Stackable certifications demonstrate that you’ve earned multiple CompTIA certifications and have the knowledge and experience needed to grow your IT career. They validate the skills of various IT roles and show a deeper mastery, opening up more job opportunities for you. Stackable certifications require active CE certifications. Good-for-life certification holders may earn these stackable certifications by re-certifying and validating that their skills are up to date.
CompTIA Stackable Certifications follow the two CompTIA Career Pathways:
Within each pathway, CompTIA Stackable Certifications are categorized by experience level:
- Specialist: Early-career IT professionals with 0–2 years of experience
- Professional: Mid-level IT professionals with 2–5 years of experience
- Expert: Established IT professionals with more than 5 years of experience
CompTIA Infrastructure Career Pathway
When taken together as the CompTIA Infrastructure Career Pathway, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Server+, CompTIA Linux+ and CompTIA Cloud+ validate the skillsets needed across IT operations, deepening your mastery of skills and broadening the number of IT infrastructure roles in which you can contribute.
CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway
With CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+), the CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway helps technical specialists achieve cybersecurity mastery, from beginning to end.