The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam is designed to help you learn more about the world of information technology (IT). It’s ideal if you’re considering a career in IT or if you work in an allied field that requires a broad understanding of IT. CompTIA IT Fundamentals can also be a stepping stone to more advanced certifications such as CompTIA A+, and, with specialized experience, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.
CompTIA IT Fundamentals is back and better than ever! We’ve made it as convenient as possible to for you to take the exam, earn this certification and prove that you know today’s technologies. You can take the exam at your school, your workplace or even from your home. And of course you can take the exam at a brick-and-mortar test center as well.
Held by over 1 million IT professionals worldwide, CompTIA A+ is the most essential IT certification for establishing an IT career. If you’re new to the IT industry, this will help you put your best foot forward. And if you’re already an IT professional, the CompTIA A+ certification validates your skills and can boost your career.
If you are currently training for A+ 220-801 & 802 you must take the exam by June 30, 2016. If you do not take the 800 series exams by June 30, you can earn your certification by taking A+ 220- 901 & 902.
A+ is comprehensive and vendor-neutral
A+ certified professionals have mastered the technologies found in today’s extensive and varied IT environments, from mobile to traditional devices and operating systems. They can confidently handle the most challenging technology problems more efficiently. Learn more with this infographic.
A+ validates foundational skills
A+ establishes best practices in troubleshooting, networking and security across a variety of devices to set the stage for IT careers. The certification also matches professional tech skills with communication skills.
A+ is trusted by employers
As businesses and governments worldwide continue to adopt mobile and cloud technology, they trust A+ certified professionals to keep their devices running and organizations working smoothly.
A+ is globally recognized and accredited
CompTIA A+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense to meet directive 8570.01-M requirements.
A+ is industry supported
A+ is developed and maintained by leading IT experts. Content for the exams stems from a combination of industry-wide survey feedback and contributions from our team of subject matter experts. Learn more about the people behind the CompTIA A+ exam development and the CompTIA A+ Advisory Committee.
As more and more businesses shift their IT operations to cloud platforms, skills in cloud computing and virtualization have become a frequently required qualification for IT professionals. Adding CompTIA Cloud+ to your resume demonstrates your ability to implement and maintain cloud technologies and enables you to jump into a rapidly growing market:
9 out of 10 companies use some form of cloud technology.
60 percent of companies have 30 percent or more of their IT systems in the cloud.
Cloud computing is estimated to generate nearly 7 million jobs worldwide by the end of 2015.
The global cloud computing market is projected to reach $270 billion by 2020.
1 CompTIA 4th Annual Trends in Cloud Computing
2 Market Research Media
Linux has grown into an industry-leading software and service delivery platform that is used for everything from super computers and Web servers to virtualized systems and your Android phone. Linux professionals are high in demand: With CompTIA’s Linux+ Powered by LPI certification, you’ll acquire the fundamental skills and knowledge you need to successfully configure, manage and troubleshoot Linux systems.
Linux+ keeps you relevant
Between 2010 and 2012, 75% of companies used Linux to develop new applications and services. 74% of enterprises plan to maintain or increase their use of Linux for future cloud computing.
Linux+ is widely recognized
The CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI certification is recognized by large organizations such as the U.S. Navy, Dell, HP, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Linux+ is your stepping stone for higher goals
IT professionals who earn their CompTIA Linux+ certification can receive the LPIC-1 from LPI and the Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) from SUSE as well. Earning a Linux+ certification is the beginning of a path that will lead you to advanced Linux training such as a Red Hat Certified Engineer or an Amazon Web Service (AWS) Certified SysOps Administrator.
3-for-1: How to earn 3 certifications with Linux+
1. Obtain an LPI ID.
2. Once you have passed both Linux+ exams, log into your CompTIA certification account. Choose Demographics | Settings. On the Settings page check the box to have your information forwarded to LPI, then click Submit.
3. Upon receipt of your LPIC-1 apply online for your SUSE CLA.
Please note that the 3-in-1 process is not reciprocal and you cannot earn LPIC-1 and then apply for Linux+. It is not available in Japan.
1The Linux Foundation: 3rd Annual Survey of World’s Largest Enterprise Linux Users.
Use your versatility as a CompTIA Mobility+ certified professional to manage the complex environments that trends such as bring-your-own-device (BYOD) create. CompTIA Mobility+ shows that you understand different mobile technologies as well as over-the-air systems that will dominate business operations in the coming years.
Closing the gap
44 percent of businesses report a stark difference between the level of mobile technology knowledge their staff currently has and the level of knowledge required. Mobility+ solves that problem, making you exactly who these businesses need.
