provides vendor neutral certifications in Computer hardware, operating
systems, Internet technologies, Internet security, and others. The
certifications offered by CompTIA® are recognized by leading computer and
IT industries in the world. The certifications offered by CompTIA®
are valid for life, in that they do not have an expiration date. However,
CompTIA® recommends that the candidate upgrade the certification as new
revisions are introduced, to stay current with the technologies.
of the most popular certifications offered by CompTIA® are:
This certification is aimed at testing one's knowledge
in computer hardware and Windows operating systems (Particularly client
side). It consists of two individual exams: A+ core hardware exam, and A+
Operating Systems exam. As the names suggest, the former covers the
computer hardware including the BIOS start-up sequence, and the latter
covers Operating Systems, primarily Windows Operating Systems. Linux is
excluded from this exam, as it is covered in the Linux+
certification. More details on CompTIA
This certification is geared towards the understanding
of TCP/IP networking fundamentals.
certification tests competency for technicians with six-months experience
installing, operating and maintaining Linux operating systems.
Server+ certification is aimed at testing mid- to
upper-level technicians responsible for server hardware functionality. The
credential validates advanced-level technical competency of server issues and technology, including installation, configuration, upgrading, maintenance, troubleshooting and disaster
The i-Net+ certification tests foundation-level
competency in knowledge of Internet, Intranet & Extranet technologies. The
i-Net+ certification is recognized as a baseline technical knowledge
specifically designed to certify entry-level Internet and e-commerce technical professionals.
i-Net+ certified candidates demonstrate knowledge
and competency in Internet basics and clients, development, networking,
Internet security and business concepts.
CompTIA® certifications here.
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