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CompTIA Linux+ (XK0-005)

CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) offers a range of certifications that are highly regarded in the IT industry. These certifications cover various technology-related skills and are designed to validate the expertise of IT professionals. As of my last update in January 2022, here are some of the key CompTIA certifications:

  1. CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+): This certification is ideal for individuals who are new to IT. It covers essential IT skills and helps beginners understand the basics of IT, including hardware, software, networking, and security.

  2. CompTIA A+: A+ certification is for entry-level IT technicians. It covers topics related to hardware, operating systems, networking, security, and troubleshooting. A+ is a widely recognized certification for technical support and IT operational roles.

  3. CompTIA Network+: Network+ certification is for professionals who work in IT networking roles. It covers networking concepts, infrastructure, network operations, security, and troubleshooting.

  4. CompTIA Security+: Security+ certification is for IT professionals specializing in cybersecurity. It validates knowledge and skills in areas such as network security, compliance, threats, vulnerabilities, access control, and cryptography.

  5. CompTIA Linux+: Linux+ certification is for IT professionals who work with Linux operating systems. It covers Linux administration, security, and troubleshooting.

  6. CompTIA Cloud+: Cloud+ certification is for IT professionals working in cloud technologies. It covers cloud models, virtualization, infrastructure, security, and resource management.

  7. CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+): CySA+ certification focuses on cybersecurity analytics and helps professionals perform data analysis, threat detection, and respond to cybersecurity threats.

  8. CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+): CASP+ certification is an advanced-level certification that validates expertise in enterprise security, risk management, and advanced security solutions.

It's important to note that CompTIA certifications are typically valid for three years. To maintain certification, individuals can participate in CompTIA's Continuing Education (CE) program, which allows them to earn CEUs (Continuing Education Units) by participating in various activities such as training, attending conferences, and writing articles.

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CompTIA

Linux+ (XK0-005)

  • Part I: System Management

    • Lesson 1: Linux Fundamentals (1 hours and 24 minutes)

      • Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) (12 minutes)

      • Basic Boot Process (12 minutes)

      • Kernel Panic (12 minutes)

      • Device Types in /dev (12 minutes)

      • Basic Package Compilation from Source (12 minutes)

      • Storage Concepts (12 minutes)

      • Listing Hardware Information (12 minutes)

      • Summary

    • Lesson 2: Managing Files and Directories (1 hour and 12 minutes)

      • File Editing (12 minutes)

      • File Compression, Archiving, and Backup (12 minutes)

      • File Metadata (12 minutes)

      • Soft and Hard Links (12 minutes)

      • Copying Files Between Systems (12 minutes)

      • File and Directory Operations (12 minutes)

      • Summary

    • Lesson 3: Configure and Manage Storage Using the Appropriate Tools (1 hour and 36 minutes)

      • Disk Partitioning (12 minutes)

      • Mounting Local and Remote Devices (12 minutes)

      • Filesystem Management (12 minutes)

      • Monitoring Storage Space and Disk Usage (12 minutes)

      • Creating and Modifying Volumes Using Local Volume Manager (LVM) (12 minutes)

      • Inspecting RAID Implementations (12 minutes)

      • Storage Area Network (SAN)/Network-Attached Storage (NAS) (12 minutes)

      • Storage Hardware (12 minutes)

      • Summary

    • Lesson 4: Configure and Use the Appropriate Processes and Services (36 minutes)

      • System Services (12 minutes)

      • Scheduling Services (12 minutes)

      • Process Management (12 minutes)

      • Summary

    • Lesson 5: Use the Appropriate Networking Tools or Configuration Files (48 minutes)

      • Interface Management (12 minutes)

      • Name Resolution (12 minutes)

      • Network Monitoring (12 minutes)

      • Remote Networking Tools (12 minutes)

      • Summary

      • Lesson 6: Build and Install Software (36 minutes)

      • Package Management (12 minutes)

      • Sandboxed Applications (12 minutes)

      • System Updates (12 minutes)

      • Summary

  • Part II: Security

    • Lesson 7: Manage Software Configurations (48 minutes)

      • Updating Configuration Files (12 minutes)

      • Configure Kernel Options (12 minutes)

      • Configure Common System Services (12 minutes)

      • Localization (12 minutes)

      • Summary

    • Lesson 8: Security Best Practices in a Linux Environment (48 minutes)

      • Managing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificates (12 minutes)

      • Certificate Use Cases (12 minutes)

      • Authentication (12 minutes)

