How to Pass the CompTIA Linux+ Certification?

What is CompTIA Linux+ Certification?

CompTIA has offered many important certifications which are exploring the links for enhancing the IT education of the professionals. The CompTIA Linux+ powered by the LPI is another very significant certification offered by CompTIA which intends to validate the knowledge and skills of the individuals that are required for the junior level Linux administrators. By getting this certification, an individual will acquires the position of junior Linux administrators.

What is the Eligibility criteria/Standard?

The CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ certification is recommended for this Linux+ certification. And the most important criteria are that the he candidate must possess at least 12 months experience in the Linux administration system.

What exams are required to pass for getting the CompTIA Linux+ certification?

Note 1: CompTia has recently updated the Linux+ certification exam. For getting certified in the CompTIA Linux+ certification the candidates had to pass two exams i.e. LXO-101 and the LXO-102 [these exams will retire Aug, 30, 2015). The new exams  are LX0-103 and LX0-104 (launched in March 30, 2015).

Note 2: Exams from different series cannot be combined. If you start with LX0-101, you MUST take LX0-102 to complete your certification. The same applies for the LX0-103 and LX0-104 series. The LX0-103 and LX0-104 series is an update to the LX0-101 and LX0-102 series.

Both these exams are compulsory and essential to attain the junior Linux administrator certification. The exams tend to verify the ability of the individuals regarding the Linux system.  By passing both these exams an individual will be certified in the LPIC-1. The description of both these exams has been mentioned below:

[Part 1] The Exam LX0-101 or LX0-103:

The LXO-101 exam or LX0-103 exam is one of the exams which have to be passed by the individuals in order to get the CompTIA Linux+ powered by LPI. This is a basic level exam which will test the skills of the candidates in the following topics:

  • Linux installation and package management
  • Linux file systems
  • Linux file systems hierarchy standard
  • System architecture
  • GNU & UNIX commands

There are total 60 questions that are offered in this paper and the candidates will be given a time of 90 minutes to complete the exam. The pass mark for this exam is 500 (on scale of 200-800). Moreover, this exam LXO-101 is offered in the English, German, Portuguese, Chinese and Spanish languages.

[Part 2] The Exam LX0-102 or LX0-104:

The LXO-102 or LX0-104 is the second exam which is essential and compulsory for the individuals in order to attain the certification of CompTIA Linux+ powered by LPI. This exam covers the following topics:

  • User interfaces and desktops
  • Networking fundamentals &
  • Security of the Linux System
  • Shells, scripting & data management
  • Essential system services
  • Administrative tasks

All these topics are included in this exam. The LXO-102 exam also contains 60 questions and the allotted time period for this exam is 90 minutes. The pass mark for this exam is 500(on the scale of 200-800). This exam is also offered in English, Portuguese, German, Chinese and the Spanish languages. The individuals can choose any of these languages.

From where can I get the study material for both these exams?

The CompTIA is offering study and training material of both these exams. The individuals wish to take this exam can take help from here. The practice papers are also available online; such online educational forums can also be helpful in passing these exams.

How can I get myself registered for both these exams?

The registration of both these exams can be done through Pearson VUE which is the authorized testing center for CompTIA certification exams. The individuals can also schedule their exams by visiting the Pearson VUE website and can also locate their testing locations.

But before all, download these actual CompTIA Linux+ Exam Questions and Practice Tests from below.

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