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Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition by Emmett Dulaney

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Chapter 2

Studying for the CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI Certification Exams

In This Chapter

arrow Getting an overview of the CompTIA Linux+ Exams

arrow Looking into each domain in depth

The previous chapter examines the Linux Essentials exam – LPI’s lower-level certification. That certification should be viewed as a steppingstone to a higher-level exam. The Linux+ certification exam from CompTIA – consisting of the LPI LX0-101 and LX0-102 exams – is an ideal example of such a high-level test.

In the following sections, we provide an overview of the two exams and then explore the topics beneath each of the domains.

Overview of the CompTIA Linux+ Exams

The official name of the certification in question is “CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI” and although that’s a mouthful to say, it’s also a meaningful addition to a résumé. The certification is awarded by CompTIA; it consists of two exams by the Linux Professional Institute (LPI): LX0-101 and LX0-102. Accordingly, at the time of taking the exams, a candidate can choose to have the test scores forwarded to LPI — and gain the Level 1 certification (LPIC-1) at the same time.

tip.eps Records are separately maintained by LPI and CompTIA. If you choose not to ...

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