CompTIA Linux+

This globally recognised CompTIA Linux+ certification enables you to develop your skills in configuring, operating, administrating, and troubleshooting Linux systems.

Course overview

CompTIA Linux+

Linux is the central operating system for much of the world’s IT infrastructure and its use across technologies has grown extremely quickly, which has led to a high demand for qualified Linux professionals. With CompTIA’s Linux+ certification, you’ll learn the fundamental skills and knowledge you need to successfully configure, manage, and troubleshoot Linux systems. 

The Linux+ certification course covers many features in major distributions of Linux, including the Linux command line, basic maintenance, installing and configuring workstations and networking, making it the perfect course for candidates wanting to pursue an IT career working with Linux.

What you'll learn

  • Topics
    Introduction to Linux & the Command Line
    Managing Users & Groups
    File Access & Permissions
    Disk Partitions & File Systems
    Logical Volumes & Filesystem Hierarchy
    Using vi/vim to Edit Files
    Locating & Manipulating Files
    Searching & Manipulating File Contents
    Boot Process & Kernel
    Graphical User Interfaces
    Managing & Configuring Hardware
    TCP/IP & Networking
    Troubleshooting Network Connections
    Installing & Managing Software
    Installing Software from Source Code
    Security Best Practices
    SELinux & AppArmor
    Network Firewall & Traffic Filtering
    Backup & Restore
    Bourne-again Shell & Scripting
    Scheduling Tasks
    Git Version Control
    Installing CentOS
    Installing Unbuntu
How you'll be assessed

The CompTIA Linux+ exam consists of 2 x 90-minute exams. Each exam has 90 questions designed to test your knowledge of Linux. You will also be provided with a practice exam and questions. This exam is provided by CompTIA.


On successfully passing the CompTIA Linux+ exam, you’ll be awarded your certification. This is a digital certificate.

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Course Guide

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CompTIA Linux+

Study time

30-40 hours


2 x 90-minute exams, 90 questions per exam. Also includes practice exam and questions


Internet access and email


No formal prerequisites

Ideal for

Junior Linux Administrator, Junior Network Administrator, Systems Administrator, Linux Database Administrator or a Web Administrator



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Why become certified in CompTIA Linux+?

Linus is used by the world’s most-used operating system - Android. So, Linux professionals are in huge demand. Linux is used for everything from supercomputers and web servers to virtualised systems and phones. Earning the globally recognised CompTIA Linux+ certification validates your technical competency in Linux operating systems.

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