CompTIA Linux+ validates the competencies required of an early career system administrator supporting Linux systems.
The new CompTIA Linux+ is for the IT pro who will use Linux to manage everything from cars and smartphones to servers and supercomputers, as a vast number of enterprises use Linux in cloud, cybersecurity, mobile and web administration applications.
In the new CompTIA Linux+, candidates are only required to pass one exam for certification. However, the new certification is no longer eligible for the LPI 2-for-1 offer.
- CompTIA Linux+ is the only job-focused Linux certification covering the latest foundational skills demanded by hiring managers.
- Unlike other certifications, the new exam includes performance-based and multiple-choice questions to identify the employees who can do the job.
- The exam covers tasks associated with all major distributions of Linux, setting the foundation for advanced vendor/distro-specific knowledge.
CompTIA Linux+ covers common tasks in major distributions of Linux, including the Linux command line, basic maintenance, installing and configuring workstations, and networking
|Launch Date||April 2, 2019|
|Exam Description||CompTIA Linux+ validates the skills of IT professionals with hands-on experience configuring, monitoring, and supporting servers running the Linux operating system. The new exam has an increased focus on the following topics: security, kernel modules, storage & visualization, device management at an enterprise level, git & automation, networking & firewalls, server side & command line, server (vs. client-based) coverage, troubleshooting and SELinux.|
|Number of Questions||Maximum of 90 questions|
|Type of Questions||Performance-based, Multiple Choice (Single Response), Multiple Response and Fill-in-the-Blank|
|Length of Test||90 Minutes|
|Passing Score||720 (on a scale of 100 to 900)|
|Recommended Experience||CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and 12 months of Linux admin experience|
|Languages||English (at launch). Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish (coming soon)|
|Retirement||TBD – Usually three years after launch|
|Testing Provider||Pearson VUE|