CompTIA’s Linux + certification certifies professionals having technical knowledge in basic installation, operation, and troubleshooting of Linux operating systems. The XK0-002 test measures the skills and knowledge of the candidates who can explain fundamental open source resources/licenses, demonstrate knowledge of user administration, understand file permissions/software configurations, and manage local storage devices and network protocols.

The XK0-002 test assumes that the candidates appearing for the exam have at least six months of practical Linux experience. Before taking the XK0-002 test, you should practice the following:

  1. Install all system hardware required and check its compatibility with Linux Distribution.
  2. Create partitions.
  3. Configure various file systems.
  4. Mount and un-mount file systems.
  5. Install the Linux operating system.
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Tudor Barbu is a Software developer with expertise in both client and server side development, aspiring guru on the client side disciplines such as Javascript and CSS, passionate with web security, usability and web standards evangelist.

Presently Tudor works at Zitec, his tasks are manly programming related. He works in teams of 2 to 4 developers on the company’s products, with technologies like PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, bash scripting and sometimes Java or python. Projects vary greatly in their complexity. For a project he had written a multi-threaded socket server in PHP (using the PNCTL library).

Tudor also works as a primary instructor for the PHP and CSS/Javascript courses at LEC. Aside from actual teaching the courses, his duties also include writing course materials and working on the company’s site (built by him on Drupal).

Prior to this , Tudor has worked with the Navidoo group which  was created as a new agency of “the group”, the entire development team from new/media was moved here under new management and Tudor was appointed team leader. He was supposed to lead the internal projects as a senior programmer as well to work with outside IT consultants and contractors and make sure that everything goes together as planned from a technical point of view.

After reviewing the uCertify PrepKit for exam XK0-002 – CompTIA Linux+ , Tudor said ” The kit is really easy to use, with a well designed user interface and good typography. I don’t think the average user will have any difficulties using it, further more a candidate for a serious IT certification. It goes straight to the point and focuses on the exam’s objectives right from the start.”

For reading his complete review, kindly visit http://blog.motane.lu/2009/03/08/review-of-xk0-002-linux-prepkit

CompTIA’s Linux+ is a vendor-neutral certification specifically designed to certify technical entry-level skills required to pursue a network or system administrator job role in Linux environments. Its objectives are intended to measure a candidate’s ability to install, operate, and troubleshoot Linux operating systems.

What are the job roles for Linux+ certified professionals?

The job roles for Linux+ certified professionals typically include Network Administrator, System Administrator, and Network Technician.

What are the requirements for becoming a Linux+ certified professional?
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Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the test XK0-002?

A. This test XK0-002 prepares you for various job roles related to Linux network administration, such as Network Administrator, System Administrator and Network Technician. Although there are no prerequisites for this test, CompTIA recommends that you have six to twelve months of experience in supporting Linux operating systems.

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