UnixReview.com: An In-Depth Look at the Linux+ Exam
Oct 07, 2001, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In July, I took a look at the Linux+ objectives as the
exam went to beta. On September 21st, the exam went live, and it is
now possible to delve into it at a much more critical level. In
this article, I'll look at each of the individual sub-objectives
and the knowledge that is required to meet their minimum criteria.
This is a one-test certification available from CompTIA
(www.comptia.org), the organization known for the A+ hardware
certification. The exam (number XK0-001) consists of 95
multiple-choice questions. Candidates are allowed two hours to
complete the exam. The score is adjusted to fall between 100 and
900, with 655 being the minimum passing score. The cost for the
exam is $190 (U.S.). A $50 discount is available for employees of
CompTIA member companies.
The exam consists of seven categories, or "domains." Each domain
comprises several sub-objectives, which I will describe in detail.
Note that some sub-objectives simply require common sense and don?t
lend themselves to further research. For information regarding the
weighting of each domain or other background information on this
exam, see the July overview at: