CompTIA Training & Certification

CompTIA Certifications

New Horizons is an authorized CompTIA Platinum Partner provider of the most current CompTIA courses to help advance your technology skills and prepare you for CompTIA certifications. 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.

94% of surveyed CompTIA Students said the training they took at New Horizons prepared them to earn their certification. TechValidate Independent Study

 Expand the tabs below to review the available certifications for CompTIA, required exams and suggested courses for preparation.


Stackable Certifications

CompTIA recently launched a major expansion of its credentialing program with the introduction of CompTIA Stackable Certifications, which are earned by achieving a combination of related CompTIA certifications along the CompTIA infrastructure or cybersecurity pathways. Stackable certifications recognize deep expertise and strong commitment to continuous professional development and growth. Students do not need to do anything additional to earn these certifications. If a student has earned the relevant individual certifications, he will automatically receive the appropriate stackable certification.  

CompTIA Stackable Certifications follow the two CompTIA Career Pathways:

  • CompTIA Infrastructure Career Pathway
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway

CompTIA Infrastructure Career Pathway

CompTIA’s Infrastructure Career Pathway validates the skillsets needed across IT operations, deepening mastery of skills and broadening the number of IT infrastructure roles in which one can contribute.

Specialist (early-career IT professionals with 0–2 years of experience)

  • A+ and Network+ = CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS)
  • A+ and Linux+ = CompTIA Systems Support Specialist (CSSS)

Professional (mid-level IT professionals with 2–5 years of experience)

  • Network+ and Cloud+ = CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional (CCAP)
  • Network+ and Server+ = CompTIA Network Infrastructure Professional (CNIP)
  • Network+ and Linux+ = CompTIA Linux Network Professional (CLNP)

CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway

The CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway helps technical specialists achieve cybersecurity mastery, from beginning to end.

Specialist (early-career IT professionals with 0–2 years of experience)

  • A+ and Network+ and Security+ = CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (CSIS)

Professional (mid-level IT professionals with 2–5 years of experience)

  • Security+ and Cloud+ = CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional (CSCP)
  • Security+ and CySA+ = CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP)

Expert (established IT professionals with more than 5 years of experience)

  • Security+ and CySA+ and CASP = CompTIA Security Analytics Expert (CSAE)

More stackable certifications are expected.

Stackable certifications require active CE certifications. Good-for-life certification holders may earn these stackable certifications by re-certifying and validating that their skills are up to date




Continuing Education Units

As an IT professional, it is important for you to stay current on your CompTIA network certification. In addition to up-to-date CompTIA network training courses, New Horizons also offers those courses of other approved industry certifications. By maintaining your IT certifications you will be able to stay current with the latest technological and industry trends, and apply new concepts to your organization’s network.

While continuing education may be required by your employer to help overcome complex IT challenges, it is also essential for job seekers. Ensure that you have the knowledge and expertise to stand out to recruiters. Enrolling in these courses allows you to meet the CEU requirements to keep your certification current and can also lead to more open doors for your career moving forward.

The following CompTIA certifications obtained after January 1, 2011 are only valid for a period of three years:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
  • CompTIA Mobility+
  • CompTIA Cloud+

To keep certifications current, students must gain CompTIA continuing education units. This can be done in different ways including:

  • Taking relevant training
  • Passing the most current CompTIA certification exam
  • Obtaining other approved industry certifications

As an authorized CompTIA training provider, New Horizons Learning Group can help you maintain your CompTIA certification through the most current classes and certifications. The table below shows the financial and CEU totals required for renewal of each certification:

Annual CEU Program Fee Total three year fee required for program completion CEUs required for program completion
CompTIA A+ $25 $75 20
CompTIA Network+ $50 $150 30
CompTIA Security+ $50 $150 50
CompTIA CASP $50 $150 75
CompTIA Mobility+ $50 $150 50
CompTIA Cloud+ $50 $150 50



Why Get Certified?

CompTIA is the world's leading technology association. CompTIA advances IT professionals with successful industry-leading certifications and business credentials in the areas such as PC maintenance, networking technologies, and security.

The New Horizons Learning Group CompTIA Course Collection provides training and support for all of the current CompTIA certifications including A+, Net+, Security+, Linux+, Project+, CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), Server+, and more.

Download CompTIA's Certification Roadmap

The collection contains award-winning courseware with breadth and depth across these critical technology subject areas, continually developed to keep up with the constantly changing requirements for the professional certifications. Our simulations offer task-based multipath scenarios to provide realistic practice of these critical technology subjects.

