CompTIA Linux+ Certification
CompTIA Linux+ LX0-103
CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-103: Advanced GNU and Unix Commands
CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-103: Devices and Filesystems
CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-103: GNU and Unix Commands
CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-103: Installation and Package Management
CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-103: System Architecture
TestPrep LX0-103 CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI Exam 1
CompTIA Linux+ LX0-104
CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-104 Essential System Services
CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-104 Networking Fundamentals
CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-104 Scripting and Administrative Tasks
CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-104 Security, Data, and Accessibility
TestPrep LX0-104 CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI Exam 2

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-103: Advanced GNU and Unix Commands

Course Number:
cs_lxps_a04_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-103: Advanced GNU and Unix Commands

  • start the course
  • use commands from the shell to view the contents of a file, view just the beginning of a file, or the end of a file
  • use commands to count items in a file or files, such as line counts, words, or characters
  • describe how to view files in Octal or other formats, as well as convert text files into a printable format
  • use commands to manipulate the data within a file including splitting and joining files
  • use commands to retrieve unique lines in a file, or convert characters like tabs to spaces
  • use commands to convert text from a file into another format and be able to sort the file contents
  • use the basic features of sed to edit the contents of a file
  • perform commands that will run in the background and switch them to the foreground or background
  • use tools to run a background task that will continue running after logging out
  • use tools to monitor active processes and system resource usage
  • configure tools to select and sort processes on the display
  • use tools to send signals to processes, such as telling the process to check configuration files or to stop running
  • describe the process priorities and how you can see the priority of a process
  • use nice to set the priority of a process when it is started
  • use renice to change the priority of a process while it is running
  • describe how regular expressions, or regEx, are created and how they can be used
  • use tools to search for files by matching against a regular expression
  • use commands to find lines in a file that match a regular expression
  • use tools to change the contents of files based on matching a regular expression
  • use advanced GNU and Unix commands to perform queries

Overview/Description
Linux consists of many tools to manipulate files, streams, and processes from the command line that an administrator really needs to know in order to get the most from their system. This course will describe and show the basic usage of some of the Linux tools that can be used to manipulate files, stream data, and manage processes. You will also learn how to prioritize processes and how to use basic Regular Expressions to do advanced searches and matches against files and file contents. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA Linux+ exams LX0-103.

Target Audience
Administrators or advanced Linux users who need to manipulate files, file contents, or processes from a command line shell

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-103: Devices and Filesystems

Course Number:
cs_lxps_a05_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-103: Devices and Filesystems

  • start the course
  • describe how the MBR partition table on a disk can be partitioned and managed
  • use various mkfs commands to create filesystems
  • identify the features and future of ReiserFS and B-tree filesystems, or Btrfs
  • describe the new GUID Partition Table, or GPT, way to partition disks
  • use commands to verify the integrity of a filesystem
  • use commands to monitor free space and inodes of a filesystem
  • use commands to repair simple filesystem problems
  • perform mount and unmount operations on a filesystem
  • configure a Linux system to mount a filesystem on bootup
  • describe how to configure user mountable removable filesystems
  • apply a disk quota to a filesystem
  • describe how to edit, check, and generate user quota reports for filesystems with disk quotas enabled
  • describe the file and directory permissions system in Linux
  • use commands to manage user access permissions to regular and special files as well as directories
  • use suid, sgid, and the Sticky Bit to maintain security
  • configure the default File Creation Mask
  • apply access permissions to files and directories for a group
  • create file and directory links
  • describe the differences between soft and hard links
  • describe when you should link to a file versus copying a file
  • use links to solve some common system administration tasks
  • identify the correct locations for files under the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, or FHS
  • use tools to find files and commands on a Linux system
  • to manage devices and filesystems in Linux

Overview/Description
Disk and file management is critical to installing, securing, and maintaining any server, and a Linux administrator must understand the limits and capabilities of these resources to be effective in planning and building out Linux infrastructure. In this course, you will learn how to configure and manage partition tables, manage filesystems, configure disk quotas, use links, and manage file and directory permissions. You will also be introduced to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, or FHS. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA Linux+ exams LX0-101 and LX0-102.

