In This Chapter
Getting an overview of the CompTIA Linux+ Exams
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.
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.