CompTIA Career Roadmap

Deciding to work in the IT industry is an exceptionally good choice. Getting an IT certification can help you get started and get ahead in your career. The CompTIA IT Certification Roadmap can make navigating the world of certifications a little easier.​

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Network and Cloud Technologies

USD: $69,000 | Current Demand: Medium

Install, configure and administer the networking equipment and network services responsible for the flow of information in and around organizations.

Certifications that can get you there

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CompTIA A+

The CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT. The exams cover maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers.

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CompTIA Cloud Essentials+

Individuals with this certification have demonstrated that they know what cloud computing means from a business and technical perspective, as well as what is involved in moving to and governing the cloud.

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CompTIA IT Fundamentals

The ITF+ 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.

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Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security.

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Microsoft Technology Associate: Networking Fundamentals

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a recommended entry point into IT certification and job preparation.Pass the exam and you’ll earn a certification, taking your first step toward a career in technology.

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Linux Essentials

The Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate (PDC) is a great way to show employers that you have the foundational skills required for your next job or promotion. It also serves as an ideal stepping-stone to the more advanced LPIC Professional Certification track for Linux Systems Administrators.

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Google IT Cert

The Google IT Support Professional Certificate is a hands-on training program that introduces you to troubleshooting and customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, and security — all the fundamentals of IT support that are critical for success in the workplace.

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CompTIA Network+

Covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security. Candidate job roles include network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.

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CompTIA Cloud+

Covers standard methodology required to securely implement and maintain cloud technologies.

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CompTIA Linux+

Validates the fundamental knowledge and skills required of Linux administrators. The exam covers tasks associated with all major distributions of Linux, setting the foundation for advanced vendor/distro-specific knowledge.

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Cisco Certified Design Associate

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) is for network design engineers, technicians, and support engineers, who enable efficient network environments through network design fundamentals. Show that you know how to design basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks.

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Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching

CCNA Routing and Switching is a certification program for entry-level network engineers that helps maximize your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer's network.

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Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center

For data center network administrators to validate knowledge in data center design, equipment installation, and maintenance.

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

This certification shows that you have the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills, relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment, to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value.

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LPIC-1

Covers basic skills for the Linux professional that are common to major distributions of Linux.

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Red Hat Certified System Administrator

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification covers, among others, the understanding of tools for handling files, directories, command-line environments, and documentation, the operation of running systems, and the configuration of local storage using partitions and logical volumes.

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Certified Novell Administrator

Certified Novell Administrators® (CNAs) provide companies direct support for software users in various work environments, including professional offices and small businesses, workgroups or departments, and corporate information services (IS).

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Rackspace Certified Technician

IT Professionals earn this certification after demonstrating the skills necessary to utilize and operate an OpenStack cloud via the command line interface.

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AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

This certification validates technical expertise in designing and deploying scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS. Intended for anyone with experience designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform.

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AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

This certification validates technical expertise in deployment, management, and operations on the AWS platform. Intended for anyone with one or more years of hands-on experience operating AWS-based applications.

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Certified OpenStack Administrator

The OpenStack Administrator certification validates skills required to provide day-to-day operation and management of an OpenStack cloud. Intended for professionals with at least six months OpenStack experience.

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SUSE Certified Administrator in Enterprise Linux

The SCA exam covers day-to-day administration tasks in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server environments.

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ACCP: Aruba Certified ClearPass Professional

Aruba Professional validates that you can build mobile first network solutions.

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Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center

Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP Data Center) is a certification for business services and technology architects, as well as presales, design, and implementation engineers who want to save time and money on their data center design, installation, and maintenance.

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Cisco Certified Network Professional Voice

Cisco Certified Network Professional Voice (CCNP Voice) validates advanced knowledge and skills required to integrate into underlying network architectures, as well as a robust set of skills in implementing, operating, configuring, and troubleshooting a converged IP network.

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Cisco Certified Design Professional

Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certification is for senior network design engineers, senior analysts, and principal systems engineers, who create advanced addressing and routing, security, data center, and IP multicast multi-layered enterprise architectures.

