CompTIA Certifications

CompTIA A+

CompTIA A+ certification validates the latest skills needed by today’s computer support professionals.  It is an international, vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software vendors, distributors and resellers. CompTIA A+ confirms a technician’s ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking.  The exams also cover domains such as security, safety and environmental issues and communication and professionalism.CompTIA A+ ensures the right people have the right skills.  While many of the essential skills are universal, there are additional skills required to support the needs of businesses.  By offering certification options for specific job scenarios, CompTIA A+ gives individuals the ability to grow their careers in a certain area, and employers the flexibility to choose the exam combination that best fits their needs.


CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Network+ validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals.  It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that recognizes a technician’s ability to describe the features and functions of networking components and to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services.  Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Network+ candidates have at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or adequate academic training, along with a CompTIA A+ certification.

The demand for skilled network support professionals continues to grow, and CompTIA Network+ is a valuable credential to help start or enhance a networking career.  In fact, many IT certifications integrate CompTIA Network+ into their curriculums.  Microsoft added CompTIA Network+ into their Microsoft programs and other corporations such as Novell, Cisco, HP, Lotus and 3Com also recognize CompTIA Network+ as part of their certification tracks.


CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ validates knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts.  It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that is taught at colleges, universities and commercial training centers around the world.  Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Security+ candidates have at least two years on-the-job networking experience, with an emphasis on security.  The CompTIA Network+ certification is also recommended.

Because human error is the number one cause for a network security breach, CompTIA Security+ is recognized by the technology community as a valuable credential that proves competency with information security.  Major corporations such as Sun, IBM/Tivoli Software Group, Symantec, Motorola, Hitachi Electronics Services and Verisign value the CompTIA Security+ certification and recommend or require it of their IT employees.