CompTIA Data+


CompTIA Data+ is an early-career data analytics certification for professionals tasked with developing and promoting data-driven business decision-making.

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Thinking about a career in Data Science?
CompTIA Data+ gives you the confidence to bring data analysis to life.

Differentiate Yourself With Data

Better Analyze and Interpret Data
Mine data more effectively. Analyze with rigor. Avoid confounding results.

Communicate Insights
Highlight what’s important in reports that persuade, not confuse. Help drive better data-driven decisions.

Demonstrate Competency
Make yourself a valuable team member. Data literacy means you’re more employable and upwardly mobile.

CompTIA Data+ proves you have the skills required to facilitate data-driven business decisions.

What Skills Will You Learn?

Data Concepts and Environments

Boost your knowledge in identifying basic concepts of data schemas and dimensions while understanding the difference between common data structures and file formats

Data Mining

Grow your skills to explain data acquisition concepts, reasons for cleansing and profiling datasets, executing data manipulation, and understanding techniques for data manipulation

Data Analysis

Gain the ability to apply the appropriate descriptive statistical methods and summarize types of analysis and critical analysis techniques


Learn how to translate business requirements to create the appropriate visualization in the form of a report or dashboard with the proper design components

Data Governance, Quality, & Controls

Increase your ability to summarize important data governance concepts and apply data quality control concepts

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Advice for a Data professional

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Allison Marchant
Allison Marchant
Data center technician trainer

"Take what you know and just start with the basics. Start where you feel comfortable because there's going to be a space for you there no matter where you're coming from."

As a trainer, Allison Marchant collects, analyzes and reports on data to measure the success of her program. To upskill, she participated in a CompTIA data pilot program.

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Prove you have the skills to drive decisions with data, and start your journey with confidence.

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How Does CompTIA Data+ Compare?

 SAS® Certified Specialist: Visual Business Analytics Tableau Certified Data AnalystMicrosoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate
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Experience LevelBeginner Beginner Beginner Beginner
Exam FocusTransforming business requirements in support of data-driven decisionsData analysts using SAS® Visual Analytics to analyze data and design reportsAnalysts using Tableau to make business decisions by identifying data to explore and deliver actionable insights.Designing and building data models and enabling analytic capabilities with Microsoft Power BI


CompTIA offers a wealth of certification training that is designed for exam success.

Exam Preparation

Keep your certification up to date with CompTIA’s Continuing Education (CE) program.

Certification Renewal

CompTIA’s Continuing Education (CE) program is designed to be a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skill set. It’s also the ace up your sleeve when you’re ready to take the next step in your career.

Get the most out of your certification
Information technology and data analytics is an incredibly dynamic field, creating new opportunities and challenges every day. Participating in our Continuing Education program will enable you to stay current with new and evolving solutions and remain a sought-after analyst expert.

The CompTIA Continuing Education program
Your CompTIA Data+ certification is good for three years from the date of your exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification.

It’s easy to renew
You can participate in a number of activities and training programs to renew your CompTIA Data+ certification. Collect at least 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years and upload them to your certification account, and your CompTIA Data+ certification will automatically renew.

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