CompTIA Certifications

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy.


Recommended Prior Experience: No prior experience necessary
Length of Program: 6 weeks

CompTIA ITF+ helps professionals to decide if a career in IT is right for them or to develop a broader understanding of IT. ITF+ is a pre-career certification that helps students or career changers determine if they have a competency for information technology and if it is the right career path for them.

What You Will Learn

  • Use features and functions of common operating systems and establish network connectivity
  • Identify common software applications and their purpose
  • Use security and web browsing best practices

How to Earn Credential

  1. Following the IT Fundamentals program or CompTIA ITF+ program
  2. Pass the CompTIA ITF+ exam

CompTIA A+

Recommended Prior Experience: Some hands-on IT experience, gained either through IT courses or IT job experience, is beneficial
Length of Program: 8 weeks

CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to networking to virtualization and more. CompTIA A+ is an industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world.

What You Will Learn

  • Perform critical IT support tasks
  • Troubleshoot and remotely diagnose and correct common software, hardware, and connectivity problems
  • Change core technologies from cloud virtualization and IoT (internet of things) device security to data management and scripting
  • Gain experience using multiple operating systems encountered by technicians on a regular basis, with a focus on the major systems, their use cases, and how to keep them running properly
  • Develop SaaS (software as a service) application experience

How to Earn Credential

  1. Following the CompTIA A+ program
  2. Pass two CompTIA A+ exams:
    • Core 1 exam
    • Core 2 exam

CompTIA Network+

Recommended Prior Experience: CompTIA A+ Certification and a minimum of 9 to 12 months of hands-on experience working in a junior network administrator/network support technician job role
Length of Program: 5 weeks

CompTIA Network+ helps develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks.
CompTIA Network+ validates the technical skills needed to securely establish, maintain and troubleshoot the essential networks that businesses rely on. Unlike other vendor-specific networking certifications, CompTIA Network+ prepares candidates to support networks on any platform, with a focus on network services, basic datacenter, cloud, and virtual networking concepts.

What You Will Learn

  • Establishing network connectivity by deploying wired and wireless devices
  • Maintaining network documentation
  • Monitoring network activity, identifying performance and availability issues
  • Implementing network hardening techniques
  • Managing, configuring, and troubleshooting network infrastructure

How to Earn Credential

  1. Following the CompTIA Network+ program
  2. Pass the CompTIA Network+ exam

CompTIA Security+

Recommended Prior Experience: CompTIA Network+ and 2 years of experience in IT administration with a security focus
Length of Program: 5 weeks

CompTIA Security+ opens the door to your cybersecurity career! Security+ is one of the most industry-recognized cybersecurity credentials in the world, validating the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions. This program establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting.

What You Will Learn

  • Assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions
  • Monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT (internet of things)
  • Operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance
  • Identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents

How to Earn Credential

  1. Following the CompTIA Security+ program
  2. Pass the CompTIA Security+ exam

CompTIA Server+

CompTIA Server+ provides pros with the skills to work in data centers or cloud environments. CompTIA Server+ is a global certification that validates the hands-on skills of IT professionals who install, manage and troubleshoot servers in data centers as well as on-premise and hybrid environments.
CompTIA Server+ prepares IT administrators for any environment because it is not restricted to a single platform.

What You Will Learn

  • Server hardware installation and management: Installing and maintaining physical hardware and storage
  • Server administration: Managing and maintaining servers, including OS configuration, access control and virtualization
  • Security and disaster recovery: Applying physical and network data security techniques and understanding disaster recovery and implement backup techniques
  • Troubleshooting: Diagnosing and resolving system hardware, software, connectivity, storage and security issues

How to Earn Credential

  1. Following the CompTIA Server+ program
  2. Pass the CompTIA Server+ exam

CompTIA Cloud+

Recommended Prior Experience: CompTIA Network+ and Server+ and 2-3 years of experience in systems administration or networking
Length of Program: 0-12 months

CompTIA Cloud+ shows you have the expertise needed for data center jobs. CompTIA Cloud+ is a global certification that validates the skills needed to deploy and automate secure cloud environments that support the high availability of business systems and data. It is a performance-based IT certification that views cloud-based infrastructure services in the context of broader IT systems operations regardless of the platform.

Migrating to the cloud presents opportunities to deploy, optimize, and protect mission critical applications and data storage. CompTIA Cloud+ validates the technical skills needed to secure these valuable assets. The reality of operating multi-cloud environments poses new challenges. CompTIA Cloud+ is ideal for cloud engineers who need to have expertise across multiple products and systems.

What You Will Learn

  • Analyze the different cloud models to design the best solution to support business requirements
  • Manage and maintain servers, including OS configurations, access control and virtualization
  • Analyze system requirements to successfully execute workload migrations to the cloud
  • Maintain and optimize cloud environments, including proper automation and orchestration procedures, backup and restore operations, and disaster recovery tasks
  • Troubleshoot capacity, automation, connectivity and security issues related to cloud implementations

How to Earn Credential

  1. Following the CompTIA Cloud+ program
  2. Pass the CompTIA Cloud+ exam

CompTIA Linux+

Recommended Prior Experience: 12 months of hands-on experience working with Linux servers. CompTIA A+, Network+ and Server+ recommended.
Length of Program: 0-12 months

CompTIA Linux+ validates the competencies required of an early career systems administrator supporting Linux systems. This certification ensures that IT professionals, software developers, cybersecurity engineers, and penetration testers have these necessary skills to support today’s tech systems.

What You Will Learn

  • Configure and manage software, storage, processes and services
  • Understand best practices for permissions and authentication, firewalls, and file management
  • Create simple shell scripts and execute basic BASH scripts, version control using Git and orchestration processes
  • Analyze system properties and processes and troubleshoot user, application and hardware issues

How to Earn Credential

  1. Following the CompTIA Linux+ program
  2. Pass the CompTIA Linux+ exam

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