Comptia Linux+ Xk0-004 Cert Guide (Certification Guide) (Hardcover)

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Comptia Linux+ Xk0-004 Cert Guide (Certification Guide) By Ross Brunson, William Rothwell Cover Image


Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA Linux+ (XK0-004) exam success with this Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning.
  • Master CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with unique sets of exam-realistic practice questions

CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Leading Linux trainers Ross Brunson and William "Bo" Rothwell share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.
The book presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.
CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Cert Guide comes with the powerful Pearson Test Prep practice test software, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most. This online assessment engine enables you to access the practice tests via the Internet on any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone device with Internet connectivity. The web-based version also enables you to download the software to your desktop, so you can use the practice test even when you don't have an Internet connection. The desktop version syncs with your online version when an Internet connection is established, to update and track your progress. This integrated learning package offers these additional benefits:
  • Enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams
  • Presents unique sets of exam-realistic practice questions
  • Tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most

Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.
This study guide helps you master all topics on the latest CompTIA Linux+ exam, including
  • Hardware and system configuration
  • Systems operation and maintenance
  • Security
  • Linux troubleshooting and diagnostics
  • Automation and scripting

It fully reflects major changes to this version of the Linux+ exam, including new coverage of virtualization, cloud concepts, Git, and orchestration.

About the Author

At the impressionable age of 14, William "Bo" Rothwell crossed paths with a TRS-80 Micro Computer System (affectionally known as a "Trash 80"). Soon after, the adults responsible for Bo made the mistake of leaving him alone with the TSR-80. He immediately dismantled it and held his first computer class, showing his friends what made this "computer thing" work. Since that experience, Bo's passion for understanding how computers work and sharing this knowledge with others has resulting in a rewarding career in IT training. His experience includes Linux, Unix, IT security, devops, and programming languages such as Perl, Python, Tcl, and BASH. He is the founder and lead instructor of One Course Source, an IT training organization. Ross Brunson has more than 25 years of experience as a Linux and open source trainer, training manager, and technologist and is author of the popular LPIC-1 Exam Cram 2 (Que Publishing) and the Pearson CompTIA Linux+ / LPIC-1 Cert Guide (2014). Ross is currently a training architect at Linux Academy (, where he focuses on Linux and open source training, giving helpful talks at the various FLOSS shows, and supporting the amazing Linux Academy community. Ross has very recently been the certification architect at SUSE, where he helped redesign and modernize that program. Just before that, he spent five years as the director of member services for the Linux Professional Institute, where he contributed to placing several LPI courses into the Cisco Networking Academy, conducted dozens of train-the-trainer sessions, and provided sales enablement support for the worldwide Master Affiliate network, spanning more than 100 countries. Ross holds a number of key IT certifications and is author of several successful technical books and dozens of technical courses for major organizations (including the first U.S. LPI Certification Bootcamps). He is skilled at both contributing to and building community around IT products. Ross lives in Paradise Valley, Montana, with his family and enjoys traveling far and wide, participating in winter sports, photography, and playing the drums (although not everyone around him appreciates it).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780789760586
ISBN-10: 0789760584
Publisher: Pearson It Certification
Publication Date: November 12th, 2019
Pages: 896
Language: English
Series: Certification Guide