Last Week I earned CompTIA Certification after successfully passing the CompTIA XK0-004 exam. It was done in my first attempt and I secured a 91% score. 

Here is how it happens and what does it take to be CompTIA Linux+ certified.

I am an IT professional doing a job in the technical support (IT) department of a large manufacturing concern. It’s my third year in this job which is my first job after completing my studies.

How I Passed CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Exam In 4 Weeks: eAskme
How I Passed CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Exam In 4 Weeks: eAskme

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I did my Intermediate in Computer Sciences three years ago but was unable to continue my studies due to my domestic problems.

I joined the company as an internee but after completing CompTIA A+ and Network+ I got permanent employment. I had a chance to work with a variety of hardware and software platforms in the organization.

I have good exposure to the Linux environment. By nature, I am an avid learner of newer technologies.

Two months ago I came to know about the new opening in my department as one of our assistant network administrator got a job abroad and intimated the company about that.

Our Head of Department has always liked me for my professionalism. He said that I can be promoted to the job provided I get some relevant certification in Linux.

It was a great opportunity for me and I didn’t want it lost. The guy leaving the company has already given two months’ notice.

So I had the time of 7 weeks to complete the task.

I decided to go for CompTIA Linux+ certification as it was recommended by my boss.

I had already like the CompTIA certifications for their vendor-neutral nature.

Having 2 Core CompTIA certifications with me, I was very comfortable to go for another CompTIA certification.

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To evaluate the exam preparation DumpsLeader practice test are a great tool. It took me four weeks to prepare and take the exam XK0-004.

I passed it by securing 91% marks in my first attempt. I feel proud in telling you that I have joined my new role and I will get the full charge of the same after two weeks.

It has been made possible with the right study material and self-belief.

Following is a brief overview of the certification and the exam.

The new CompTIA Linux+ is for the IT pro who will use Linux to manage everything from cars and smartphones to servers and supercomputers, as a vast number of enterprises use Linux in the cloud, cybersecurity, mobile, and web administration applications.

In the new CompTIA Linux+, candidates are only required to pass one exam for certification. However, the new certification is no longer eligible for the LPI 2-for-1 offer.

CompTIA Linux+ is the only job-focused Linux certification covering the latest foundational skills demanded by hiring managers.

Unlike other certifications, the new exam includes performance-based and multiple-choice questions to identify the employees who can do the job.

The exam covers tasks associated with all major distributions of Linux, setting the foundation for advanced vendor/distro-specific knowledge.

CompTIA Linux+ covers common tasks in major distributions of Linux, including the Linux command line, basic maintenance, installing and configuring workstations, and networking.

Focus Skills

  • Security
  • Kernel modules
  • Storage and Visualization
  • Device management at an enterprise level
  • GIT and automation
  • Networking and firewalls
  • Server-side and command line
  • Server (vs. client-based) coverage
  • Troubleshooting, and SELinux

The Security Skills You Learn

Hardware & System Configuration

Configure kernel modules, network parameters, storage, cloud and virtualization technologies

System Operation & Maintenance

Manage software and services, and explain server roles, job scheduling, and the use and operation of Linux devices

Security

Understand best practices for permissions and authentication, firewalls, and file management.

Linux Troubleshooting & Diagnostics

Analyze system properties and processes and troubleshoot user, application and hardware issues

Automation & Scripting

Execute basic BASH scripts, version control using Git, and orchestration processes

What Kind of Jobs You Can Get With Linux+

Following are a few examples of jobs for Linux+ Certified Professionals.

  • Linux Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Web Administrator
  • Systems Administrator

The present version of CompTIA Linux+ is known as XK0-004. It was launched on 2nd April 2020.

What Does CompTIA Linux+ Exam XK0-004 Validate?

CompTIA Linux+ validates the skills of IT professionals with hands-on experience configuring, monitoring, and supporting servers running the Linux operating system.

The new exam 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.

CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Exam: Format

The format for the CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 exam is 90 Minutes with 90 questions (maximum).

Presently it is offered in English, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish (coming soon). A candidate is required to secure a score of 720 at the minimum to pass the exam.

CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Exam: Prerequisites

 There is no prerequisite for candidates appearing for CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Exam.

However, CompTIA recommends CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and 12 months of Linux admin experience.

None of these is binding though, but considering the pure technical nature of the exam, the candidate is supposed to possess technical knowledge as well as hands-on experience for the same.

Conclusion

With Linux being a widely popular enterprise OS especially in the server segment, it becomes a must-have skill for those seeking a career as network administrators.

CompTIA’s Linux+ Certification is a great way to initiate a career in network administration. Its job-focused nature makes it a more practical option for professionals.

Now you can earn CompTIA Linux+ certification through a single exam XK0-004. It is a great certification to excel in a Linux environment.

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