CompTIA Linux+

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Course Overview

Our 5-day instructor-led Linux+ training and certification boot camp in Washington, DC Metro, Tysons Corner, VA, Columbia, MD or Live Online will help anyone looking to pursue or further their career working with Linux-based technologies. Businesses are quickly noticing that Linux provides an economic and practical solution to fulfilling their business needs; the system continues to make exponential growth the mainstream IT infrastructure market. Many large companies such as IBM, Dell, HP, Xerox and Lenovo either recommend or require the Linux+ certification. 


CompTIA Linux+

9/09/24 - 9/13/24 (5 days)
Columbia, MD
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12/09/24 - 12/13/24 (5 days)
Columbia, MD
1/27/25 - 1/31/25 (5 days)
Columbia, MD
1/27/25 - 1/31/25 (5 days)

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Program Level


Training Delivery Methods

Group Live


5 Days / 32 hours Training

CPE credits

26 NASBA CPE Credits

Field of Study

Information Technology

Advanced Prep


Course Registration

Candidates can choose to register for the course by via any of the below methods:

Upon registration completion candidates are sent an automated course registration email that includes attachments with specific information on the class and location as well as pre-course study and test preparation material approved by the course vendor. The text of the email contains a registration confirmation as well as the location, date, time and contact person of the class.

Online enrolment closes three days before course start date.

On the first day of class, candidates are provided with instructions to register with the exam provider before the exam date.

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Course Outline

Preparing Your Environment

  • Setting Up a Learning Space 
  • Exploring Linux Distributions 
  • Locating a Terminal 

Sifting Through Services

  • What is a Linux Server?
  • Serving the Basics
  • Serving Local Networks 
  • Implementing Security
  •  Improving Performance

Managing Files, Directories, and Text

  • Handling Files and Directories
  • Linking Files and Directories 
  • Reading Files 
  • Finding Information 

Searching and Analyzing Text 

  • Processing Text Files 
  • Redirecting Input and Output
  • Editing Text Files 

Explaining the Boot Process 

  • The Linux Boot Process
  • The Firmware Startup 
  • Linux Bootloaders 
  • System Recovery

Maintaining System Startup and Services 

  • Looking at init 
  • Managing systemd Systems 
  • Managing SysV init Systems
  • Digging Deeper into systemd 

Configuring Network Connections

  • Configuring Network Features
  • Basic Network Troubleshooting 
  • Advanced Network Troubleshooting 

Comparing GUIs 

  • Focusing on the GUI 
  • Serving Up the GUI 
  • Using Remote Desktops
  • Forwarding 

Adjusting Localization Options

  • Understanding Localization
  • Setting Your Locale
  • Looking at Time 

Administering Users and Groups 

  • Managing User Accounts 
  • Managing Groups 
  • Setting Up the Environment 
  • Querying Users 
  • Managing Disk Space Usage

Handling Storage

  • Storage Basics 
  • Partitioning Tools
  • Understanding Filesystems 
  • Formatting Filesystems 
  • Mounting Filesystems
  • Managing Filesystems
  • Storage Alternatives

Protecting Files

  • Understanding Backup Types 
  • Looking at Compression Methods 
  • Comparing Archive and Restore Utilities 
  • Securing Offsite/Off-System Backups 
  • Checking Backup Integrity 

Governing Software 

  • Working with Source Code 
  • Packaging Applications 

Tending Kernel Modules 

  • Exploring Kernel Modules 
  • Installing Kernel Modules
  • Removing Kernel Modules

Applying Ownership and Permissions

  • Looking at File and Directory Permissions 
  • Access Control Lists
  • Context-Based Permissions
  • Understanding Linux User Types
  • Restricting Users 

Looking at Access and Authentication Methods 

  • Getting to Know PAM 
  • Exploring PKI Concepts 
  • Using SSH
  • Using VPN as a Client

Implementing Logging Services 

  • Understanding the Importance of Logging 
  • Basic Logging Using rsyslog
  • Journaling with systemd-journald

Overseeing Linux Firewalls

  • Providing Access Control 
  • Looking at Firewall Technologies 
  • Forwarding IP Packets
  • Dynamically Setting Rules 

Embracing Best Security Practices

  • User Security 
  • System Security 
  • Network Security

Analyzing System Properties and Remediation

  • Troubleshooting the Network
  • Troubleshooting Storage Issues
  • Troubleshooting the CPU
  • Troubleshooting Memory 
  • Surviving a Lost root Password 

Optimizing Performance 

  • Looking at Processes 
  • Monitoring Processes in Real Time
  • Managing Processes

Investigating User Issues 

  • Troubleshooting Access 
  • Examining File Obstacles 
  • Exploring Environment and Shell Issues 

Dealing with Linux Devices

  • Communicating with Linux Devices 
  • Working with Devices
  • Using Hot Pluggable Devices 

Troubleshooting Application and Hardware Issues

  • Dealing with Storage Problems
  • Uncovering Application Permission Issues 
  • Analyzing Application Dependencies 
  • Looking at SELinux Context Violations 
  • Exploring Firewall Blockages 
  • Troubleshooting Additional Hardware Issues 

Deploying Bash Scripts 

  • The Basics of Shell Scripting 
  • Advanced Shell Scripting 
  • Writing Script Programs 

Automating Jobs

  • Running Scripts in Background Mode 
  • Running Scripts Without a Console 
  • Sending Signals
  • Job Control 
  • Running Like Clockwork 

Controlling Versions with Git 

  • Understanding Version Control 
  • Setting Up Your Git Environment
  • Committing with Git 
  • Merging Versions

Understanding Cloud and Virtualization Concepts

  • Considering Cloud Services 
  • Understanding Virtualization 
  • Exploring Containers 

Inspecting Cloud and Virtualization Services

  • Focusing on VM Tools
  • Understanding Bootstrapping 
  • Exploring Storage Issues 
  • Considering Network Configurations

Orchestrating the Environment

  • Understanding Orchestration Concepts 
  • Provisioning the Data Center
  • Looking at Container Orchestration Engines

CompTIA Linux+ Exam XK0-004

Exam Details:

  • Number of Questions: Maximum of 90
  • Passing Score: 720 on scale of 100-900
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Format: multiple choice and performance-based
  • Delivery: Pearson VUE
Objectives % of Exam
Hardware and System Configuration 21%
Systems Operations and Maintenance 26%
Security 19%
Linux Troubleshooting and Diagnostics 20%
Automation and Scripting 14%

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Who should take this course?

Web Administrators
Linux Database Administrators
Networking Students
Junior Linux Administrators
Junior Network Administrators
Systems Administrators

What is the recommended experience for this course?

Students should have at least six months of practical work experience with Linux systems, CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications or hold equivalent experience and knowledge.

What companies hire CompTIA Linux+ professionals?

Examples include Dell, General Dynamics, Booz Allen Hamilton, Aetna, the U.S. Navy, and the Department of Defense.

How much does the Linux+ XK0-004 exam cost?

As of March 2021 the exam costs $338 if purchased separate from a course.

Does the CompTIA Linux+ certification require renewal?

Yes, Linux+ does require certification renewal every three years. To renew, certification holders must 50 continuing education units (CEUs) through completing activities as specified by the CompTIA Continuing Education program.

CompTIA Linux+ Resources

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