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Linux+ Certificate

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Linux has grown into an industry-leading software and service delivery platform that is used for everything from super computers and Web servers to virtualized systems and the Android phone. This growth creates a high demand for qualified Linux professionals.

This hands on-course is designed to teach the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to successfully configure, manage and troubleshoot Linux systems.

This course will prepare students for the CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI exams – Exam Codes: LX0–103 and LX0–104.

The following exam topics are covered in this course:

  • System Architecture
  • Linux Installation and Package Management
  • GNU and Unix Commands
  • Devices, Linux File systems, File system Hierarchy Standard
  • Shells, Scripting and Data Management
  • User Interfaces and Desktops
  • Administrative Tasks
  • Essential System Services
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Security

Have questions or interested in more information about this course? Contact our TechAdvance program team at 703-993-1551 or techadv@gmu.edu.

Offered through a cooperative relationship with TechAdvance IT Training Programs, courses are taught by instructors with substantial experience and expertise in leading IT fields. 


Topics covered in this course include the following:

  • Exploring Linux Command-Line Tools
  • Managing Software
  • Configuring Hardware
  • Managing Files
  • Booting Linux and Editing Files
  • Configuring the X Window System, Localization, and Printing
  • Administering the System
  • Configuring Basic Networking
  • Writing Scripts, Configuring Email, and Using Databases
  • Securing Your System

Designed For

This course is designed for entry-level computer support professionals with basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of Linux concepts and skills to prepare for a career in Linux support or administration, or to prepare for CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI.

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