10 year Job Growth
Avg. Starting Salary1
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MedCerts Program for CompTIA Linux+ Certification

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CompTIA Linux+ Certification Detail

The CompTIA Linux+ certification is a vendor-neutral credential designed to ensure the knowledge required for working as junior Linux administrators, systems administrators, Linux database administrators, web administrators, and junior network administrators. CompTIA Linux+ validates the skills administrators need to secure the enterprise, power the cloud and keep systems running. The new certification ensures that IT professionals, software developers, cybersecurity engineers and penetration testers have these necessary skills to support today's tech systems.

CompTIA Linux+ is the only job-focused Linux certification covering the latest foundational skills demanded by hiring managers. Unlike other certifications, the new exam includes performance-based and multiple-choice questions to identify the employees who can do the job. The exam covers tasks associated with all major distributions of Linux, setting the foundation for advanced vendor /distro-specific knowledge.

Selecting the Right Training Option Program Comparisons

MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.

MedCerts Community College Online College
Program & Tuition Cost $4,000 average Up to $20,000 $3,000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3–6 months 24–48 months 3–6 months
Schedule Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set class schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None: 100% online On-campus classrooms None: 100% online
Student Support Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access Professors: scheduled office hours Support inbox
Career Coaching Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Varies: typically videos and presentations

This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.

CompTIA Linux+ Certification Skills Gained

  • Summarize the purpose and use of security best practices in a Linux environment
  • Build and install software and manage software configurations.
  • Configure and execute remote connectivity for system management
  • Perform basic container operations and basic version control using Git
  • Summarize common infrastructure as code technologies, container, cloud, and orchestration concepts.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot network resource issues, CPU and memory issues, and user access and file permissions

CompTIA Linux+ Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying

$86,000 - $97,000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

IT Systems Administrator

Installs, upgrades, and monitors software and hardware, maintains operating systems, business applications, security tools, web servers, troubleshooting, email, PCs, local and wide area networking, both hardware and software, and mid-range server hardware.

$51000 - $99000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

Network Engineer

Secure network systems by establishing and enforcing policies, and defining and monitoring access. They establish network environments by designing system configuration, directing system installation, defining documenting, and enforcing system standards.

$54,000 - $113,000
Estimated Salary1
1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

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