How to Get Certified

Getting certified is a simple process of selecting the exam, training method and exam location. But, the choices within those steps can be overwhelming.

CompTIA is with you every step of the way. We offer options to study for the exam and help you narrow down which training centers and study materials provide the best training resources. We can help you purchase exam vouchers and find the testing site nearest to you.

1. Choose a certification 

Select which certification is right for you from our entry-level fundamentals through our advanced credentials for the more seasoned technicians. Consider which option best fits with your experience level, career path and targeted skill set.

2. Train for the exam

Train for the exam using a variety of methods, CompTIA CertMaster, including an instructor-led classroom experience, software self-study and CompTIA's interactive eLearning courses. Each method can be used as standalone training or in tandem with other learning tools.

3. Find training centers and study materials

Try CompTIA CertMaster to help you prepare for the exam, or search for CompTIA-accredited training centers and study materials, including classes and courseware. These locations have been reviewed and approved to provide well-rounded exam preparation.

4. Learn about what the exam covers

Learn more about what the exam covers and key study points prior to taking the test. Read through CompTIA exam policies which cover certification rules and regulations, candidate conduct policy, exam scoring and retake policy among others.

5. Review sample questions

Downloaded sample questions for a general overview of what to expect on the exam and examples of question format.

6. Purchase an exam voucher

Purchase a CompTIA certification exam voucher to use in registering for the test once you're ready to take the test. To purchase a voucher for Europe, Middle East or Africa, visit our new CompTIA EMEA Marketplace. Learn more about exam pricing.

7. Find a testing site and take the test

CompTIA certification exam testing locations can be found across the globe through Pearson VUE. Certiport testing centers also offer the CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals exam.

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These qualifications have already helped me do my job more effectively. Weekly IT review meetings used to be a real challenge for me, but now I have the confidence to talk with authority and provide suggestions backed up with real technical understanding.
Alan Storey
IT Administrator, Cruikshanks

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