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The new CompTIA IT Fundamentals (FC0-U61) exam coming in Q3 2018!

Our beta exam will be available on February 21, 2018.

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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
Beta Exam
FC1-U61 (Exam Objectives FC0-U61)
Launch Date October 2014
February 21, 2018
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. The new exam focuses on the knowledge and skills required to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, software development, and database use.
Number of Questions 75 questions 110 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice
Length of Test 60 Minutes 90 Minutes (additional 30 minutes for NDA)
Passing Score 650 Pass/fail information will not be available until Q3 2018; candidates will be notified. Only a numbered score is issued at the end of the beta exam. No exam objectives appear in beta exam results.
Recommended Experience No prior experience necessary
Languages English, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Korean, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Thai 
Testing Provider  Pearson VUE Testing Centers
Price $119 USD (See all pricing) $30
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