CompTIA Linux+ Certification Training in Cleveland

Enroll in or hire us to teach our CompTIA Linux+ Certification class in Cleveland, Ohio by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, CompTIA Linux+ Certification may be offered either onsite or via instructor led virtual training. Consider looking at our public training schedule to see if it is scheduled: Public Training Classes
Provided there are enough attendees, CompTIA Linux+ Certification may be taught at one of our local training facilities.
We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

Course Description


This course is designed for IT professionals whose primary job responsibility is the management of servers and other devices running the Linux operating system. A typical student in this course should have at least nine months of hands-on Linux experience and at least one and a half years of IT experience in other computing environments. The target student should wish to expand their skillset to support their career in Linux system administration and operation.


This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA Linux+ certification and who want to prepare for Exam XK0-004. The Linux+ certification can validate the student's understanding and skill in configuring, monitoring, and supporting Linux systems.

Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)


To ensure your success in this course, you should have at least foundational experience with general systems administration procedures, some hands-on exposure to one or more Linux distributions, as well as knowledge of computing hardware and basic networking and cybersecurity concepts.

Course Outline


Lesson 1: Performing Basic Linux Tasks

 Topic A: Identify the Linux Design Philosophy

 Topic B: Enter Shell Commands

 Topic C: Get Help with Linux


Lesson 2: Managing Users and Groups

 Topic A: Assume Superuser Privileges

 Topic B: Create, Modify, and Delete Users

 Topic C: Create, Modify, and Delete Groups

 Topic D: Query Users and Groups

 Topic E: Configure Account Profiles


Lesson 3: Managing Permissions and Ownership

 Topic A: Modify File and Directory Permissions

 Topic B: Modify File and Directory Ownership

 Topic C: Configure Special Permissions and Attributes

 Topic D: Troubleshoot Permissions Issues


Lesson 4: Managing Storage

 Topic A: Create Partitions

 Topic B: Manage Logical Volumes

 Topic C: Mount File Systems

 Topic D: Manage File Systems

 Topic E: Navigate the Linux Directory Structure

 Topic F: Troubleshoot Storage Issues


Lesson 5: Managing Files and Directories

 Topic A: Create and Edit Text Files

 Topic B: Search for Files

 Topic C: Perform Operations on Files and Directories

 Topic D: Process Text Files

 Topic E: Manipulate File Output


Lesson 6: Managing Kernel Modules

 Topic A: Explore the Linux Kernel

 Topic B: Install and Configure Kernel Modules

 Topic C: Monitor Kernel Modules


Lesson 7: Managing the Linux Boot Process

 Topic A: Configure Linux Boot Components

 Topic B: Configure GRUB 2


Lesson 8: Managing System Components

 Topic A: Configure Localization Options

 Topic B: Configure GUIs

 Topic C: Manage Services

 Topic D: Troubleshoot Process Issues

 Topic E: Troubleshoot CPU and Memory Issues


Lesson 9: Managing Devices

 Topic A: Identify the Types of Linux Devices

 Topic B: Configure Devices

 Topic C: Monitor Devices

 Topic D: Troubleshoot Hardware Issues


Lesson 10: Managing Networking

 Topic A: Identify TCP/IP Fundamentals

 Topic B: Identify Linux Server Roles

 Topic C: Connect to a Network

 Topic D: Configure DHCP and DNS Client Services

 Topic E: Configure Cloud and Virtualization Technologies

 Topic F: Troubleshoot Networking Issues


Lesson 11: Managing Packages and Software

 Topic A: Identify Package Managers

 Topic B: Manage RPM Packages with YUM

 Topic C: Manage Debian Packages with APT

 Topic D: Configure Repositories

 Topic E: Acquire Software

 Topic F: Build Software from Source Code

 Topic G: Troubleshoot Software Dependency Issues


Lesson 12: Securing Linux Systems

 Topic A: Implement Cybersecurity Best Practices

 Topic B: Implement Identity and Access Management Methods

 Topic C: Configure SELinux or AppArmor

 Topic D: Configure Firewalls

 Topic E: Implement Logging Services

 Topic F: Back Up, Restore, and Verify Data


Lesson 13: Working with Bash Scripts

 Topic A: Customize the Bash Shell Environment

 Topic B: Identify Scripting and Programming Fundamentals

 Topic C: Write and Execute a Simple Bash Script

 Topic D: Incorporate Control Statements in Bash Scripts


Lesson 14: Automating Tasks

 Topic A: Schedule Jobs

 Topic B: Implement Version Control Using Git

 Topic C: Identify Orchestration Concepts


Lesson 15: Installing Linux

 Topic A: Prepare for Linux Installation

 Topic B: Perform the Installation

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