XK0-005 beta on the horizon?

FluffyBunnyFluffyBunny CISSP, OSCP, CEH, RHCE, GCCC, Pentest+, PSM-1, alphabet soupMember Posts: 170 ■■■■□□□□□□
I wonder, I wonder! 

I've seen a CompTIA roadmap graphic, for 2022, and it looks like Linux+' new version will go live around June/July. I'm curious if that means we can expect a new beta exam any time soon. 


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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,536 Admin
    edited October 2021
    Seem like if a new Linux+ exam release is 7-8 months away they would already have a beta exam out for it by now. Maybe the update is just incremental and not a major overhaul, so no beta required.
  • FluffyBunnyFluffyBunny CISSP, OSCP, CEH, RHCE, GCCC, Pentest+, PSM-1, alphabet soupMember Posts: 170 ■■■■□□□□□□
    edited October 2021
    I'm asking on the CompTIA instrutor network as well, so we'll see. I hope there's gonna be one. :)

    Let's see, I took the beta for Pentest+ in April with the results coming in about a week or two. So that's a six month lead. If there's gonna be a beta for Linux+ 5, they still have some time.

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  • trojintrojin tecnomancer IRLMember Posts: 256 ■■■■□□□□□□
     >:)
    I did not pass previous Linux+ beta
    so....
    It's a reason to try again 
    I'm just doing my job, nothing personal, sorry

    60+ certs...and I'm not counting anymore

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  • FluffyBunnyFluffyBunny CISSP, OSCP, CEH, RHCE, GCCC, Pentest+, PSM-1, alphabet soupMember Posts: 170 ■■■■□□□□□□
    My contact at CompTIA confirms rumors of the Linux+ 005 beta happening per December.
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,536 Admin
    It may be time for me to get the last CompTIA cert worth getting that I dont have! :smiley:
  • FluffyBunnyFluffyBunny CISSP, OSCP, CEH, RHCE, GCCC, Pentest+, PSM-1, alphabet soupMember Posts: 170 ■■■■□□□□□□
    JDMurray said:
    It may be time for me to get the last CompTIA cert worth getting that I dont have! :smiley:
    I'm actually considering a shot at ITF+, simply because I want to know if it's good enough to recommend to my green-horn students, or even to include in our curriculum to replace MTA Net, Sec and DB.
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  • FluffyBunnyFluffyBunny CISSP, OSCP, CEH, RHCE, GCCC, Pentest+, PSM-1, alphabet soupMember Posts: 170 ■■■■□□□□□□
    edited December 2021

    It's up! Let's go, go go!

    CompTIA is seeking beta testers for the newest version of the Linux+ exam XK1-005. For $50 you will get to take the exam and get fully certified if you pass.

    Login at PearsonVue as if you'd normally schedule your exam. When searching for Linux+, you will also find the 005 beta.

    113ish questions and the benefit of an extended timer - 165 minutes. Exam will be available until February 18, 2022

    More details here -> https://www.comptia.org/certifications/linux

    Objectives PDF hasn't been published yet can only be requested from that page I linked.  

    I'm taking the exam tomorrow for fun and profit. :smile:

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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,536 Admin
    edited December 2021
    I just signed up for a 2/14/2022 exam date at my local testing center.
    Thank you for the quick notice!!
  • FluffyBunnyFluffyBunny CISSP, OSCP, CEH, RHCE, GCCC, Pentest+, PSM-1, alphabet soupMember Posts: 170 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Here's my first impressions. -> Took the CompTIA XK0-005 Linux+ beta
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,536 Admin
    Nice write-up! It sounds like the objectives of XK0-005 will be a worthy syllabus for anyone interested in becoming deeply Linux-savvy.
    Your comment "I feel that some of the questions were actually too hard for an entry-level exam" reflect that one purpose of beta exams is to weed out exam items that are too difficult or too easy. I'm sure many of the "crazy" items we see on betas are thrown in for pure experimentation and not even scored. It's also likely the beta exam item pool will undergo adjustments between the time you took the beta and I take the same beta ten weeks from now.

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