CompTIA Plans Update to Linux Certification

<p><strong>Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. &mdash; May 28</strong><br />The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), a provider of vendor-neutral certifications for the world&rsquo;s technology workforce, announced it will soon begin the process of updating its CompTIA Linux+ certification.<br /><br />The update process will begin this summer with a Job Task Analysis (JTA) scheduled for July. The JTA will bring together subject matter experts in Linux to evaluate the job roles and tasks for IT professionals who work with open-source operating systems. This information will be used to update the content of the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam. <br /><br />The update of CompTIA Linux+ is in keeping with CompTIA&rsquo;s practice of continuous and ongoing review of its certification content. This assures that the certification exams address the latest changes in technology and reflect the skills needed by tech workers and required by employers. <br /><br />Increasing demand for open-source solutions and Linux skills is evident in many markets and industries. There is also increasing market demand for CompTIA Linux+ certified professionals. In addition, the United States Navy now recommends CompTIA Linux+ as an option for its information assurance personnel.<br /><br />&ldquo;The U.S. Navy&rsquo;s Information Assurance Workforce relies on certifications, such as CompTIA Linux+, to meet the Department of Defense 8570.1 strategy for secure Naval Networks,&rdquo; said Mike Knight, Navy Network Warfare Command.<br /><br />CompTIA Linux+ is a vendor-neutral certification, generic across Linux distributions, that validates the knowledge of individuals with a minimum of six to 12 months of practical Linux experience. </p><p>Professionals who are currently CompTIA Linux+ certified can explain fundamental open source resources/licenses; demonstrate knowledge of user administration; understand file permissions and software configurations; and manage local storage devices and network protocols. <br /></p>

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