CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Cert Guide

CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Cert Guide, 1st edition

  • Ross Brunson, 
  • William Rothwell

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Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA Linux+ (XK0-004) exam success with this Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning.

  • Master CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

  • Practice with unique sets of exam-realistic practice questions

CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Leading Linux trainers Ross Brunson and William “Bo” Rothwell share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.


The book presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.


CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Cert Guide comes with the powerful Pearson Test Prep practice test software, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most. This online assessment engine enables you to access the practice tests via the Internet on any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone device with Internet connectivity. The web-based version also enables you to download the software to your desktop, so you can use the practice test even when you don't have an Internet connection. The desktop version syncs with your online version when an Internet connection is established, to update and track your progress. This integrated learning package offers these additional benefits:

  • Enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams

  • Presents unique sets of exam-realistic practice questions

  • Tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most

Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.


This study guide helps you master all topics on the latest CompTIA Linux+ exam, including


  • Hardware and system configuration

  • Systems operation and maintenance

  • Security

  • Linux troubleshooting and diagnostics

  • Automation and scripting


It fully reflects major changes to this version of the Linux+ exam, including new coverage of virtualization, cloud concepts, Git, and orchestration.

Published by Pearson IT Certification (July 30th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137459865

Subject: IT Professional

Category: Certification

Table of contents

  • Chapter 1 Installing Linux
  • Chapter 2 Package Installation and Management
  • Chapter 3 Virtualization
  • Chapter 4 The Boot Process
  • Chapter 5 Managing System Services
  • Chapter 6 System Performance
  • Chapter 7 File Manipulation
  • Chapter 8 File Processing
  • Chapter 9 File Permissions and Escalation
  • Chapter 10 SELinux and AppArmor
  • Chapter 11 File Compression and Storage
  • Chapter 12 User and Group Management
  • Chapter 13 Account Security
  • Chapter 14 Logging Services
  • Chapter 15 Linux Devices
  • Chapter 16 Hardware Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 17 Kernel Modules
  • Chapter 18 Storage Concepts
  • Chapter 19 Storage Configuration 
  • Chapter 20 Network Configuration 
  • Chapter 21 Network Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 22 Linux Firewalls
  • Chapter 23 Orchestration
  • Chapter 24 Automate Tasks
  • Chapter 25 Manage Localization
  • Chapter 26 BASH Scripting Essentials
  • Chapter 27 Git
  • Chapter 28 Server Roles
  • Chapter 29 Security Best Practices
  • Chapter 30 Final Preparation
  • Glossary
  • Appendix A Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Review Questions
  • Appendix B CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Cert Guide Exam Updates
  • Appendix C Study Planner

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