Certification Industry: Linux
Certificate Name: CompTIA Linux+
Certificate Issuing Authority: CompTIA
Certification Price: $329 USD
Certificate Validity: 3 years
Due to an ever-increasing role played by Linux in enterprises in terms of cloud, cybersecurity, and web or mobile applications, the need for CompTIA Linux+ certified professionals arises to manage almost anything that uses technology. A firm relies on the expertise of such an administrator skilled in the major distributions of Linux like basic maintenance, networking, and Linux command line. CompTIA Linux+ offers required skills in hardware and system configuration, system operation and maintenance, security and Linux troubleshooting and diagnostics. With major MNCs trusting this certification, Linux Administrators, Network Administrators, Technical Support Specialists, Web Administrators, and Systems Administrators should apply for CompTIA Linux+ certification.
Average Salary Range of CompTIA Linux+
USA : $72,000 (Source)
India : 3,75,000 INR (Source)
Benefits of CompTIA Linux+ :
|% OF EXAMINATION|
|HARDWARE AND SYSTEM CONFIGURATION||21%|
|SYSTEM OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE||26%|
|LINUX TROUBLESHOOTING AND DIAGNOSTICS||20%|
|AUTOMATION AND SCRIPTING||14%|
Number of questions: 90 multiple-choice questions
Passing score: 720 (on a scale of 900)
Allotted Time: 90 minutes
Validity of CompTIA Linux+: The credentials can be renewed by earning 50 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Eligibility Criteria: This certification does not require any previous educational experience as it has its own set of merits. However, a CompTIA A+ certification, CompTIA Network+ certification, and 12 months of Linux Admin experience is recommended to take the exam.
This exam can be taken in English (at launch) and Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish are coming soon. An applicant is required to create a Pearson VUE testing account after which it will be allotted a test center or taken online. Register for the exam here.
Time Taken To Prepare For The Exam: The time taken is totally dependent on the IT background and knowledge but for a non-Linux user, it can take about two months with 4 hours of study per day.
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