New exam covers evolving job roles, focuses more on how Linux powers the cloud
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – Information technology (IT) professionals with a year or more of on-the- job experience working with Linux servers are invited to serve as beta testers for a new version of the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam, CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the IT industry and workforce, announced today.
CompTIA Linux+ is intended for early career IT professionals who support Linux systems in a range of applications, including the cloud, cybersecurity, mobile and web administration. The beta test is a precursor to the new CompTIA Linux+ exam scheduled to debut in June 2022.
“The new version of the CompTIA Linux+ exam includes cutting-edge technologies that help automate and orchestrate business processes, including infrastructure as code and containers,” said Randall Edwards, senior manager, certification products, CompTIA. “It also includes more coverage of automation and scripting.”
Beta testers have the opportunity to take the new CompTIA Linux+ exam before it is generally available for the discounted price of $50. Individuals who pass the beta test will earn their CompTIA Linux+ certification. Beta test results will not be revealed to test-takers until the new exam launches in June 2022. To register for the CompTIA Linux+ beta exam visit https://home.pearsonvue.com/comptia.
CompTIA recommends that beta test takers have at least 12 months of hands-on experience working with Linux servers in a junior Linux support engineer or junior cloud/DevOps support engineer job role. Certification in CompTIA A+, Network+ and Server+ or similar certifications and knowledge are also recommended.
CompTIA Linux+ is the only job-focused Linux certification that covers the current foundational skills demanded by hiring managers in concepts such as system management, security, scripting, containers and automation and general troubleshooting. The exam includes performance-based and multiple-choice questions. It covers tasks associated with all major distributions of Linux, establishing a solid baseline of knowledge.
The CompTIA Linux+ beta exam may be taken online from home, a closed-door office or any private location with an internet connection. In-person testing at any of the thousands of Pearson VUE test centers around the world is also an option. For more details on test-taking options visit https://www.comptia.org/testing/testing-options/about-testing-options.
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