CompTIA Lineux+ Certification: To Begin your Professional

CompTIA introduced their new Linux+ certification in April of 2019 and we’ll help you prepare to succeed in taking it. This course is intended for the IT Professional who uses Linux every day in their personal and professional lives. You only have to pass a single exam now, but keep in mind you will no longer get the LPI 2-for-1 certification as a result. This certification preparation course is designed to cover job-focused Linux foundational skills. The exam covers tasks that are associated with all major distributions of Linux and lays the foundation for more advanced vendor or distribution-specific knowledge.
The new CompTIA Linux+ XK0-005 will be available on July 12, 2022! If you took the recent CompTIA Linux+ beta exam, thank you for your support! Please remember that beta exam results will not be available until the launch of the live exam.

9 skills that you master and validate with CompTIA Lineux+

Configure and manage software, storage and process and services

Understand best practices for permissions and authentication, firewalls, and file management
Create simple shell scripts and execute basic BASH scripts, version control using Git, and orchestration processes
Analyze system properties and processes and troubleshoot user, application and hardware issues

Exam Details

Exam Codes



Launch Date

April 2, 2019  

July 12, 2022

Exam Description

CompTIA Linux+ validates the skills of IT professionals with hands-on experience configuring, monitoring, and supporting servers running the Linux operating system. The new exam has an increased focus on the following topics: security, kernel modules, storage & virtualization, device management at an enterprise level, git & automation, networking & firewalls, server side & command line, server (vs. client-based) coverage, troubleshooting and SELinux.
The new version of CompTIA Linux+ covers an evolving job role that focuses more on how Linux powers the cloud. The exam includes cutting edge technologies that help automate and orchestrate business processes, including infrastructure as code and containers.

Number of Questions

Maximum of 90 questions

Type of Questions

Multiple-choice and performance-based

Length of Test

90 Minute

Passing Score

720 (on a scale of 100 to 900)

Recommended Experience

CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and 12 months of Linux admin experience
Recommended experience is 12 months of hands-on experience working with Linux servers in a junior Linux support engineer or junior cloud/DevOps support engineer job role. CompTIA A+, Network+, and Server+ or similar certifications and/or knowledge are also recommended.


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January 16, 2023
TBD – Usually three years after launch

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Keep your certification up to date with CompTIA’s Continuing Education (CE) program. It’s designed to be a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skillset. It’s also the ace up your sleeve when you’re ready to take the next step in your career.

Get the most out of your certification

Information technology is an incredibly dynamic field, creating new opportunities and challenges every day. Participating in our Continuing Education program will enable you to stay current with new and evolving technologies and remain a sought-after IT and security expert.

The CompTIA Continuing Education program

Your CompTIA Linux+ certification is good for three years from the date of your exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification.

It’s easy to renew

You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA Linux+ certification. Collect at least 50 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years and upload them to your certification account, and your CompTIA Linux+ certification will automatically renew.