CompTIA Training & Certification

CompTIA Training & Certifications from New Horizons


CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, offers the most recognized entry-level certifications in the IT industry. CompTIA training covers breadth and depth across critical technology subject areas to help you advance your career in IT and prepare for CompTIA certifications.

Get the skills you want and employers need. Show you can support wired and wireless networks across vendors and platforms. With a CompTIA certification in hand, you'll be what they're looking for! From acquiring and validating essential IT skills to leveraging and improving your credentials, we’re here to help.

CompTIA Certifications for Organizations

Certified professionals make your organization stronger. They’re your best bet to beat the widening skills gap and they're a great tool to build a foundation of expertise to drive business results. Our CompTIA training and certifications ensure the skills needed in multi-vendor IT environments. CompTIA certifications are recognized under DoD Directive 8570.1M and the State Department Skills Incentive Program.

New research shows that IT professionals with CompTIA A+ or CompTIA Security+ perform at a higher level than those who are not certified. Learn more in CompTIA's eBook: The Impact of Certifications on Performance.

CompTIA Certifications for Individuals and Veterans

Whether you’re already working in IT, or considering a career in IT, a certification is your key to new opportunities and higher salaries. There’s a career in IT waiting for you! We’ll guide you on your path toward a CompTIA IT certification and provide resources about your educational benefits that may cover the costs of education and certification. Contact us to find out how CompTIA certifications can help propel your career forward.

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.

Ready to step up your pay? Learn more how you can get the most out of your CompTIA certification>>

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CompTIA Certification Paths

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. CompTIA certifications signify that holders meet recognized standards for obtaining entry-level IT positions or advancing their IT careers. 

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. The CompTIA IT Certification Roadmap can make navigating the world of IT Certifications a little easier.

CompTIA Linux+

Linux+ TrainingCompTIA Linux+ certification provides a basic foundation for individuals to work and maintain Linux installations. Linux+ certification is valuable for those new to or currently working within the Linux operation system.

With Linux+ training at New Horizons New Horizons Learning Group the student will learn to:

  • Identify basic Linux concepts and perform basic Linux tasks
  • Manage user and group accounts
  • Manage partitions and the Linux filesystem
  • Manage various files in Linux
  • Work with Linux permissions and ownership
  • Print files
  • Manage packages
  • Manage kernel services
  • Work with the Bash shell and shell scripts
  • Manage jobs and processes
  • Manage system services
  • Configure network services
  • Configure basic Internet services
  • Implement measures to secure a Linux system
  • Manage hardware associated with Linux systems
  • Troubleshoot Linux system issues
  • Install the Linux operating system
  • Configure the GUI
  • Although not required, it is strongly recommended that candidates have both their
    A+ and Network+ Certifications before acquiring a Linux+ Certification.

Step 1

Take These Courses

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Step 2

Take These Exams

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Step 3

Earn These Certifications

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The CompTIA Linux+ certification is considered good for life and does not need to be renewed.




CompTIA Career Development Training Programs

Build Skills as a Network Administrator in Preparation for your IT Career

Network administrator roles design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks, as well as perform network modeling, analysis, and planning.

They may also design network and computer security measures, and research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

Growing and In Demand Careers Include:

  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • Help Desk Analyst & Technician
  • Network Technician
  • Technical Support Specialists
  • Computer System Analysts
  • Computer Scientist
  • Control System Computer Scientist
  • Scientific Programmer Analyst

Contact an Education Advisor today to being or upgrade your career with CompTIA training>>

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CompTIA Instructor Led Training: In Person & Online

Instructor Led Training creates the atmosphere needed to be able to truly focus on and learn the material without distractions that come from self paced eLearning and workplace interruptions. IT teams and department staff typically learn more effectively together when in an instructor-led program. This shared environment fosters mutual support and enhanced collaboration. Instructor Led Training can be experienced the following ways:

  • OnLine LIVE® is our most popular learning method as you can participate in live instructor led courses from the comfort of your home or work office. Live training you want, using technology to teach technology.
  • Traditional Classroom Instructor Led Training is the foundation of our Integrated Learning Approach and gives beginners the energy and feedback of an in-person classroom setting, with the instructor in the same room as you.
  • Hosted Distance Learning is perfect for people who want the schedule of OnlineLIVE® and need the environment of a New Horizons learning center to study with other students.
  • Onsite Training allows organizations to bring world class trainers into their facility to train employees with reduced employee travel costs and interruption.
  • Dedicated and Custom Training at a New Horizons locations gives your team the focus and customization you need, at a world class training facility.

Taking a team-building approach gives your company added benefits that go beyond the class itself. Contact us today to learn more about instructor led training.

CompTIA 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)

How Much Can You Earn With A CompTIA Certification?

Your level of compensation will depend on which level of certification you receive. According to InfoSec the average amount an entry level CompTIA certified professional can expect to make around 65k a year.

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.


CompTIA Continuing Education Units

comptia-ceuAs 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 Cybersecurity Analyst + (CySA)
  • 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 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:

  Program Fee: Annual Program Fee: 3 Years CEUs required for Completion
CompTIA A+ $25 $75 20
CompTIA Network+ $50 $150 30
CompTIA Security+ $50 $150 50
CompTIA CASP $50 $150 75
CompTIA CySA+ $50 $150 50
CompTIA Cloud+ $50 $150 50


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What Our Students Say

  • 79% of IT Professionals improved productivity from their training at New Horizons
  • 89% returned to New Horizons to further their skills
  • 90% of IT Professionals recommend New Horizons
  • 91% felt New Horizons content prepared them for certification
  • 92% took additional courses with New Horizons because of Instructor Quality
  • 98% would recommend New Horizons to others
  • 100% have increased their job security by taking a course

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CompTIA Training From New Horizons


As an authorized CompTIA training provider, New Horizons can help you maintain your CompTIA certification through the most current classes and certifications. As a member in the CompTIA Authorized Partner program, New Horizons provides CompTIA-approved curriculum that is designed for the achievement of industry-recognized CompTIA certifications. CompTIA training and certification at New Horizons sets up for successful entry or advancement into an IT career.

New Horizons CompTIA training 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 and prepare you for on the job service.


Find A CompTIA Training & Certification Location Near You

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 10 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:






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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