’s Linux+ Powered by LPI certification, you’ll acquire the fundamental skills and knowledge you need to successfully configure, manage and troubleshoot Linux systems.

The Linux footprint continues to grow. In addition to its significant presence in the server room, all the major public cloud providers offer Linux images as a way of speeding up virtual instance creation. Add on that Linux-based Android accounts for approximately 80% of the smartphone market and you’ll find many IT careers are founded on Linux skills.

CompTIA Linux+ covers common tasks in major distributions of Linux, including the Linux command line, basic maintenance, installing and configuring workstations, and networking. Linux+ is comprised of two exams – LX0-103 and LX0-104. Candidates must pass LX0-103 before taking LX0-104.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify basic Linux concepts and perform basic Linux tasks.
  • Manage user and group accounts.
  • Manage partitions and the Linux filesystem.
  • Manage various files in Linux.
  • Work with Linux permissions and ownership.
  • Print files.
  • Manage packages.
  • Manage kernel services.
  • Work with the Bash shell.
  • Manage jobs and processes.
  • Manage system services.
  • Configure Linux services to provide users with network connectivity.
  • Configure basic Internet services.
  • Implement measures to secure a Linux system.
  • Manage hardware associated with Linux systems.
  • Troubleshoot Linux system issues.
  • Install the Linux operating system.
  • Configure the GUI.

 

Content

1 – Familiarizing Yourself with Linux

  • Review the History and Development of Linux
  • Enter Shell Commands
  • Get Help Using Linux
  • Start and Stop Linux

2 – Managing User and Group Accounts

  • Create User and Group Accounts
  • Configure User Profiles
  • Manage User and Group Accounts

3 – Managing Partitions and the Linux Filesystem

  • Create Partitions
  • Navigate through the Linux Filesystem
  • Manage the Filesystem
  • Maintain the Filesystem

4 – Managing Files in Linux

  • Create and Edit Files
  • Locate Files
  • Search Text Using Regular Expressions
  • Apply Filters to Text Streams
  • Link Files
  • Back Up and Restore Files
  • Manage Databases Using MySQL

5 – Working with Linux Permissions and Ownership

  • Modify File and Directory Permissions
  • Modify Default Permissions
  • Modify File and Directory Ownership
  • Set Advanced Permissions

6 – Printing Files

  • Configure a Local Printer
  • Print Files
  • Manage Print Jobs and Queues
  • Configure Remote Printing

7 – Managing Packages

  • Manage Packages Using RPM
  • Verify Packages
  • Upgrade Packages
  • Configure Repositories
  • Manage Packages Using YUM
  • Manage Packages Using the Debian Package Manager
  • Manage Packages Using Source Files
  • Manage Shared Libraries

8 – Managing Kernel Services

  • Explore the Linux Kernel
  • Customize Kernel Modules
  • Create an initrd Image
  • Manage Device Drivers
  • Monitor Hardware Devices
  • Monitor Processes and Resources

9 – Working with the Bash Shell and Shell Scripts

  • Perform Basic Bash Shell Operations
  • Introduction to Shell Scripting
  • Customize the Bash Shell
  • Redirect Standard Input and Output
  • Use Control Statements in Shell Scripts

10 – Managing Jobs and Processes

  • Manage Jobs and Background Processes
  • Manage Processes Using the Process Table
  • Examine Delayed and Detached Jobs
  • Schedule Jobs
  • Maintain the System Time

11 – Managing System Services

  • Configure System Services
  • Monitor System Logs
  • Configure SELinux

12 – Configuring Network Services

  • Connect to a Network
  • Configure Routes
  • Configure Client Network Services
  • Manage Remote Network Systems

13 – Configuring Basic Internet Services

  • Configure Email Services
  • Control Internet Services

14 – Securing Linux

  • Examine the Basics of System Security
  • Secure User Accounts
  • Enable Firewall Functionality
  • Implement Security Auditing
  • Describe the Intrusion Detection System

15 – Managing Hardware

  • Identify Common Hardware Components and Resources
  • Configure Removable Hardware
  • Configure Disk Quotas

16 – Troubleshooting Linux Systems

  • Troubleshoot System-Based Issues
  • Troubleshoot Hardware Issues
  • Troubleshoot Network Connection and Security Issues

17 – Installing Linux

  • Prepare for Installation
  • Identify Phases of the Linux Boot Sequence
  • Configure GRUB
  • Install the Operating System
  • Perform Post-Installation Tasks

18 – Configuring the GUI

  • Implement X
  • Customize the Display Manager
  • Customize the Window Environment
  • Enable Accessibility Settings in Linux