Linux+ | CompTIA Linux+

Linux+ | CompTIA Linux + Certification


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About exam:

Candidates are encouraged to use this document to prepare for the CompTIA Linux+ LX0-103 exam. In order to receive CompTIA Linux+ certification, a candidate must pass two exams: CompTIA Linux+ LX0-103 and CompTIA Linux+ LX0-104. The CompTIA Linux+ certification offers a framework for acquiring working knowledge of Linux for IT professionals working as junior-level systems administrators, as well as those working in web and software development. Successful candidates will have the following skills:

  • Work at the Linux command line
  • Perform easy maintenance tasks including assisting users, adding users to a larger system, executing backup & restore and shutdown & reboot
  • Install and configure a workstation (including X) and connect it to a LAN or a stand-alone PC via modem to the Internet in the design of capture solutions, while addressing security requirements


Exam objectives (domains):

101 System Architecture: 14%

102 Linux Installation and Package Management:18%

103 GNU and Unix Commands: 43%

104 Devices, Linux Filesystems, Filesystem Hierarchy Standard: 25%

Total: 100%



101. System Architecture

  • Determine and configure hardware settings
  • Compare and contrast types of attacks.
  • Change runlevels/boot targets and shutdown or reboot system.


102. Linux Installation and Package Management

  • Design hard disk layout.
  • Install a boot manager.
  • Manage shared libraries.
  • Use Debian package management.
  • Use RPM and YUM package management.


103. GNU and Unix Commands

  • Work on the command line.
  •  Process text streams using filters.
  •  Perform basic file management
  • Use streams, pipes and redirects.
  •  Create, monitor and kill processes.
  •  Modify process execution priorities.
  •  Search text files using regular expressions.
  •  Perform basic file editing operations using vi.


104. Devices, Linux File Systems and File System Hierarchy Standard

  • Create partitions and file systems.
  •  Maintain the integrity of file systems.
  •  Control mounting and unmounting of file systems.
  •  Manage disk quotas.
  •  Manage file permissions and ownership.
  •  Create and change hard and symbolic links.
  •  Find system files and place files in the correct location.


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