Overview

About this course

The new CompTIA Linux+ is for the IT pro 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+ covers common tasks in major distributions of Linux, including the Linux command line, basic maintenance, installing and configuring workstations, and networking.

Course Objective

CompTIA Linux+ course equips the students with  with hands-on experience configuring, monitoring, and supporting servers running the Linux operating system. The new course has an increased focus on the following topics: security, kernel modules, storage & visualization, device management at an enterprise level, git & automation, networking & firewalls, server side & command line, server (vs. client-based) coverage, troubleshooting and SELinux.

Prerequisites

To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience with basic computer user skills, be able to complete tasks in a Microsoft Windows environment, be able to search for, browse, and access information on the Internet, and have basic knowledge of computing concepts. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following official CompTIA courses:

  • The Official CompTIA® IT Fundamentals+
  • CompTIA A+ Core Series
  • CompTIA Network+

Please Note: The prerequisites for this course might differ significantly from the prerequisites for the CompTIA certification exams. For the most up-to-date information about the exam prerequisites go to https://certification.comptia.org/training/exam-objectives 

Outline

Module 1: Performing Basic Linux Tasks

  • Identify the History and Development of Linux
  • Enter Shell Commands
  • Get Help Using Linux
  • Start and Stop Linux

Module 2: Managing User and Group Accounts

  • Create User and Group Accounts
  • Configure User Profiles
  • Administer User and Group Accounts

Module 3: Managing Partitions and the Linux File system

  • Create Partitions
  • Navigate Through the Linux Filesystem
  • Manage the Filesystem
  • Maintain the Filesystem

Module 4: Managing Files in Linux

  • Create and Edit Text Files
  • Locate Files
  • Search Text Using Regular Expressions
  • Apply Filters to Text Streams
  • Link Files
  • Back Up and Restore Files
  • Manage Databases Using Maria DB

Module 5: Managing Linux Permissions and Ownership

  • Modify File and Directory Permissions
  • Modify Default Permissions
  • Modify File and Directory Ownership
  • Set Special Permissions and Attributes

Module 6: Printing Files

  • Configure a Local Printer
  • Print Files
  • Configure Remote Printing

Module 7: Managing Packages

  • Manage Packages Using RPM
  • Verify Packages
  • Upgrade Packages
  • Configure Repositories
  • Manage Packages Using YUM
  • Advanced Package and Application Management

Module 8: Managing Kernel Services

  • Explore the Linux Kernel
  • Customize Kernel Modules
  • Create an initrd Image
  • Manage Device Drivers and Hardware Devices
  • Monitor Processes and Resources

Module 9: Working with the Bash Shell and Shell Scripts

  • Perform Basic Bash Shell Operations
  • Write a Bash Shell Script
  • Customize the Bash Shell
  • Redirect Standard Input and Output
  • Use Control Statements in Shell Scripts

Module 10: Managing Jobs and Processes

  • Manage Jobs and Background Processes
  • Manage Processes Using the Process Table
  • Delay and Detach Jobs
  • Schedule Jobs
  • Maintain the System Time

Module 11: Managing System Services

  • Configure System Services
  • Monitor System Logs
  • Configure Security‐Enhanced Linux (SELinux)

Module 12: Configuring Network Services

  • Connect to a Network
  • Configure Routes
  • Configure Client Network Services
  • Manage Remote Network Systems

Module 13: Configuring Basic Internet Services

  • Configure Email Services
  • Control Internet Services

Module 14: Securing Linux

  • Implement Basic System Security
  • Secure User Accounts

Module 15: Managing Hardware

  • Identify Common Hardware Components and Resources
  • Configure Removable Hardware
  • Configure Disk Quotas

Module 16: Troubleshooting Linux Systems

  • Troubleshoot System‐Based Issues
  • Troubleshoot Hardware Issues
  • Troubleshoot Network Connection and Security Issues

Module 17: Installing Linux

  • Prepare for Installation
  • The Linux Boot Process
  • Configure GRUB
  • Install the Operating System

Module 18: Configuring the GUI

  • Implement X
  • Customize the Display Manager
  • Enable Accessibility Settings in Linux

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