Industry-Recognized Credentials: IT

ECONOMIC SECTOR: IT

JOBS IN DEMAND

  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Computer Systems
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Software Developers

INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS

CompTIA is the national standard for high-quality certifications for employment with IT companies and IT occupations across economic sectors. The responsibilities of those working in the field include network administration, software development and installation, and the planning and management of an organization’s technology life cycle, by which hardware and software is maintained, upgraded and replaced.

CompTIA offers 16 certification exams in PC support, networking, servers, Linux, security and more that companies use to predict employee success and as an industry standard for foundation-level skills in their own certification programs. CompTIA certifies individuals to enter jobs that involve computers, qualify for specific occupations or advance in their career. There are four IT certification series that test different knowledge standards and technical skills, from entry-level to expert: Basic, Specialty, Professional and Mastery.

CompTIA delivers its certifications through both training partners and testing partners, which are reviewed and approved by CompTIA through the CompTIA Authorized Partner Program (CAPP).

The following is a list of functional areas with associated credentials in the IT industry:

BASIC SERIES

Certifications cover foundational topics and issues in IT and are suited for individuals looking to enter jobs that involve computers.

Credentialing/Standards Organization
CompTIA
Additional Information
Strata IT Fundamentals
Contact
http://certification.comptia.org/getCertified.aspx

SPECIALTY SERIES

Certifications cover the business and technical knowledge needed for specific vertical or niche markets.

Credentialing/Standards Organization
CompTIA Cloud Essentials
CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician
Social Media Security Professional

PROFESSIONAL SERIES

Certifications cover the technical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a specific IT career.

Credentialing/Standards Organization
CompTIA A+
CompTIA CDIA+
CompTIA Cloud+
CompTIA CTT+
CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI
CompTIA Mobile App Security+
CompTIA Mobility+
CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Project+
CompTIA Security+
CompTIA Server+
CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA

MASTERY SERIES

Certifications cover the advanced practice of a specific discipline.

Credentialing/Standards Organization
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)