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CompTIA Linux+

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

Career Certification

The CompTIA Linux+ certification ensures that IT professionals, software developers, cybersecurity engineers and penetration testers have these necessary skills to support today’s tech systems.

Industry Recognized

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.

Exams

The exam covers tasks associated with all major distributions of Linux, setting the foundation for advanced vendor/distro-specific knowledge.

Demand for CompTIA Linux+

  • The vast majority of employers (93%) report difficulty finding sufficient talent with open source skills
  • Nearly half (46%) of employers planning to increase their open source hiring in the near future
  • Financial incentives including salary and bonuses are the most common means of keeping talent, with two-in-three open source professionals
  • The 69% of employers who are more likely to hire an open source professional with a certification also reinforces that in light of talent shortages
  • Prior experience is becoming less of a requirement as long as someone can demonstrate they possess the skills to do the job
  • Linux skills remain in high demand as well (61% of hiring managers) which is unsurprising considering how much Linux underpins cloud computing

Exam Details

CompTIA Linux+ Exam Details

Exam Codes XK0-005
Launch Date July 12, 2022
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 Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test 90 Minutes
Passing Score 720 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience Recommended experience is 12 months of hands-on experience working with Linux servers in a junior Linux support engineer or junior cloud/DevOps support engineer job role. CompTIA A+, Network+, and Server+ or similar certifications and/or knowledge are also recommended. 
Languages English 
Retirement Usually three years after launch 
Testing Provider  Pearson VUE
Price $358 USD

Who Is This Exam Intended For?

This exam is intended for candidates who are advanced end users and/or are looking at jobs in the following categories, Linux Administrator, Systems Administrator, Linux Engineer, Web Administrator, Network Administrator and Technical Support Specialist.
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