CompTIA Linux+™ Certification
CompTIA Linux+ certification is an international industry credential that
validates the knowledge of individuals with at least six months of practical
Linux experience. Professionals who want to certify their technical knowledge
in basic installation, operation and troubleshooting for Linux operating
systems should consider this certification. The skills and knowledge measured
by this examination were developed with global input to assure accuracy,
validity and reliability. Earning the CompTIA Linux+ designation means that the
candidate can explain fundamental open source resources/licenses, demonstrate
knowledge of user administration, understand file permissions/software
configurations and manage local storage devices and network protocols.
Because Linux, by its nature, is vendor-independent, there was a strong need
in the industry for a basic, comprehensive Linux certification. Becoming
CompTIA Linux+ certified gives an individual a recognized industry credential
that offers proof of knowledge and expertise in Linux technologies. This
certification also provides a path to a variety of fulfilling and challenging
CompTIA Linux+™ and your Career
The demand for skilled Linux support professionals has grown significantly and
candidates as well as the industry have indicated that a foundation-level
certification for this job function is necessary.
Red Hat offers the most recognized, acclaimed, and valuable certifications in the Linux space. Red Hat certifications use performance-based testing methods designed to prove competence at real world challenges, ensuring long term success for the individual and organization.
Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT) proves core system administrator skills. An RHCT can install, and configure a new Linux system and attach it to the corporate network. Installation and core system administration concepts, tools, and troubleshooting are explored in depth.
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) demonstrates senior system administrator skills. An RHCE has RHCT skills plus the ability to configure network services and security. An RHCE can make decisions about which services should be deployed on the corporate network and how. DNS, NFS, Samba, Sendmail, Postfix, Apache, and the key security capabilities are all covered in detail.
Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) establishes architect skills. An RHCA has RHCE skills plus deeper and additional skills needed to deploy and manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux throughout the enterprise in numerous and varied applications. The curriculum emphasizes technology and processes for software deployment and systems management, directory services and authentication, storage management, system monitoring, performance tuning, and advanced network services and security. The RHCA exam is delivered using multiple systems and hardware typically found in enterprise computing environments.
Many enterprises are now requiring their IT staffs to earn at least RHCT or RHCE certification if they are setting up and managing Linux systems. RHCEs provide the technical leadership for managing Linux servers and network services, as well as escalation of issues from the larger group of RHCTs. A smaller number of RHCAs provide leadership for technical planning, design and integration of an organization's worldwide open source architecture.
Benefits at each level are numerous, for both individuals and their organizations: increased confidence, responsibility, and productivity, better skills, and lower organizational risk. Management can be assured of the competency at all levels of technical roles for enterprise Linux computing. Your targeted certification and specific course path depends entirely on your existing skill set.