CompTIA Linux+ validates the competencies required of an early career system administrator supporting Linux systems.

CompTIA Linux+ validates the skills administrators need to secure the enterprise, power the cloud and keep systems running. The new certification ensures that IT professionals, software developers, cybersecurity engineers and penetration testers have these necessary skills to support today’s tech systems.

CompTIA Linux+ is the only job-focused Linux certification covering the latest foundational skills demanded by hiring managers. Unlike other certifications, the new exam includes performance-based and multiple-choice questions to identify the employees who can do the job. The exam covers tasks associated with all major distributions of Linux, setting the foundation for advanced vendor/distro-specific knowledge.


What Skills Will You Learn?

System Management

Configure and manage software, storage and process and services


Understand best practices for permissions and authentication, firewalls, and file management

Scripting, Containers & Automation

Create simple shell scripts and execute basic BASH scripts, version control using Git, and orchestration processes


Analyze system properties and processes and troubleshoot user, application and hardware issues

Companies that trust CompTIA Linux+

Jobs that use CompTIA Linux+

Linux Administrator

Junior Cloud Engineer
Junior DevOps Support Engineer
Technical Support Specialist
Systems Administrator
Network Administrator
Web Administrator/ Developer
Cybersecurity Engineer
Linux Engineer