Server+ Experts Needed

CompTIA is looking for IT professionals who have current experience understanding server roles and their interaction in a dynamic computing environment to be involved in an Item Writing workshop for our Server+ Certification exam.

During the Item Writing workshop, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) will create, develop, and review item content (questions) for the CompTIA Server+ exam.

Assistance from subject matter experts (SMEs) is crucial in providing an industry relevant exam. Potential SMEs must currently work with network servers and have at least 5 years of experience. The Server+ SMEs must be able to identify environmental issues as well as understand and comply with disaster recovery and physical/software security procedures. Additionally, SMEs must be familiar with industry terminology and concepts, and understand server roles/specializations and interactions within the overall computing environment. It is preferred that SMEs are Server+ certified (or hold an equivalent/higher credential).

SMEs who attend the workshop will receive:

  • An honorarium of $400 per day (or $2000 total for the five days), pending adequate level of participation
  • A complimentary CompTIA testing voucher for the exam of his/her choice
  • 40 continuing education credits (CEUs)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments daily during the workshop

In recognition of their contributions, all SMEs who participate in the entire Item Writing workshop will have their names and companies (if provided) listed on the CompTIA website.

International SMEs (outside of North America) will receive a $500 a day stipend to help defer additional travel costs.

When: September 16-20, 2019
Where: CompTIA Headquarters; 3500 Lacey Rd. Suite 100, Downers Grove, IL 60515 (Downers Grove is a suburb of Chicago)

Only professionals currently working with network servers should apply. Although CompTIA appreciates interest from the training community, applications from trainers, authors, or individuals who may profit or materially benefit from knowledge of the CompTIA credential content are not eligible to participate.

If you have questions about the application process, email

Apply to become a CompTIA Subject Matter Expert