CompTIA Live Online Training: Your Questions Answered

Whether you prefer learning in a classroom or self-study, CompTIA live online training may be the right option for you by giving you the best of both worlds.

A woman uses a laptop and earbuds to participate in live online training from homeOnce you’ve decided to get a CompTIA certification, your next question may be how to prepare for a CompTIA exam. Whether you prefer learning in a classroom or self-study, CompTIA live online training may be the right option for you. Keep reading to learn more about CompTIA Live Online Training, which gives you the best of both worlds. 

What Is CompTIA Live Online Training? 

CompTIA Live Online Training brings the classroom experience to you – wherever you may be. Log on every day to receive guided learning, hands-on training and real-time support from one of CompTIA’s industry-leading instructors from the comfort of your home.  

All CompTIA Live Online Training bundles include CompTIA CertMaster products so you can reinforce what you learn in the classroom on your own time and ensure that you have ALL the tools needed to prepare for your exam. Use training solutions designed by CompTIA for CompTIA certifications.

How Does CompTIA Live Online Training Work?

CompTIA’s Live Online Training platform allows for two-way communication so you can ask questions, participate in discussions and get clarification just like you would in a traditional in-person class. Log into your class daily to engage with your instructor and classmates while training from a location that’s convenient to you. We recommend using a computer for the best learning experience. 

After you’ve completed your course and feel confident in what you’ve learned, you can sit for your exam, through online testing or at a Pearson VUE testing center. Your exam voucher and retake are valid for one year from the time of purchase. Your CompTIA CertMaster licenses are good for a year not only for a later test date, but also if you want to come back to something later.

Who Teaches CompTIA Live Online Training? 

CompTIA Live Online Training instructors have real-world IT experience and hold the certification they’re teaching about. They follow industry-standard IT training best practices and design their curriculum around CompTIA exam objectives so you know you’re learning not only what you need to pass your exam, but the skills you’ll need to do the jobs related to the certification. 

What’s Included with CompTIA Live Online Training? 

Sign up to receive a discount on CertMaster or an exam voucher In addition to live training from a qualified instructor, you’ll get everything you need to for IT certification success: 

How Long Does CompTIA Live Online Training Take? 

CompTIA Live Online Training sessions last for 10 to 20 days, depending on the certification. You’ll spend 10 days covering the material for each exam. If your certification requires one exam, the course is 10 days. If it requires two exams, the course is 20 days.

What Certifications Are Taught Through CompTIA Live Online Training?

CompTIA Live Online Training is currently available for six of our most popular IT certifications and new courses are being released, so check back regularly to see if there’s a course for your certification: 

1) CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for getting into IT. It consists of two exams that cover topics including hardware, software, operating systems, networking, troubleshooting, mobile devices and more. Job roles include help desk technician and technical support specialist.

  • 60 hours to complete the course 

  • $53K median salary for an IT support specialist (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)) 

  • 20 days of instructor-led online training 

2) CompTIA Network+ validates the skills needed to work on networking technologies across all vendors and solutions. It consists of one exam that covers networking concepts, network security, network operations and troubleshooting. Job roles include junior network administrator and systems engineer. 

  • 30+ hours to complete the course 

  • $65K median salary for a network support specialist (Source: BLS) 

  • 10 days of instructor-led online training 

3) CompTIA Security+ validates the baseline skills needed to perform core security functions. It consists of one exam that covers threats, attacks, vulnerabilities, cybersecurity tools, identity and access management, risk management and cryptography. Job roles include systems administrator and cybersecurity specialist. 

  • 30+ hours to complete the course 

  • $100K average advertised salary for a security specialist (Source: CyberSeek.org | Emsi Burning Glass) 

  • 10 days of instructor-led online training 

4) CompTIA Data+ is an early-career data analytics certification for professionals tasked with developing and promoting data-driven business decision-making. It consists of one exam that covers data concepts and environments, data mining, data analysis, visualization and data governance, quality and controls. Job roles include data analyst and reporting analyst.

  • 30+ hours to complete the course 

  • $80K median advertised salary for a data analyst/business intelligence analyst (Source: U.S. BLS) 

  • 10 days of instructor-led online training 

5) CompTIA CySA+ is an IT workforce certification that applies behavioral analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats through continuous security monitoring. It consists of one exam that covers threat and vulnerability management, software and systems security, compliance and assessment, security operations and monitoring, and incident response. Job roles include cybersecurity analyst and threat intelligence analyst.

  • 30+ hours to complete the course 

  • $104K median salary for a cybersecurity analyst (Source: U.S. BLS) 

  • 10 days of instructor-led online training 

6) CompTIA PenTest+ is for cybersecurity professionals tasked with penetration testing and vulnerability management. It consists of one exam that covers planning and scoping, information gathering and vulnerability scanning, attacks and exploits, reporting and communication, and tools and code analysis. Job roles include penetration tester and cloud security specialist.

  • 30+ hours to complete the course 

  • $101K median salary for a penetration tester (Source: U.S. BLS) 

  • 10 days of instructor-led online training 

Download the exam objectives for free to learn more about the certifications. 

Who Should Take CompTIA Live Online Training? 

CompTIA Live Online Training is designed for the learner who craves accountability and structure. Combining self-study options with a class like CompTIA Live Online Training will not only keep you on track with your studies, but also help you to better retain what you learn to test with confidence. 

Although there aren’t restrictions around who can purchase training, at this time classes are only offered in English and take place during U.S. Central time. Classes can only be purchased from the U.S. CompTIA Store. 

When Is CompTIA Live Online Training Offered? 

CompTIA Live Online Training sessions start on Mondays and are offered continuously. If you signed up today, you could start in just a few weeks. Classes are held twice a day – from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. U.S. Central time – so you can choose the one that best fits your schedule. 

How Much Does CompTIA Live Online Training Cost? 

Training is certainly an investment, but with CompTIA Live Online Training, you get a number of learning resources plus exam vouchers for less than if you purchased them individually. And if you’re a CompTIA Store Club member, you can save 20% on CompTIA Live Online Training bundles

  • CompTIA A+ Core 1 and Core 2: $3,999 for 20 days of instruction, two exam vouchers plus retakes, CompTIA CertMaster Learn and Practice and CompTIA Labs ($808 savings off list price) 

  • CompTIA Network+: $2,299 for 10 days of instruction, one exam voucher plus retake, CompTIA CertMaster Learn and Practice and CompTIA Labs ($635 savings off list price) 
  • CompTIA Security+: $2,499 for 10 days of instruction, one exam voucher plus retake, CompTIA CertMaster Learn and Practice and CompTIA Labs ($515 savings off list price) 

  • CompTIA Data+: $1,999 for 10 days of instruction, one exam voucher plus retake, CompTIA CertMaster Learn and Practice and CompTIA Labs ($268 savings off list price) 

  • CompTIA CySA+: $2,499 for 10 days of instruction, one exam voucher plus retake, CompTIA CertMaster Learn and Practice and CompTIA Labs ($375 savings off list price) 

  • CompTIA PenTest+: $2,499 for 10 days of instruction, one exam voucher plus retake, CompTIA CertMaster Learn and Practice and CompTIA Labs ($375 savings off list price) 


Why Should I Take CompTIA Live Online Training? 

CompTIA Live Online Training gives you the structure of classroom training, accountability from an instructor, social connection with other IT pros and the flexibility to train and test remotely or in person. If you’re preparing for your first IT certification exam – or if you’ve been less than successful in the past – CompTIA live online training could give you the confidence you need to move forward. 

Ready to start studying? Writing out your plan will set you up for success. Download our free training plan worksheet to help get organized and make your dream a reality.

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