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CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Complete Video Course, 2nd Edition

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  • Copyright 2020
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-589677-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-589677-8

20+ Hours of Video Instruction

CompTIA Linux+ Complete Video Course has more than 20 hours of comprehensive video training, so you have everything you need to prepare for the CompTIA Linux+ exam and also build a strong understanding of working with Linux. This title includes a copy of Linux Fundamentals LiveLessons.


CompTIA Linux+ Complete Video Course has more than 20 hours of comprehensive video training covering all of the objectives on the CompTIA Linux+ exam. Expert author and trainer Sander van Vugt will walk you first through Linux basics with 10 hours of essential concepts in his Linux Fundamentals LiveLessons title. You will then get a deep dive into core Linux topics. This thorough and engaging training provides whiteboard concept teaching, live CLI work, screencast teaching, and hands-on labs, so you have everything you need to study for–and pass–the CompTIA Linux+ exam.

To offer this course in the way that is most efficient for you, the contents have been developed to build upon your existing knowledge of Linux. You will start with Linux Fundamentals LiveLessons, a full video course on Linux basics, concepts, practices, and theories, so you can get the foundational knowledge you need. You will then dive into the core part of the CompTIA Linux+ exam, including advanced user settings, storage management, managing server roles, and both common and advanced system administration tasks. Each lesson ends with a lab, so you can practice your own skills as you complete the course. The labs are built, so you first have the opportunity to walk through a task on your own. Each lab is then followed by a Lab Solution, where the author walks you through the most efficient way to complete the lab.

This accessible self-paced video training solution provides learners with more than 20 hours of personal visual instruction from an expert trainer with more than 20 years of practical Linux teaching experience. Through the use of topic-focused instructional videos you will gain an in-depth understanding of all topics on the CompTIA Linux+ exam, as well as a deeper understanding of Linux. The combination of video and labs is a unique offering that gives you a full toolkit to learn and excel on your exam.

Topics include:

Linux Fundamentals:
Module 1: Essential Commands
Module 2: User and Group Management and Permissions
Module 3: Operating Running Systems

CompTIA Linux+
Module 1: Advanced User Settings
Module 2: Storage Management
Module 3: Common Administration Tasks
Module 4: Managing Server Roles
Module 5: Advanced Administration Tasks

Skill Level

  • Beginning to Intermediate


  • The basics of Linux up through exam-level proficiency
  • Key concepts for all the objectives on the CompTIA Linux + exam
  • Real-life Linux administration tasks

Who Should Take This Course

  • Anyone interested in learning about Linux from the ground up
  • Administrators currently administering UNIX systems and developers who write software for Linux
  • Anyone interested in taking the CompTIA Linux+ exam

Course Requirements

The ideal target student wants to learn Linux from the ground up, and carry through to the CompTIA Linux+ certification. They will start with the Linux Fundamentals portion of the course, and then get into the details for the CompTIA Linux+ exam.

Lesson descriptions

Linux Fundamentals

Module 1, “Essential Commands,” will cover the essentials of Linux, starting with the installation of the ubuntu and CentOS distributions. Then, it will go into the essential tools, file management tools, and working with text files.

Module 2, “User and Group Management and Permissions,” covers user and group management, as well as storage management essentials. It goes into the details of the different required parts for setting up users and groups, the management of them, and some more advanced features. The basic read write and execute permissions, as well as how to apply them, will be explained. Then, the more in-depth permissions, SUID, SGID, sticky bit, and umask will be covered. Lastly, partitions and file systems, and how to mount filesystems onto specific directories, will be explored.

Module 3, “Operating Running Systems,” covers the day-to-day Linux management tasks. It starts with an explanation of networking and managing system time. Then, services and processes, including the different utilities that are used, will be detailed. Software managers, how to manage software packages, task scheduling, and reading log files will also be covered.

CompTIA Linux+

Module 1, “Advanced User Settings,” discusses some of the advanced user-related settings. It explains advanced user security, and how to manage internationalization.

In Module 2, “Storage Management,” how to get from the Linux kernel to the storage devices, as well as other hardware devices, is covered. Creating partitions and using disks in other ways, as well as learning about the different file systems and how to put them on top of your storage devices, will be discussed.

Module 3, “Common Administration Tasks,” explains some of the most common Linux administration tasks, including how to configure logging, exploring the Linux boot procedure, and how to work with services in a systemd environment and system five environment. Lastly, how to manage file compression and backup will be discussed.

Module 4, “Managing Server Roles,” will explain some of the common server roles, including how to configure Linux firewalls, as well as a quick overview of the most common Linux server roles.

Module 5, “Advanced Administration Tasks,” covers advanced Linux administration tasks, including Linux security, how Linux graphical user interfaces are organized, and how to use Linux as a virtualization platform. Securing access control, configuring mandatory access control, and troubleshooting common Linux problems will also be covered. Lastly, working with Git, and how to use basic Linux shell scripts will be discussed.

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Sample Content

Table of Contents

Linux Fundamentals

Module 1: Essential Commands
Lesson 1: Installing Linux
Lesson 2: Using Essential Tools
Lesson 3: Essential File Management Tools
Lesson 4: Working with Text Files
Lesson 5: Connecting to a Server
Lesson 6: Working with the Bash Shell

Module 2: User and Group Management and Permissions
Lesson 7: User and Group Management
Lesson 8: Permissions Management
Lesson 9: Storage Management Essentials

Module 3: Operating Running Systems
Lesson 10: Managing Networking
Lesson 11: Managing Time
Lesson 12: Working with Systemd
Lesson 13: Process Management
Lesson 14: Managing Software Packages
Lesson 15: Scheduling Tasks
Lesson 16: Reading Log Files

CompTIA Linux+

Module 1: Advanced User Settings
Lesson 1: Managing Advanced User Security
Lesson 2: Managing Internationalization

Module 2: Storage Management
Lesson 3: Basic Hardware Management
Lesson 4: Managing Partitions
Lesson 5: Managing File Systems

Module 3: Common Administration Tasks
Lesson 6: Configuring Logging
Lesson 7: Managing the Boot Procedure
Lesson 8: Managing Service
Lesson 9: Managing File Compressions and Backup

Module 4: Managing Server Roles
Lesson 10: Configuring a Firewall
Lesson 11: Managing Linux Server Roles

Module 5: Advanced Administration Tasks
Lesson 12: Securing Linux
Lesson 13: Managing User Interfaces
Lesson 14: Managing Virtualization
Lesson 15: Managing Secure Access Control
Lesson 16: Managing SELinux and AppArmor
Lesson 17: Troubleshooting Linux Issues
Lesson 18: Using Git for Version Control
Lesson 19: Introducing Bash Shell Scripts


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