CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI

Exam Codes LX0-103 and LX0-104
Linux+ Certification The CompTIA Linux+ certification, powered by LPI, is your onramp to a range of careers. It offers a framework for acquiring working knowledge of Linux for IT professionals working as junior-level system administrators, as well as those working in Web and software development. Linux is an essential skill for working in a variety of job roles in Web, systems and network administration.

Linux is everywhere in IT – it powers most of the world’s supercomputers and a vast majority of Web servers, not to mention tens of millions of Android devices. It also forms the foundation of the popular LAMP development stack, making familiarity with it an essential skill for thousands of Web developers.

Exam Objectives Sample Questions

Why CompTIA Linux+, powered by LPI?

  • Sets you apart from your competition
  • Certified professionals earn more than uncertified peers
  • The 3-for-1 certification deal
  • Vendor-neutral and distribution-agnostic

Jobs that use CompTIA Linux+, powered by LPI

  • Junior Linux administrator
  • Junior network administrator
  • Systems administrator
  • Linux database administrator
  • Web administrator
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Test Details

CompTIA regularly reviews its certifications to make sure they meet the needs of the IT industry. Updates to Linux+ reflect changes in the core Linux technologies and processes used by systems administrators. Changes made from the LX0-101, 102 series to the LX0-103, 104 series include the addition of commands that support IT developments such as IPv6 (e.g., netcat and ping6) and new boot processes (e.g., systemd). Changes also reflect updates made that provide for greater security (e.g., rsyslog).

Required exams Two exams required:
LX0-103 and LX0-104 (launches March 30, 2015)
LX0-101 and LX0-102 (retires Aug, 30, 2015)
NOTE: Exams from different series cannot be combined. If you start with LX0-101, you MUST take LX0-102 to complete your certification. The same applies for the LX0-103 and LX0-104 series. The LX0-103 and LX0-104 series is an update to the LX0-101 and LX0-102 series.
Number of questions 60 questions per exam
Type of questions Multiple choice
Length of test 90 minutes
Recommended experience A+, Network+ and at least 12 months of Linux administration experience
Passing score 500 (on a scale of 200-800)
Languages English. Coming soon: German, Portuguese (Brazilian), Traditional Chinese, Spanish
Retirement Date LX0-101 and LX0-102 retire Aug, 30, 2015


Earn Linux+, powered by LPI, and receive 3 industry-recognized certifications

By completing the CompTIA Linux+ powered by LPI certification, you can also automatically receive the LPI LPIC-1 and the SUSE Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) certifications. Earn three industry-recognized certifications for the cost, time, and effort of one!


  1. Obtain an LPI ID.
  2. Once you have passed both Linux+ exams, log into your CompTIA certification account, choose ‘Demographics’, then ‘Settings’. On the Settings page check the box to have your information forwarded to LPI, then click Submit
  3. Upon receipt of your LPIC-1 apply online for your SUSE CLA.

Please note that the "3-in-1" process is not reciprocal (i.e. you can't do it the other way round) and is not available in Japan.

Certifications like CompTIA A+ are a very good way of ensuring everyone reaches a common level of understanding. It allows us to set a course benchmark from which everyone can proceed with their learning.
Rob Warrender
Principal Lecturer, University of Sunderland

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