CompTIA Linux+ Certification (XK0-004)
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 will also prepare you for the Exam XKO-004
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.
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.
To ensure your success, we recommend you first take the following courses or have equivalent knowledge: UNIX and Linux: Fundamentals, UNIX and Linux: Advanced User, CompTIA® A+®: A Comprehensive Approach (Exams 220-801 and 220-802) (helpful, but not required), Course-specific Technical Requirements
1 – PERFORMING BASIC LINUX TASKS
Topic A: Identify the History and Development of Linux Topic B: Enter Shell Commands Topic C: Get Help Using Linux
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
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
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
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
6 – MANAGING KERNEL MODULES
Topic A: Explore the Linux Kernel Topic B: Install and Configure Kernel Modules Topic C: Monitor Kernel Modules
7 – MANAGING THE LINUX BOOT PROCESS
Topic A: Configure Linux Boot Components Topic B: Configure GRUB 2
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
9 – MANAGING DEVICES
Topic A: Identify the Types of Linux Devices Topic B: Configure Devices Topic C: Monitor Devices Topic D: Troubleshoot Hardware Issues
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
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
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
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
14 – AUTOMATING TASKS
Topic A: Schedule Jobs Topic B: Implement Version Control Using Git Topic C: Identify Orchestration Concepts
15 – INSTALLING LINUX
Topic A: Prepare for Linux Installation Topic B: Perform the Installation