Which Certification is Right for You?

CompTIA has different exams for different skill levels and areas of expertise.

By Skill Level


Foundational: For students or workers new to IT

Entry-Level: For those starting an IT career

  • CompTIA A+: Preventative maintenance, basic networking, installation, troubleshooting and communication skills

Professional: For established IT workers

  • CompTIA Network+: Managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, operating and configuring basic network infrastructure
  • CompTIA Security+: System security, network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits
  • CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI: Linux installation, system architecture, GNU and UNIX commands, and user interfaces and desktops
  • CompTIA Server+: Building, maintaining and troubleshooting server hardware and software
  • CompTIA CTT+: Classroom preparation, communication, facilitation and evaluation
  • CompTIA Project+: Project management process, including initiation, planning, execution and support
  • CompTIA Green IT: Identifying green prospects, providing appropriate solutions and customer care

Areas of Expertise


Hardware: How to set up, test, and troubleshoot office equipment.

Systems: How to integrate computers and secure communications in a business environment.

Methodology: How traditional business roles benefit from technical knowledge

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I like designing ways to let the right people in and keep the wrong people out. The work now is very different than when I started; it's a lot more about server security than safes and CCTV. But with CompTIA A+ behind me, I know I've got the skills and employers can see that too.
Curtis Beard

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