5 Reasons Why You Should Get IT Certified

You can begin building a career that promises better pay and benefits than you may have now with a certification in Information Technology Systems. It’s a fantastic way to get into an IT career and grow. Here’s why.

  • Certifications are the Key to Your IT Career: Being CompTIA, CISSP, or CISCO certified means that you understand the cutting-edge fundamentals of computer hardware and software.
  • IT Allows You to Go Anywhere: Information technology security is needed world-wide, and allows you to go virtually anywhere! 
  • IT Security is a Great Work-From-Home Career:: Many jobs in IT today do not require employees to work at an office or another specific location anymore.
  • Certification Can Open the Door to Better Pay: Jobs in IT are among the best paying in our time, and there are plenty available, with new ones being created every day.
  • IT Security Leads the Way to a Better Work–Life Balance: Moving from a stressful, physically demanding or unsatisfying career into IT could give your life new meaning.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Get IT Certified

You can begin building a career that promises better pay and benefits than you may have now with a certification in Information Technology Systems. It’s a fantastic way to get into an IT career and grow. Here’s why.

  • Certifications are the Key to Your IT Career: Being CompTIA, CISSP, or CISCO certified means that you understand the cutting-edge fundamentals of computer hardware and software.
  • IT Allows You to Go Anywhere: Information technology security is needed world-wide, and allows you to go virtually anywhere! 
  • IT Security is a Great Work-From-Home Career:: Many jobs in IT today do not require employees to work at an office or another specific location anymore.
  • Certification Can Open the Door to Better Pay: Jobs in IT are among the best paying in our time, and there are plenty available, with new ones being created every day.
  • IT Security Leads the Way to a Better Work–Life Balance: Moving from a stressful, physically demanding or unsatisfying career into IT could give your life new meaning.

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Financial Assistance

Our Online Career Training Programs are competitively priced and offer you an exceptional value as you train for your new career.

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Military Spouse?

We know balancing a family is challenging and we want to help you focus on your career too. Webster University is committed to empowering the spouses of those serving our country.

Check out MyCAA and whether you qualify for up to $4000 in tution assistance!

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CompTIA Linux+ Certification Training

Earn Your CompTIA Linux+ Certification

IT professionals with advanced Linux administration skills occupy a unique and valuable space in the IT industry. CompTIA’s Linux+ certification is the only job-focused Linux certification based on foundational Linux skills. This 100% online course will teach you the concepts and practices needed to earn the Linux+ certification from CompTIA. Key topics include Linux installation processes, network configurations, security and troubleshooting, and automating processes with scripting.

6 months / 75 Course Hours

Includes Certificate of Completion from Webster University

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Online CompTIA Linux+ Certification Training

Self-Paced - Instructor Led

Study on your own schedule
Includes CompTIA Exam Voucher

Job Outlook for Certified Linux+ Administrators

  • Certified Linux administrators are in demand. Data from CBTNuggets.com indicates that 80% of IT hiring managers consider Linux skills essential. Because of its dominant presence in large enterprises and its wide use in leading-edge startups, CBTNuggets.com places Linux administration among its top career options.
  • The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects 5% growth in network and computer systems administrator jobs between now and 2028. The BLS notes that this growth is tied to investments in newer and faster architecture and is expected to occur despite consolidation in cloud computing environments.
  • The BLS estimates that demand for network administrators who work in systems design and related services is expected to grow by 24% during that time period, nearly five times the overall rate of growth in the industry.

CompTIA Linux+ FAQs

What Jobs Can I Get With A CompTIA Linux+ Certification?

Linux administration skills open many avenues for positions with premier employers, leading-edge startups and government and institutional settings. Some of the common job titles associated with the CompTIA Linux+ certification include:

  • Linux Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Web Administrator
  • Systems Administrator

How Much Do Linux+ Certified Administrators Make?

According to the BLS, network and computer systems administrators earn $83,510 per year, on average. The top 10% earn over $130,000 annually. PayScale.com lists the average compensation for CompTIA Linux+ certificate holders at $72,203 per year. Data from Zippia.com indicates that administrators in specialized industries such as defense or automation regularly demand salaries in excess of $120,000.

What Is Covered On The CompTIA Linux+ Exam?

The Linux+ exam is designed to assess the knowledge and job-specific skill of professionals who support and manage Linux systems. It provides coverage across a series of administrative functions that include: configuring, managing, operating and troubleshooting in a Linux environment. The Linux+ exam focuses on the following areas:

  • Security
  • Kernel Modules
  • Storage and virtualization
  • Enterprise-level device management
  • DevOps basics, through Git and automation
  • Networking and firewalls, especially involving security issues
  • Server-side and command line, for server management in a multi-server environment
  • Troubleshooting
  • SELinux, with a focus on implementation for security

What Is The Advantage Of The CompTIA Linux+ Certification?

According to CompTIA, Linux+ is the only Linux certification that covers in-demand foundational skills with performance-based questions that clearly indicate competence. CompTIA asserts that the exam validates skills required by large scale enterprises such as healthcare and financial services providers as well as government and institutional employers.

Course Objectives

  • Analyze Linux hardware and system configurations related to installation, networking, and storage
  • Manage Linux system operations and determine validated maintenance protocols
  • Evaluate security best practices for users, files, and networks
  • Formulate best responses to Linux troubleshooting issues
  • Utilize basic scripts to automate processes in Linux
  • Be prepared to take and pass the CompTIA Linux+ certification test to prove your knowledge
CompTIA Linux+ Certification Training

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take the course. However, CompTIA recommends having up to 12 months of hands-on experience as a Linux administrator before taking the Network+ certification exams.

Curriculum

  • Introduction
  • Foundations
  • Linux Filesystems
  • Servers, Shell, And Boot Process
  • Processes And Tasks
  • Network Configurations
  • Conclusion

Instructor

David Grimes
David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.

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