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CompTIA Linux+


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CIT CompTIA CAPP – Linux + (LPI sponsored)

The CompTIA Linux + professionally certified course, is run under the Cork Institute of Technology CompTIA CAPP programme. The course offers an excellent theory and practical security course at a foundational level for all participants interested in adding Linux both at the network and system level. The CompTIA Linux+ powered by LPI course, developed to cover CompTIA Powered by LPI exams LX0-103 and LX0-104, builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with the Linux operating system to present fundamental skills and concepts.

The CompTIA Linux + certification is an internationally recognized validation of the technical knowledge required of foundation level Linux practitioners. A CompTIA Linux + certified professional has successfully illustrated a proven capability and competency in the following areas; general Linux operating system concepts, linux system security, linux installation and configuration

This course is focused at the requirements outlined by the CompTIA Linux+ Certification examination. But certification is not the only key to professional success in the field of computer security today’s job market demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you build your Linux system administrative skill set so that you can confidently perform your duties in any system administrative-related professional role.

The CompTIA Linux + teaches the student the following skills, Linux administration, basic Linux concepts, manage User and Group accounts, manage partitions and the Linux filesystem, manage various files in Linux, Linux permissions and file ownership, linux printing tasks, manage kernel services, bash shell and shell scripts, manage jobs and processes and manage system services.

Configure Linux network services and basic Internet services, linux security, troubleshoot Linux system issues and configure Linux GUI.

Resources and Materials

All learning resources required to successfully complete this programme are included. Students are also provided with as much personal tuition and support from CIT’s experienced instructors/lecturers as they require throughout the programme.

The course is delivered using CIT’s cloud services such as Adobe Connect (Virtual Classroom), vCloud (Virtual Lab Environment) and Blackboard (Learning Management System).
Entry Requirements

None specifically but the course is best suited to someone in IT Support, Network Administration or a System Administrator. It would also benefit someone who has already achieved the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network + certifications.

The technology community identifies CompTIA Linux + powered by LPI certification as the perfect entry to a Linux System Administrator role. Leading companies such as FireEye, VM ware and DELL all place great value on this particular certification.

Course Outline

  • Performing Basic Linux tasks.
  • Managing User and Group accounts.
  • Managing Partitions and Linux Filesystems.
  • Managing files in Linux
  • Managing Linux Permissions and Ownership
  • Printing Files in Linux
  • Managing Linux Packages
  • Managing Kernel Services
  • Working with Bash Shell and Shell Scripts
  • Managing jobs and processes
  • Managing System Services
  • Configuring Basic Internet Services
  • Configuring Network Services
  • Securing Linux
  • Managing Hardware
  • Troubleshooting Linux Systems
  • Installing Linux Operating System
  • Configuring Linux GUI

Course Delivery

This course is delivered over 12 weeks (Two evenings a week Tuesday & Thursday 6:30pm – 9:30pm); during the academic year at the following times;

  • Semester 1: September 2016
  • Semester 2: February 2017

The course can be delivered full contact (on campus) or blended (mixture of online lectures and classroom based labs).

Course Costing

The cost of the CompTIA Linux+ is €1400 per student, this includes course notes, lab manuals, online materials and the cost of both exams are included as part of the price.


Computer Trade and Industry Association and Cork Institute of Technology.

Course Dates

The next session of CompTIA Linux+ will begin in February 2017.


Pat McCarthy
Department of Computer Science
T: +353 (21) 433 6015

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