Top Five Reasons to get CompTIA Certified:

  1. Learn Skills to Get a New Job - CompTIA certifications assure employers of a candidate's basic technology skills and prove you know how to get the job done.
  2. Preserve Your Job & Salary - As the economic landscape continues to evolve, certifications can lock you into tiered salary levels and prove expertise that stands above the rest. Newcomers to the field typically earn around $40-50,000 with an A+ certification.
  3. Ready to Change Jobs? CompTIA certifications help candidates qualify for new job opportunities, or advance your career in technology.
  4. Stand Out in the Resume Pile - Validated CompTIA certifications on your resume help you stand out among other applicants, giving you a greater opportunity for an interview.
  5. IT is Everywhere! IT skills are needed in most companies and there are simply not enough trained IT professionals to fill these jobs.

Top 5 IT Career Paths for after getting CompTIA Certified:

  1. CyberSecurity
  2. Systems/Enterprise Architecture 
  3. HRMS & HRIS 
  4. IT Help Desk & Support Management 
  5. Telecommunication Management 



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Ready to become a CompTIA certified professional? Looking to advance your career or start a new one? New Horizons Learning Group provides a clear learning path and training for professionals looking to master CompTIA. New Horizons Learning Group has 11 convenient locations in major west coast and southwestern cities. Each of our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and well versed instructors. Most of our courses can be taken in person or online. We provide hosted long distance courses, online live, dedicated and onsite training for groups, instructor led courses, and even custom courses. Find one of our convenient locations near you and start learning today:


Popular Upcoming CompTIA Courses

Course Starts Location Price
CompTIA Network+ Certification 7/29/2019 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
CompTIA Network+ Certification 7/29/2019 HDL - All Locations (Pacific Time)
CompTIA Network+ Certification 8/05/2019 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
CompTIA Network+ Certification 8/05/2019 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
CompTIA Network+ Certification 8/05/2019 HDL - All Locations (Pacific Time)
CompTIA Security+ Certification 2018 7/22/2019 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
CompTIA Security+ Certification 2018 7/22/2019 HDL - All Locations (Pacific Time)
CompTIA Security+ Certification 2018 7/29/2019 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
CompTIA Security+ Certification 2018 7/29/2019 HDL - All Locations (Pacific Time)
CompTIA Security+ Certification 2018 8/05/2019 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)

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What Our Students Say About CompTIA Training & Certifications

"I'd like to share my success with New Horizons shortly after participating in the CompTIA A+, Network + Security+ programs. I received my Security+ certification. I am currently working at DXC Technology as a Validation and Verification Assistant. At this time, I have my Interim Clearance and expecting a full clearance determination soon. As a reminder, my background was as a supervisor for a retail/customer service. My goal was to switch careers to the IT field which was something I had an interest in and expected would have a better earning capacity. I'm happy to say that I have achieved both and this is only the beginning. I'm getting lots of hands on experience and recognition. I couldn't be happier!"

Brandon Segura, Career Development Student

"I am sincerely impressed with Ralph N. and the CompTIA SYS-501 Security+ course. Ralph enhanced the course with exercises, quizzes, vocabulary, and knowledge reinforcements to the standard NH information packet (pdf textbook and slides). His objective based approach is superior and reflects well on NH. The AF / DoD requirement for information assurance certification leads many to take the Sec+ exam without administrator experience. The exam is difficult enough without the handicap of a lackluster presentation. My confidence is restored, let's see how it comes out."

Richard Fewkes, CMBA 309th MMXG/MXDSP
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"I decided to refresh my technical skills, and decided upon a Security-related path, with the guidance and support of my academic advisor at NH. To date, I have achieved my CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certifications and will soon have my CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner certification. I have landed an excellent technical job, and find myself daily tapping into the knowledge I gained from my classes at New Horizons. Even with thirty years of experience, my progress on finding a new job was stalled due to my lack of credentials. As soon as I added the certifications to my resume, things really opened up for me on my job hunt."

Mary Lynn, Career Development Student

"I have enjoyed my program of study at New Horizons Career Development Solutions. I started self-study for Security+ in January and never felt confident that I was prepared enough to pass the exam. After only six weeks at New Horizons studying both Network+ and Security+, I was well prepared for both exams, took them and passed!!! The program utilizes multiple forms of study that allows you to be completely immersed in the subject matter. The provided practice test software gives you that extra confidence to take the exams. I studied for months on my own and never felt confident, but after just a few weeks, I was able to test and pass both exams. I would certainly recommend New Horizons Career Development Solutions to anyone who wants to learn new skills quickly and efficiently. There is an invaluable support system, including staff and experts at the NH Centers to help you reach your goals; you don’t feel like you’re alone."

Laura Scarbrough, Career Development Student