Exam Number: XK0-004

CompTIA Linux+ measures the necessary skills of an IT professional with hands-on experience configuring, monitoring, and supporting servers running the Linux operating system.

Successful candidates will have the knowledge required to configure, manage, operate, and troubleshoot a Linux environment by using security best practices, scripting, and automation.

Course Objectives

1.0 Hardware and System Configuration
-Explain Linux boot process concepts.
-Given a scenario, install, configure, and monitor kernel modules.
-Given a scenario, configure and verify network connection parameters.
-Given a scenario, manage storage in a Linux environment.
-Compare and contrast cloud and virtualization concepts and technologies.
-Given a scenario, configure localization options.

2.0 Systems Operation and Maintenance
-Given a scenario, conduct software installations,configurations, updates, and removals.
-Given a scenario, manage users and groups.
-Given a scenario, create, modify, and redirect files.
-Given a scenario, manage services.
-Summarize and explain server roles.
-Given a scenario, automate and schedule jobs.
-Explain the use and operation of Linux devices.
-Compare and contrast Linux graphical user interfaces.

3.0 Security
-Given a scenario, apply or acquire the appropriate user and/or group permissions and ownership.
-Given a scenario, configure and implement appropriate access and authentication methods.
-Summarize security best practices in a Linux environment.
-Given a scenario, implement logging services.
-Given a scenario, implement and configure Linux firewalls.
-Given a scenario, backup, restore, and compress files.

4.0 Linux Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
-Given a scenario, analyze system properties and remediate accordingly.
-Given a scenario, analyze system processes in order to optimize performance.
-Given a scenario, analyze and troubleshoot user issues.
-Given a scenario, analyze and troubleshoot application and hardware issues.

5.0 Automation and Scripting
-Given a scenario, deploy and execute basic BASH scripts.
-Given a scenario, carry out version control using Git.
-Summarize orchestration processes and concepts.

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