Service Members and Veterans Resources

Getting IT-certified can make your way into IT a lot easier. Not only will you get up to speed on current technologies and fill knowledge gaps, you’ll also be able to show you have the skills and confidence you need to thrive in your job. We’ll show you how to get certified in four steps.

1. Explore careers and certifications

Use our Certifications Roadmap to discover IT career paths available and which IT certifications will prepare you for those careers.

Whether you’re considering a career in IT or you already have IT job experience, you’ll find certifications that can expand your knowledge. When you’ve identified areas you’re interested in, head over to our certification pages and learn more about the certifications that help you on your career path.

2. Train

To prepare for your certification exam, you can choose and combine training options that fit your schedule and work for you.

  • CertMaster: Use CompTIA’s online study companion on your desktop or notebook computer, as well as on your mobile device.
  • Self-study tools: Find books, e-books and e-learning tools to study for your exam.
  • Instructor-Led training: If you prefer in-person learning, search for professional learning centers to participate in a classroom setting. Many community colleges and universities also provide training classes for CompTIA certifications.
As a service member or veteran you may have access to monetary assistance to help fund your certification training. Find more information at:

3. Get certified

When you’re ready to take your CompTIA certification exam, simply schedule your test at one of 6,000 Pearson VUE Testing Centers.

Learn more about testing.

4. Find your job in IT

With a certification in your pocket, you’ve significantly bumped up your employment value. Check out our employer registry for companies that have committed to hiring veterans and use our job search for your first steps in finding your job in IT, or search open positions in your area on right away: 

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