Overview of the CompTIA Linux+ Exams
The official name of the certification in question is “CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI” and although that’s a mouthful to say, it’s also a meaningful addition to a résumé. The certification is awarded by CompTIA; it consists of two exams by the Linux Professional Institute (LPI): LX0-101 and LX0-102.
Accordingly, at the time of taking the exams, a candidate can choose to have the test scores forwarded to LPI — and gain the Level 1 certification (LPIC-1) at the same time.
Records are separately maintained by LPI and CompTIA. If you choose not to forward your scores, you can be Linux+-certified but not LPIC-1 certified.
Each of the two exams consists of 60 questions that must be answered in 90 minutes. The passing score is 500 on a scale from 200 to 800, and it is highly recommended – but not required – that candidates have 12 months of Linux administration experience.
There are four domains on one exam and six on the other. The table shows the domains on each, along with their prospective weighting.
|LX0-101||101 System Architecture||14%|
|102 Linux Installation and Package Management||18%|
|103 GNU and Unix Commands||43%|
|104 Devices, Linux Filesystems, Filesystem Hierachy
|LX0-102||105 Shells, Scripting, and Data Management||17%|
|106 User Interfaces and Desktops||8%|
|107 Administrative Tasks||20%|
|108 Essential System Services||17%|
|109 Networking Fundamentals||23%|