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CompTIA Systems Support Specialist (CSSS)


The CompTIA CSSS is a stackable certification by CompTIA. It is designed for IT professionals with 0 to 2 years of experience. The ITU Certification Path for the CompTIA CSSS certification consists of the learning materials to allow you to study for and pass the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Linux+ exams.

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Completing this path and passing the three exams means you end of with two CompTIA certifications and are a designated a CompTIA Systems Support Specialist (CSSS). The two courses contained in this path are:

About The Exams for CompTIA CSSS

For the CompTIA A+ certification, you must pass two exams. The current exams for CompTIA A+ are:

For CompTIA Linux+ certification, you are required to pass one exam:

Important Note: The current CompTIA Linux+ courses provided by ITU do not cover the newly updated exam provided by CompTIA. Using our CompTIA Linux+ courses for the intent of meeting exam objectives is not currently recommended but remains a valuable learning resource for learning entry-level Linux administration.

Upon successfully passing the applicable exams provided by CompTIA, you will earn the CSSS certification badge.

For more information on CompTIA Stackable Certifications, visit the CompTIA website. Pricing charged by CompTIA varies by exam. For details on current pricing, visit CompTIA Pricing on their website.

Course Outline

Module 1: Instructions
  •  Introduction
  •  Introduction To Building Labs
  •  Things You Need To Do
  •  Install Demo Virtual Box
  •  Navigation
  •  Commands With LabDemo
  •  Internal And External Commands
  •  Overview Of Shell Commands Tricks
  •  Exploring Shell Configuration
  •  Stream Redirection
  •  Overview Of Processing Text Using Filters
  •  Overview File-Viewing Commands
  •  Overview Using Grep
  •  Sed Syntax And Summary
  •  Overview Of Exam Essentials
Module 2: Managing Software
  •  Managing Software
  •  Managing Software
  •  Overview Using RPM
  •  RPM-Part 2
  •  Overview Using Cpio
  •  Overview Using Debian And Apt Cache
  •  Using Apt-get
  •  Debian Tools
  •  Managing Shared Libraries
  •  Overview Locating Library Files
  •  Foreground and Background Processes
  •  Managing Software Summary
Module 3: Configuring Hardware
  •  Configuring Hardware
  •  Configuring Devices
  •  Configuring USB
  •  Configuring Hard Disk
  •  Designing Hard Disk Layout
  •  Logical Volume Management
  •  Overview Using Fdisk
  •  Overview Common File System Types
  •  Creating Filesystem
  •  Overview Maintaining File System Health
  •  Configuring Hardware Summary
Module 4: Managing Files
  •  Managing Files
  •  File Archiving Commands
  •  Managing Files Ownership
  •  Managing Disk Quotas
  •  Directories And Content
  •  Overview Tools For Locating Files
  •  Overview Of Exam Essentials
Module 5: Booting Files
  •  Booting Linux And Editing Files
  •  Boot And Reboot
  •  Understanding The Boot Process
  •  Run Levels Process
  •  Managing Run Level Services
  •  Editing With Vi
  •  Booting Summary
Module 6: X
  •  X Windows Systems
  •  X Configuration Options
  •  X Configuration Options-Part 2
  •  Untitled Media
  •  Configuring X Featuring Fonts
  •  Overview Managing GUI Logins
  •  Using X For Remote Access
  •  X Accessibility
  •  Addition Assistive Technologies
  •  Configuring Localization And Internationalization
  •  Querying And Setting Your Locale
  •  Configuring Printing-Part 1
  •  Configuring Printing-Part 2
  •  Using Web-Based CUPS Utilities
Module 7: Admin
  •  Administering
  •  Directly Modifying Account Configuration
  •  Components Of Account
  •  Adding Groups
  •  Tuning User And System Environments
  •  Reviewing Log File Contents
  •  Maintaining System Time
  •  Admin Summary
Module 8: Basic Networking
  •  Basic Networking
  •  Network Addressing-Part 1
  •  Network Addressing-Part 2
  •  DNS Data Flow Zone And Resolution
  •  Network Ports
  •  Connections
  •  Testing Connectivity
  •  Wireshark Demo
  •  Basic Networking Summary
Module 9: Scripts
  •  Scripts E-mail And Databases
  •  Writing Scripts-Part 1
  •  Writing Scripts-Part 2
  •  Managing E-mail
  •  Managing Data With SQL
  •  Advantages Of Database
  •  Scripts Summary
Module 10: Security
  •  Security
  •  Configuring Xinetd
  •  Uninstalling Or Reconfiguring Servers
  •  Tools For Managing Passwords
  •  Configuring SSH
  •  SSH Keys
  •  Controlling SSH Access
  •  Using GPG
  •  Security Summary
CompTIA Systems Support Specialist (CSSS)

This Certification Path will enable you to study to obtain the CompTIA CSSS designation.

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