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CompTIA Linux+ (XK0-004 Infrastructure Series) Certification

What is the CompTIA Linux+ Certificate

As more organisations have adopted Linux, the demand for skilled and qualified Linux Administrators has risen. Having a CompTIA Linux+ Certification validates the competencies required of an early career System Administrator who supports Linux systems.

As many organisations use Linux in Cloud, Cyber Security, Mobile and Web Admin applications, IT professionals can use a CompTIA Linux+ Certification to help manage everything from Servers to Supercomputers.

Our CompTIA Linux+ Certificate training is the only job-focused Linux certification, which covers the latest foundational skills, which are required by hiring managers. This globally recognised and accepted accreditation will open international career opportunities, where you can apply for jobs in Linux Administrator or Specialist roles. 

Gain your CompTIA Linux+ Certification. Enrol today!

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Study anytime, anywhere
  • 24/7 access
  • Unlimited Tutor Support
  • Includes: Live Labs, Tutor Support and Official Exam
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Study anytime, anywhere
  • 24/7 access
  • Unlimited Tutor Support
  • Includes: Live Labs, Tutor Support and Official Exam
Course Details

Is the CompTIA Linux+ Online Course suitable for me?  

This is a job-focused Linux certification. If you’re looking to embark on a career as a Linux Administrator, this is the perfect qualification for you to earn. You’ll learn the necessary skills, techniques and knowledge to succeed in a career as a Linux Administrator, including how to install and support the Linux Operating System.  

If you want to earn your qualification in your own time, wherever suits you best, this course will be ideal for you.

If you’re new to IT and looking for a qualification to get started in the industry, we recommend the CompTIA A+, CompTIA S+ or CompTIA N+ Certification Virtual Classroom courses.


Required: No required prerequisites for this CompTIA Linux+ Certification.

Recommended: CompTIA A+ Certification, CompTIA Network+ Certification, and 12+ months of Linux administration experience.

Career Opportunities with a CompTIA Linux+ Certification

The average salary for Linux specific job roles in the UK is £55k, with senior roles (such as Linux Server Engineers and DevOps) earning in excess of £70k.

With a CompTIA Linux+ Certification, you can embark on a very specific career in Linux support roles, including:

  •    Web Administrator – £30k
  •    Network Administrator – £40k
  •    Systems Administrator – £42k
  •    Linux Administrator – £43k
  •    Linux Support – £55k

(Source: ITJobsWatch)

Why should I choose to study a CompTIA Certification?

CompTIA certifications are recognised internationally and offer the chance to learn the Linux skills and practical elements required to thrive in a Linux focused job role.

Students new to IT

A CompTIA Linux+ Certification will make your CV stand out and make your skillset desirable to employers. You’ll gain a high-quality qualification, which will prepare you for your career ahead.  

Current IT Professionals

If you already work in the IT industry but are looking for a Linux specific career path, a CompTIA Linux+ Certification will help you gain the knowledge to start and advance your IT career.

Why choose e-Careers?

We have helped over 555,000 delegates around the world to study for and earn specific qualifications to help them change careers or advance in their current jobs. Many of these students studied IT or Cyber Security qualifications and have now forged careers in this sector. This experience has allowed us to refine our processes, course materials and learning platforms, ensuring we offer the highest level of service and training possible.

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You’ll also benefit from:

  •    Training sessions which are focused on you
  •    Recruitment insight to enhance your employability
  •    Having a CompTIA Authorised Training Partner
  •    Unlimited Tutor Support
  •    Flexible payment plans

Learning Outcomes

  •    Hardware & System Configuration - Learn how to configure kernel modules, storage, network parameters, Cloud and virtualization technologies
  •    System Operation & Maintenance – Manage services and software, plus be able to explain job scheduling, server roles, and the operation and use of Linux devices
  •    Security – Understand the best practices for permissions and authentication, file management and firewalls
  •    Linux Troubleshooting & Diagnostic – Analyse systems properties and processes and troubleshoot user, application and hardware issues
  •    Automation & Scripting – Be able to execute basic BASH scripts, version control using Git, and orchestration processes

CompTIA Linux+ Syllabus

  •    Introduction
  •    Preparing Your Environment
  •    Sifting Through Services 
  •    Managing Files, Directories, and Text
  •    Searching and Analysing Text
  •    Explaining the Boot Process
  •    Maintaining System Startup and Services
  •    Configuring Network Connections
  •    Comparing GUIs
  •    Adjusting Localization Options
  •    Administering Users and Groups
  •    Handling Storage
  •    Protecting Files 
  •    Governing Software
  •    Tending Kernel Modules
  •    Applying Ownership and Permissions
  •    Looking at Access and Authentication Methods
  •    Implementing Logging Services
  •    Overseeing Linux Firewalls
  •    Embracing Best Security Practices
  •    Analysing System Properties and Remediation
  •    Optimising Performance
  •    Investigating User Issues
  •    Dealing with Linux Devices
  •    Troubleshooting Application and Hardware Issues
  •    Deploying Bash Scripts
  •    Automating Jobs
  •    Controlling Versions with Git
  •    Understanding Cloud and Virtualisation Concepts
  •    Inspecting Cloud and Virtualization Services
  •    Orchestrating the Environment

CompTIA Linux+ Exam Details

Exam: Code XK0-004

Upon successful completion of the CompTIA Linux+ certification, your skills as an IT professional with hands-on experience configuring, monitoring, and supporting servers running the Linux operating system will be validated by an international recognised awarding body.

Exam Format - Performance-based, Multiple-choice.

Number of questions - Maximum of 90.

Duration - 90 minutes. 

Pass Mark - 720/900 (80%)

Payment Options

If you are funding your own course, we can provide a multitude of flexible payment plans and pricing options, some of which are listed below:

  •    Pay for the course in full via bank transfer, debit/ credit card or PayPal;
  •    Pay in 2 to 12 monthly instalments – interest free!
  •    Alternative finance options*

*Finance is a great way to help you spread the cost of your purchase. To make it easy, you can apply for and complete the loan application quickly and entirely online.

We offer a range of interest-free and interest-bearing finance options to help you spread the cost of your purchase over 12, 24, 36 or 48 months. Please contact our team today for further details.

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