CompTIA Linux+ Certification

IT LEVEL:
Intermediate

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
6-12 months

PRIOR CERTS:
No Prior Certifications Required

EXAM LENGTH:
60 mins

CompTIA Linux+ Certification Exam Training - Frequently Asked Questions

The CompTIA Linux+ exam is designed for early stage IT professionals interested in building a career in IT systems and server administration. The Linux+ exam is a performance-based exam validates your skills and experience configuring, managing, and supporting Linux servers in enterprise environments.

If you’ve already successfully passed the CompTIA Network+ exam and have a minimum of 6-12 months of hands-on industry experience in an IT administration role with a concentration in Linux server management, you’re ready to start preparing for your Linux+ certification exam. Register for our CompTIA Linux+ certification training today!

The CompTIA Linux+ XKO-004 exam covers a range of topics that help demonstrate competency in server administration including:

  • Configuring, monitoring, and securing servers run on Linux
  • Enterprise device management, including storage and virtualization
  • Security kernel modules, including SELinux
  • Automation and scripting using Git, BASH scripts, and command line

Before taking the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam, you should feel confident in demonstrating your knowledge to a potential employer across these 5 core areas:

  • Hardware & System Configuration

    Configure kernel modules, network parameters, storage, cloud and virtualization technologies.

  • System Operation & Maintenance

    Manage software and services, and explain server roles, job scheduling, and the use and operation of Linux devices.

  • Security

    Understand best practices for permissions and authentication, firewalls, and file management.

  • Linux Troubleshooting & Diagnostics

    Analyze system properties and processes and troubleshoot user, application and hardware issues.

  • Automation & Scripting

    Execute basic BASH scripts, version control using Git, and orchestration processes.

How confident are you with Linux fundamentals? Take our IT knowledge quiz to validate your confidence going into the exam and/or applying for your next IT position.

Maybe you’ve started some DIY studying on your own, but you’re not feeling quite confident enough to pass the exam. Join CIAT students and IT community members for some extra one-on-one help from our certified instructors in our complimentary online workshops.

The technical skills validated through the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam will help prepare you for early stage IT career opportunities such as:

  • Linux Administrator
  • IT Systems Administrator
  • Technical Support Specialist

If you have no prior IT experience, and you’re planning out your IT career path, having a well-rounded skillset on servers running both Microsoft and Linux operating systems provide the maximum career potential. Getting your foot in the door in IT HelpDesk or IT Support is a great way to get started, giving you access to supporting users running a variety of hardware and software technologies. As you start to build your training and exposure in server management and network administration, you’ll increase your problem-solving and troubleshooting skills and will be ready to start studying for the Linux+ certification exam.  

CIAT Career Services team provides personalized career transition support to ensure you translate your technical training and industry certifications into viable career opportunities. Our full suite of career services support includes resume building, LinkedIn profile optimization, mock interview support, career coaching, and job placement support, and specialty workshops, to help ensure you’re positioned for success.

 

Typically, students enrolled in our Computer Information Systems Degree program feel confident taking the CompTIA Linux+ exam after 10 weeks of technical training and exam preparation.

CompTIA Linux+ is an intermediate level certification that can serve as a launchpad for numerous IT certification and career pathways. The more certs you earn, the more skills you acquire, the more career opportunities will be available. Take our CompTIA Linux+ course to prepare for the exam.

Your CompTIA Linux+ exam voucher, retake costs, and exam prep software, are included in the cost of your tuition the Computer Information Systems Degree programs. CIAT provides unlimited attempts at passing the CompTIA Linux+ to ensure you start your exam calm and confident, without worrying about what will happen if you don’t pass.

You save hundreds of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses over a DIY studying approach.

Both CIAT Mission Valley and National City campuses include secure and authorized testing center facilities, available to local San Diego students and alumni. For our online students, we work closely with you to help locate and facilitate an authorized testing center near you.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CIAT has now enabled students to take the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam remotely from the comfort of your own home through CompTIA’s new “Test Anywhere” process. Don’t put your goals on hold or push off until normalcy returns.

Studying for the CompTIA Linux+ certification on your own is doable, but often leaves you without the required technical skills in your background, or the necessary resources to translate your exam score into an IT career.

Join over 2,000 students who have enrolled in CIAT accredited Certificate and Degree programs and are on their path to launching or advancing their IT careers. Our extensive, custom designed IT curriculum provides training for up to 14 industry certifications, including CompTIA Linux+.

  • No exam fees
  • Unlimited exam attempts*
  • Hands-on training through on-campus and virtual online classes
  • Online test preparation workshops
  • Test preparation software
  • Complimentary week-long IT bootcamps
  • One-on-one support from certified instructors
  • Accredited Certificate and Degree programs to beef up your resume
  • Personalized career services support including resume building and job placement support

*Students are encouraged to take certification exams while actively enrolled in the degree program. Unlimited certification exam attempts expire 90 days after graduation. The following are single attempt exams and are not eligible for a retake voucher: CEH, CASP, CISSP, DevNet & CCNP. See certification exam policy for more details.

Questions About Getting Certified?

Whether you’re just entering the workforce or trying to take your career to the next level, CIAT offers the certifications needed to prove your expertise to current and future employers. Navigating the IT certification landscape by yourself can be challenging. If you’re wondering which certification path is right for you or how to get started, we’re here to help.

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2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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Request an appointment with one of our IT expert Admissions Advisors for personalized guidance on building your education plan. You’ll be able to book an appointment instantly for a time that fits your schedule. 

Next Enrollment Deadline is August 24th, 2021!

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