CompTIA Linux+ Certifications


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CompTIA Linux+ Certifications 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.

Exam Details

Required Exam(s) : LX0-103 and LX0-104
Associated Exams : -----
Durations :60 Questions (90 Mins)
Question Types : Multiple Choice (Single Response), Multiple Response and Fill-in-the-Blank
Passing Score : 500 (on a scale of 200–800)
Exam Fees : USD180 (in india), May vary in other countries.
Prerequired Exams :There is no prerequired exams for LX0-103 but candidates should pass LX0-103 before attempting LX0-104
Exam Policy : Click here to read the Exam policies.
Recommended Training : CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and 12 months of Linux administration experience

Exam Pattern

Below are the exam objectives of Comptia Linux+ LX0-103

1.0 System Architecture 14%
  • 1.1 Determine and configure hardware settings.
  • 1.2 Boot the system.
  • 1.3 Change runlevels/boot targets and shutdown or reboot system
2.0 Linux Installation and Package Management 18%
  • 2.1 Design hard disk layout.
  • 2.2 Install a boot manager
  • 2.3 Manage shared libraries.
  • 2.4 Use Debian package management
  • 2.5 Use RPM and YUM package management
3.0 GNU and Unix Commands 43%
  • 3.1 Work on the command line.
  • 3.2 Process text streams using filters
  • 3.3 Perform basic file management
  • 3.4 Use streams, pipes and redirects
  • 3.5 Create, monitor and kill processes
  • 3.6 Modify process execution priorities.
  • 3.7 Search text files using regular expressions
  • 3.8 Perform basic file editing operations using vi.
4.0 Devices, Linux Filesystems, Filesystem Hierarchy Standard 25%
  • 4.1 Create partitions and filesystems.
  • 4.2 Maintain the integrity of filesystems.
  • 4.3 Control mounting and unmounting of filesystems.
  • 4.4 Manage disk quotas.
  • 4.5 Manage file permissions and ownership
  • 4.6 Create and change hard and symbolic links.
  • 4.7 Find system files and place files in the correct location.

Below are the exam objectives of Comptia Linux+ LX0-104

1.0 Shells, Scripting and Data Management 17%
  • 1.1 Customize and use the shell environment.
  • 1.2 Customize or write simple scripts
  • 1.3 SQL data management
2.0 User Interfaces and Desktops 8%
  • 2.1 Install and configure X11.
  • 2.2 Set up a display manager.
  • 2.3 Accessibility.
3.0 Administrative Tasks 20%
  • 3.1 Manage user and group accounts and related system files.
  • 3.2 Automate system administration tasks by scheduling jobs.
  • 3.3 Localization and internationalization
4.0 Essential System Services 17%
  • 4.1 Maintain system time
  • 4.2 System logging
  • 4.3 Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) basics
  • 4.4 Manage printers and printing
5.0 Networking Fundamentals 23%
  • 5.1 Fundamentals of Internet protocols.
  • 5.2 Basic network configuration
  • 5.3 Basic network troubleshooting.
  • 5.4 Configure client side DNS.
6.0 Security 15%
  • 6.1 Perform security administration tasks.
  • 6.2 Set up host security
  • 6.3 Securing data with encryption

Books to Prepare

Below are the recommended books for preparing Comptia Linux+ Exams

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Book Name : CompTIA Linux+ Powered by Linux Professional Institute Study Guide: Exam LX0-103 and Exam LX0-104 , 3rd Edition

Author Name : Christine Bresnahan, Richard Blum

Publisher : Wiley

Topics Covered in this book:


This books Covers the topics for both 220-901 and 220-902 exams.

Part : 1 (LX0-103)

  • Chapter 1 : Exploring Linux Command-Line Tools
  • Chapter 2 : Managing Software
  • Chapter 3 : Managing Software
  • Chapter 4 : Managing Files
  • Chapter 5 : Booting Linux and Editing Files

Part : 2 (LX0-104)

  • Chapter 7 : Configuring the X Window System, Localization, and Printing
  • Chapter 8 : Administering the System
  • Chapter 9 : Configuring Basic Networking
  • Chapter 10 : Writing Scripts, Configuring Email, and Using Databases
  • Chapter 11 : Securing Your System

Softwares for Practice

There is no separate simulators available for practice Comptia IT Fundamentals Exam. This Exam covers the basic knowledge of installation and configuration of hardware, softwares, printers, modems, routers and etc.. So no need a special softwares or hardware to practice. You can utilize your own hardware and softwares in you home that we are mentioned for Comptia A+.