CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI


The CompTIA Linux+ certification, powered by LPI, is your onramp to a range of careers. It offers a framework for acquiring working knowledge of Linux for IT professionals working as junior-level system administrators, as well as those working in Web and software development. Linux is an essential skill for working in a variety of job roles in Web, systems and network administration.

Linux is everywhere in IT – it powers most of the world’s supercomputers and a vast majority of Web servers, not to mention tens of millions of Android devices. It also forms the foundation of the popular LAMP development stack, making familiarity with it an essential skill for thousands of Web developers.

Why CompTIA Linux+, powered by LPI?

  • Sets you apart from your competition
  • Certified professionals earn more than uncertified peers
  • The 3-for-1 certification deal
  • Vendor-neutral and distribution-agnostic

Jobs that use CompTIA Linux+, powered by LPI

  • Junior Linux administrator
  • Junior network administrator
  • Systems administrator
  • Linux database administrator
  • Web administrator

Test Details

CompTIA regularly reviews its certifications to make sure they meet the needs of the IT industry. The new CompTIA Linux+ reflects changes in the core Linux technologies and processes used by systems administrators. It also includes the addition of commands that support IT developments such as IPv6 (e.g., netcat and ping6) and new boot processes (e.g., systemd). Changes also reflect updates made that provide for greater security (e.g., rsyslog).

Required exams Two exams required:
LX0-103 and LX0-104
NOTE: Exams from different series cannot be combined. If you took LX0-101 before it retired, you MUST take LX0-102 to complete your certification. The same applies for the LX0-103 and LX0-104 series. The LX0-103 and LX0-104 series is an update to the LX0-101 and LX0-102 series.
Number of questions 60 questions per exam
Type of questions Multiple choice
Length of test 90 minutes
Recommended experience A+, Network+ and at least 12 months of Linux administration experience
Passing score 500 (on a scale of 200-800)
Languages English. Coming soon: German, Portuguese (Brazilian), Traditional Chinese, Spanish

Earn Linux+, powered by LPI, and receive 3 industry-recognized certifications

By completing the CompTIA Linux+ powered by LPI certification, you can also automatically receive the LPI LPIC-1 and the SUSE Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) certifications. Earn three industry-recognized certifications for the cost, time, and effort of one!


  1. Obtain an LPI ID.
  2. Once you have passed both Linux+ exams, log into your CompTIA certification account, choose ‘Demographics’, then ‘Settings’. On the Settings page check the box to have your information forwarded to LPI, then click Submit
  3. Upon receipt of your LPIC-1 apply online for your SUSE CLA.

Please note that the “3-in-1” process is not reciprocal (i.e. you can’t do it the other way round) and is not available in Japan.