CompTIA Linux+ validates the competencies required of an early career system administrator supporting Linux systems.

Unlike vendor-specific certifications, CompTIA Linux+ covers multiple distributions, validating skills that help prevent platform lock-in and that promote more flexible approaches to Linux system troubleshooting.

After passing the two exams required for certification, candidates will have mastered the following concepts:

  • System configuration
  • The command line interface
  • Scripting basics
  • Network settings and services
  • System security

What Skills Will You Learn?

HARDWARE SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

Determine and configure hardware settings and boot the system

WINDOWS ​OPERATING SYSTEMS LINUX INSTALLATION & PACKAGE MANAGEMENT

Design and manage the hard disk and libraries

SOFTWARE TROUBLESHOOTING GNU & UNIX COMMANDS

Work on the command line to manage files and processes

NETWORKING DEVICES, LINUX FILESYSTEMS, FILESYSTEM HIERARCHY STANDARD

Create and manage partitions and filesystems

HARDWARE & NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING SHELLS, SCRIPTING & DATA MANAGEMENT

Write scripts and perform basic SQL data manipulation

SECURITY USER INTERFACES & DESKTOPS

Install and configure X11 and set up display managers

MOBILE DEVICES  ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS

Manage user accounts and groups and automate system administration

OTHER OS & TECHNOLOGIES ESSENTIAL SYSTEM SERVICES

Maintain and configure systems, and manage printing

OTHER OS & TECHNOLOGIES NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS

Configure and troubleshoot system network settings and services, and configure client side DNS


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