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CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) offers a variety of vendor-neutral technology certifications, at both entry and intermediate levels. Many IT professionals begin their IT careers by getting one or more of the CompTIA certifications, including Strata (basic PC installation and maintenance), A+ (computer hardware skills), Network+ (network technology), Security+ (network and computer security), Server+ (server management), and RFID+ (radio frequency identification technology). See the objectives for these exams and all CompTIA exams.

Pearson IT Certification is a CompTIA Platinum Partner and a leader in providing flexible learning options, no matter your preferred learning style. We have print books, eBooks, practice test software, and video tutorials. In addition to study guides, we also offer free resources to help you prepare for and pass the exam, including exam profiles, articles and webcasts. These resources for each exam can be found in our resource centers: A+ Resources, Network+ Resources, and Security+ Resources.

Articles

David L. ProwseCompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Authorized Cert Guide: OS Hardening and Virtualization
This chapter focuses on the hardening of operating systems and the securing of virtual operating systems and will help you prepare for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam.
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By David L. ProwseAug 5, 2014
Exam Profile: CompTIA's New Security+ SY0-401 Exam
This article describes the new CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam, including the objectives, preparation hints, and study resources.
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By Diane BarrettAug 4, 2014
Establishing a Certification Support System (2014 Edition)
In this article, you’ll take a look at how to establish a personal certification support system.
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By Ed Tittel, Mary KyleMay 14, 2014
When Ideal IT Job Candidates Meet Real Job Requirements (2014 Edition)
This article provides you with a good understanding of key IT job roles and the kinds of skills and knowledge that go with them to help ensure the most positive experience for applicants, no matter what kind of IT work you are after.
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By Ed Tittel, Mary KyleMay 14, 2014

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Blogs

Ed TittelLinkedIn Weighs in on IT Certification

Starting at the end of November, 2014, LinkedIn started reporting on the results of its "Add to Profile for Certifications" functionality, introduced earlier that same year. The results draw on the site's 320 million-plus members to shed some interesting light on the certifications that they hold. Not all of them are in IT, of course, but those that are shed some interesting light on the subject.

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By Ed TittelCommentsDecember 3, 2014
Topics: Cisco,Browse by Cert,Microsoft,Other IT Certifications,CompTIA
Ed TittelLooking Ahead: Hot IT Skills for 2015

When executive editor Brett Bartow at PITC occasionally suggests a blog topic, I'm always all ears. This time, he pointed me at a recent Network World story entitled "10 Hottest IT Skills for 2015," a November 18, 2014 story from Mary K. Pratt of sister publication Computer World. I'm always curious to know what's on the radar, so I read the story with some interest, and will share some high points with you here.

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By Ed TittelCommentsNovember 19, 2014
Topics: SSCP,CISM,Cisco,Browse by Cert,MCSE,Microsoft,Network+,MCSA,CISSP,Other IT Certifications,Security+,CompTIA,ITIL
Ed TittelThose Seeking Cisco Certs Should Mind Their Study/Learn Master List

Over the years, it's been interesting to watch the Cisco Learning Center grow and evolve to better meet the needs of IT professionals pursuing that company's often-coveted certification credentials. Of all the many things that Cisco does right with its cert programs, the company's "Study/Learn Master List" is second to none when it comes to helping interested parties find their way to the right exams, objectives, training, and study/prep materials. If you don't know about this already, you should; if you do know about it, you might want to head back to give it another look, as numerous exams have been (or will be) updated or replaced in the very near future.

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By Ed TittelCommentsNovember 12, 2014
Topics: CCIE,CCDA,Developers,MCA,SSCP,CISM,Solaris,PRAXIS,CCNA Routing and Switching,CCENT,Cisco,Cisco,CCDP,Java,CCDP,CCENT,Systems & Network Administration,Professional Certifications,CCNA,CCNA Concentrations,CCNP Security,CEH,IT Security,CCIP,Network Support,Browse by Technology,CNA,PC Hardware Repair/Support,Browse by Cert,PHR,MCDST,PMP,SOA Certified Professional (SOACP),CCNA Concentrations,Server+,CCIP,CCIE,CCNP Voice,A+,Other Professional,MCSE,ASVAB,CCNP Routing and Switching,IT Project Management/ITIL,CCNP,Other Cisco,MCTS,NCLEX-PN,Other Microsoft,Microsoft,MCITP,Network+,MCSA,CISSP,Other IT Certifications,Financial,Security+,CompTIA,ITIL,MCPD,CCDA,CCNP Voice / CCVP,Police,Database,CCNP Security / CCSP,NCLEX-RN
Jamie ShoupUpcoming Learning Events From Cisco Press Authors

Line up your learning for the rest of 2014 from Cisco Press expert Authors like Denise Donhue, Narbik Kocharians, Russ White, Scott Morris, and Peter Palúch. Get these free live webinar events on your calendar today!

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By Jamie ShoupCommentsOctober 14, 2014
Topics: CCNA Routing and Switching,Cisco,CCDP,CCENT,CCNA Concentrations,CCNP Security,CCIP,Browse by Cert,Server+,CCIE,CCNP Voice,A+,CCNP Routing and Switching,Other Cisco,Network+,Security+,CompTIA,CCDA

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