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.
The CompTIA Linux+ exam consists of a mixture of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and performance based questions. The performance based questions are reportedly simulated rather than in a real environment, so you’ll need to be prepared to really know the commands and skills measured by the exam. Also, the exam consists of 90 questions over a 90 minute time limit, so you will need to answer fairly quickly and move on to pass this exam.
Exam Objective Domains
The CompTIA Linux+ certification exam is pretty well rounded when it comes to how much of the exam targets different sets of features and capabilities of the Linux operating system. You’ll find all the aspects to Linux management that you would expect covered on the exam, but you may also find some things that aren’t as commonly used. This is typical of a certification exam that is solely focused on a single technology, as it is really a great tool to weed out those who are experts with Linux versus those that are not quite so.