Target Audience
System administrators and security personnel who need to manage disk partitions, filesystems, quotas, and access to files or directories in Linux

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-103: GNU and Unix Commands

Course Number:
cs_lxps_a03_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-103: GNU and Unix Commands

  • start the course
  • perform single line shell commands and command sequences
  • use and modify the shell environment
  • use and modify the shell environment by defining, referencing, and exporting environment variables
  • use and edit the history of the Bourne-again Shell (bash)
  • use commands in the shell that are defined inside, and outside, the defined path
  • use shell commands to copy, move, and remove individual files
  • use shell commands to copy, move, and remove individual directories
  • use a single shell command to copy multiple files
  • use a single shell command to copy directories, and their sub-directories, recursively
  • apply wildcards to shell commands to filter files or directories that should be included
  • use the find command to locate and act on files based on the file type, size, or time
  • use commands to compress and decompress files
  • use the tape archive, or tar, command to create and extract archived files and use the built-in gzip or bzip2 parameter to compress or decompress the archive
  • describe how and when to use cpio to copy archives and dd to make and write image files
  • describe how standard input, or stdin; standard output, or stdout; and standard error, or stderr, can be used to redirect output from a Shell command
  • use pipes to direct the output of one command to the input of another command
  • use the output of one command as arguments to another command
  • use tee or redirection to send the output of a single command to the standard output, or stdout, and a file
  • use VI to open or create a document and move around within the document without using a GUI interface
  • use the basic VI modes to insert, add, and delete characters from a document as well as add lines to the document
  • use the VI commands to exit, cancel changes, and save changes to a document
  • use advanced features of VI to copy, paste, substitute, and move characters or lines within a document
  • use the search capability of VI to find text, and describe the basic use of patterns in searches
  • navigate and search files using GNU and Unix commands

Overview/Description
A Linux distribution is made up of a number of utilities and programs. One key utility is the command line shell. In this course, you will learn how to use a shell to perform file and directory manipulation and edit file contents. In particular, you will learn about the Bourne-again Shell (bash) and the VI text editor. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA Linux+ exams LX0-103.

Target Audience
Administrators or advanced Linux users who will need to manipulate the operating system configuration or data files/directories from the command line

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-103: Installation and Package Management

Course Number:
cs_lxps_a02_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-103: Installation and Package Management

  • start the course
  • describe how to assign filesystems to separate partitions or disks
  • configure partitions based on the intended use of the system
  • specify the boot requirements that must be met for the /boot partition
  • describe the basic features of the Logical Volume Manager or LVM
  • configure the boot loader to use alternate boot locations
  • configure and install the GRUB (legacy) boot loader
  • configure the GRUB 2 boot loader
  • use GRUB tools to interact with the boot loader
  • describe and identify shared library files
  • specify the typical locations of system libraries and use the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable to set alternate locations
  • use Linux shared library tools to configure shared libraries and verify which are loaded
  • use aptitude to install, upgrade, and uninstall packages
  • use dpkg to install, upgrade, and uninstall packages
  • describe how to find packages containing specific file names or libraries
  • use tools to obtain information and installation details about a package
  • use RPM to install, re-install, upgrade, and remove packages
  • use YUM to install, re-install, upgrade, and remove packages
  • describe how to obtain information and installation details on RPM packages
  • use tools to obtain a list of files that a package contains and find packages a file came from
  • use the commands to configure and manage the Linux installation process

Overview/Description
Linux installation and configuration is a multi-step process allowing customization based on requirements at almost every stage. In this course, you will learn about some of that customization and some basic patterns of how to do an initial install. You will learn about hard drive partitioning, boot managers, software repositories and the tools necessary to maintain, update, and install software on different Linux distributions. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA Linux+ exams LX0-103.

Target Audience
Individuals who may have to install Linux on servers or virtual machines and who want to know the basics for configuring the initial system and be able to install software from repositories

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-103: System Architecture

Course Number:
cs_lxps_a01_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-103: System Architecture

  • start the course
  • use Linux commands to enable and disable integrated peripherals
  • configure a Linux system using locally connected peripherals like a keyboard and mouse
  • configure a Linux system that is running headless or without an accessible keyboard or mouse
  • describe the different types of mass storage devices Linux can access and how they appear in Linux
  • recognize how Linux differentiates between cold and hot plug devices
  • use tools to display the hardware resources used by devices
  • perform commands in Linux to view various hardware information
  • use Linux commands to view and manipulate USB devices
  • describe the sysfs, udev, and dbus virtual filesystems' purpose and basic usage
  • describe how to pass commands to the boot loader to affect the boot process
  • specify how to provide kernel options that can manipulate the kernel at boot time
  • describe the Linux boot sequence from the BIOS to boot completion
  • recognize the SysVinit process for booting a Linux system
  • describe the systemd approach for booting a Linux system
  • describe the upstart boot process
  • use Linux tools and boot logs to check for events during the boot process
  • configure the runlevel for a Linux system
  • specify the boot target for a Linux system
  • configure a Linux system to boot into single user mode
  • modify the boot process to set the boot target
  • perform a server shutdown and reboot
  • use Linux tools to alert users before shutting down, rebooting, changing runlevels, or performing other major system events
  • perform a proper termination of a process
  • configure the boot process, shutdown process, and hardware for a Linux system

Overview/Description
Linux finds a home in every device we would think of as a computer, from Smartphones to PCs and data center servers. In this course, you will learn about the system architecture of Linux including how it interacts with peripherals and the boot sequence, and how to change the system RunLevels and Boot Targets. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA Linux+ exams LX0-103.