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Cisco Certified Network Professional Wireless

The Cisco Certified Network Professional Wireless (CCNP Wireless) certification validates knowledge to design, implement, and operating Cisco Wireless networks and mobility infrastructures. CCNP Wireless certification emphasizes wireless networking principles and theory.

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Cisco Certified Network Professional Service Provider

The Cisco Certified Network Professional Service Provider (CCNP Service Provider) certification is for service provider network and systems engineers, as well as network specialists responsible for a scalable carrier-grade infrastructure to support managed services and other requirements.

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Server Infrastructure

This certification validates that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking.

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Microsoft Specialist: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

This certification validates your knowledge and skills in a specialized area of technology.

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Microsoft Specialist: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

This certification validates your knowledge and skills in a specialized area of technology.

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LPIC-2 - Advanced Level Linux Professional

The LPIC-2 certification covers advanced skills for the Linux professional common across all distributions of Linux.

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Red Hat Certified Engineer

A Red Hat® Certified Engineer (RHCE®) is a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) who possesses additional skills, knowledge, and abilities required of a senior system administrator responsible for Red Hat Enterprise Linux® systems.

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VMWare Certified Advanced Professional - Cloud Infrastructure Administration

Achieving VCAP-CIA status shows that you have advanced cloud administration experience and can manage and maintain vCloud Director resources, manage security, and manage catalogs and vApps.

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Citrix Certified Administrator

The Administrator Series is designed for IT associates and focuses on validating core implementation skills. The Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) spans Citrix solutions, validating the skills necessary to implement a specific Citrix product.

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Certified Novell Engineer

Certified Novell Engineer (CNE) validates network support skills required to keep a company's network running efficiently. As a CNE, you solve advanced company-wide support problems, high-level network problems, and perform network services such as upgrading, configuration, and troubleshooting.

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Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge

Validates knowledge of cloud infrastructure and procedures.

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Cloud Certified Professional

A Certified Cloud Professional has mastered the fundamental topic areas pertaining to cloud computing and has met minimum CCP qualifications by demonstrating proficiency in at least one additional area.

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Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect

A Google Certified Professional - Cloud Architect enables organizations to leverage Google Cloud technologies. Through an understanding of cloud architecture and Google technology, this individual can design, develop, and manage robust, secure, scalable, highly available, and dynamic solutions to drive business objectives.

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AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional

This certification validates advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. Intended for those holding an AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification plus two or more years of hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on AWS.

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AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional

This certification validates technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed application systems on the AWS platform. Intended for those who have achieved the AWS Certified Developer - Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator.

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Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert

The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification is accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certification in the industry.

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Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing and Switching

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing and Switching (CCIE Routing and Switching) certifies the skills required of expert-level network engineers to plan, operate and troubleshoot complex, converged network infrastructure.

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Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Service Provider Operations

The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Service Provider Operations (CCIE SP Operations) certification validates core IP NGN service provider operations expertise. Demonstrate the skills required of an expert-level operations engineer in tier III or tier IV support.

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Cisco CCIE Service Provider

Cisco CCIE Service Provider (CCIE Service Provider) certification is for expert-level SP network engineers who bring the knowledge and skill to build an extensible Service Provider infrastructure to deliver rich managed services.

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LPIC-3 - Senior Level Linux Professional

LPIC-3 is designed for the enterprise-level Linux professional. The program has been developed with the advice of hundreds of Linux professionals and some of the world's leading technology companies. It also represents the highest level of professional, distribution-neutral Linux certification within the industry.

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Red Hat Certified Architect

A Red Hat® Certified Architect (RHCA) is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) who has attained Red Hat's highest level of certification. To become an RHCA, an individual must have current certification status, and must also earn several additional certificates offered by Red Hat.

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HP Accredited Systems Engineer

This certification validates the ability to design, support and integrate an enterprise-level solution, including platform, operating system, software, storage, network and option components, to solve business needs.

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ACDX: Aruba Certified Design Expert

Aruba Expert validates you have rich technical expertise to install, configure, manage and support mobile first networks.

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