Linux+ certification is a vendor-neutral IT certification. It is aimed at network engineers and/or administrators that want to gain more credibility in order to achieve better employability and higher pay. Typical job titles associated with Linux+ certified professionals are: UNIX/Linux Senior Engineer, Linux System Administrator, Linux Support Specialist, and Linux Manager.
To become a Linux+ Certified Security Engineer you have to pass the two Linux+ Exams Exam LX0-101 and Exam LX0-102. The exams cover mostly work at the command line (this is a critical Linux skill) but also installation and package management as well as Linux file systems, and file system Hierarchy Standard.
Linux+ is promoted by CompTIA but developed by the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) therefore when you pass the CompTIA exam you also get the LPI credential.
The recommended prerequisite for this exam is about two years’ experience in IT security plus a working knowledge of most of the items listed in the CompTIA Linux+ Exam Objectives document.
So what’s on the exam? Two ways to find out: Download below Linux+ exam objectives and practice with the CertBlaster for Linux+ or LPIC-1.
Download: CompTIA Linux+ LX0 103 Exam Objectives (same as LPIC-1 Version 4.0 Exam 103)
Download: CompTIA Linux+ LX0 104 Exam Objectives (same as LPIC-1 Version 4.0 Exam 104)
For comparison, you can download the prior version of the CompTIA Linux+ Exam Objectives here:
Download: CompTIA Linux+ LX0 101 Exam Objectives (same as LPIC-1 Exam 101)
Download: CompTIA Linux+ LX0 102 Exam Objectives (same as LPIC-1 Exam 102)
The average annual salary for a Linux+ certified technician is $89,316. However individuals with enough experience routinely reach, over some time, compensation in excess of $100,000. To find out more about this, see our IT Certification infographic.
This certification is sponsored in the USA by the Computing Technology Industry Association – CompTIA but is developed and maintained by the Linux Professional Institute.
Other exceptionally successful vendor neutral certification tracks by CompTIA are A+, Network+ and Security+. Other, more advanced, certifications by Linux Professional Institute are Linux LPIC-2 and Linux LPIC-3.