CompTIA's New Linux+ Certification Exam
CompTIA , the leading technology industry association, today introduced a new version of the CompTIA Linux+ exam that validates the competencies and skills required of early career IT professionals supporting Linux systems.
The new exam, available globally today, reflects the growing importance on Linux in enterprise networks and advanced applications.
The Linux footprint continues to grow, touching the cloud, cybersecurity, mobile and web administration applications, and a host of emerging technologies, said Dr. James Stanger, chief technology evangelist at CompTIA. IT professionals rely on Linux to manage everything from servers and supercomputers to smartphones and cars.
CompTIA Linux+ has been thoroughly revised using CompTIA's best-in-class ISO accredited exam development process, as well as input from thousands of technology professionals around the world.
CompTIA Linux+ is the only job-focused Linux certification that covers the latest foundational skills hiring managers are looking for. Unlike other certifications, the CompTIA Linux+ exam includes both performance-based scenarios and multiple-choice questions to truly asses a candidate's ability to do the job.
The exam covers tasks associated with all major distributions of Linux, setting the foundation for advanced vendor- and distribution-specific knowledge. Areas where test takers are evaluated include: Areas where test takers are evaluated include:
- Kernel Modules
- Storage and virtualization
- Enterprise-level device management
- DevOps basics, through Git and automation
- Networking and firewalls, especially involving security issues
- Server side and command line, for server management in a multi-server environment
- SELinux, with a focus on implementation of this robust security system
Linux administrators, Linux software developers, system administrators, network administrators, web administrators and level two and three technical support specialists, user support specialists and network support specialists are some of the job roles that would benefit by becoming CompTIA Linux+ certified.
CompTIA recommends that IT professionals have at least nine to twelve months of Linux administrator experience and be certified in CompTIA A+ and Network+ before taking the exam.
The new CompTIA Linux+ exam (XK0-004) is available today worldwide in an English language version. Exams in Japanese, German, Portuguese and Spanish will be released in the coming months. The previous CompTIA Linux+ certification code, XK1-004, is still available for delivery until October 1, 2019.