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CompTIA Linux+


Certification Industry: Linux

Certificate Name: CompTIA Linux+

Certificate Issuing Authority: CompTIA

Certification Price: $329 USD

Certificate Validity: 3 years

Certification Details:

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+ :

  1. Mastering Linux: Getting a CompTIA Linux+ certification justifies to the employer that the respective employee is absolutely familiar with the commands and concepts of the operating system. It also validates the candidates’ mastery over the foundational knowledge of Linux and secures the position for them.
  2. Single-Exam Format: The latest CompTIA Linux+ exam format is a single-exam format instead of two exams, which greatly helps the professionals to make way with this certification in a shorter amount of time and decreased complexity. However, the single exam has more questions but it is a one-time task which is better than giving two exams for a single certification.

Exam Topic:

DOMAIN
% OF EXAMINATION
HARDWARE AND SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 21%
SYSTEM OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE 26%
SECURITY 19%
LINUX TROUBLESHOOTING AND DIAGNOSTICS 20%
AUTOMATION AND SCRIPTING 14%
TOTAL 100%

Exam Details:

Number of questions: 90 multiple-choice questions

Passing score: 720 (on a scale of 900)

Allotted Time90 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 onlineRegister 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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