CompTIA Linux+

Blended & eLearning

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This Blended and/or E-learning course will provide excellent JOB opportunities for those with Professional Linux Qualification

Since its inception in 1991, Linux has grown to become a force in computing, powering everything from the New York Stock Exchange to mobile phones to supercomputers to consumer devices.

CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI consists of two exams, LX0-101 and LX0-102. The exams cover system architecture; Linux installation and package management; GNU and Unix commands; devices, Linux filesystems, and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. Professionals who pass the exam can work at the Linux command line, perform maintenance tasks, assist users, and install and configure workstations.

Linux is low cost, provides flexibility and is compatible with virtualisation and cloud applications. Linux is becoming a preferred software platform and as more organisations implement Linux, employers will be looking for administrators who have a solid technical, foundational knowledge of Linux systems.

The requirements for entry to CompTIA Linux+ is as follows:

The CompTIA Linux+ exam is a vendor-neutral certification
It is recommended that participants have CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and at least 12 months of Linux administration experience
Those who have relevant work experience are eligible for this course.
All Applicants must have competence in spoken and written English

The CompTIA Linux+ Course will provide the skills and knowledge and competence to work at the Linux command line and perform easy maintenance tasks including assisting users, adding users to a larger system, executing backup & restore, shutdown & reboot. 

Students will learn how to install and configure a workstation (including X) and connect it to a LAN, or a stand-alone PC via modem to the Internet.

Module Units (LX0-101)

Unit 1: Exploring Linux Command-Line Tools

  • Understanding Command-Line Basics
  • Using Streams, Redirection, and Pipes
  • Processing Text Using Filters
  • Using Regular Expressions
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Unit 2: Managing Software

  • Package Concepts
  • Using RPM
  • Using Debian Packages
  • Converting Between Package Formats
  • Package Dependencies and Conflicts
  • Managing Shared Libraries
  • Managing Processes
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Unit 3: Configuring Hardware

  • Configuring the Firmware and Core Hardware
  • Configuring Expansion Cards
  • Configuring USB Devices
  • Configuring Hard Disks
  • Designing a Hard Disk Layout
  • Creating Partitions and Filesystems
  • Maintaining Filesystem Health
  • Mounting and Unmounting Filesystems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Unit 4: Managing Files

  • Using File Management Commands
  • Managing File Ownership
  • Controlling Access to Files
  • Managing Disk Quotas
  • Locating Files
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Unit 5: Booting Linux and Editing Files

  • Installing Boot Loaders
  • Understanding the Boot Process
  • Dealing with Runlevels and the Initialization Process
  • Using Alternative Boot Systems
  • Editing Files with Vi
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Module Units (LX0-102) 

Unit 1: Configuring the X Window System, Localization, and Printing

  • Configuring Basic X Features
  • Configuring X Fonts
  • Managing GUI Logins
  • Using X for Remote Access
  • X Accessibility
  • Configuring Localization and Internationalization
  • Configuring Printing
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Unit 2: Administering the System

  • Managing Users and Groups
  • Tuning User and System Environments
  • Using System Log Files
  • Maintaining the System Time
  • Running Jobs in the Future
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Unit 3: Configuring Basic Networking

  • Understanding TCP/IP Networking
  • Understanding Network Addressing
  • Configuring Linux for a Local Network
  • Diagnosing Network Connections
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Unit 4: Writing Scripts, Configuring Email, and Using Databases

  • Managing the Shell Environment
  • Writing Scripts
  • Managing Email
  • Managing Data with SQL
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Unit 5: Securing Your System

  • Administering Network Security
  • Administering Local Security
  • Configuring SSH
  • Using GPG
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Benefits
One of the benefits for CompTIA Linux+ is that Students may choose, at the time they take the exams, to have their exam record forwarded to the Linux Professional Institute - to become certified in LPIC-1

Study for the exam at your own pace with online access to interactive training.  This e-learning courses feature audio segments, lesson activities, and access to additional resources to provide an interesting and effective training process.

In order to receive CompTIA Linux+ certification, a candidate must pass two exams. The second exam is CompTIA Linux+ [Powered by LPI] exam number LX0-102). This exam measures the remaining competencies (beyond those in exam number LX0-101) required by a Junior level Linux Administrator.

Assessment
Students are assessed online for the Linux+ Certification LX0-101 and LX0-102 Examinations.

You can purchase a voucher for your exam or you can pay with a credit card when you register to take the test at one of CompTIA's testing partners. Vouchers are available from the CompTIA Marketplace. 

Local Students may take the CompTIA Linux+ Examination at Dorset College Prometric Testing Centre

Awards
On successful completion of the on-line examination students are awarded:
CompTIA Linux+ Certificate

Certification in CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI enables candidates to become certified in LPIC-1 as well, enabling further participation in the LPI program if the candidate chooses.

The CompTIA Linux+ Certification course provides a comprehensive guide to common tasks performed by system administrators, including installation, customisation, and troubleshooting. The course provides extensive coverage of networking and security providing the skills required by  Junior Linux+ Administrators.

Information technology, even in a tough economy, is a rapidly growing field - CompTIA certifications help to train and identify qualified, knowledgeable employees and match them with employers who have jobs to fill. 

Your Benefits:

  • The CompTIA Linux+ is a Valuable Qualification providing excellent Career Opportunities.
  • It shows employers you have the skills to do the job, regardless of the vendor of the hardware or software product.
  • Earning the certification not only proves you have the right skills, but also the dedication and commitment to your career to continue learning.
  • CompTIA certifications are trusted because they are such an accurate predictor of employee success.
  • CompTIA Linux+ is built with the knowledge of experts and industry leaders from the public and private sectors, including training, academia and the government.
  • This course will provide the opportunity to progress to Higher Education Programmes.

Expert Instructor-Led Training using only the IT industry’s finest instructors. This elearning course provides a personal learning experience that gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.  Unlike a live class, you can study at your own pace.

Interactive Exercises
The courseware includes real world, interactive exercises that always focus on real world scenarios and skill-set development.

Practice Tests
Course include full length practice test sets designed to test your knowledge under real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

Exercises, Quizzes & Flashcards
Exercises, quizzes and flashcards prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes, flashcards and exercises after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course.