Which certification is right for me?

Step 1: Choose your certification

Select which certification is right for you from our entry level fundamentals through our advanced credentials:

  • Foundational: For students or workers new to IT
  • Professional: For entry-level or established IT workers
  • Specialty: ​For areas of expertise
  • Mastery: For seasoned IT professionals

Tools such as the Career Roadmap and our certification comparison chart can help you narrow down your choice.

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Training Options

Step 2: Choose a training option

Train for the certification exam using a variety of methods including:

  • CertMaster, CompTIA’s online study companion
  • Instructor-led training
  • Self-study

Each method can be used alone or in tandem with another.

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Familiar with the Exam

Step 3: Get ​familiar with the exam

Learn more about what the exam covers by reviewing:

  • Exam objectives for key study points
  • Sample questions for a general overview of what to expect on the exam and examples of question format
  • Online forums, like LinkedIn, to see what other IT professionals say about CompTIA exams

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Step 4: Register and take the exam

There are two ways to take the CompTIA exam:

  1. Test from work or home with CompTIA Online Testing

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  2. Take an in-person exam at a Pearson VUE testing center.

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Congratulations! You’re CompTIA certified!

Put your CompTIA certification to good use by increasing its value.

Leverage your certification by:

  • Updating your resume
  • Enhance your LinkedIn profile
  • Use the certification logo

Read more tips on how to use your certifications.

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