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CompTIA Introduces Stackable Certifications

by Josh Adams
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Published on February 16, 2018

CompTIA recently announced new credentials and certification structures that allow IT pros to "stack" their certs. This allows IT pros a chance to validate their skills and deepen their mastery of foundational technologies.

Stackable certifications are aligned across the infrastructure and cybersecurity career pathways, which both serve as the foundation for any IT career.

They are also categorized by the experience levels of Specialist (early-career IT professionals with 0–2 years of experience), Professional (mid-level IT professionals with 2–5 years of experience), and Expert (established IT professionals with more than 5 years of experience).

CompTIA-certified IT pros may be eligible for a variety of stackable certifications such as:

  • CompTIA A+ and Network+ = CompTIA IT Operations Specialist

  • CompTIA A+ and Linux+ = CompTIA Systems Support Specialist

  • CompTIA Network+ and Server+ = CompTIA Network Infrastructure Professional

  • CompTIA Network+ and Cloud+ = CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional

  • CompTIA Network+ and Linux+ = CompTIA Linux Network Professional

  • CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ = CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist

  • CompTIA Security+ and Cloud+ = CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional

  • CompTIA Security+ and CySA+ = CompTIA Security Analytics Professional

  • CompTIA Security+, CompTIA CySA+, and CASP = CompTIA Security Analytics Expert

CompTIA's new stackable certifications require active CE certifications. Good-for-life certification holders are able to earn these stackable certifications by re-certifying and validating that their skills are up to date.

If you're a certification holder, log into your CompTIA certification account to review the status of your credentials. If not, get started on training to earn your first CompTIA cert today!


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