Computing Technology Industry Association Announces Update Plan for CompTIA Linux+ Certification

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Issues call for subject matter experts to participate in Job Task Analysis

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The U.S. Navy’s Information Assurance Workforce relies on certifications, such as CompTIA Linux+, to meet the Department of Defense 8570.1 strategy for secure Naval Networks

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the leading provider of vendor-neutral certifications for the world’s technology workforce, today announced it will soon begin the process of updating its CompTIA Linux+ certification.

The update process will begin this summer with a Job Task Analysis (JTA), scheduled for July. The JTA will bring together subject matter experts in Linux to evaluate the job roles and tasks for IT professionals who work with open source operating systems. This information will then be used to update the content of the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam.

The update of CompTIA Linux+ is in keeping with CompTIA’s practice of continuous and ongoing review of its certification content. This assures that the certification exams address the latest changes in technology and reflect the skills needed by tech workers and required by employers.

Increasing demand for open source solutions and Linux skills is evident in many markets and industries. There is also increasing market demand for CompTIA Linux+ certified professionals; for example, among large global IT service companies that have integrated CompTIA Linux+ into their training and certification programs. In addition, the United States Navy now recommends CompTIA Linux+ as an option for its information assurance personnel.

“The U.S. Navy’s Information Assurance Workforce relies on certifications, such as CompTIA Linux+, to meet the Department of Defense 8570.1 strategy for secure Naval Networks,” said Mike Knight, Navy Network Warfare Command.

CompTIA Linux+ is a vendor-neutral certification, generic across Linux distributions, that validates the knowledge of individuals with a minimum of six to twelve months of practical Linux experience. Professionals who are currently CompTIA Linux+ certified demonstrate knowledge of user administration; understand file permissions and software configurations; manage local storage devices and network protocols; and provide basic troubleshooting.

Applications for Linux subject matter experts are now being accepted. For more information on CompTIA Linux+, visit http://certification.comptia.org/linux/default.aspx.

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the world’s $3 trillion information technology industry. CompTIA membership extends into more than 100 countries and includes companies at the forefront of innovation; the channel partners and solution providers they rely on to bring their products to market; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their technology investments. For more information, please visit http://www.comptia.org.

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Steven Ostrowski
Director, Corporate Communications
630-678-8468
sostrowski @ comptia.org

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