From networking and cybersecurity essentials to hardware and software basics, IT Fundamentals demonstrates your readiness for the digital workplace.
The CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification is designed to help you learn more about the world of information technology (IT). It’s ideal if you’re considering a career in IT or if you work in an allied field that requires a broad understanding of IT. CompTIA IT Fundamentals can also be a stepping stone to more advanced certifications such as CompTIA A+, and, with specialized experience, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.
CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) is an introduction to basic IT knowledge and skills.
ITF+ is the only pre-career certification that helps students or career changers determine if they have competency for information technology and if it is the right career path for them.
ITF+ is the only single certification that covers all areas of IT foundations, creating a broader understanding of IT making it ideal for non-technical professionals.
ITF+ establishes an IT education framework for students in middle school and high school.
About the exam
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:
Using features and functions of common operating systems and establishing network connectivity
Identifying common software applications and their purpose
Using security and web browsing best practices
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 CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification is considered good for life and does not require any renewal.
CompTIA IT Fundamentals (CompTIA ITF+) helps professionals to decide if a career in IT is right for them or to develop a broader understanding of Information Technology (IT).