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LINUX +

What is it?
CompTIA Linux+ is for the IT pro who will use Linux to manage everything from cars and smartphones to servers and supercomputers, as a vast number of enterprises use Linux in cloud, cybersecurity, mobile and web administration applications.
Why is it different?
CompTIA Linux+ is the only job-focused Linuxcertification covering the latest foundational skills demanded by hiring managers. Unlike other certifications, the new exam includes performance-based and multiple choice questions to identify the employees who can do the job. . The exam covers tasks associated with all major distributions of Linux, setting the foundation for advanced vendor/distro-specific knowledge
About the exam

CompTIA Linux+ is the right step for IT professionals utilizing Linux-based systems, whether they are managing infrastructure, cloud workflows, or ensuring the cybersecurity of their organization,

Successful candidates will have the skills to:

Manage hardware and configure systems, including understanding of Linux boot process concepts, kernel modules, network connection parameters, managing storage, cloud and virtualization technologies, and localization options – all within in a Linux environment
Operate and maintain systems, including software operations, managing users and groups, working with files, and managing services. Additionally, candidates will be able to explain server roles, automate and schedule jobs, use and operate Linux devices, and compare and contrast Linux graphical user interfaces
Apply security topics such as user/group permissions and ownership, access and authentication methods, best practices, logging services, Linux firewalls, and file backup, restoration, and compression
Troubleshoot and diagnose Linux issues, including system properties, user issues, application, and hardware issues.
Demonstrate automation and scripting skills, including basic BASH scripts, version control using GIT and orchestration processes and concepts
Organizations that use Linux+
  • Dell
  • GEICO
  • Amazon
  • U.S. Navy
  • American Airlines
  • U.S. Department of Defense
Research and Statistics

Linux+ maps to the framework developed as part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), supporting multiple KSAs within the Operating System competency

"It all boils down to certification being an internationally recognized credential. If you can put that on your resume, you'll have a competitive advantage."

Mark Milton
Director of People Services, Goodwill Industries

A +

What is it?
CompTlA A+ Certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data managernent and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world.
Why is it different?
CompTIA A+ is the only industry recognized credential with performance-based items to prove proscan think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks in the moment. It is trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in end point management & technical support roles. CompTIA A+ is regularly re-invented by IT experts to ensure that it validates core skills and abilities demanded in the workplace.
About the exam

CompTIA A+ is the preferred performance-based qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. At certified professionals identify issues and problem solve more effectively than those without certification CompTIA A+ supports the ability to connect users to the data they need to do their jobs regardless of the devices being used. In orderto receive the CompTIA A+ certification, candidates must pass two exams: Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002).

Successful candidates will have the skills to:

Support basic IT infrastructure, including end point management, advanced device connectivity troubleshooting, and basic networking
Configure and support PC, mobile and loT device hardware, including components, connectors and peripherals
Implement basic data backup and recovery methods and apply data storage and management best practices
Configure and support PC, mobile and loT device hardware, including components, connectors and peripherals
Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals, including detecting and removing malware, addressing privacy concerns, physical security and device hardening
Configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS Android and iOS and administer client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software
Troubleshoot and problem solve core service and support challenges while applying best practices for documentation, change management, and the use of scripting in IT support
Top A+ Job Titles
  • Service Desk Analyst
  • Help Desk Tech
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  • Help Desk Technician
  • System Support Specialist
  • Associate Network Engineer
  • Data Support Technician
  • Desktop Support Administrator
  • End User Computing Technician
Organizations that Use A+‚Äč
  • Best Buy/Geek Squad
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Canon
  • Dell
  • Fry’s Electronics
  • General Dynamics
  • HP
  • Intel
  • Nissan
  • Ricoh
  • US Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Verizon
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wie

Salary Snapshot

The CompTIA IT Employment snapshot shows an average salary of $48,620 for computer user support specialists

"My primary job is to repair computer systems and networks. Obtaining A+ and Network+ certifications exposed me to easily recognizing - and thus repairing and troubleshooting - problems."

Tony Carmichael USAF Veteran

Network +

What is it?
CompTIA Network+ verifies that IT professionals have the range and depth of foundational networking skills to develop a career regardless of technology or platform.
Why is it different?
Unlike other vendor-specific networking certifications, CompTIA Network+prepares candidates to support the network regardless of the platform. It forms the foundation you need before specializing in a vendor solution. CompTIA Network+ is the only industry certification that covers both wired and wireless networks
About the exam

CompTIA’s Network+validates the knowledge and skills needed to troubleshoot,

configure, and manage wired and wireless networks found in companies around the world. Network+ certifies a professional-level understanding of emerging technologies including cloud and virtualization technologies

Network+ ensures an IT professional has the knowledge and skills to:

Design and implement functional networks
Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
Implement network security standards, and protocols
Troubleshoot network problems
Support the creation of virtualized networks
Organizations that Use Network +
  • Apple
  • Best Buy
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Canon
  • Cisco
  • Dell
  • HP
  • Intel
  • Konica Minolta
  • Motorola
  • Ricoh
  • Sharp
  • Time Warner
  • United States Department of Defense
  • Verizon
  • Xerox
Research and Statistics
Job Growth

12% job growth expected for Network & Computer Systems Administrators, 2012 – 2022, according to the BLS

Salary Snapshot

Average salary for a Network+ certified IT professionals is about $74,000.

Industry Shortage

28% of organizations say they have a shortage of network security specialists

” Today’s IT professionals must understand how the fundamentals of networking integrate into emerging technologies such as cloud, virtual networking, and software defined networking. The CompTIA Network+ is a globally recognized certification which provides a foundation for IT professional looking to validate their networking knowledge and skills.”

" Firms are seeking these masters-of-allthings-networking because networks have become increas ingly complicat ed as technology has grown and advanced." Why it Pays to Be a Network Engineer, Robert Half Staffing. "

Joshua Clough Technical Solution Manager, IBM

SERVER +

What is it?
CompTIA Server+ ensures IT pros have the necessary skills to work in today’s data centers, server rooms or cloud environments.
Why is it different?
CompTIA Server+ certified candidates can work in any environment because it is the only vendor-neutral certification covering the major server platforms . CompTIA Server+ is the only industry certification that covers the latest server technologies including virtualization, software-defined networking, security and network-attached storage
About the exam

CompTIA Server+ certification validates the skills necessary to be a server administrator.

Successful candidates will have mastered the following concepts:

  • Virtualization
  • Storage
  • Security
  • Software-defined networking
  • Troubleshooting
  • Cloud
Organizations that use Server+
  • HP
  • Intel
  • Lenovo
  • Microsoft
  • Dell
  • IBM
  • Xerox
  • U.S. Department of Defense
Research and Statistics
Expected Growth

12% job growth is expected for Network & Computer Systems
Administrators, 2012-2022, according to the latest BLS website information

Salary Average

Salary for a Server+ certified IT professionals is about $82,000,

Added Value

82% of employers recognize that certified employees are valuable
to their organizations.

"It all boils down to certification being an internationally recognized credential. If you can put that on your resume, you'll have a competitive advantage."

Mark Milton Director of People Services, Goodwill Industries