CompTIA Career Pathway

CompTIA certifications align with IT infrastructure and cybersecurity career paths, with each added certification representing a deepening of your expertise. Core certifications, like CompTIA A+, lay the groundwork for the specialized pathway certifications, and additional professional certifications cover necessary IT skills like project management.

Infrastructure Pathway

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Professional Skills

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Cybersecurity Pathway

Certification Description Job Roles & Salary Stackable Certifications
A+ CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for getting a job in technical support and establishing an IT career.
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Technical Support Specialist
IT Support Technician
Field Service Technician

The median annual wage for IT support specialists was $50,981 in 2019.

Stackable certifications recognize your achievements along your career pathway.
Learn how you can demonstrate your expertise by combining CompTIA A+ with other CompTIA certifications.

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Infrastructure Pathway

Infrastructure Pathway 

IT infrastructure is the bedrock of IT operations and necessary for any business to function. For years, employers have used CompTIA certifications to identify IT pros who can support and manage data center and network operations. When taken together as the CompTIA Infrastructure Career Pathway, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Server+, CompTIA Linux+ and CompTIA Cloud+ validate the skills needed across IT operations, deepening your mastery and broadening the number of IT infrastructure roles in which you can contribute.

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Cybersecurity Pathway

Cybersecurity Pathway 

With the continued increase in cyberattacks and the number of new connected devices, the need for skilled cybersecurity professionals is growing at a rapid pace. Cybersecurity specialists must nurture their practical, hands-on skills to know how to proactively address security incidents and issues – not just identify them. With CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), CompTIA PenTest+ and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+), the CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway helps technical specialists achieve cybersecurity mastery, from beginning to end.

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Additional Certifications

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In addition to the specialized skills validated along the CompTIA career pathways, IT pros need professional skills like project management and training. CompTIA’s professional skills certifications cover these versatile skillsets that help take your career to the next level.

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Core Skills Certifications

Core Cert Pathway

Every IT position requires a baseline knowledge on topics like operating systems, hardware, networking and more. CompTIA’s core IT skills certifications level the playing field and lay the foundation for a successful career in IT, no matter what path you take.

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