CompTIA created the Linux+ exam (XK0-004) to help IT professionals validate their skills with the Linux operating system. This includes validating their experience configuring, monitoring, and supporting servers running the Linux operating system.

About Linux+ – One Exam Instead of Two

You could previously get the Linux+ exam by passing both the LXO-103 and LX0-104 exams. However, these exams are now retired.

At this point, you earn the Linux+ certification by passing just one exam – XK0-004.

The new exam (XK0-004) has an increased focus on the following topics: security, kernel modules, storage & visualization, device management at an enterprise level, git & automation, networking & firewalls, server side & command line, server (vs. client-based) coverage, troubleshooting and SELinux.

About Linux+ – Exam Details

Number of questions: Maximum of 90

Types of Questions:Multiple Choice (Single Response), Multiple Choice (Multiple Response), Fill-in-the-Blank, and Performance-based.

Length of Test: 90 Minutes

Passing Score: 720 (on a scale of 100 to 900)

Recommended Experience: 9-12 months of hands-on experience configuring, monitoring, and supporting servers running the Linux Operating System. Additionally the CompTIA A+ CompTIA Network+ certifications (or similar knowledge) is recommended.

Price: $319 USD

Check out the Linux Study Package here.