Linux Pro

TestOut Linux Pro Certification

The TestOut Linux Pro Certification measures an examinee's ability to perform tasks commonly performed by IT professionals who work with a version of the Linux operating system. Linux training is beneficial in a variety of environments for a large number of IT careers and job descriptions. Such professionals include network and systems administrators, data center support specialists, senior support specialists, and security specialists. Real-world job tasks include managing hardware and software components, managing networks, managing users and file systems, setting up new systems, and general proficiency with the Linux command line.
Minimum education requirement: High School or 2-year degree
Experience Requirement: Previous experience might not be required for an entry-level IT position. A more advanced position requires several years of work experience.
Common Job Roles
Linux skills are beneficial for many jobs in the IT industry, including:
Typical Salary Range
$50,000 $80,000
*Based on salary data.
Exam Specifications
  • Exam Version: 5.0
  • Release Date: April 2, 2019
  • Question Count: Up to 13 questions
  • Task Count: Up to 50 tasks
  • Time Limit: 120 minutes
  • Score Range: 200 - 2,000
  • Passing Score: 1,360
  • Exam Version: 1.0
  • Release Date: April 1, 2015
  • Question Count: Up to 17 questions
  • Task Count: Up to 55 tasks
  • Time Limit: 120 minutes
  • Score Range: 200 - 1,700
  • Passing Score: 1,130
Skills Assessed
The TestOut Linux Pro certification exam measures an examinee's ability to complete tasks related to the following topics:
  • System Administration
  • System Configuration
  • Storage Management
  • File System Management
  • Networking
  • Printing
  • Security
  • Access Control
Associated Courseware
  • A voucher for the Linux Pro certification exam is included with each TestOut Linux Pro LabSim course.
  • Examinees may encounter a small number of unscored tasks used for evaluate and improve the exam. These tasks do not impact an examinees’ final score.
  • The TestOut Linux Pro certification exam is a culminating exam that instructors may offer students. To pass the exam, students should complete the Linux Pro course of study.
  • Candidates who pass the exam can download a digital certificate from the LabSim home page.
  • If you have questions regarding the TestOut Linux Pro certification, please contact your TestOut sales representative at 1-800-877-4889 or email
  • If you would like to evaluate or retake any of the TestOut Pro certifications, you may request additional instructor exam vouchers by emailing
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