Students and our sales staff are asking lots of questions about the recently announced CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam. Selected aspects of the exam have not been announced. I was able to review a CompTIA partner webinar covering the new exam, and acquire a forty page detailed mapping document. My deep dive isn’t complete, though this … Continue reading CompTIA Security+ SY0-501
Both our students and our sales staff regularly ask about CompTIA’s Continuing Education Program, so I thought I would set the record straight. You can acquire essential details directly through CompTIA, although they do not provide the history and details about which many inquire. Having taught CompTIA certification courses for the past 9 years, and … Continue reading CompTIA Continuing Education Program
The CompTIA certification series continues to evolve. The entry level Strata exam has been displaced by CompTIA IT Fundamentals as entry level certification requirements increase in breadth and complexity. The CompTIA A+ 900 series objectives introduced in December 2015 include more than 350 industry acronyms with which the exam candidate must become familiar. The exam utilizes … Continue reading CompTIA Series: A+ 900 Acronyms
This blog provides some tables covering common Internet (IP whether TCP or UDP) ports that may be found on CompTIA entry level exams. A continuation of my series addressing content useful for candidates preparing for CompTIA A+ or Security+ exams. Allow me to recap my goal with this series: For instructor-led CompTIA classes, see … Continue reading CompTIA Series – Internet Ports
CompTIA has upped the ante for candidates desiring to achieve certification. I had the opportunity to attend a CompTIA partner webinar a few weeks ago. Attendance prompted me to dig more deeply into the new exam directions and formats. The changes will affect the Network+ (November 4, 2012) and Security+ (January 5, 2013) exams more … Continue reading CompTIA A+ Certification: The Next Generation
In 2008, the top 3 skills in demand by CIOs and IT executives were network administration, windows administration and desktop support. In 2012 the list shifts to programming and application development, project management, and help desk and technical support. Demand for networking skills declined dramatically to fourth or fifth position by 2011, though is recovering … Continue reading The CompTIA A+ credential is changing again?
CompTIA has recently update their A+ competencies for the exam. The current 220-301 and 302 exams are being retired on 31 December and candidates will only be able to take the new exams. According to the CompTIA's A+ certification website there still be 2 exams required. With the following major difference: There is no longer … Continue reading New CompTIA A+ Certification Reviewed by Rick Trader – Interface Technical Training