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CompTIA Linux+ (Vouchers Included)

Linux is one of the world’s most popular operating systems, used in everything from appliances to smartphones, and in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to the U.S. government. With so much infrastructure built on Linux, the job opportunities for those with relevant experience are tremendous. Our CompTIA Linux+ Training course will prepare you to sit for the exam for this foundation-level certification, and help you take the first step to becoming an expert in Linux—and increasing your earning potential and job prospects.

Linux is used around the globe, because it has the ability to withstand large amounts of users and can be easily customized. Linux is extremely popular within larger corporate infrastructures, and Microsoft makes up a large percentage of its overall market. Our course will prepare you for the Linux+ certification exam, providing you with the ability to apply for positions within these large organizations.

Upon completing our Linux+ prep course, you will be qualified to work in a variety of roles supporting Linux technology, such as Linux administrator, network support, network technician, and many others. Thanks to our virtual lab program, known as “Live Labs,” you will have the hands-on skills necessary to succeed in marketing yourself towards these types of positions. This course also includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam.

6 Months / 95 Course Hrs
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Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

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CompTIA Linux+ (Vouchers Included)

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES362

What You Will Learn
  • Understand the fundamentals of Linux technology
  • Learn all areas of the Linux infrastructure
  • Demonstrate how to use and understand vendor products and software
  • Develop an understanding of how to communicate effectively as an IT professional
  • Get hands on experience through the use of Live Labs technology
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 95 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Receive vouchers to take two CompTIA™ Linux+ (LX0-103 & LX0-104) certification exams
  • Become qualified to work as a Linux administrator, network support, network technician, and more
  • Develop your practical IT skills in a safe working environment without the need to invest in your own hardware and software


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Receive an introduction to building labs and learn the fundamentals of CompTIA Linux+. Understand the system’s navigation and commands. Cover how to process text using filters, viewing commands, and sed syntax.

Managing Software

Overview using RPM and how to manage software. Use Cpio, Debian, and apt cache. Understand Debian tools and how to manage shared libraries.

Configuring Hardware and Managing Files

Configure hardware, devices, USB, and hard disk. Learn how to create a file system, as well as how to manage files and file archiving commands. Manage file ownership, disk quotas, and directories and content.

Booting Files and X Windows System

Learn how to boot and reboot Linux. Understand the boot process, manage runlevel services, and edit with Vi. Begin learning about X Windows Systems, including configuration options, managing GUI logins, and accessibility.

Admin and Basic Networking

Master best administering practices including modifying account configuration, adding groups, reviewing log file contents, and maintaining system time. You’ll also cover basic networking, networking addressing, network ports, and connectivity.

Scripts and Security

Understand scripts, email, and databases. Write scripts, manage email, and manage data with SQL. Learn about best security practices, including controlling access via TCP wrappers, configuring Xinetd, tools for managing passwords, and controlling SSH access.


