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CompTIA IT Fundamentals

Exam Code FC0-U61

CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) is an introduction to basic IT knowledge and skills that helps you determine whether you have what it takes to work in IT.

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Thinking about a career in IT?

CompTIA ITF+ Guides Your IT Career Choice

See if IT Is Right for You
CompTIA ITF+ is the only pre-career certification that helps learners determine if they have an aptitude and interest in IT.

Get Familiar With Basic IT Knowledge and Skills
CompTIA ITF+ covers all IT fundamentals, creating a broader understanding and a helpful on-ramp to tech career pathways.

Perfect for Students and Career Changers
CompTIA ITF+ provides an IT education foundation for upskilling in secondary, post-secondary and beyond.

Who would benefit from CompTIA ITF+?

  • Students and career changers considering a career in IT.
  • Professionals working in fields that require a broad understanding of IT.
  • Marketing, sales, and operations staff who want to improve job performance, enhance technology skills, and rely less on IT support.

Why would you benefit from CompTIA ITF+?

Gain basic tech competencies and durable skills, like setting up your own computer, while you explore in-demand careers in IT.

Did you know that IT jobs are expected to grow at nearly double (or 2x) the national estimated growth rate? Tech jobs are projected to be among the fastest-growing occupations from 2023 to 2033. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Nearly three-quarters of employers worldwide rate technology as a primary factor in reaching business objectives (72%). (Source: CompTIA International Trends in Technology and Workforce) All workers need fundamental IT skills to use these technologies.

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CompTIA ITF+ proves you have the skills required to support today’s digital world

What Skills Will You Learn?


Notational systems, computing basics and the value of data and troubleshooting


Set up and install common peripheral devices to a laptop/PC or secure a basic wireless network


Applications software, the various components of an operating system and the purpose of methods of application architecture


Programming language categories, logic and the purpose of programming concepts


Database concepts, structures and purpose, as well as methods used to interface


Confidentiality, integrity and availability concerns of secure devices and best practice methods


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Drew Richards
Drew Richards
Senior Service Desk Analyst

“I’m CompTIA ITF+ and CompTIA A+ certified. Next, I’m working on CompTIA Network+ and after that I’ll be doing CompTIA Security+ to get the trifecta that will allow me to work on the cybersecurity side.”

As the demand for cybersecurity jobs keeps growing, Richards' strategy to consistently build upon his CompTIA ITF+ certification aligns perfectly with the industry's needs.

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Devin McGovern
Devin McGovern
Cybersecurity Analyst

McGovern gained experience and on-the-job skills over the past couple of years, as well as a few CompTIA certifications. He earned CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) in September 2021, CompTIA A+ just three months later and then CompTIA Network+ in April 2022. Each of these certifications equipped him with essential tech skills and helped him reach his goal of getting into cybersecurity.

McGovern believes that CompTIA ITF+, CompTIA A+, and CompTIA Network+ has served him well.

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Jean Robert Tudor
Jean Robert Tudor
Senior Service Desk Analyst

“I transitioned through the opportunities that Impact Networking provided. I earned CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) as a service desk analyst and then CompTIA A+ and was promoted to senior service desk analyst.”

CompTIA ITF+ helps professionals decide if a career in IT is right for them or to develop a broader understanding of IT.

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Prove you have the skills to support technology, and start your journey with confidence

Exam Details

Exam Codes Exam FC0-U61
Launch Date September 4, 2018
Exam Details  The CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) exam focuses on the knowledge and skills required to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, software development and database use.
Number of Questions Maximum of 75 questions per exam
Type of Questions Multiple choice
Length of Test 60 Minutes
Passing Score 650 (on a scale of 900)
Recommended Experience No prior experience necessary
Languages English
Retirement   Usually three years after launch
Testing Provider  Pearson VUE
Price $138 USD (See all pricing)
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How Does CompTIA ITF+ Compare?

 Microsoft Technology Associate IC3 Digital Literacy CertificationEuropean Computer Driving License/International Computer Driving License
Exam FocusPre-career assessment of competency for IT Pre-career on-ramp to technical expertise in Microsoft products and services End users who lack IT trainingEnd user skills 
Experience LevelPre-IT careerPre-IT careerNon-IT prosNon-IT pros
Vendor NeutralYesNoYesYes
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