CompTIA Linux Plus Certification prep Powered by LPI

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The CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI (Exams LX0-103 and LX0-104) course, developed to cover CompTIA Powered by LPI exams LX0-103 and LX0-104, builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with the Linux operating system to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job in any type of Linux career.

This course can benefit you in two ways. If your job duties include Linux troubleshooting, installation, or maintenance, or if you are preparing for any type of Linux-related career, it provides the background knowledge and skills you will require to be successful. In addition, it assists you if you are preparing to take the CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI exams (Exam Codes: LX0-103 and LX0-104), in order to become a CompTIA Linux+ Certified Professional.

Employment Objective

Course Description:

In this course, you will administer Linux.

What you will learn:

Identify hardware commonly found in or attached to computing devices.
Identify software commonly installed on computing devices.
Set up a basic workstation.
Configure network access.
Work with files, folders, and applications.
Configure and use wireless devices.
Secure computing devices.
Support computers and users.

Target Student:


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+ Comprehensive Approach (Exams 220-901 and 220-902) (helpful, but not required)


IT professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows-based TCP/IP networks and familiarity with other operating systems, such as NetWare, Macintosh, UNIX/Linux, and OS/2, who wants to: further a career in Information Technology by acquiring a foundational knowledge of document imaging topics; prepare for the CompTIA CDIA examination or use CDIA as the foundation for specialized workflow, imaging or document storage career roles.

Course-specific Technical Requirements


For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. These computers will need the following minimum hardware components:

This configuration is applicable for both Instructor and Student systems.Depending on the hard disk type (SATA, SAS, or other) and connection, the drive letter may vary. For IDE hard drives, the drive letter will start with “hd,” whereas for SATA/SAS drives it will start with “sd.” The instructions for the activities of this course assume the drive device will be "sda."

4 GB RAM or higher
A 64-bit 2.0 GHz processor or higher
DVD-ROM drive (Boot capable)
Generic keyboard and mouse
Sound and display cards (24-bit color, 1024x768 resolution or higher)
A Network Interface Card (NIC) for each system
Generic monitor
Primary 40 GB (or larger) hard disk
Secondary 8 GB (or larger) hard disk
Printer with USB port (optional)
A high-speed Internet connection is required for CentOS Linux Updates and Installations

The CentOS Installation DVD is also required to perform the activities in Lesson 16, and may be used to install packages throughout the course. If you are using a virtualized environment, be sure to know how to boot/reboot the system via the Installation DVD.If you are working within a virtualized environment, be sure to set up both the primary and secondary hard disks required for this course at this time. The second disk should not be used during Installation, but will be used in Lesson 3. The course assumes the primary disk is /dev/sda and the second disk is /dev/sdb.


A copy of the CentOS Linux 7 Install DVD for the instructor and for each student. The ISO image for this DVD may be downloaded from

Course Content

Performing Basic Linux Tasks .
Topic A: Identify the History and Development of Linux
Topic B: Enter Shell Commands
Topic C: Get Help Using Linux
Topic D: Start and Stop Linux

Managing User and Group Accounts
Topic A: Create User and Group Accounts
Topic B: Configure User Profiles
Topic C: Administer User and Group Accounts

Managing Partitions and the Linux Filesystem
Topic A: Create Partitions
Topic B: Navigate Through the Linux Filesystem
Topic C: Manage the Filesystem
Topic D: Maintain the Filesystem

Managing Files in Linux
Topic A: Create and Edit Text Files
Topic B: Locate Files
Topic C: Search Text Using Regular Expressions
Topic D: Apply Filters to Text Streams
Topic E: Link Files
Topic F: Back Up and Restore Files
Topic G: Manage Databases Using MariaDB

Managing Linux Permissions and Ownership
Topic A: Modify File and Directory Permissions
Topic B: Modify Default Permissions
Topic C: Modify File and Directory Ownership
Topic D: Set Special Permissions and Attributes

Printing Files
Topic A: Configure a Local Printer
Topic B: Print Files
Topic C: Configure Remote Printing

Managing Packages
Topic A: Manage Packages Using RPM
Topic B: Verify Packages
Topic C: Upgrade Packages
Topic D: Configure Repositories
Topic E: Manage Packages Using YUM
Topic F: Advanced Package and Application Management

Managing Kernel Services
Topic A: Explore the Linux Kernel
Topic B: Customize Kernel Modules
Topic C: Create an initrd Image
Topic D: Manage Device Drivers and Hardware Devices
Topic E: Monitor Processes and Resources

Working with the Bash Shell and Shell Scripts
Topic A: Perform Basic Bash Shell Operations
Topic B: Write a Bash Shell Script
Topic C: Customize the Bash Shell
Topic D: Redirect Standard Input and Output
Topic E: Use Control Statements in Shell Scripts

Managing Jobs and Processes
Topic A: Manage Jobs and Background Processes
Topic B: Manage Processes Using the Process Table
Topic C: Delay and Detach Jobs
Topic D: Schedule Jobs
Topic E: Maintain the System Time

Managing System Services
Topic A: Configure System Services
Topic B: Monitor System Logs
Topic C: Configure Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux)

Configuring Network Services
Topic A: Connect to a Network
Topic B: Configure Routes
Topic C: Configure Client Network Services
Topic D: Manage Remote Network Systems

Configuring Basic Internet Services
Topic A: Configure Email Services
Topic B: Control Internet Services

Securing Linux
Topic A: Implement Basic System Security
Topic B: Secure User Accounts

Managing Hardware
Topic A: Identify Common Hardware Components and Resources
Topic B: Configure Removable Hardware
Topic C: Configure Disk Quotas

Troubleshooting Linux Systems
Topic A: Troubleshoot System-Based Issues
Topic B: Troubleshoot Hardware Issues
Topic C: Troubleshoot Network Connection and Security Issues

Installing Linux
Topic A: Prepare for Installation
Topic B: The Linux Boot Process
Topic C: Configure GRUB
Topic D: Install the Operating System

Configuring the GUI
Topic A: Implement X
Topic B: Customize the Display Manager
Topic C: Enable Accessibility Settings in Linux

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA® Linux+™ Powered by LPI (Exams LX0-103 and LX0-104) Exam Objectives
Appendix B: Syntax
Appendix C: Additional Security Topics

CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI
5 Hours a Day 5 Days a Week
11/05/2018 11/15/2018
CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI
5 Hours a Day 5 Days a Week
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01/14/2019 01/24/2019
CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI
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03/04/2019 03/12/2019
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CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI
5 Hours a Day 5 Days a Week
to Run (GTR)
$2,000.00 Enroll Now
CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI
5 Days
to Run (GTR)
$2,000.00 Enroll Now
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