Manage the Internet of Things
Everything from gas and electric meters to smart cars to wearable tech now includes mobile technology. If you are CompTIA Mobility+ certified, you will know how to manage all the systems that drive these devices.
Mobility+ values security
CompTIA Mobility+ focuses on the key security concerns that affect all things mobility, from BYOD environment threats to how to encrypt data at rest and data in motion.
Current Mobility Demands
Research in corporate hiring trends has indicated a clear uptick in the demand for IT professionals adept at mobile technology:
1. According to Computerworld’s forecast for 2015, mobile application and device management is one of the 10 hottest IT skills, with almost a quarter of respondents planning to hire for it.
2. According to Indeed.com, over 70% of all companies have already made an investment to build out mobility solutions.
3. Indeed.com’s Average Salary Index indicates a median salary of $82,739 for a job in mobility and wireless in the U.S.
This is your time to become the mobility guru (Master) companies need with CompTIA Mobility+.
The stakes are high. Data networks are more crucial for businesses than ever before. They are the lifeline to the critical financial, healthcare and information services that need to function at the highest, most secure level. With a CompTIA Network+ certification, you will possess the key skills to troubleshoot, configure and manage these systems and keep your company productive.
Network+ is vendor-neutral and globally recognized
CompTIA Network+ professionals are trained to work with a variety of hardware, software and networks. Take your talents wherever your IT ambitions lead you.
Network+ makes you shine in a growing industry
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12% job growth is expected in network and computer systems over the next seven years. Additionally, CompTIA Network+ professionals are known to excel in their job: 53% of IT and business executives agree that certified staff performs at a higher level than non-certified staff; this according to the CompTIA International Technology Adoption and Workforce Trends report. Global Knowledge’s IT Skills and Salary Report estimates the average salary of a Network+ certified IT professional at about $74,000.
Network+ meets the highest standards
CompTIA Network+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
CertMaster for Network+ is an online test prep tool that covers the areas of network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, and management and security. It’s structured by the following topics:
Industry standards, practices and network theory
This product has earned the CompTIA Authorized Quality Control (CAQC) seal of approval from ProCert Labs, which means it is based on sound instructional design principles and covers all of the exam objectives.
Project management is one of the business world’s most in-demand skill sets, both inside and outside the IT profession. Even the smallest projects can benefit from project management processes. Well-run projects save time and ensure continued focus on company goals. The CompTIA Project+ certification validates the communication and business skills you need to lead projects with confidence, complete projects on time and make sure you stay within budget.
Project+ answers essential business requirements
Companies increasingly require employees to understand project management skills. Approximately 1.2 million project management jobs will need to be filled each year through 2016.
Project+ opens new career opportunities
25 percent of companies that have reduced their headcounts in other specialties will continue hiring project managers.
Project+ can be your path to higher earnings
Current salaries for project managers range from $80,000 to $116,000 in the United States.
IT security is paramount to organizations as cloud computing and mobile devices have changed the way we do business. With the massive amounts of data transmitted and stored on networks throughout the world, it’s essential to have effective security practices in place. That’s where CompTIA Security+ comes in. Get the Security+ certification to show that you have the skills to secure a network and detect hackers and you’re ready for the job.
Security+ is government approved
CompTIA Security+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
Security+ is globally recognized
CompTIA Security+ is a globally recognized credential with certified professionals working in over 147 countries throughout the world.
Security+ provides substantial earnings potential
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Security Specialists, Administrators and Managers earn over $86,000 per year.
Security+ is industry supported
Security+ is developed and maintained by leading IT experts. Content for the exams stems from a combination of industry-wide survey feedback and contributions from our team of subject matter experts. Learn more about the people behind the CompTIA Security+ Advisory Committee.
The current landscape of cybersecurity requires specialized skills to troubleshoot via customized hacks and build solid solutions. Each hack is unique and must be combated with master-level security skills and experience. As a CASP-certified IT professional, you will demonstrate that you can provide the best cybersecurity solutions and protection for organizations worldwide.
With the rise of global information security threats, organizations are eager to hire certified individuals with mastery-level cybersecurity skills. The CASP credential validates these skills.
Because hacking has no boundaries, your CASP certification is welcome across the globe.
CASP professionals are trained to work with a variety of hardware and software making it possible to go anywhere in IT.
CASP is government approved
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
CASP is industry supported
CASP is developed and maintained by leading IT experts. Learn more about the people behind the CompTIA CASP exam development and the CompTIA CASP Advisory Committee.