Target Audience
Established IT professionals who wish to acquire job skills and to be trained specifically to pass the CompTIA Linux+ 2014 certification exam

TestPrep LX0-103 CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI Exam 1

Course Number:
cs_lxps_a01_tp_enus
Lesson Objectives

TestPrep LX0-103 CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI Exam 1

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Overview/Description
To test your knowledge on the skills and competencies being measured by the vendor certification exam. TestPrep can be taken in either Study or Certification mode. Study mode is designed to maximize learning by not only testing your knowledge of the material, but also by providing additional information on the topics presented. Certification mode is designed to test your knowledge of the material within a structured testing environment, providing valuable feedback at the end of the test.

Target Audience
Individuals seeking practice in a structured testing environment, covering the skills and competencies being measured by the vendor certification exam.

Prerequisites: none

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-104 Essential System Services

Course Number:
cs_lxpt_a02_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-104 Essential System Services

  • start the course
  • configure the system date and time
  • set the hardware clock to the correct time in UTC
  • configure the timezone for a system
  • configure the basic settings for the NTP daemon
  • use the pool.ntp.org resource to maintain the time on a system
  • describe the basic use of the ntpq command
  • describe the basic function of syslog and its configuration files
  • describe the purpose for Facility, Priority, and Actions for parsing log messages
  • configure logrotate to manage log file rotating
  • describe the purpose and usage of journalctl
  • distinguish between the different Syslog alternatives Rsyslog and Syslog-ng
  • describe a Mail Transfer Agent and create e-mail aliases
  • use the basic mail reader tool and configure e-mail forwarding
  • distinguish between different MTA alternatives postfix, sendmail, qmail, and exim
  • describe how to do basic CUPS configuration for local and remote printers
  • use CUPS tools and utilities to manage user print queues
  • describe how to troubleshoot general printing problems
  • use CUPS tool and utilities to add and remove jobs from configured printer queues
  • describe how to determine if a video card and monitor are supported by an X server
  • describe the purpose of the X Font server
  • perform DISPLAY redirection and use X tools to display information about windows
  • identify and distinguish the sections of the X configuration file
  • describe how to configure the Light Display Manager (LightDM)
  • perform the actions required to turn the display manager on or off
  • configure the greeting properties for the display manager
  • identify the differences between the X, KDE, and Gnome Display Managers (GDM)
  • configure system time, e-mail, printing, and logging in Linux

Overview/Description
A Linux system administrator needs to know how to configure the time, e-mail, printing, and logging features of a Linux system. In this course, you will learn about four of the essential services almost all Linux servers and clients will have configured: NTP time synchronization for accurate time, Mail Transfer Agents for e-mail, CUPS for printing, and the system logger to manage log messages. This course also covers configuring GUI interfaces using X server. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA Linux+ exams LX0-104.

Target Audience
System administrators who manage Linux systems services

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-104 Networking Fundamentals

Course Number:
cs_lxpt_a03_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-104 Networking Fundamentals

  • start the course
  • describe how network masking and Classless Inter-Domain Routing, or CIDR, work
  • describe the differences between private and public "dotted quad" IP addresses
  • describe the features and differences of User Datagram Protocol, or UDP; Transmission Control Protocol, or TCP; and Internet Control Message Protocol, or ICMP
  • recognize the common TCP and UDP ports and services that usually run on those ports
  • identify the differences between IPv4 and IPv6
  • describe the basic features and advantages of IPv6
  • configure manually, and automatically, the systems network interfaces
  • configure the basic TCP/IP settings
  • configure the default route for a network interface
  • describe commands to start, stop, reconfigure, add, and delete network interfaces and routes to troubleshoot network interfaces
  • describe how to change, view, and configure the routing table, including correcting an improperly set default route
  • troubleshoot basic problems with network connectivity
  • troubleshoot problems with the network configuration
  • describe how to query remote DNS servers
  • configure local name resolution and configure the use of DNS servers
  • modify the order in which name resolution will be performed
  • describe the function and purpose of shadow passwords
  • perform the actions to turn off network services that are not in use
  • configure TCP wrappers to grant or deny access to services on the local system
  • configure and manage interfaces and networking in Linux

Overview/Description
Linux is used extensively on the internet, usually as servers, but also as clients, and a system administrator must know how to configure and use the network interfaces on a Linux system. In this course, you will learn how to configure, use, and troubleshoot networking issues on Linux. This course covers the fundamentals of Internet Protocols, Network Interfaces, DNS, and security as it applies to the networking configuration of a Linux system. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA Linux+ exams LX0-104.

