CompTIA Linux+

70 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

The CompTIA Linux+ Training Course includes expert instructor-led training modules with customized presentations, practice exam simulators and learning supplements for an all-inclusive training program that provides all the benefits of classroom training at your own pace.

CompTIA's Linux+ is a is a vendor-neutral certification that validates the knowledge of individuals with a minimum of six to twelve months of practical Linux experience.  

The CompTIA Linux+ Course confirms an IT professional's proficiency in the everyday management of Linux-based clients and basic management of server systems.  Students will learn the knowledge and tools necessary to manage Linux systems from the command line, as well as how to manage user administration, file permissions, software configurations, and Linux-based clients, server systems and security. 

This course includes FREE access for 12 months to a cloud based lab platform to assist students develop the practical information technology (IT) skills necessary to succeed in high in demand IT jobs.  This cloud based lab solution uses real equipment that enables our students to execute each practical task in a safe environment that is accessible from anywhere without needing to buy their own hardware or risk damage to their own system.

Along with providing the necessary hardware in a virtual environment, students gain access to high quality practical exercises that cover many of the exam topics they will encounter on their certifying exams.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Getting Started with Linux
  • Module Overview
  • Linux and its History
  • Basic Commands
  • Documentation
  • Booting and Shutting Down
  • Module Review
Module 2: Linux File System 
  • Module Overview
  • File System Types
  • Partitioning
  • Navigation
  • Managing and Maintaining the File System
  • Module Review
Module 3: Users and Groups
  • Module Overview
  • User Groups and Profiles
  • 03: Managing User Accounts
  • Module Review
Module 4: Working with Files
  • Module Overview
  • VI Editor
  • Locating Files
  • Links
  • Backup and Restore
  • MySQL
  • Permissions
  • Special Permissions
  • Module Review
Module 5: Scripting
  • Module Overview
  • Shells
  • Customizing the Bash Shell
  • I/O and Control Statements
  • Module Review
Module 6: Printing
  • Module Overview
  • Module Overview
  • Configuring local Printers and Printer File Commands
  • Print Jobs and Queues and Remote Printing
  • Module Review
Module 7: Packages
  • Module Overview
  • Using RPM
  • Verifying Packages, Updating Packages and Repositories
  • YUM Commands and Install with YUM
  • Debian Package Manager
  • Source Files
  • Module Review
Module 8: Networking 
  • Module Overview
  • Connecting to a Network
  • Configuring Routes
  • Configuring DHCP
  • Configuring DNS
  • Implementing Network File Sharing Services
  • Configuring NIS
  • Managing Remote Network Servers
  • Configuring Web Servers
  • Implementing Apache Access Control
  • Implementing Access Control in a Proxy Server
  • Configuring E-mail Services
  • Module Review
Module 9: Hardware
  • Module Overview
  • Common Hardware 
  • Power Management
  • Removable Hardware
  • Mass Storage Devices
  • Logical Volumes
  • Disk Quotas
  • Module Review
Module 10: Linux Kernel
  • Module Overview
  • Exploring the Linux Kernel and Customizing Kernel Modules
  • Creating an initrd Image
  • Managing Device Drivers
  • Monitoring Hardware Devices, Processes and Resources
  • Module Review
Module 11: Processes
  • Module Overview
  • Jobs and Background Processes
  • Using Process Table
  • Delayed, Detached and Scheduled Jobs
  • System Time
  • Module Review
Module 12: System Services
  • Module Overview
  • Configuring System Services
  • Monitoring System Logs
  • Configuring SELinux
  • Module Review
Module 13: Securing Linux
  • Module Overview
  • Examining System Security
  • Securing User Accounts
  • Enabling Firewall Functionality and Implementing Security Auditing 
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Module Review
  • Demonstration: Security Based Distributions
Module 14: Pre-Installation Considerations and Installing
  • Module Overview
  • Preparing For Installation
  • Identifying Phases of the Linux Boot Sequence
  • Configuring GRUB
  • Install Overview
  • Installing SUSE
  • Installing Fedora
  • Installing CentOS
  • Installing Debian
  • Configuring the GUI and Performing Post-Installation Tasks
  • Module Review
Module 15: Troubleshooting
  • Module Overview
  • Troubleshooting System-Based Issues and Hardware Issues
  • Troubleshooting Network Connection and Security Issues
  • Module Review
  • Course Review
  • Final Thoughts
Linux+ Support Skills Virtual Lab
  • System Architecture
  • Linux installation and package management
  • GNU and Unix Commands
  • Devices Linux File systems File system Hierarchy Standard
  • Administrative Tasks
  • Essential System Services
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Editing Files in Linux


This course prepares students to take the CompTIA Linux+ LX0-101 and LX0-102 certification exams.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.

** Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **