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CompTIA Linux+

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CompTIA’s Linux+, Powered by LPI, is an on-ramp to a variety of careers where Linux is an essential skill, including junior level roles in network and systems administration. Linux also forms the foundation of the popular LAMP development stack, making it an essential skill for thousands of web developers.

IT professionals who earn their CompTIA Linux+ certification also qualify for a second, industry-recognized certification, the LPIC-1 from LPI.

Earning a Linux+ certification starts a path towards advanced Linux training such as a Red Hat Certified Engineer or as a SuSE Certified System Engineer.

The two exams cover the following domains:

Exam Domains

LX0-103
% of Exam
System Architecture
14%
Linux Installation and Package Management
18%
GNU and Unix Commands
25%
Devices, Linux Filesystems, and Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
25%
LX0-104
% of Exam
Shells, Scripting and Data Management
17%
User Interfaces and Desktops
8%
Administrative Tasks
20%
Essential System Services
17%
Networking Fundamentals
23%
Security
15%

NOTE: To become certified, candidates must complete Linux+ LX0-101 and LX0-102 OR Linux+ LX0-103 and LX0-104. Different versions (e.g., LX0-101 and LX0-104) may not be combined.

What’s New

New Releases:

  • English LX0-103 and LX0-104 launched on March 30, 2015, replacing LX0-101 and LX0-102.
  • Brazilian Portuguese LX0-103 and LX0-104 launched on January 8, 2016.

Retirements:

  • German LX0-101 and LX0-102 retired on June 30, 2016.
  • Brazilian Portuguese LX0-101 and LX0-102 retired on June 30, 2016.

Updates in Progress:

  • Spanish LX0-103 and LX0-104 launch dates TBD.
  • German LX0-103 and LX0-104 launch dates TBD.
  • Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) and Spanish, LX0-101 and LX0-102 remain active.

Popular Job Roles

  • Linux Database Administrator
  • Junior Linux Administrator
  • Junior Network Administrator
  • Web Administrator

Organizations that Recommend or Teach Linux+

  • Dell
  • U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
  • U.S. Navy

Exam Details

Exam Codes LX0-103 LX0-104
Exam Description CompTIA Linux+ covers common tasks in major distributions of Linux, including the Linux command line, basic maintenance, installing and configuring workstations, and networking. Linux+ is comprised of two exams – LX0-103 and LX0-104. Candidates must pass LX0-103 before taking LX0-104.
Number of Questions 60 questions 60 questions
Type of Questions Multiple Choice (Single Response), Multiple Response and Fill-in-the-Blank Multiple Choice (Single Response), Multiple Response and Fill-in-the-Blank
Length of Test 90 Minutes 90 Minutes
Passing Score 500 (on a scale of 200 to 800) 500 (on a scale of 200 to 800)
Recommended Experience CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and 12 months of Linux admin experience CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and 12 months of Linux admin experience
Languages English, German, Portuguese English, German, Portuguese

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