CompTIA Linux+ validates the competencies required of an early career system administrator supporting Linux systems.

Unlike vendor-specific certifications, CompTIA Linux+ covers multiple distributions, validating skills that help prevent platform lock-in and that promote more flexible approaches to Linux system troubleshooting.

After passing the two exams required for certification, candidates will have mastered the following concepts:

  • System configuration
  • The command line interface
  • Scripting basics
  • Network settings and services
  • System security

CompTIA Linux+ Beta Exam (XK1-004) closed as of October 22, 2018

The CompTIA Linux+ Beta Exam is now closed. For those candidates who completed the exam, score reports will be available in April 2019 after the live exam launch. Thank you for your support of CompTIA Linux+ certification.

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What Skills Will You Learn?

HARDWARE

SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

Determine and configure hardware settings and boot the system

WINDOWS ​OPERATING SYSTEMS

LINUX INSTALLATION & PACKAGE MANAGEMENT

Design and manage the hard disk and libraries

SOFTWARE TROUBLESHOOTING

GNU & UNIX COMMANDS

Work on the command line to manage files and processes

NETWORKING

DEVICES, LINUX FILESYSTEMS, FILESYSTEM HIERARCHY STANDARD

Create and manage partitions and filesystems

HARDWARE & NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING

SHELLS, SCRIPTING & DATA MANAGEMENT

Write scripts and perform basic SQL data manipulation

SECURITY

USER INTERFACES & DESKTOPS

Install and configure X11 and set up display managers

MOBILE DEVICES

ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS

Manage user accounts and groups and automate system administration

OTHER OS & TECHNOLOGIES

ESSENTIAL SYSTEM SERVICES

Maintain and configure systems, and manage printing

OTHER OS & TECHNOLOGIES

NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS

Configure and troubleshoot system network settings and services, and configure client side DNS

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Exam Details

Exam Codes LX0-103 LX0-104 
Exam Description 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.
Number of Questions 60 questions
60 questions 
Type of Questions Multiple Choice (Single Response), Multiple Response and Fill-in-the-Blank Multiple Choice (Single Response), Multiple Response and Fill-in-the-Blank
Length of Test 90 Minutes
90 Minutes
Passing Score 500 (on a scale of 200 to 800)
500 (on a scale of 200 to 800)
Recommended Experience CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and 12 months of Linux admin experience
CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and 12 months of Linux admin experience 
Languages English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Price $219 USD (See all pricing) $219 USD (See all pricing)
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