CompTIA Certification Guide: Overview & Career Paths

CompTIA is recognized as a non-profit trade organization with its headquarters in Chicago. It has more than 2,000 members and 3,000 business partners. CompTIA’s main focus is education and certifications for IT professionals in form of role-based certificates programs. Let’s first look at the certification program.
CompTIA obtained its A+ credential in 1993. CompTIA has issued over 2 million certifications since 1993. It offers a vendor-neutral program that certifies IT professionals worldwide. CompTIA launched the ‘Infrastructure Career Pathway’ in 2018. This path is comprised of certifications that you may be familiar with, which form the foundation of CompTIA certifications. The new certification path ensures that the certifications are more in line with real-world skills and situations. These are: Core Certifications: These certifications are designed to help professionals in the field develop their fundamental skills. CompTIA offers 4 certifications that you can aim at under this group. These certifications include CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA A+ and IT Fundamentals+. Infrastructure Certifications: This group was created to be compatible with the Network+ credential. This group contains 3 certifications. These certifications are CompTIA Server+ (CompTIA Cloud+), CompTIA Linux+ (CompTIA Linux+), and CompTIA Server+ (CompTIA Server+). Cybersecurity Certifications – CompTIA offers three internationally acclaimed credentials for cybersecurity professionals under this group of certifications. These certifications are CompTIA CASP+, CompTIA CySA+ and CompTIA PenTest+. These certifications are specifically designed for professionals in the field information and network security. Additional Professional Certifications (APC): This certification group includes credentials that are not specifically related to the above mentioned career paths. CompTIA Project+ and CompTIA Cloud Essentials are some examples. Let’s take a look at what each certification entails. Core Certifications
1. CompTIA IT Fundamentals+
If you are a beginner with basic knowledge of PC functionality and compatibility, as well as knowledge of installing software, risks and solutions in security and other technology-related subjects, this certification is the best way to start. This certification is also useful if you are looking for a career advancement tool to help you start your career in the IT industry. To earn this credential, you must pass an exam. The IT Fundamentals+ exam (FC0-U61), was launched in September 2018. It covers the basics of computing, including using databases and creating software. This certification was preceded in 2019 by the FC0-U510 exam. CompTIA A+
This certification is a must-have for IT professionals. This certification is for those who are interested in a career in one of the following areas:Help desk
Networking technician
Service center
CompTIA A+ certifications include installing software on desktop and laptops, as well as configurations for mobile and tablet OS. CompTIA released data that showed that there are more than a million A+ certified IT professionals. All three companies, HP, Intel and Dell require this.

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