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CompTIA® Linux+ Certification, Powered by LPI, Student Manual by Axzo Press

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Introduction ix
Topic B: Setting your expectations
Properly setting your expectations is essential to your success. This topic will help you
do that by providing:
Prerequisites for this course
A description of the target student
A list of the objectives for the course
A skills assessment for the course
Course prerequisites
Students taking this course should be familiar with personal computers and the use of a
keyboard and a mouse. Furthermore, this course assumes that students have completed
the following courses or have equivalent experience:
CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent experience
Target student
The target student for this course is a system or network administrator experienced in
Microsoft Windows or another operating system environment. The best-prepared
students will have earned their CompTIA A+ certification and be familiar with common
network administration tasks. Familiarity with any Linux distribution and comfort
working at the command-prompt will be very helpful for students.
How to become CompTIA certified
To achieve CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI certification, you must register for and
pass the CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI exams, LX0-101 and LX0-102.
In order to become CompTIA certified, you must:
1 Select a certification exam provider. For more information, students should visit
http://www.comptia.org/certifications/testprep.aspx.
2 Register for and schedule a time to take the CompTIA certification exam(s) at a
convenient location.
3 Read and sign the Candidate Agreement, which will be presented at the time of
the exam. The complete text of the Candidate Agreement can be found at
http://www.comptia.org/certifications/policies/agreement.aspx.
4 Take and pass the CompTIA certification exam(s).
For more information about CompTIA’s certifications, such as its industry acceptance,
benefits, or program news, students should visit
http://www.comptia.org/certifications.aspx.
CompTIA is a not-for-profit information technology (IT) trade association. CompTIA’s
certifications are designed by subject matter experts from across the IT industry. Each
CompTIA certification is vendor-neutral, covers multiple technologies, and requires
demonstration of skills and knowledge widely sought after by the IT industry.
To contact CompTIA with any questions or comments, please call (630) 678-8300 or
e-mail questions@comptia.org.
x CompTIA Linux+ Certification, Powered by LPI
Course objectives
These overall course objectives will give you an idea about what to expect from the
course. It is also possible that they will help you see that this course is not the right one
for you. If you think you either lack the prerequisite knowledge or already know most of
the subject matter to be covered, you should let your instructor know that you think you
are misplaced in the class.
After completing this course, you will know how to:
Install Linux.
Interact with Linux through both the command line and GUI interfaces.
Manage files, directories, and removable media.
Manage users and groups, set file and directory permissions.
Configure the user environment, and configure the GUI environment.
Install applications, resolve dependencies, update applications, and remove
applications.
Manage partitions and file systems, manage quotas, and manage devices.
View, control, and kill processes, manage process priority, and load and unload
kernel modules.
Back up and restore data, schedule tasks, monitor performance, and manage
logs.
Set up and configure networking and networking services including DHCP,
NTP, and BIND.
Enable file sharing, export file systems, and use remote file systems; set up,
configure, and manage printing.
Enable assistive technologies to provide accessibility and configure localization
settings to tailor the user environment to the locale.
Configure system and network security, configure routing, and configure
firewall filtering services.
Install and configure Apache, PHP, and MySQL server services; use SQL
commands to access information in a database.
Configure FTP services, and enable outgoing and incoming mail services.
Manage the boot process and runlevels, recover a lost root password,
troubleshoot the network, and write shell scripts.

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