One of the best recognized certifications in the IT industry, since it’s inception in 1993, CompTIA training and certification has been touted as a vendor-neutral certifications highly given weight by employers and industry alike. CompTIA certifications are grouped based on skills set and job specifications:
- IT Core Skills Training: CompTIA A+ Training (Learning focused on end-user support), CompTIA Network+ Training (training on computer network troubleshooting, installation, or maintenance) and CompTIA Security (focused on foundation for advanced security).
- Infrastructure Training: CompTIA Server+ (issues related to server support and administration), CompTIA Cloud+ (covering hybrid cloud, virtual system administration and deploying network storage resources), and CompTIA Linux+ (focused on Linux operating system administration and management)
- Cybersecurity Training: CompTIA offers three industry recognised cybersecurity credentials: CompTIA CySA+ (CySA stands for Cyber Security Analyst, and targets IT security behavioral analysts), CASP+ (CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner; focuses on professionals who design and implement security solutions), and the CompTIA PenTest+ (Penetration testing, targets professionals who conduct penetration and vulnerability testing).
- Additional Professional Certification Training: This category includes several credentials which don’t readily fit into any of the foregoing CompTIA career paths, including: CompTIA Project+, CompTIA CTT+ and CompTIA Cloud Essentials.
Here are some CompTIA Professional Certifications and Courses that you can attend with a reasonable budget. The training provided closely mirrors real-world skills that professional IT workers need in order to ensure success when managing and supporting IT work flow.
IT core skills as the name suggest is the necessary training and certification needed to start building your career in Information Technology (IT). This courses gives you the fundamental ground in a kick start to build your career in IT, each course representing the launchpad for different discipline in IT: IT Foundation Core Skills (ITF+), Device Troubleshooting and End-User Support (A+), system connectivity with end user devices in an environment (Network+), and beginner network security guide (Security+).
Infrastructure certification are the building blocks of an organization connectivity within an office block and with the world. Viewed as a popular continuation after CompTIA Network+ training (considered as foundation infrastructure training) in Malaysia, there are 3 main infrastructure training and certification Server+, Cloud+ and Linux+. Each true to the name focuses on different aspects of infrastructure; CompTIA Server+ focuses on server support and administration, CompTIA Cloud+ covers hybrid cloud, virtual system administration and deploying network storage resources, whereas CompTIA Linux+ focuses on Linux operating system administration and management.
Losses attributed to cybercrime in Malaysia, according to popular reports has been touted close to 22.8 USD million. More and more large scale organization required specialized cybersecurity professionals in securing their infrastructure, assets and employee from being exploited. There are 3 main certifications if taken away Security+ (beginner), CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)[bridge between Security+ training and master-level cybersecurity certification], CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)[master level cybersecurity certification] , and CompTIA PenTest+ [intermediary cybersecurity certification-offensive/ethical hacking].