Prove that you know today’s technologies with CompTIA IT Fundamentals. From networking and cybersecurity essentials to hardware and software basics, IT Fundamentals demonstrates your readiness for the digital workplace.

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The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam is designed to help you learn more about the world of information technology (IT). It’s ideal if you’re considering a career in IT or if you work in an allied field that requires a broad understanding of IT. CompTIA IT Fundamentals can also be a stepping stone to more advanced certifications such as CompTIA A+, and, with specialized experience, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.

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Exam Details

Exam Codes FC0-U51 (proctored), FC0-Z51 (non-proctored)
Exam Details  The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam covers foundational IT concepts including identifying and explaining computer components, installing software, establishing network connectivity and preventing security risks.
Number of Questions 75 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice
Length of Test 60 Minutes
Passing Score 650
Recommended Experience No prior experience necessary
Languages English, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Korean, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese
Price $112.00 USD (See all pricing)
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The CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification is considered good for life and does not need to be renewed.

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