XK0-004

CompTIA Linux+

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Gain real world experience to improve your odds of career success with our CompTIA Linux+ (XK0-004) Practice Lab. 

The practical skills covered provide experience with Linux servers in configuring, monitoring and supporting the OS. In addition, there is the opportunity to learn more about applying permissions and ownership, best practices, analyzing and troublshooting issues within Linux.

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Lab Guides

  • Design Hard Disk Layout
  • Create Partitions and Filesystems
  • Using Various Disk Management Tools
  • Working with Kernel, Boot Modules, and Files
  • Working with Relative and Absolute Paths
  • Work with the Flow Control Constructs
  • Control Mounting and Unmounting of Filesystems
  • View the Hard Drive Details
  • Check and Repair Filesystems
  • Using RPM and YUM Package Management
  • Using Debian Package Management
  • Using Repositories
  • Managing User and Group Accounts and Related System Files
  • Run User Level Queries
  • Managing Disk Quotas
  • Working with Bash Profiles and Bash Scripts
  • Setup Host Security
  • Perform Basic File Editing Operations Using vi
  • Search Text Files using Regular Expressions
  • Using Shell Input and Output Redirections
  • Install and Configure a Web Server
  • Performing Basic File Management
  • Amending Hard and Symbolic Links
  • Find System Files and Place Files in the Correct Location
  • Use Systemctl and update-rc.d Utility to Manage Services
  • Configuring Host Names
  • Change Runlevels and Shutdown or Reboot System
  • Maintain System Time
  • Configure Client Side DNS
  • Configure System Logging
  • Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) Basics
  • Automate System Administration Tasks by Scheduling Jobs
  • Create, Monitor and Kill Processes
  • Manage Printers and Printing
  • Accessibility
  • Manage File Permissions and Ownership
  • Perform Security Administration Tasks
  • Working with Access Control List
  • Configure SELinux
  • Maintain the Integrity of Filesystems
  • Work with Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)
  • Secure Communication using SSH
  • Securing Data with Encryption
  • Work with TTY
  • Set up SFTP to Chroot Jail only for Specific Group
  • Secure a Linux Terminal and Implement Logging Services
  • Boot the System
  • Configure UFW and DenyHosts
  • Compress Data using Various Tools and Utilities
  • Process Text Streams using Filters
  • Basic Network Troubleshooting
  • Use Streams Pipes and Redirects
  • Perform CPU Monitoring and Configuration
  • Perform Memory Monitoring and Configuration
  • Perform Process Monitoring
  • Modify Process Execution Priorities
  • Manage File and Directory Permissions
  • Access the Linux System
  • Configure Inheritance and Group Memberships
  • Patch the System
  • Working with the Environment Variables
  • Shells, Scripting and Data Management
  • Customize or Write Simple Scripts
  • Configure Permissions on Files and Directories
  • Work with PKI

Relevant roles

  • Database Administrator
  • Data Scientist
  • Linux Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Technical Support Administrator
  • Web Administrator

Learning outcomes

  • Hardware and system configuration
  • Systems operation and maintenance
  • Security
  • Linux troubleshooting and diagnostics
  • Automation and scripting

What's included

  • 12 months access to CompTIA Linux+ Practice Lab.
  • Access to one device.
  • 65 lab guides (modules) to work through.
  • Practical exercises with step-by-step instructions to complete.
  • A split screen platform where students can read the instructions set and perform the tasks at the same time.
  • Inline questions throughout to assess what they have learnt
  • Approximately 63 hours learning time.

Lab topology

  • PLABSA01 (Windows Server 2016)
  • PLABLINUX01 (CentOS Server)
  • PLABLINUX02 (Ubuntu Server)
Lab topology diagram