CompTIA certifications are vendor-neutral credentials that cover the specific tasks and knowledge required for IT jobs, and are well-recognized in the industry.
Eighty-six percent of IT hiring managers place a high or medium priority on IT certifications during the job candidate evaluation process, according to a 2011 survey.
IT professionals with certifications on their resume command better jobs, earn higher salaries and have more doors open to new multi-industry opportunities. The average salary for a CompTIA A+ certified tech in 2010 was $50,364, according to a ComputerWorld salary survey.
CompTIA A+ Certification
CompTIA Network+ Certification
There are many more qualifications available from CompTIA but the above are the most popular.
This is taken from the CompTIA website:
Get Certified with CompTIA. Get a Good Job.
· There are 400,000 open IT jobs in the U.S.
· 86% of hirers say IT certifications are a priority
· Average A+ certified tech salary: $50,364
Demand is high for qualified, knowledgeable IT professionals. In the United States alone, there were more than 400,000 open information technology jobs in March 2011.
In a rapidly evolving field like technology, employers can find it difficult to pinpoint the job candidates with the right knowledge and skills to fill these positions.
Get the job you want. Get certified.
- Find Which Certification is Right For You. See them broken down by skill level and area of expertise.
- Check out our IT Certification Roadmap tool for help mapping out where your career should go and which certifications can take you there.
- Visit our Steps to Certification page, which will walk you through the process.
CompTIA Professional Series
Here are the courses available.
CompTIA professional certifications cover the technical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a specific IT career.
CompTIA A+: Covers preventative maintenance, basic networking, installation, troubleshooting, communication and professionalism.
CompTIA CDIA+: Covers the knowledge and skills needed in the document imaging sales field, including planning, designing and specifying a document imaging management system.
CompTIA CTP+ : Covers designing, implementing and managing voice and data networks.
CompTIA CTT+: Covers the knowledge and skills needed for the technical training field, including classroom preparation, presentation, communication, facilitation and evaluation in both traditional classroom and virtual classroom environments.
CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI: Covers user administration, file permissions, software configurations and the fundamental management of Linux systems.
CompTIA Network+: Covers managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, operating and configuring basic network infrastructure.
CompTIA PDI+: Covers the knowledge and skills needed for technicians in the printer and document-imaging field, such as basic electromechanical components and tools, print engine and scan processes, color theory and networking.
CompTIA Project+: Covers the entire process of project management, including initiation, planning, execution, acceptance, support and closure.
CompTIA Security+: Covers system security, network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits.
CompTIA Server+: Covers areas such as RAID, SCSI, managing multiple CPUs and disaster recovery.
CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA: Covers storage components, connectivity, storage management, data protection and storage performance.