CompTIA® Linux+® Certification Powered By LPI

This course covers basic installation, operating, and troubleshooting services for the Linux operating system and hardware on workstations and servers. Basic system administration tasks are also covered.

CompTIA, Novell and Linux Professional Institute recently announced an international partnership to standardize their entry-level Linux certification programs on LPIC-1.

CompTIA Linux+ course has been revised and now contain an appendix which has additional content to cover the LPI exam requirements. This means that new revised course now cover the CLA 11, LPIC-1 and CompTIA Linux+ exams. Candidates looking to take any of these three entry level Linux certifications can now attend CompTIA Linux+ to prepare to take exams for all three certifications, and can effectively obtain the three certifications by taking two exams (CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI) and then applying for both LPI and CLA 11 status.

Course Outline

System Architecture

  • Determine and Configure hardware settings

  • Boot the System

  • Change runlevels and shutdown or reboot system

Linux Installation and Package Management

  • Design hard disk layout

  • Install a boot manager

  • Manage shared libraries

  • Use Debian package management

  • Use RPM and YUM package management

GNU and Unix Commands

  • Work on the command line

  • Process text streams using filters

  • Perform basic file management

  • Use streams, pipes and redirects

  • Create, monitor and kill processes

  • Modify process execution priorities

  • Search text files using regular expressions

  • Perform basic file editing operations using vi

Devices, Linux Filesystems, Filesystem Hierarchy


  • Create partitions and filesystems

  • Maintain the integrity of filesystems

  • Control mounting and unmounting of filesystems

  • Manage disk quotas

  • Manage file permissions and ownership

  • Create and change hard and symbolic links

  • Find system files and place files in the correct location

Shells, Scripting and Data Management

  • Customize and use the shell environment

  • Customize or write simple scripts

  • SQL data management

User Interfaces and Desktops

  • Install and configure X11

  • Setup a display manager

  • Accessibility

Administrative Tasks

  • Manage user and group accounts and related system files

  • Automate system administration tasks by scheduling jobs

  • Localization and internationalization

Essential System Services

  • Maintain system time

  • System logging

  • Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) basics

  • Manage printers and printing

Networking Fundamentals

  • Fundamentals of internet protocols

  • Basic network configuration

  • Basic network troubleshooting

  • Configure client side DNS


  • Perform security administration tasks

  • Setup host security

  • Securing data with encryption


  • Students who want internationally recognized credentials as competent Linux professionals.

  • Individuals who are currently preparing for the SAIR Linux & GNU Certification exams.

  • Individuals who need to acquire skills to install Linux-based systems and networks.

  • Anyone who is interested in working in a Linux or Unix networking environment.