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Linux+™ Certification: Second Edition—A CompTIA Certification
CompTIA Training Overview

You will acquire the skills needed to install and support one or more distributions of the Linux operating system, and learn information and skills that will be helpful as you prepare for the CompTIA Linux+ certification examination, 2004 objectives (exam number XK0-002).

CompTIA Training Prerequisites

CompTIA A+ certification, or the equivalent skills and knowledge, is helpful but not required. Students may wish to take both of the following Element K courses: A+™ Certification: Core Hardware Third Edition - A CompTIA Certification and A+™ Certification: Operating Systems Third Edition - A CompTIA Certification.

CompTIA Training Audience

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 the CompTIA Linux+ certification, 2004 objectives (exam number XK0-002). A typical student in the CompTIA Linux+ Certification course should have at least 6 to 12 months of Linux experience.

CompTIA Training Course duration

5 days

CompTIA Training Hardware Requirements

  • A 500 MHz (or greater) processor.
  • At least 6.5 GB of free hard disk space.
  • At least 128 MB of RAM.
  • A 32 MB graphics card.
  • Two Ethernet adapters for each system.
  • A mouse or other pointing device.
  • A CD-ROM drive.
  • A blank floppy disk.
  • A 10/100 Mbps switch.
  • Two network cables for each system.
  • The instructor's computer requires a projection system.
  • Internet access.
CompTIA Training Platform Requirements

  • Linux
CompTIA Training Software Requirements

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 CDs for each student.
CompTIA Training Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Investigate information about Linux that can help you prepare for supporting Linux users and machines.
  • IWork with user and group accounts.
  • IWork with the Linux filesystem.
  • IManipulate various types of Linux files.
  • IChange ownership and permissions for Linux files and directories.
  • IWork with Linux printing services.
  • IWork with Linux packages.
  • IWork with many of the configuration files and commands that make up the Linux environment.
  • IWork with jobs and processes.
  • ICompare the services critical to running the Linux operating system to those services that can be run to enhance or expand system performance.
  • IConfigure Linux services related to Internet use.
  • IConfigure Linux services for providing users with network connectivity.
  • IInvestigate basic security issues in Linux.
  • IWork with the hardware commonly associated with Linux machines.
  • IInstall the Linux operating system.

CompTIA Training Course outline

Lesson 1: Familiarizing Yourself with Linux


Topic 1A: Review the History and Development of Linux
Topic 1B: Enter Shell Commands
Topic 1C: Identify Help and Support Options in Linux
Topic 1D: Start and Stop Linux


Lesson 2: Working with User and Group Accounts

Topic 2A: Create User and Group Accounts
Topic 2B: Manage User Accounts
Topic 2C: Manage Group Accounts


Lesson 3: Working with the Linux Filesystem

Topic 3A: Navigate the Linux Filesystem
Topic 3B: Manage the Filesystem
Topic 3C: Maintain the Filesystem


Lesson 4: Working with Files in Linux

Topic 4A: Locate Files
Topic 4B: Link Files
Topic 4C: Create and Edit Files
Topic 4D: Back Up and Restore Files


Lesson 5: Working with Linux Permissions and Ownership

Topic 5A: Modify File and Directory Permissions
Topic 5B: Modify Default Permissions
Topic 5C: Modify File and Directory Ownership
Topic 5D: Set Process Permissions


Lesson 6: Printing Files

Topic 6A: Configure a Local Printer
Topic 6B: Print Files
Topic 6C: Manage Print Jobs and Queues
Topic 6D: Configure Remote Printing


Lesson 7: Managing Packages

Topic 7A: Manage Packages
Topic 7B: Verify and Repair Packages
Topic 7C: Update and Refresh Packages


Lesson 8: Configuring the Linux Environment

Topic 8A: Use Shell Variables
Topic 8B: Create and Edit Shell Scripts
Topic 8C: Examine the cron System
Topic 8D: Configure Applications and Drivers


Lesson 9: Multitasking

Topic 9A: Manage Jobs and Background Processes
Topic 9B: Use the Process Table to Manage Processes
Topic 9C: Examine Delayed and Detached Jobs


Lesson 10: Configuring Basic Client Services

Topic 10A: Manage Services
Topic 10B: Configure Samba
Topic 10C: Configure NIS
Topic 10D: Configure NFS


Lesson 11: Configuring Basic Internet Services

Topic 11A: Configure Apache
Topic 11B: Configure Email Services
Topic 11C: Configure FTP
Topic 11D: Configure SSH


Lesson 12: Configuring Network Services

Topic 12A: Configure TCP/IP Parameters
Topic 12B: Configure DHCP
Topic 12C: Configure DNS
Topic 12D: Manage Remote Network Services


Lesson 13: Securing Linux

Topic 13A: Examine System Security Basics
Topic 13B: Secure User Accounts
Topic 13C: Configure Encryption
Topic 13D: Implement IP Chains and IP Tables
Topic 13E: Implement Security Auditing
Topic 13F: Troubleshoot Security Issues


Lesson 14: Working with Hardware

Topic 14A: Describe Common Hardware Components and Resources
Topic 14B: Configure Power Management
Topic 14C: Configure Removable Hardware
Topic 14D: Configure Mass Storage Devices
Topic 14E: Troubleshoot Hardware Issues


Lesson 15: Installing Linux

Topic 15A: Prepare for Installation
Topic 15B: Install the OS
Topic 15C: Perform Post-installation Tasks


Appendix A: Mapping Element K Course Content to the CompTIA Linux+ Exam Objectives



Appendix B: Online Resources for Supporting Linux



Appendix C: Shell Command Index




 
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