      • Linux Hardening (12 minutes)

      • Summary

    • Lesson 9: Implement Identity Management (24 minutes)

      • Account Creation and Deletion (12 minutes)

      • Account Management (12 minutes)

      • Summary

    • Lesson 10: Implement and Configure Firewalls (36 minutes)

      • Firewall Use Cases (12 minutes)

      • Common Firewall Technologies (12 minutes)

      • Key Firewall Features (12 minutes)

      • Summary

    • Lesson 11: Configure and Execute Remote Connectivity for System Management (24 minutes)

      • SSH (12 minutes)

      • Executing Commands as Another User (12 minutes)

      • Summary

      • Lesson 12: Apply the Appropriate Access Controls (48 minutes)

      • File Permissions (12 minutes)

      • Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) (12 minutes)

      • AppArmor (12 minutes)

      • Command-Line Utilities (12 minutes)

      • Summary

  • Part III: Scripting, Containers, and Automation

    • Lesson 13: Create Simpe Shell Scripts to Automate Common Tasks (48 minutes)

      • Shell Script Elements (12 minutes)

      • Common Script Utilities (12 minutes)

      • Environment Variables (12 minutes)

      • Relative and Absolute Paths (12 minutes)

      • Summary

    • Lesson 14: Perform Basic Container Operations (24 minutes)

      • Container Management (12 minutes)

      • Container Image Operations (12 minutes)

      • Summary

    • Lesson 15: Perform Basic Version Control Using Git (1 hour and 48 minutes)

      • Introduction to Version Control and Git (12 minutes)

      • clone (12 minutes)

      • push (12 minutes)

      • pull (12 minutes)

      • commit (12 minutes)

      • add (12 minutes)

      • branch/checkout (12 minutes)

      • tag (12 minutes)

      • gitignore (12 minutes)

      • Summary

    • Lesson 16: Common Infrastructure as Code Technologies (48 minutes)

      • File Formats (12 minutes)

      • Utilities (12 minutes)

      • Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) (12 minutes)

      • Advanced Git Topics (12 minutes)

      • Summary

    • Lesson 17: Container, Cloud, and Orchestration Concepts (1 hour and 24 minutes)

      • Kubernetes Benefits and Application Use Cases (12 minutes)

      • Single-Node, Multicontainer Use Cases (12 minutes)

      • Container Persistent Storage (12 minutes)

      • Container Networks (12 minutes)

      • Service Mesh (12 minutes)

      • Bootstrapping (12 minutes)

      • Container Registries (12 minutes)

      • Summary

  • Part IV: Troubleshooting

    • Lesson 18: Analyze and Troubleshoot Storage Issues (1 hour and 24 minutes)

      • High Latency (12 minutes)

      • Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS) Scenarios (12 minutes)

      • Capacity Issues (12 minutes)

      • Filesystem Issues (12 minutes)

      • I/O Scheduler (12 minutes)

      • Device Issues (12 minutes)

      • Mount Option Problems (12 minutes)

      • Summary

    • Lesson 19: Analyze and Troubleshoot Network Resource Issues (48 minutes)

      • Network Configuration Issues (12 minutes)

      • Firewall Issues (12 minutes)

      • Interface Errors (12 minutes)

      • Bandwidth Limitations (12 minutes)

      • Name Resolution Issues (12 minutes)

      • Testing Remote Systems (12 minutes)

      • Summary

    • Lesson 20: Analyze and Troubleshoot central Processing Unit (CPU) and Memory Issues (2 hours and 12 minutes)

      • Runaway Processes (12 minutes)

      • Zombie Processes (12 minutes)

      • High CPU Utilization (12 minutes)

      • High Load Average (12 minutes)

      • High Run Queues (12 minutes)

      • CPU Times (12 minutes)

      • CPU Process Priorities (12 minutes)

      • Memory Exhaustion (12 minutes)

      • Out of Memory (OOM) (12 minutes)

      • Swapping (12 minutes)

      • Hardware (12 minutes)

      • Summary

    • Lesson 21: Analyze and troubleshoot User Access and File Permissions (1 hour)

      • User Login Issues (12 minutes)

      • User File Access Issues (12 minutes)

      • Password Issues (12 minutes)

      • Privilege Elevation (12 minutes)

      • Quota Issues (12 minutes)

      • Summary

      • Lesson 22: Use systems to Diagnose and Resolve Common Problems with a Linux System (24 minutes)

      • Unit Files (12 minutes)

      • Common Problems (12 minutes)

      • Summary

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