The CompTIA A+ Core Series requires candidates to pass two exams: Core 1 (220-1101) and Core 2 (220-1102) covering the following new content, emphasizing the technologies and skills IT pros need to support a hybrid workforce: Increased reliance on SaaS applications for remote work How to remotely diagnose and correct common software, hardware or connectivity problems Evolving core technologies from cloud virtualization and IoT device security to data management and scripting Multiple operating systems, when to use them and how to keep them running properly Reflects the changing nature of the job, including how to assess if it’s best to fix something on site, or send it to a specialized provider
The CompTIA Network+ certification verifies that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to: Establish network connectivity by deploying wired and wireless devices Understand and maintain network documentation Understand the purpose of network services, basic data center, cloud and virtual networking concepts Monitor network activity, identifying performance and availability issues Implement network hardening techniques Manage, configure and troubleshoot network infrastructure
The new CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701) represents the latest and greatest in cybersecurity, covering the most in-demand skills related to current threats, automation, zero trust, IoT, risk – and more. Once certified, you’ll understand the core skills needed to succeed on the job – and employers will notice too. The Security+ exam verifies you have the knowledge and skills required to: Assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions. Monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), and operational technology. Operate with an awareness of applicable regulations and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance. Identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents. CompTIA Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the U.S. DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements. Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program.
The CompTIA PenTest+ will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to plan and scope a penetration testing engagement including vulnerability scanning, understand legal and compliance requirements, analyze results, and produce a written report with remediation techniques. Recommended Experience: Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. While there is no required prerequisite, PenTest+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus.
The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification verifies that successful candidates have the knowledge and skills required to detect and analyze indicators of malicious activity, understand threat intelligence and threat management, respond to attacks and vulnerabilities, perform incident response, and report and communicate related activity. Recommended Experience: Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 4 years of hands-on experience as an incident response analyst or security operations center (SOC) analyst, or equivalent experience.
CompTIA Server+ validates the hands-on skills of IT professionals who install, manage and troubleshoot servers in data centers as well as on-premises and hybrid environments. Recommended ExperienceCompTIA A+ certified or equivalent knowledge. Two years of hands-on experience working in a server environment.