Linux+ is one of several CompTIA certifications that provide vendor-neutral credentials relevant to key marketplace systems and technologies. Linux+ attempts to identify individuals with at least 6 months experience with, and good working knowledge of, the Linux operating system. As such, this exam covers planning, installation, configuration, administration, and maintenance of Linux desktop and server systems. It also deals with basic diagnostic and troubleshooting skills, as well as covering issues related to the PC hardware in which Linux typically resides.
Linux+ first appeared in September, 2001, and was designed as a stepping-stone to more advanced Sair, LPI, Red Hat, and other Linux certifications. Linux+ is gaining popularity with certificants and certification vendors alike—IBM has now accepted Linux+ as an elective toward the IBM Certified e-business Solution Technologist certification. For more information, please visit http://www.comptia.org/certification/linux/default.asp.