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For many years, Linux has dominated the server install base in the business world—and it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Linux's popularity has led to a greater need for information technology (IT) professionals who can manage servers that run some form of the Linux kernel. The Official CompTIA® Linux+® courseware builds on your existing experience with systems operations and administration to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to configure, manage, operate, and troubleshoot a Linux environment by using security best practices, scripting, and automation.
This course is designed for IT professionals whose primary job responsibility is the management of servers and other devices running the Linux operating system. A typical student in this course should have at least nine months of hands-on Linux experience and at least one and a half years of IT experience in other computing environments. The target student should wish to expand their skillset to support their career in Linux system administration and operation.
This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA Linux+ certification and who want to prepare for Exam XK0-004. The Linux+ certification can validate the student's understanding and skill in configuring, monitoring, and supporting Linux systems.
To ensure your success in this course, you should have at least foundational experience with general systems administration procedures, some hands-on exposure to one or more Linux distributions, as well as knowledge of computing hardware and basic networking and cybersecurity concepts.
You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following official CompTIA courses:
- The Official CompTIA® A+® Core 1 and 2 Student Guide (Exams 220-1001 and 220-1002)
- The Official CompTIA® Network+® Student Guide (Exam N10-007)
- The Official CompTIA® Security+® Student Guide (Exam SY0-501)
In this course, you will configure, operate, and troubleshoot Linux systems.
- Perform basic Linux tasks.
- Manage users and groups.
- Manage permissions and ownership.
- Manage storage.
- Manage files and directories.
- Manage kernel modules.
- Manage the Linux boot process.
- Manage system components.
- Manage devices.
- Manage networking.
- Manage packages and software.
- Secure Linux systems.
- Write and execute Bash shell scripts.
- Automate tasks.
- Plan and perform a Linux installation.
View the CompTIA Linux+ (XKO-004 Objectives) Training Course Outline
Lesson 1: Performing Basic Linux Tasks
Topic A: Identify the Linux Design Philosophy
Topic B: Enter Shell Commands
Topic C: Get Help with Linux
Lesson 2: Managing Users and Groups
Topic A: Assume Superuser Privileges
Topic B: Create, Modify, and Delete Users
Topic C: Create, Modify, and Delete Groups
Topic D: Query Users and Groups
Topic E: Configure Account Profiles
Lesson 3: Managing Permissions and Ownership
Topic A: Modify File and Directory Permissions
Topic B: Modify File and Directory Ownership
Topic C: Configure Special Permissions and Attributes
Topic D: Troubleshoot Permissions Issues
Lesson 4: Managing Storage
Topic A: Create Partitions
Topic B: Manage Logical Volumes
Topic C: Mount File Systems
Topic D: Manage File Systems
Topic E: Navigate the Linux Directory Structure
Topic F: Troubleshoot Storage Issues
Lesson 5: Managing Files and Directories
Topic A: Create and Edit Text Files
Topic B: Search for Files
Topic C: Perform Operations on Files and Directories
Topic D: Process Text Files
Topic E: Manipulate File Output
Lesson 6: Managing Kernel Modules
Topic A: Explore the Linux Kernel
Topic B: Install and Configure Kernel Modules
Topic C: Monitor Kernel Modules
Lesson 7: Managing the Linux Boot Process
Topic A: Configure Linux Boot Components
Topic B: Configure GRUB 2
Lesson 8: Managing System Components
Topic A: Configure Localization Options
Topic B: Configure GUIs
Topic C: Manage Services
Topic D: Troubleshoot Process Issues
Topic E: Troubleshoot CPU and Memory Issues
Lesson 9: Managing Devices
Topic A: Identify the Types of Linux Devices
Topic B: Configure Devices
Topic C: Monitor Devices
Topic D: Troubleshoot Hardware Issues
Lesson 10: Managing Networking
Topic A: Identify TCP/IP Fundamentals
Topic B: Identify Linux Server Roles
Topic C: Connect to a Network
Topic D: Configure DHCP and DNS Client Services
Topic E: Configure Cloud and Virtualization Technologies
Topic F: Troubleshoot Networking Issues
Lesson 11: Managing Packages and Software
Topic A: Identify Package Managers
Topic B: Manage RPM Packages with YUM
Topic C: Manage Debian Packages with APT
Topic D: Configure Repositories
Topic E: Acquire Software
Topic F: Build Software from Source Code
Topic G: Troubleshoot Software Dependency Issues
Lesson 12: Securing Linux Systems
Topic A: Implement Cybersecurity Best Practices
Topic B: Implement Identity and Access Management Methods
Topic C: Configure SELinux or AppArmor
Topic D: Configure Firewalls
Topic E: Implement Logging Services
Topic F: Back Up, Restore, and Verify Data
Lesson 13: Working with Bash Scripts
Topic A: Customize the Bash Shell Environment
Topic B: Identify Scripting and Programming Fundamentals
Topic C: Write and Execute a Simple Bash Script
Topic D: Incorporate Control Statements in Bash Scripts
Lesson 14: Automating Tasks
Topic A: Schedule Jobs
Topic B: Implement Version Control Using Git
Topic C: Identify Orchestration Concepts
Lesson 15: Installing Linux
Topic A: Prepare for Linux Installation
Topic B: Perform the Installation
Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA® Linux+® (Exam XK0-004)