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.

Explore our certification pathways

Pick a career path and we'll show you the best certifications to deepen your expertise.

Core skills pathway

Build the foundation for a thriving career in IT with our core skills certification that covers a broad spectrum of topics, including operating systems, networking, security and more.

Each CompTIA certification earns you a digital badge to help validate your skills and find jobs. Learn more.

Infrastructure pathway

Earn these CompTIA certifications to gain the skills to excel in IT operations. Without IT infrastructure, a functional business just isn’t possible.

Core skills

ITF+ Core

Infrastructure

Server+   
Linux+ Infrastructure

Each CompTIA certification earns you a digital badge to help validate your skills and find jobs. Learn more.

Cybersecurity pathway

Pair our core skills series with cybersecurity certifications to gain the hands-on ability to protect organizations from cyberattacks and threats.

Core skills

ITF+ Core

Cybersecurity

PenTest+
CySA+ Cybersecurity

Each CompTIA certification earns you a digital badge to help validate your skills and find jobs. Learn more.

Data and analytics pathway

Gain the confidence to bring data analysis to life and make data-driven business decisions.

Data and analytics

Data+

Each CompTIA certification earns you a digital badge to help validate your skills and find jobs. Learn more.

Professional skills

Elevate your career with professional skills that provide career support in areas like project management and training.

Professional skills

Project+

Each CompTIA certification earns you a digital badge to help validate your skills and find jobs. Learn more.


CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ LogoCompTIA IT Fundamentals+ (ITF+)

Get familiar with basic IT knowledge and skills.

JOBS YOU CAN LAND WITH ITF+

Students preparing to enter the IT workforce and professionals changing careers to IT or technology-related fields.


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CompTIA A+ LogoCompTIA A+

Launch your tech career with the industry-standard credential for getting into IT.

JOBS YOU CAN LAND WITH A+

Technical Support Specialist

IT Support Technician

Field Service Technician


Stackable Certifications

Stackable certifications recognize your achievements along your career pathway.

CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
(A+ / Network+)
CompTIA Systems Support Specialist
CompTIA Systems Support Specialist
(A+ / Linux+)
CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist
CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist
(A+ / Network+ / Security+)
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CompTIA Network+ LogoCompTIA Network+

Grow your skills to support the essential networks that businesses rely on.

JOBS YOU CAN LAND WITH NETWORK+

Network Field Technician

Network Support Specialist

Network Administrator

Network Analyst

Technical Support


Stackable Certifications

Stackable certifications recognize your achievements along your career pathway.

CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
(A+ / Network+)
CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional
CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional
(Network+ / Cloud+)
CompTIA Network Infrastructure Professional
CompTIA Network Infrastructure Professional
(Network+ / Server+)
CompTIA Linux Network Professional
CompTIA Linux Network Professional
(Network+ / Linux+)
CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist
CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist
(A+ / Network+ / Security+)
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CompTIA Security+ LogoCompTIA Security+

Get hands-on cybersecurity experience and jumpstart your career in one of the fastest-growing IT fields.

JOBS YOU CAN LAND WITH Security+

Security Architect

Security Engineer

Security Consultant

Security Specialist

Security or Systems Administrator


Stackable Certifications

Stackable certifications recognize your achievements along your career pathway.

CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist
CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist
(A+ / Network+ / Security+)
CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional
CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional
(Security+ / Cloud+)
CompTIA Security Analytics
                    Professional
CompTIA Security Analytics Professional
(Security+ / CySA+)
CompTIA Network Vulnerability
                    Assessment Professional
CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional
(Security+ / PenTest+)
CompTIA Network Security Professional
CompTIA Network Security Professional
(Security+ / PenTest+ / CySA+)
CompTIA Security Analytics
                    Expert
CompTIA Security Analytics Expert
(Security+ / CySA+ / CASP+)
CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert
CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert
(Security+ / CySA+ / PenTest+ / CASP+)
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CompTIA PenTest+ LogoCompTIA PenTest+

Gain the expertise required to plan, scope and manage weaknesses, not just exploit them.

JOBS YOU CAN LAND WITH PenTest+

Penetration Tester

Vulnerability Tester

Security Analyst (II)

Vulnerability Assessment Analyst

Network Security Operations

Application Security Vulnerability


Stackable Certifications

Stackable certifications recognize your achievements along your career pathway.

CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional
CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional
(Security+ / PenTest+)
CompTIA Network Security Professional
CompTIA Network Security Professional
(Security+ / PenTest+ / CySA+)
CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert
CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert
(Security+ / CySA+ / PenTest+ / CASP+)
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CompTIA CySA+ LogoCompTIA CySA+

Develop the behavioral analytics skills required to combat cybersecurity threats with continuous monitoring.

JOBS YOU CAN LAND WITH CySA+

Security Analyst

Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst

Vulnerability Analyst

Cybersecurity Specialist

Threat Intelligence Analyst

Security Engineer


Stackable Certifications

Stackable certifications recognize your achievements along your career pathway.

CompTIA Security Analytics Professional
CompTIA Security Analytics Professional
(Security+ / CySA+)
CompTIA Network Security Professional
CompTIA Network Security Professional
(Security+ / PenTest+ / CySA+)
CompTIA Security Analytics
                    Expert
CompTIA Security Analytics Expert
(Security+ / CySA+ / CASP+)
CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert
CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert
(Security+ / CySA+ / PenTest+ / CASP+)
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CompTIA
                    Data+ certification logoCompTIA Data+

Learn how to effectively mine and analyze data, produce persuasive reports and help your team make better data-driven results.

JOBS YOU CAN LAND WITH Data+

Data analyst

Reporting analyst

Business data analyst


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CASP+
                    certification logoCompTIA CASP+

Deepen your cybersecurity knowledge and become an advanced security practitioner.

JOBS YOU CAN LAND WITH CASP+

Information Security Analyst

Security Architect

IT Specialist INFOSEC

IT Specialist, Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Risk Manager

Cybersecurity Risk Analyst


Stackable Certifications

Stackable certifications recognize your achievements along your career pathway.

CompTIA Security Analytics Expert
CompTIA Security Analytics Expert
(Security+ / CySA+ / CASP+)
CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert
CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert
(Security+ / CySA+ / PenTest+ / CASP+)
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CompTIA Cloud+ LogoCompTIA Cloud+

Prove you have the skills to deploy and automate secure cloud environments.

JOBS YOU CAN LAND WITH Cloud+

Project Manager, Cloud Services

Cloud Engineer

Manager, Data Center SAN

Business Analyst, Cloud Computing


Stackable Certifications

Stackable certifications recognize your achievements along your career pathway.

CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional
CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional
(Network+ / Cloud+)
CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional
CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional
(Security+ / Cloud+)
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CompTIA Server+ LogoCompTIA Server+

Get the skills needed to manage, secure and troubleshoot cloud and on-premises server environments.

JOBS YOU CAN LAND WITH Server+

Systems Engineer

Server Administrator

Sales Solution Specialist, Servers


Stackable Certifications

Stackable certifications recognize your achievements along your career pathway.

CompTIA Network Infrastructure Professional
CompTIA Network Infrastructure Professional
(Network+ / Server+)
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CompTIA Linux+ LogoCompTIA Linux+

Gain the hands-on Linux skills to work in cloud, cybersecurity, mobile and web administration.

JOBS YOU CAN LAND WITH Linux+

Linux Administrator

Network Administrator

Technical Support Specialist

Systems Administrator

Linux Database Administrator

Web Administrator


Stackable Certifications

Stackable certifications recognize your achievements along your career pathway.

CompTIA Systems Support Specialist
CompTIA Systems Support Specialist
(A+ / Linux+)
CompTIA Linux Network Professional
CompTIA Linux Network Professional
(Network+ / Linux+)
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CompTIA Project+ LogoCompTIA Project+

Get the entry-level project management skills you need to coordinate and contribute to any IT project.

JOBS YOU CAN LAND WITH Project+

Project Manager

Business Analyst

Project Team Member


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CompTIA Cloud Essentials+
                    LogoCompTIA Cloud Essentials+

Learn to make data-driven cloud service decisions whether you work in IT or not.

JOBS YOU CAN LAND WITH Cloud Essentials+

Business Analysts

Business Process Owners

Managed Service Provider Personnel

Sales and Marketing Staff in cloud product or service management


Stackable Certifications

Stackable certifications recognize your achievements along your career pathway.

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CompTIA CTT+ LogoCompTIA CTT+

Master the tools and techniques you need to be an exceptional tech trainer.

JOBS YOU CAN LAND WITH CTT+

Training Consultant

Training Developer/Instructor

Career Technical Training Instructor

Academic Instructor


Stackable Certifications

Stackable certifications recognize your achievements along your career pathway.

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