Comptia Resources

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Official CompTIA Resources
CompTIA’s own Web pages are (and should be) your primary resource for information about its exams. Here, you can find objectives, obtain study materials, review FAQs, figure out how much your exams will cost and more.


CompTIA Training and Curriculum
The CompTIA site is eminently helpful if you’re researching training options (follow training links from individual cert pages). Also, be sure to check the site for information about the CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC) and Authorized Training Products. To peruse the current list of CAQC materials, visit


Career Planning and Information
The CompTIA TechCareer Compass ( provides lots of useful information for those who want to learn more about what kinds of careers relate to specific CompTIA certifications, or conversely, which CompTIA certifications are most likely to help those interested in specific career clusters or job titles find work. Likewise, it’s a good place to look for training options, job descriptions and other career news and information.


Third-Party Resources


CCPrep is a resource site for students pursuing Cisco and CompTIA certifications. This site offers online, download or CD-based training courses, extensive study resources, router labs and practice exams.
Cert21 offers a wide range of certification preparation resources for several certification paths, including CompTIA. This site offers practice exams, study guides and discussion forums.


Certification Magazine Online
CertMag maintains an archive of previously published articles online. There are numerous reviews, articles and study tips found throughout various articles in this magazine. Use the search tool to search on CompTIA or the specific name of a certification or exam.
CertPortal is a link repository for a wide variety of certification resources found throughout the Internet. The collected links are categorized so you can find sites offering material relevant to your certification path. Through this site, you can access other sites that offer study guides, practice exams, exam reviews, discussion forums, labs and much more.


CramSession is a premier site for study materials for the most popular certifications including CompTIA’s. It offers detailed study guides, group discussion forums, skill assessments, newsletters, questions of the day, book reviews and more.


ExamNotes offers useful resources for preparing and passing CompTIA and other certifications. The materials available at this site include exam overviews, book reviews, exam notes, practice exams, discussion forums and more.


InformIT is a great resource for IT professionals. It offers tons of information related to certification, security, IT management, networking, operating systems and more. While offering a broad spectrum of information, it also provides excellent resources for CompTIA certification candidates, such as book reviews, articles, study tips and more.
While the name may suggest an exclusively Microsoft slant, you’ll find plenty of info, including study guides, free practice exams, and message forums here, plus pointers to books and other printed resources, as well as training providers. A quality site!


As the name indicates, you’ll find a veritable raft of technical tutorials on all kinds of subjects here. This resource is best if you come prepared to search by topic, tool or technology. That’s because the site is ill-equipped to help people ferret out what they should read by searching on related certification names. But it’s still worthwhile using and getting to know.

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