I.    Module 1: Instructions
                A.    Introduction
                B.    Introduction to Building Labs
                C.    Things You Need To Do
                D.    Install Demo Virtual Box
                E.    Navigation
                F.    Commands with Lab Demo
                G.    Internaland External Commands
                H.    Overview of Shell Commands Tricks
                I.    Exploring Shell Configuration
                J.    Stream Redirection
                K.    Overview of Processing Text Using Filters
                L.    Overview File - Viewing Commands
                M.    Overview Using Grep
                N.    Sed Syntax and Summary
                O.    Overview of Exam Essentials
II.    Module 2: Managing Software
                A.    Managing Software
                B.    Overview Using RPM
                C.    RPM Part 2
                D.    Overview Using Cpio
                E.    Overview Using Debian and Apt Cache
                F.    Using Apt-get
                G.    Debian Tools
                H.    Managing Shared Libraries
                I.    Overview Locating Library Files
                J.    Foreground and Background Processes
                K.    Managing Software Summary
III.    Module 3: Configuring Hardware
                A.    Configuring Hardware
                B.    Configuring Devices
                C.    Configuring USB
                D.    Configuring Hard Disk
                E.    Designing Hard Disk Layout
                F.    Logical Volume Management
                G.    Creating Partitions Filesystems
                H.    Overview Using Fdisk
                I.    Overview Common Filesystem Types
                J.    Creating Filesystem
                K.    Overview Maintaining Filesystem Health
                L.    Configuring Hardware Summary
IV.    Module 4: Managing Files
                A.    Managing Files
                B.    File Archiving Commands
                C.    Managing Files Ownership
                D.    Managing Disk Quotas
                E.    Directories and Content
                F.    Overview Tools for Locating Files
                G.    Overview of Exam Essentials
V.    Module 5: Booting Files
                A.    Booting Linux and Editing Files
                B.    Boot and Reboot
                C.    Understanding the Boot Process
                D.    Runlevels Process
                E.    Managing Runlevel Services
                F.    Editing with Vi
                G.    Booting Summary
VI.    Module 6: X
                A.    X Windows Systems
                B.    X Configuration Options
                C.    X Configuration Options Part 2
                D.    Configuring X Fonts
                E.    Configuring X ft Fonts
                F.    Overview Managing GUI Logins
                G.    Using X for Remote Access
                H.    X Accessibility
                I.    Addition Assistive Technologies
                J.    Configuring Localization and Internationalization
                K.    Querying and Setting Your Locale
                L.    Configuring Printing
                M.    Configuring Printing Part 2
                N.    Using Web-based CUPS Utilities
VII.    Module 7: Admin
                A.    Administering
                B.    Directly Modifying Account Configuration
                C.    Components of Account
                D.    Adding Groups
                E.    Tuning User and System Environments
                F.    Reviewing Log File Contents
                G.    Maintaining System Time
                H.    Admin Summary
VIII.    Module 8: Basic Networking
                A.    Basic Networking
                B.    Network Addressing
                C.    Network Addressing Part 2
                D.    DNS Data Flow Zone and Resolution
                E.    Network Ports
                F.    Connections
                G.    Testing Connectivity
                H.    Wireshark Demo
                I.    Basic Networking Summary
IX.    Module 9: Scripts
                A.    Scripts, E-mail and Databases
                B.    Writing Scripts
                C.    Writing Scripts Part 2
                D.    Managing E-mail
                E.    Managing Data with SQL
                F.    Advantages of Database
                G.    Scripts Summary
X.    Module 10: Security
                A.    Security
                B.    Controlling Access Via TCP Wrappers
                C.    Configuring Xinetd
                D.    Uninstalling Or Reconfiguring Servers
                E.    Tools for Managing Passwords
                F.    Configuring SSH
                G.    SSH Keys
                H.    Controlling SSH Access
                I.    Using GPG
                J.    Security Summary
XI.    Live Labs

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Instructors & Support

Dean R. Bushmiller

Dean R. Bushmiller has had fun for the past 20 years learning and teaching everything he can in technology and security. His consulting experience in accounting systems, inventory control, migrations, and patch management has breathed life into his 12 years in the classroom. Dean is a courseware developer who specializes in the CISSP and security training. He is the lead instructor for Expanding Security and teaches online as his main job. As a non-military person, he is a proud recipient of six mission coins. Dean has taught more than 1000 classes with a lifetime approval rating of +90% on topics of: CISSP, including: SOX, PCI-DSS, digital rights management, data loss prevention, incident handling, auditing for compliance, penetration testing, patch management, networking, architecture, migration, certification, and administration.




Skills, knowledge, experience, software and computer orientation required prior to enrollment.

Recommended Experience to take the CompTIA Linux+ Certification exams: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and 12 months of Linux admin experience.

Upon completion of the course, you will be given vouchers to take two CompTIA™ Linux+ (LX0-103 & LX0-104) certification exams. For CompTIA Linux+ exam certification requirements please click here.


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

About Certification


If you want to earn a credential from the world’s leading technology association, look no further than a course certified by CompTIA. With a focus on cloud and mobile technology, information security, and networking technology, CompTIA provides vendor-neutral certifications in a wide variety of skillsets in the IT industry. CompTIA certifications ensure that the IT workforce is well-trained, knowledgeable, and able to perform the real-life tasks needed to be successful. From entry-level to expert, CompTIA offers IT certification options that cover all your bases.


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Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

This course will prepare you for the CompTIA Linux+ exam and you will receive an exam voucher after successful completion of the course and financial obligation. For CompTIA Linux+ exam certification requirements please click here.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, you will receive exam vouchers for the CompTIA Linux + (LX0-103 & LX0-104) exams after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more:

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the “Contact Us” form.

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