Career Options

Through the certification process a student can move through the IT industry gaining experience in a fast moving and  ever-changing job market.  Some of the career options are: Information Security, Network and Cloud Technologies, Hardware, Services and Infrastructure, IT Management and Strategy, Storage and Data, Web and Mobile, Software Development and Training.  Click here to see a training plan for any of the above career paths.

CompTIA Fundamentals+
The CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certification is an entry level certification designed to introduce users to basic computer principles.  It covers basic IT literacy and ensures one understands the different terminology and the various concepts involved In the IT industry.  It also serves as a great starting point if you are just getting started in computers and is designed to be the first step on your way to pursuing the CompTIA A+ certification or others similar.  Topics covered include hardware basics, troubleshooting, software installation, security and also networking.
ITPRO Student Package
ITProTV is CompTIA's Official Video Training Partner. CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certifications are the best place to start building the foundation for your IT career. Add CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) for additional security expertise. These vendor-neutral courses will launch you into any direction you want to go in IT.  This package is needed for additional certifications and will give you access to all of the CompTIA videos.
CompTIA A+ (220-901 and 220-902)
  • CompTIA A+ is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles.
  • It is about much more than PC repair.  
  • Candidates are better prepared to troubleshoot and problem solve.  
  • Technicians understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security. 
  • A+ supports the ability to connect users to the data they need to do their jobs regardless of the devices being used. 
  • There are 4 pricing options.
CompTIA Network+ (N10-007)
  • Design and implement functional networks.
  • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices.
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks.
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations.
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols.
  • Troubleshoot network problems.
  • Support the creation of virtualized networks.
CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501)

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

  • No other certification that assesses baseline cybersecurity skills has performance-based questions on the exam. 

  • Security+ emphasizes hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wider variety of issues.

  • More choose Security+ for DoD 8570 compliance than any other certification.

  • Security+ focuses on the latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management and intrusion detection.

  • The new Security+ certification covers the Junior IT Auditor/Penetration Tester job role, in addition to the previous job roles for Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, and Security Administrator.

CompTIA CySA+ (CS0-001)

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an IT workforce certification that applies behavioral analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats. 

  • CySA+ is the only intermediate high-stakes cybersecurity analyst certification with performance-based questions covering security analytics, intrusion detection and response.

  • High-stakes exams are proctored at a Pearson VUE testing center in a highly secure environment. CySA+ is the most up-to-date security analyst certification that covers advanced persistent threats in a post-2014 cybersecurity environment.

CompTIA Pentest+ (PTO-001)

CompTIA PenTest+ is for cybersecurity professionals tasked with penetration testing and vulnerability management. 

  • CompTIA PenTest+ is the only penetration testing exam taken at a Pearson VUE testing center with both hands-on, performance-based questions and multiple-choice, to ensure each candidate possesses the skills, knowledge, and ability to perform tasks on systems. PenTest+ exam also includes management skills used to plan, scope, and manage weaknesses, not just exploit them.

  • PenTest+ is unique because our certification requires a candidate to demonstrate the hands-on ability and knowledge to test devices in new environments such as the cloud and mobile, in addition to traditional desktops and servers.

CompTIA Linux+ (LXO-103 and LXO0104)

CompTIA Linux+ validates the competencies required of an early career system administrator supporting Linux systems.

  • Unlike vendor-specific certifications, CompTIA Linux+ covers multiple distributions, validating skills that help prevent platform lock-in and that promote more flexible approaches to Linux system troubleshooting.

  • After passing the two exams required for certification, candidates will have mastered the following concepts:

    • System configuration

    • The command line interface

    • Scripting basics

    • Network settings and services

    • System security

CompTIA Project+ (PKO-004)

CompTIA Project+ gives business professionals – inside and outside of IT – the basic concepts to successfully manage small- to medium-sized projects.

  • CompTIA Project+ is ideal for professionals who need to manage smaller, less complex projects as part of their other job duties but still have foundational project management skills. 

  • Project+ is more versatile than other certifications because it covers essential project management concepts beyond the scope of just one methodology or framework.

CompTIA Server+ (SKO-004)

CompTIA Server+ ensures pros have the skills to work in data centers or cloud environments. 

  • CompTIA Server+ certified candidates can work in any environment because it is the only vendor-neutral certification covering the major server platforms.

  •  It is the only industry certification that covers the latest server technologies including virtualization, security and network-attached storage.

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