Course Description

IT Careers are founded on Linux skills. Smartphones, servers, mainframes, supercomputers, and more all use Linux. Learn the foundational knowledge of Linux. Explore skills needed to configure, manage, troubleshoot and automate Linux systems.

This course covers the objectives for CompTIA Linux+.

The CompTIA Linux+ Exam voucher is not included in the course. Students may purchase the exam voucher separately.

The University of Calgary is a CompTIA Academic Partner.

Course Details

Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Manage hardware and configure systems
  • Execute knowledge of Linux boot process concepts, kernel modules, network connection parameters, managing storage, cloud and virtualization technologies, and localization options
  • Operate and maintain systems, including software operations, managing users and groups, working with files, and managing services
  • Explain server roles, automate and schedule job
  • Use and operate Linux devices, and compare and contrast Linux graphical user interfaces
  • Apply security topics such as user/group permissions and ownership, access and authentication methods, best practices, logging services, Linux firewalls, and file backup, restoration, and compression.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose Linux issues, including system properties, user issues, application, and hardware issues
  • Demonstrate automation and scripting skills, including basic BASH scripts, version control using GIT, and orchestration processes and concepts


  • Linux Overview
  • Using Linux
  • Installation and Localization
  • Boot and Shutdown
  • Graphical User Interfaces and Desktops
  • Software Installation
  • Users and Groups
  • Disk and File System Management
  • Hardware installation
  • Processes and System Services
  • System Monitoring
  • Networking
  • Cloud and Virtualization
  • Scripting and Automation
  • Security

Who is this course for?

This course is for individuals who have limited or no previous exposure to Linux. People interested in gaining technical skills working with Linux-based systems in an individual or enterprise environment.

It is designed for those who wish to pursue careers like:

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


Course materials from a third-party vendor will be provided to all learners for the course.


There are no mandatory prerequisites for this course. However, you are required to perform a self-assessment to ensure you meet the requirements to enrol, or to complete the recommended prerequisite course.

Self-assessment for enrolment:

  • At least 6 months of computer networking experience.

Recommended prerequisite:

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