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CompTIA Linux+ Prep and Certification

Tuesday, September 3 @ 5:30 PM - Thursday, October 3 @ 9:30 PM

G3 FastForward This is a G3 FastForward Grant Program: These programs are short-term training courses resulting in industry credentials for high-demand professions in our region. If you have been a Virginia resident for at least the past 12 months, you may be able to take this class for 1/3 of the full cost (FastForward price) or at $0 cost if you qualify for G3. See our G3 Financial Assistance Grant information. Please contact our office via phone (540-868-7021) or email [email protected] prior to registering.

CompTIA Linux+ Prep Program Pricing:

  • Regular/Full Price: $1,497
  • FastForward Price: $499
  • FastForward plus G3 Price: $0


CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification or IT degree completion within the last 5 years.

Course Description:

This online course helps to build the necessary skills for an IT professional to configure, monitor, and support servers running the Linux operating system in wide demand in the industry. Students will acquire the knowledge required to configure, manage, operate, and troubleshoot a Linux environment, using security best practices, scripting, and automation. Using CompTIA materials, this course is taught by an industry-experienced instructor in preparation for the CompTIA Linux+ XK0-005 test and certification.  Students are required to have basic computer skills and familiarity with computer operating system and network concepts prior to taking this course.  Previous scripting experience will be very helpful to the student. All materials and exam included.

What to Expect:

It is very fast-paced. An additional 20 hours or more of study time outside of class hours will be expected. Students must have reliable internet at home to be able to complete the labs and other assigned homework. Instructors will provide students with all materials and codes on the first day of class. Instructors will provide students with specific dates and instructions for testing. Individuals should have a moderate understanding of computer skills and knowledge.  

Student Handbook and Resources:
  • CompTIA Linux+ (XK0-005)