CompTIA ITF+ helps professionals to decide if a career in IT is right for them or to develop a broader understanding of IT.
The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike, including:
This exam is intended for candidates who are advanced end users and/or are considering a career in IT. The exam is also a good fit for individuals interested in pursuing professional-level certifications, such as A+.
The English version of the U51 exam will retire July 15, 2019. Other languages will retire December 1, 2019. More information on both versions of the exam is available in the Exam Details below.
Comprehend notational systems, illustrate the basics of computing and explain the value of data and troubleshooting
Know how to set up and install common peripheral devices to a laptop/PC or secure a basic wireless network
Manage applications software, understand the various components of an operating system and explain the purpose of methods of application architecture
Comprehend programming language categories, interpret logic, and understand the purpose of programming concepts
Able to explain database concepts, structures, and purpose, as well as understands methods used to interface
Understand confidentiality, integrity, and availability concerns of secure devices and best practice methods
In 2017, nearly 5.4 million individuals worked as technology professionals across the U.S., representing an increase of 2.1%, or nearly 110,000 net new jobs. CompTIA ITF+ will help you determine if this is the field for you.
Twelve years ago, technology spending outside of IT was 20 percent of total technology spending; it will become almost 90 percent by the end of the decade, according to Gartner, Inc. All workers need fundamental IT skills to use these technologies.
|Launch Date||October 2014
||September 4, 2018|
|Exam Details||The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam covers foundational IT concepts including identifying and explaining computer components, installing software, establishing network connectivity and preventing security risks.||The new CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam focuses on the knowledge and skills required to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, software development, and database use. With this new version comes the addition of the + to further distinguish ourselves within the marketplace and represent CompTIA quality and standards.|
|Number of Questions||Maximum of 75 questions per exam|
|Type of Questions||Multiple choice|
|Length of Test||60 Minutes|
|Passing Score||650 (on a scale of 900)
|Recommended Experience||No prior experience necessary|
|Languages||English, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Korean, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Thai, Polish
|Retirement||English will retire July 15, 2019. Other Languages will retire December 1, 2019||Usually three years after launch|
|Testing Provider||Pearson VUE Testing Centers|
|Price||$119 USD (See all pricing)
The upcoming exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, application and software, software development, database fundamentals and security. In addition, candidates will have the ability to demonstrate their knowledge to:
||Microsoft Technology Associate||IC3 Digital Literacy Certification||European Computer Driving License/International Computer Driving License|
|Exam Focus||Pre-career assessment of competency for IT||Pre-career on-ramp to technical expertise in Microsoft products and services||End users who lack IT training||End user skills|
|Experience Level||Pre-IT career||Pre-IT career||Non-IT pros||Non-IT pros|
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The CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification is considered good for life and does not need to be renewed.
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