It's a simple question, but there can be multiple answers based on your situation and the options you choose. You may qualify for discounts that can decrease the cost. You may also want to consider additional learning and training that can change the bottom line as well. Read on to find out more.
To get access to the certification exam, you’ll need to buy an exam voucher. A voucher represents a unique code that you can buy at the CompTIA Store and use to take your test at a Pearson VUE testing center. If a voucher is all you need, then the cost is $126 per exam. Find out more about the exam on the CompTIA ITF+ product page and learn how to buy a voucher on our testing pages. If you’re ready to buy, head over to the store.
If you don’t pass the CompTIA ITF+ exam, you’ll need to purchase another voucher to take another test. That’s why we recommend that you go into your exam well-prepared to minimize the chance of not passing the test and having to purchase an additional voucher.
Our CompTIA Learning and Training offering is a set of comprehensive learning resources to support our certifications like CompTIA ITF+. This portfolio of products includes books, eLearning, labs and exam prep software and is developed in house by CompTIA, based on feedback we hear from learners like you. These provide you with a variety of ways to acquire all or some of the knowledge that is outlined in the CompTIA ITF+ exam objectives.
Self-Study and Test Preparation
The self-study guide will teach you the fundamental principles of setting up and using a computer at home securely and keeping it in good working order, as well as providing informal support for PCs and simple computer networks to your colleagues in a small business. It will prepare you to take the CompTIA ITF+ exam by providing 100 percent coverage of the objectives and content examples listed on the syllabus. Browse our store or visit the Official CompTIA ITF+ Study Guide page to learn more.
Another great way to get an idea of what questions you can expect is to download a set of practice questions. Keep in mind that these practice questions are not questions that will be on the actual test and that there are different kinds of questions.
The CompTIA CertMaster brand is now a family of products that helps candidates learn the skills needed for a career in technology, and to prepare for their exam with confidence.
Here’s how the bundles compare:
For some, self-study isn’t the way to go and classroom training is either available to them, or simply the better choice to learn. CompTIA ITF+ certification training is offered by many public academic institutions, such as colleges, as well as private academic institutions, such as professional training centers.
The cost of classroom training depends on your choice and can range from a few hundred to several thousands of dollars. You can find classroom training in your area on your classroom training page. For organizations looking for instructor-led training, CompTIA offers Classroom Training for Organizations.
Depending on where you live and what sponsorships you qualify for, special programs may be available to help you get trained and certified for free (or nearly free). Such programs are usually geared toward one or more of the following groups:
Typically, such free training programs fall into one of two categories: government-sponsored programs and nonprofit charitable programs.
Government-Sponsored IT Training
Government-sponsored IT training programs are typically funded with federal dollars and advertised through your county’s workforce investment board or your local American Jobs Center. To search for local training programs, go to Career One Stop.
Nonprofit Charitable Programs
These programs are scattered throughout the United States and may be a bit harder to locate. Here are a few on our radar (and if you learn of others, please let us know):
Because these programs typically exist to prepare people for entry-level IT jobs (such as help-desk and technical support) they generally reject applicants who already have such a job and are just looking to add a certification to their resume.
As you can imagine, competition for such programs is often fierce. But, if you live in one of the areas where free training is offered and fall into a group that such programs are trying to help, it would be silly not to apply.
If you are a student in the U.S., have a valid student ID and a .edu email address, you can take advantage of CompTIA's student discounts. Certification vouchers and training materials are offered at considerable discounts at the CompTIA Academic Marketplace. At this time, a single CompTIA ITF+ certification voucher is offered to students for $72.
CompTIA now offers a number of exam training options for CompTIA ITF+ to fit your particular learning style and schedule, many of which may be used in combination with each other as you prepare for your exam.
There’s a wealth of information to take you from deciding if CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ is right for you, all the way to taking your exam. We’re with you every step of the way!