Target Audience
System administrators and network administrators who need a basic understanding of networking in Linux, who may have to manage the networking interfaces, DNS, security, and need to be able to troubleshoot common networking issues

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-104 Scripting and Administrative Tasks

Course Number:
cs_lxpt_a01_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-104 Scripting and Administrative Tasks

  • start the course
  • configure environment variables so they are set when a user logs in or spawns a new shell
  • create BASH functions that can automate frequently used sequences of commands
  • describe how to use and maintain the Skeleton directories for new user accounts
  • configure the command search path for the system and/or user account
  • create shell scripts that can test using the if statement before carrying out a set of actions
  • create shell scripts that can repeat a set of actions using the for statement
  • create shell scripts that can repeat a task until a condition has been met using the while statement
  • use command substitution in a shell script
  • use script conditionals and test to test return results for success and failure or other returned values provided by a command
  • perform conditional mailing to the superuser in a shell script
  • describe how to use and how to select the correct script interpreter using the Shebang (#!)
  • describe how to manage the location, ownership, execution, and suid-rights of shell scripts
  • perform basic user management including adding, modifying, and removing user accounts
  • perform basic group management including adding, modifying, and removing groups
  • describe how users and groups are managed and configured
  • create and configure special purpose and limited access accounts
  • describe the files and basic configuration of Cron
  • create a new Cron job
  • create and manage AT jobs
  • configure user access to Cron and AT services
  • describe the usage and basic configuration of Anacron
  • configure localization settings and environment variables
  • configure timezone settings and environment variables
  • recognize commands used in Linux shell scripting, user management, and automation of administrator tasks

Overview/Description
The shell, and shell scripting, provides an incredible interface to running, automating, and maintaining a Linux system. The ability to manipulate the shell is a very powerful tool for any administrator of a Linux system. In this course, you will learn how to use and configure the shell environment, create shell scripts for automating tasks, manage users and groups, use Cron, AT, and Anacron to automate tasks, and learn how to configure the localization and timezone properties of a Linux system. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA Linux+ exams LX0-104.

Target Audience
System administrators and Linux Power Users who need to run scheduled tasks, create shell scripts to manage repetitive tasks, manage user accounts, or manage localization or timezone configurations

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-104 Security, Data, and Accessibility

Course Number:
cs_lxpt_a04_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Linux+ 2014 Powered By LPI: LX0-104 Security, Data, and Accessibility

  • start the course
  • use commands to audit a system to find files that have the suid or sgig bit set
  • describe how to set or change a user's password and aging information
  • use netstat to discover open ports on a system
  • use nmap to discover open ports on a local or remote system
  • apply limits to user logins, processes, and memory usage
  • identify which users or processes have files opened
  • identify users who have logged in or who are currently logged into the system
  • configure and use sudo to run commands with superuser, or root, access as a normal user
  • use SQL to query a database and return results using the select statement
  • use the SQL insert, update, and delete statements to modify data in a table
  • apply a join to database tables to return a result set across multiple tables
  • use the SQL order by statement to return a sorted result set
  • use the SQL group by statement to aggregate data in a result set
  • configure and use the OpenSSH2 client to securely connect and run commands on another system
  • describe how the OpenSSH2 server host keys are used to secure communications
  • perform basic GnuPG configuration, usage, and revocation of keys
  • use SSH Port Tunnels to tunnel non-secure communications over a secured connection
  • configure the keyboard accessibility settings
  • configure and understand the usage for the different visual settings and themes used for accessibility
  • describe the basic features and tools used for assistive technologies (ATs)
  • configure Linux security, data management, and accessibility

Overview/Description
Security, data management, and accessibility are huge fields; however, a system administrator should know enough to understand the roles and features available when configuring a Linux system. This course describes some basic best practices and functionality available to secure a server or provide accessibility for users. In this course, you will learn how to perform basic security administration tasks; learn how to write Structured Query Langauge, or SQL, statements; learn how to secure data using encryption; and learn about the Assistive Technologies available to help with Accessibility requirements. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA Linux+ exams LX0-104.

Target Audience
System administrators that need to support advanced security, data management, and accessibility on a Linux system

TestPrep LX0-104 CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI Exam 2

Course Number:
cs_lxpt_a01_tp_enus
Lesson Objectives

TestPrep LX0-104 CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI Exam 2

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Overview/Description
To test your knowledge on the skills and competencies being measured by the vendor certification exam. TestPrep can be taken in either Study or Certification mode. Study mode is designed to maximize learning by not only testing your knowledge of the material, but also by providing additional information on the topics presented. Certification mode is designed to test your knowledge of the material within a structured testing environment, providing valuable feedback at the end of the test.

Target Audience
Individuals seeking practice in a structured testing environment, covering the skills and competencies being measured by the vendor certification exam.

Prerequisites: none

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