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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_KLNUX_6
  • Field of StudyComputing,Computer Science
  • Type of CourseCertificate
  • Type of QualificationSpecial Award
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date8th September 2017
  • Level6
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus
The CompTIA Linux+ professionally certified course, is run under the CIT CompTIA CAPP programme. The course offers an excellent theory and practical security course at a foundational level for all participants interested in adding Linux both at the network and system level. The CompTIA Linux+ powered by LPI course, developed to cover CompTIA Powered by LPI exams LX0-103 and LX0-104, builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with the Linux operating system to present fundamental skills and concepts.

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2017-2018 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

An Information/Registration session will take place on Wednesday 6th September from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.


Course Fee: €1,400 (includes course notes, lab manuals, online materials and the cost of both exams). 

Delivery & Duration

It is delivered over 12 weeks (two evenings a week Tuesday & Thursday 6.30pm – 9.30pm) during the academic year.

The CompTIA Linux+ (sponsored by LPI) course is delivered online using a live virtual classroom using Adobe Connect supported by a Virtual Lab Environment on a VMware vCloud Platform. Lectures are recorded and can be streamed on an ondemand basis over the duration of the course. The course is supported through CIT’s Learning Management Systems and other communication systems.

CompTIA Academy

The Computing Technology Industry Association has been dedicated to advancing the growth of the Information Technology (IT) industry and those working in it. With more than 19,000 members in 89 countries, CompTIA is the leading Global IT Trade Association with influence in all areas of the IT industry worldwide.

CIT became the first CompTIA CAPP (CompTIA Authorised Partner Programme) to be set up in Ireland. Its most popular accreditations that may be attained from CompTIA are CompTIA A+, Network +, Security+ and Linux+. These courses are delivered under the CIT Cloud Professional Academy, which is focused on delivering courses to Industry in areas of software, infrastructure and big data.






The CompTIA Linux + teaches the student the following skills, Linux administration, basic Linux concepts, manage User and Group accounts, manage partitions and the Linux filesystem, manage various files in Linux, Linux permissions and file ownership, linux printing tasks, manage kernel services, bash shell and shell scripts, manage jobs and processes and manage system services. Configure Linux network services and basic Internet services, linux security, troubleshoot Linux system issues and configure Linux GUI.

The technology community identifies CompTIA Linux + powered by LPI certification as the perfect entry to a Linux System Administrator role. Leading companies such as FireEye, VM ware and DELL all place great value on this particular certification.

Resources and Materials

All learning resources required to successfully complete this programme are included. Students are also provided with as much personal tuition and support from CIT’s experienced instructors/lecturers as they require throughout the programme. 


Computer Trade and Industry Association. and Cork Institute of Technology.

Course Outline

  1. Performing Basic Linux tasks.
  2. Managing User and Group accounts.
  3. Managing Partitions and Linux Filesystems.
  4. Managing files in Linux
  5. Managing Linux Permissions and Ownership
  6. Printing Files in Linux
  7. Managing Linux Packages
  8. Managing Kernel Services
  9. Working with Bash Shell and Shell Scripts
  10. Managing jobs and processes
  11. Managing System Services
  12. Configuring Basic Internet Services
  13. Configuring Network Services
  14. Securing Linux
  15. Managing Hardware
  16. Troubleshooting Linux Systems
  17. Installing Linux Operating System
  18. Configuring Linux GUI





None specifically but the course is best suited to someone in IT Support, Network Administration or a System Administrator. It would also benefit someone who has already achieved the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network + certifications.

1.    Performing Basic Linux tasks.
2.    Managing User and Group accounts.
3.    Managing Partitions and Linux Filesystems.
4.    Managing files in Linux
5.    Managing Linux Permissions and Ownership
6.    Printing Files in Linux
7.    Managing Linux Packages
8.    Managing Kernel Services
9.    Working with Bash Shell and Shell Scripts
10.    Managing jobs and processes
11.    Managing System Services
12.    Configuring Basic Internet Services
13.    Configuring Network Services
14.    Securing Linux
15.    Managing Hardware
16.    Troubleshooting Linux Systems
17.    Installing Linux Operating System
18.    Configuring Linux GUI



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