the Computing Technology Industry Association, has introduced the Linux+ certification to measure foundation-level Linux operating system proficiency as a reliable indicator of employee success for both professionals and employers.
The CompTIA Linux+ certification is a new standard of competency for technicians with six-months experience installing, operating and maintaining Linux operating systems.
The Linux+ certification validates technical competency and provides a broad awareness of Linux operating systems. Those holding Linux+ certification demonstrate critical knowledge of installation, operation, administration and troubleshooting services.
Linux, the open-source variant of the Unix operating system, has grown from a handful of users a decade ago to an installed base of hundreds of thousands of users today. Analysts estimate that up to a third of all servers sold have Linux installations, and that the operating system runs on as many as 10 million computers worldwide.
CompTIA developed the Linux+ certification, which serves as a stepping-stone toward higher-level Linux certification tracks from LPI and Sair, with the expertise of industry leaders such as Bradford Learning, Caldera, Compaq, ElementK, Guru Labs, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Linuxcare, Prosofttraining.com and SuSE.
"Linux users ranging from entry-level technicians to application developers to
technical sales and marketing staff can benefit from Linux+ certification
as a means of validating their expertise and experience"
president and CEO of CompTIA.
Course In Brief:
The CompTIA Linux+ certification exam validates the knowledge and abilities of individuals with at least six months of practical Linux experience. The following domains are covered as part of the instructional program for the Linux+ Certification:
Planning the Implementation
Identifying, Installing, and Maintaining System Hardware
40 hours of labs, lectures, and learning.
All instructors are certified by CompTIA.