CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT.
|Exam Codes||CompTIA A+ 220-1001 (Core 1) and 220-1002 (Core 2) |
Candidates must complete both 1001 and 1002 to earn certification. Exams cannot be combined across the series.
|Launch Date||January 15, 2019|
|Exam Description||CompTIA A+ 220-1001 covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing and network troubleshooting. |
CompTIA A+ 220-1002 covers installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting and operational procedures.
|Number of Questions||Maximum of 90 questions per exam|
|Type of Questions||Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based|
|Length of Test||90 Minutes per exam|
|Passing Score||220-1001: 675 (on a scale of 900) |
220-1002: 700 (on a scale of 900)
|Recommended Experience||9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field|
|Languages||English at launch. German, Japanese, Portuguese, Thai and Spanish|
|Retirement||TBD - Usually three years after launch|
The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification designates IT professionals with advanced-level security skills and knowledge.
The CASP exam covers the technical knowledge and skills required to conceptualize, design, and engineer secure solutions across complex enterprise environments. It involves applying critical thinking and judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines to propose and implement solutions that map to enterprise drivers, while managing risk.
While there is no required prerequisite, the CASP certification is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus at the enterprise level.
CompTIA is ANSI accredited Certifier - 0731. The CASP program is included in the scope of this accreditation. The CASP certification may be kept current through the CompTIA Continuing Education program.
|Number of Questions||80 (Maximum)|
|Length of Test||165 minutes|
|Passing score||Pass/Fail only. No scaled score.|
|Recommended experience||10 years experience in IT administration, including at least 5 years of hands-on technical security experience|
The CompTIA Network+ certification is the sign of a qualified networking professional
The exam covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security. Candidate job roles include network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.
Companies such as Dell, HP, Ricoh, Sharp and Xerox recommend or require CompTIA Network+ for their networking technicians. It is a technical prerequisite option for IT technicians seeking to join the Apple Consultants Network, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense.
The current version of CompTIA Network+, exam code N10-005, was released Dec. 1, 2011. The revised objectives address virtual networking and give increased attention to network security and coverage of the seven-layer OSI (Open System Interconnection) model.
CompTIA is an ANSI accredited Certifier - 0731. The CompTIA Network+ce program is included in the scope of this accreditation. The CompTIA Network+ certification may be kept current through the CompTIA Continuing Education program.
|Number of questions||Maximum of 100 questions|
|Type of questions||Multiple choice and performance-based|
|Length of test||90 minutes|
|Passing score||720 (on a scale of 100-900)|
|Recommended experience||CompTIA A+ certification and nine months networking experience|
|Languages||English, Japanese, German, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Traditional Chinese|
|Exam codes|| N10-005 |
JK0-019 (for CompTIA Academy Partners only)
IT security is paramount to organizations as cloud computing and mobile devices have changed the way we do business. With the massive amounts of data transmitted and stored on networks throughout the world, it's essential to have effective security practices in place. That's where CompTIA Security+ comes in. Get the Security+ certification to show that you have the skills to secure a network and deter hackers and you're ready for the job.
CompTIA Security+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. Once you obtain your Security+ you automatically have the CE designation required in the DoD Directive 8570.01 manual and going forward must comply with the CE program requirement of completing 50 CEUs in three years to maintain the credential. Security+ is also compliant with government regulations under Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
CompTIA Security+ is a globally recognized credential with certified professionals working in over 147 countries throughout the world.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Security Specialists, Administrators and Managers earn over $86,000 per year.
Security+ is developed and maintained by leading IT experts. Content for the exams stems from a combination of industry-wide survey feedback and contributions from our team of subject matter experts. Learn more about the people behind the CompTIA Security+ Advisory Committee.
|Launch Date||October 4, 2017|
|Exam Description||The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. The successful candidate will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.|
|Number of Questions||Maximum of 90 questions|
|Type of Questions||Multiple choice and performance-based|
|Length of Test||90 Minutes|
|Passing Score||750 (on a scale of 100-900)|
|Recommended Experience||CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus|
|Languages||English, Japanese, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese.||English (Japanese, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese estimated Q2 2018)|
|Retirement||English retirement: July 31, 2018; |
Japanese, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese: December 15, 2018
|Usually three years after launch|
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