CompTIA ITF+ Certification

CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) is an introduction to basic IT knowledge and skills.

Overview

Why is it different?

CompTIA ITF+ helps professionals to decide if a career in IT is right for them or to develop a broader understanding of IT.

  • ITF+ is the only pre-career certification that helps students or career changers determine if they have a 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 secondary and post-secondary settings.

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+.

What Skills Will You Learn?

IT Concepts & Terminology

Comprehend notational systems, illustrate the basics of computing and explain the value of data and troubleshooting.

Infrastructure

Know how to set up and install common peripheral devices to a laptop/PC or secure a basic wireless network.

Applications & Software

Manage applications software, understand the various components of an operating system and explain the purpose of methods of application architecture.

Software Development

Comprehend programming language categories, interpret logic, and understand the purpose of programming concepts.

Database Fundamentals

Able to explain database concepts, structures, and purpose, as well as understands methods used to interface.

Security

Understand confidentiality, integrity, and availability concerns of secure devices and best practice methods.

Who would benefit from ITF+?

  • Students considering a career in IT.
  • Professionals working in fields that require a broad understanding of IT.
  • Marketing, sales and operations staff in IT-based organizations.

Why would you benefit from ITF+?

IT jobs are expected to grow much faster than average (11%), adding 531,200 new jobs over the 10-year period 2019-29. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Nearly three-quarters of employers worldwide rate technology as a primary factor in reaching business objectives (72%). (Source: CompTIA International Trends in Technology and Workforce) All workers need fundamental IT skills to use these technologies.

Exam Details

Exam Codes Exam FC0-U61
Launch Date September 4, 2018
Exam Details The new CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam focuses on the knowledge and skills required to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, software development, and database use. With this new version comes the addition of the + to further distinguish ourselves within the marketplace and represent CompTIA quality and standards.
Number of Questions Maximum of 75 questions per exam
Type of Questions Multiple choice
Length of Test 60 Minutes
Passing Score 650 (on a scale of 900)
Recommended Experience No prior experience necessary
Languages English
Retirement Usually three years after launch
Testing Provider Pearson VUE
Price

$130 USD

Exam Preparation

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Study Guides for IT Fundamentals

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Instructor-Led Training

Whether you’re looking for in-classroom or live online training, CompTIA offers best-in-class instructor-led training for both individuals and teams. You can also find training among CompTIA’s vast network of Authorized Training Partners.

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Renewal

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

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