CompTIA IT Fundamentals is for beginners in the field.  The exam focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals , including:


  •  Identifying and explaining computer components
  •  Setting up a workstation, including conducting software installation.
  •  Establishing network connectivity
  •  Identifying compatibility issues and identifying and preventing security risks
  •  Managing the safety and preventative maintenance of computers


The IT Fundamentals certification is ideal for individuals and students considering a career in IT, as well as those in allied fields that require a broad understanding of IT. CompTIA IT Fundamentals can be a stepping stone to more advanced certifications such as CompTIA A+, and with, specialized experience, CompTIA Network+.



Why CompTIA A+?


A+ certification is the first step towards a rewarding IT career in technical support, network administration and other emerging IT disciplines.



On average, A+ certified IT pros earn over $60,000 per year.



91% of hiring managers value IT certification, giving certified professionals the competitive edge to land the job.



According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, some technology fields will experience growth of over 20% between 2010 and 2020.



CompTIA A+ is a vendor neutral certification – which means that A+ certified professionals can proficiently work with an extensive variety of hardware and software found in most organizations.



In order to receive CompTIA A+ certification, a candidate must pass two exams.

The first exam is CompTIA A+ Essentials. Successful candidates will have the knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security; and will have the skills required to identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components. Successful candidates will understand the basic functionality of the operating system and basic troubleshooting methodology, practice proper safety procedures, and will effectively interact with customers and peers.


The second exam is CompTIA A+ Practical Application. It measures the necessary competencies for an entry-level IT professional who has hands-on experience in the lab or the field. Successful candidates will have the skills required to install, configure, upgrade, and maintain PC workstations, the Windows OS and SOHO networks. The successful candidate will utilize troubleshooting techniques and tools to effectively and efficiently resolve PC, OS, and network connectivity issues and implement security practices.



Why CompTIA Network+?


Network administrators earn more than $76,000 on average, according to the BLS.



91% of hiring managers indicate CompTIA certifications are valuable in validating IT employee skills and expertise.



Network+ certification gives candidates an internationally-recognized credential. It also demonstrates their competency in troubleshooting, configuring, and managing common network wireless and wired devices.



Helps candidates advance toward a rewarding IT career as a network field technician, help desk technician, network support specialist, network administrator, or network analyst.


The CompTIA Network+ certification is an internationally recognized validation of the technical knowledge required of foundation-level IT network practitioners. The certification validates that the successful candidate has the important knowledge and skills necessary to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate and configure basic network infrastructure, describe networking technologies, basic design principles, and adhere to wiring standards and use testing tools.


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