Students will be required to take an initial skills apptitude examination in computer fundamentals prior to being admitted. While this exam does not entirely determine your eligibility for enrollment, it will help assess you current skillset.
Professionals can use CompTIA ITF+ to decide whether a career in IT is right for them or to broaden their understanding of IT. The ITF+ Certificate is the only pre-career certification that assesses students’ aptitude for information technology and helps them determine if it is a career path that is right for them. With only one certification that covers all IT foundational areas, ITF+ provides a broader understanding of IT, making it ideal for non-technical people. Students in secondary and post-secondary education can access an IT education framework through ITF+.
IT Fundamentals focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge required by advanced end-users as well as entry-level IT professionals to perform tasks such as:
- Learning the features and functions of common operating systems and setting up networks
- Understanding the functionality of common software applications
- Understanding security and web browsing guidelines
Those pursuing a career in IT or who are advanced end users should consider taking this test. Those who hope to pursue professional-level certifications, such as A+, may also find the exam useful.
CompTIA A+ certified professionals solve problems effectively. In addition to security, networking, and virtualization, they support today’s core technologies. CompTIA A+ is the gold standard for launching IT careers in today’s digital environment.
It is industry-recognized as the only credential that includes performance testing to prove that professionals are capable of thinking on their feet and performing critical IT support tasks. Companies across the globe trust it to identify the go-to person for end point management and technical support roles. More tech support job listings list CompTIA A+ than any other IT credential.
Two exams are required to pass the CompTIA A+ Core Series: Core 1 (220-1101) and Core 2 (220-1102). These exams emphasize the technologies and skills IT pros need to support a hybrid workforce.
- Remote workers increasingly rely on SaaS applications
- Learn how to troubleshoot software, hardware, and connectivity problems and correct them remotely
- The virtualization of clouds and the security of IoT devices are changing into data management and scripting
- Techs have to deal with multiple operating systems on a regular basis, including the major systems, their use cases, and how to keep them up and running
- It reflects the changing nature of the job role, where many tasks are now sent to specialized providers so certified personnel can assess whether something can be fixed on-site or if proprietary technologies should be sent directly to vendors to save time and money.
An IT infrastructure career can be developed with CompTIA Network+, which covers troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks.
This certification validates the technical skills necessary for securely establishing, maintaining, and troubleshooting the essential networks for businesses.
CompTIA Network+ provides candidates with the skills to support all platforms, unlike vendor-specific networking certifications. The CompTIA Network+ certification is the only one that covers the specific skills needed by network professionals. The other certifications cover topics that are so broad that they don’t provide the hands-on skills and precise knowledge needed in today’s network environments.
To advance the career development of IT professionals in network administration, CompTIA Network+ offers flexible training options, including self-paced learning, live online training, custom training, and labs.
An IT security career requires competency in core security functions, and CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates these skills.
Security+ is chosen by more corporations and defense organizations than any other certification on the market to validate baseline security skills and fulfill DoD 8570 requirements.
This certification demonstrates hands-on skills – the only baseline cybersecurity certification emphasizing hands-on practice, ensuring the security professional is more prepared to solve a wider variety of today’s complex issues.
Security+ enables more job roles to supplement their skills – basic cybersecurity skills can be applied to secure systems, software, and hardware in more roles today.
This program is aligned with the latest trends and techniques, covering the most core technical skills in risk assessment, incident response, forensics, enterprise networks, hybrid/cloud operations, and security controls, ensuring high-level performance in the workplace.
An individual should earn the CompTIA Security+ certification as their first security certification. It establishes the knowledge needed for any cybersecurity position, as well as serving as a springboard for intermediate-level cybersecurity careers. In Security+, students gain hands-on experience with security troubleshooting, so they have the skills required to:
- Analyze the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security measures including monitoring and securing hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IT
- Apply knowledge of applicable policies and laws, including principles of governance, risks, and compliance to identify, analyze, and respond to security incidents and events