CompTIA Linux+

70 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

CompTIA Linux+ LogoGain hands-on expertise in CompTIA Linux+ Exam 1 &  CompTIA Linux+ Exam 2 by taking these courses.  Performance based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. CompTIA Linux+ is a vendor neutral credential designed for IT professionals. LX0-103 exam covers common tasks in major distributions of Linux, including the Linux command line, basic maintenance, installing and configuring workstations, and networking.  LX0-104 exam is designed to manage shells, scripting, and data, and to set user interfaces and desktops in the Linux operating system.

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:

CompTIA Linux+ LX0-103 Curriculum:
Lesson 1: Exploring Linux Command-Line Tools
  • Understanding Command-Line Basics
  • Using Streams, Redirection, and Pipes
  • Processing Text Using Filters
  • Using Regular Expressions
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 2: Managing Software
  • Package Concepts
  • Using RPM
  • Using Debian Packages
  • Converting between Package Formats
  • Package Dependencies and Conflicts
  • Managing Shared Libraries
  • Managing Processes
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 3: Configuring Hardware
  • Configuring the Firmware and Core Hardware
  • Configuring Expansion Cards
  • Configuring USB Devices
  • Configuring Hard Disks
  • Designing a Hard Disk Layout
  • Creating Partitions and Filesystems
  • Maintaining Filesystem Health
  • Mounting and Unmounting Filesystems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 4: Managing Files
  • Using File Management Commands
  • Managing File Ownership
  • Controlling Access to Files
  • Managing Disk Quotas
  • Locating Files
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 5: Booting Linux and Editing Files
  • Installing Boot Loaders
  • Understanding the Boot Process
  • The Initialization Process
  • Using the SysV Initialization Process
  • Using the systemd Initialization Process
  • Using the Upstart Initialization Process
  • Editing Files with vi
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
CompTIA Linux+ LX0-103 Practice Lab:
  • Determine and configure hardware settings
  • Boot the System
  • Change Runlevels and Shutdown or Reboot System
  • Design hard disk layout
  • Manage shared libraries
  • Use RPM and YUM package management
  • Work on the command line
  • Process text streams using filters
  • Perform Basic File Management
  • Use Streams Pipes and Redirects
  • Create, Monitor and Kill Processes
  • Modify Process Execution Priorities
  • Search Text Files using Regular Expressions
  • Perform Basic File Editing Operations Using vi
  • Create partitions and filesystems
  • Maintain the integrity of filesystems
  • Control mounting and unmounting of filesystems
  • Manage disk quotas
  • Manage File Permissions and Ownership
  • Create and change hard and symbolic links
  • Find system files and place files in the correct location
  • Linux Installation and Package Management
  • Install a boot manager
CompTIA Linux+ LX0-104 Curriculum:
Lesson 1: Configuring the X Window System, Localization, and Printing
  • Configuring Basic X Features
  • Configuring X Fonts
  • Managing GUI Logins
  • Using X for Remote Access
  • X Accessibility
  • Configuring Localization and Internationalization
  • Configuring Printing
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 2: Administering the System
  • Managing Users and Groups
  • Tuning User and System Environments
  • Using Log and Journal Files
  • Maintaining the System Time
  • Running Jobs in the Future
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 3: Configuring Basic Networking
  • Understanding TCP/IP Networking
  • Understanding Network Addressing
  • Configuring Linux for a Local Network
  • Diagnosing Network Connections
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 4: Writing Scripts, Configuring Email, and Using Databases
  • Managing the Shell Environment
  • Writing Scripts
  • Managing Email
  • Managing Data with SQL
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 5: Securing Your System
  • Administering Network Security
  • Administering Local Security
  • Configuring SSH
  • Using GPG
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
CompTIA Linux+ LX0-104 Practice Lab:
  • Customize and use the shell environment
  • Customize or write simple scripts
  • SQL data management
  • Accessibility
  • Manage user and group accounts and related system files
  • Automate system administration tasks by scheduling jobs
  • Localisation and internationalisation
  • Maintain system time
  • System logging
  • Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) basics
  • Manage printers and printing
  • Internet Protocols and Basic Network Configuration
  • Basic network troubleshooting
  • Configure client side DNS
  • Perform security administration tasks
  • Setup host security
  • Securing data with encryption

Certification(s):

This course prepares students to take the CompTIA Linux+ LX0-103 and LX0-104 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. **