According to CompTIA’s State of the Tech Workforce, the median tech occupation wage is 103% higher than the median national wage in the U.S., with the projected growth rate for tech jobs over the next decade nearly twice the national jobs rate. Become a certified CompTIA professional and take your career to the next level with our comprehensive training program that aligns with the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification exams.
Our A+ certification training offers a thorough overview of the basic concepts around multiple operating systems, enabling you to efficiently maintain, troubleshoot, and adapt to different technology platforms. Our Network+ certification training teaches the fundamental building blocks that form a modern network, such as hardware, topologies, and protocols, along with an introduction to the OSI model— this course prepares you for success in the IT industry.
The Security+ certification portion covers the essential knowledge and skills required to identify, assess, and mitigate security risks in modern IT environments. This course provides a comprehensive overview of cybersecurity’s key concepts and best practices. Upon completion, you will receive an exam voucher for each certification exam, covering the costs to sit for the certifying exams upon eligibility.
CompTIA™ A+, Network+ and Security+ Certification FAQs
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE A+, NETWORK+ and SECURITY+ CERTIFICATIONS?
The A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications are sequential. A+ focuses on devices; Network+ is dedicated to the hardware, software and protocols for networking; and Security+ adds the layer of core security functions across devices, networks, and the organizations that deploy them.
WHAT JOBS CAN COMPTIA CERTIFICATION HOLDERS GET?
CompTIA calls the A+, Network+ and Security+ sequence a “stacked” credential that validates baseline skills in the three disciplines: devices, networks, and security. Each individual certification is considered an independent signal of competence in the area it addresses.
WHAT JOB TITLES DOES COMPTIA A+ PREPARE FOR?
According to CompTIA, the A+ certification is often associated with baseline or entry-level support positions such as service desk analyst, technical support specialist, field service technician, associate network engineer, data support technician, desktop support administrator, end-user computing technician, help desk technician, or system support specialist.
WHAT JOB TITLES DOES COMPTIA NETWORK+ PREPARE FOR?
According to CompTIA, the Network+ certification is often associated with positions such as Network administrator, network field engineer, computer technician, help desk technician, system engineer, network support specialist, or network analyst.
WHAT JOB TITLES DOES COMPTIA SECURITY+ PREPARE FOR?
According to CompTIA, the Security+ certification is often associated with junior IT auditor or penetration tester positions. Other titles might include systems administrator, network administrator, or security administrator.
Prerequisites and Certification Requirements
There are no prerequisites to enroll in this course. However, you should have a basic knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems. For example, how to power up and log on to a machine, use a mouse and keyboard, and basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills.
CompTIA recommends all A+ exam applicants have up to 12 months of hands-on experience in the lab or field before taking the certification exam. They also state possessing the A+ Certification and a minimum of 9 to 12 months of hands-on experience working in a junior network administrator/network support technician job role to complete the Network+ certification exam. CompTIA recommends at least 9 to 12 months of networking experience and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus to take the Security+ certification exam.
Linda Matthews has years of experience both in the classroom teaching technical material and in the field solving a myriad of technical issues.
Linda possesses the background to engage deeply with cybersecurity through teaching and intellectual focus. For the past eight years, she has lived with this vast and fascinating body of knowledge. Now, she regularly trains individuals in several of the most popular security courses from CompTIA and Microsoft. CompTIA’s Security+ is the foundational course students need to begin an incredible journey into cybersecurity.
Sara Perrott has been working in the information technology field for 20+ years and has devoted the last 10 of those to focusing on cybersecurity. She is a published author and a former college professor, and she is passionate about teaching the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Sara has a Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from Western Governors University Washington and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security from the University of Phoenix.
Paula Woodall began her technical career as a network and computer consultant 30 years ago. She first taught at a local university before taking the CompTIA and Microsoft exams to teach certified courses. Paula has been fortunate to teach these classes worldwide for companies such as HP and Microsoft. Paula enjoys teaching classes regarding computers and networking and talking to students about how their companies put these technologies to work for them.
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