CompTIA Linux+ validates the competencies required of IT Professionals supporting Linux systems.
The new CompTIA Linux+ is geared to teach the learner 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+ Power by LPI will be available through October 1, 2019, at which time will retire and not be available. CompTIA Linux+ covers common tasks in major distributions of Linux, including the Linux command line, basic maintenance, installing and configuring workstations, and networking.
The two exams cover the following domains:
1.0 System Management
3.0 Scripting, Containers, and Automation
Hardware and System Configuration
Systems Operation and Maintenance
Linux Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
Automation and Scripting
NOTE: To become certified, candidates must complete both exams.
What’s New with Linux+ XK0-005
The new version of CompTIA Linux+ covers how Linux powers the cloud and automates critical processes. Linux enables business to automate and orchestrate processes to scale and improve operations. These include infrastructure as code and containers, both of which are covered as separate objectives.
The following new subject areas have been added to the new exam.
Emerging technology clusters:
- Containerization of systems running Linux systems
- Developers using Linux for IoT applications
- Automation and scripting
- Ansible, Chef, Puppet
- Automation via SSH
- Docker and Kubernetes
Areas of continued broad involvement include the following:
Areas with net increasing time and resources devoted to specific tasks include:
- Cloud configuration and management
- Supporting and administration of SaaS applications