The CompTIA® Linux+™ Powered by LPI course, developed to cover CompTIA Powered by LPI exams LX0-103 and LX0-104, builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with the Linux operating system to present fundamental skills and concepts.



Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify basic Linux concepts and perform basic Linux tasks.
  • Manage user and group accounts.
  • Manage partitions and the Linux filesystem.
  • Manage various files in Linux.
  • Work with Linux permissions and ownership.
  • Print files.
  • Manage packages.
  • Manage kernel services.
  • Work with the Bash shell.
  • Manage jobs and processes.
  • Manage system services.
  • Configure Linux services to provide users with network connectivity.
  • Configure basic Internet services.
  • Implement measures to secure a Linux system.
  • Manage hardware associated with Linux systems.
  • Troubleshoot Linux system issues.
  • Install the Linux operating system.
  • Configure the GUI.



This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems, who wish 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 exams (Exam Codes: LX0–103 and LX0–104).



Although not required, it is strongly recommended that candidates have both their A+ and Network+ Certifications before acquiring a Linux+ Certification.



Module 1: Performing Basic Linux Tasks

  • Identify the History and Development of Linux.
  • Enter Shell Commands.
  • Get Help Using Linux.
  • Start and Stop Linux.


Module 2: Managing User and Group Accounts

  • Create User and Group Accounts.
  • Configure User Profiles.
  • Administer User and Group Accounts.


Module 3: Managing Partitions and the Linux Filesystem

  • Create Partitions.
  • Navigate Through the Linux Filesystem.
  • Manage the Filesystem.
  • Maintain the Filesystem.


Module 4: Managing Files in Linux

  • Create and Edit Text Files.
  • Locate Files.
  • Search Text Using Regular Expressions.
  • Apply Filters to Text Streams.
  • Link Files.
  • Back Up and Restore Files.
  • Manage Databases Using MariaDB.


Module 5: Managing Linux Permissions and Ownership

  • Modify File and Directory Permissions.
  • Modify Default Permissions.
  • Modify File and Directory Ownership.
  • Set Special Permissions and Attributes.


Module 6: Printing Files

  • Configure a Local Printer.
  • Print Files.
  • Configure Remote Printing.


Module 7: Managing Packages

  • Manage Packages Using RPM.
  • Verify Packages.
  • Upgrade Packages.
  • Configure Repositories.
  • Manage Packages Using YUM.
  • Advanced Package and Application Management.


Module 8: Managing Kernel Services

  • Explore the Linux Kernel.
  • Customize Kernel Modules.
  • Create an initrd Image.
  • Manage Device Drivers and Hardware Devices.
  • Monitor Processes and Resources.


Module 9: Working with the Bash Shell and Shell Scripts

  • Perform Basic Bash Shell Operations.
  • Write a Bash Shell Script.
  • Customize the Bash Shell.
  • Redirect Standard Input and Output.
  • Use Control Statements in Shell Scripts.


Module 10: Managing Jobs and Processes

  • Manage Jobs and Background Processes.
  • Manage Processes Using the Process Table.
  • Delay and Detach Jobs.
  • Schedule Jobs.
  • Maintain the System Time.


Module 11: Managing System Services

  • Configure System Services.
  • Monitor System Logs.
  • Configure Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux).


Module 12: Configuring Network Services

  • Connect to a Network.
  • Configure Routes.
  • Configure Client Network Services.
  • Manage Remote Network Systems.


Module 13: Configuring Basic Internet Services

  • Configure Email Services.
  • Control Internet Services.


Module 14: Securing Linux

  • Implement Basic System Security.
  • Secure User Accounts.


Module 15: Managing Hardware

  • Identify Common Hardware Components and Resources.
  • Configure Removable Hardware.
  • Configure Disk Quotas.


Module 16: Troubleshooting Linux Systems

  • Troubleshoot System-Based Issues.
  • Troubleshoot Hardware Issues.
  • Troubleshoot Network Connection and Security Issues.


Module 17: Installing Linux

  • Prepare for Installation.
  • The Linux Boot Process.
  • Configure GRUB.
  • Install the Operating System.


Module 18: Configuring the GUI

  • Implement X.
  • Customize the Display Manager.
  • Enable Accessibility Settings in Linux.


Related Certification

  • CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI (Exams LX0-103 and LX0-104)