CompTIA has released its new IT Fundamentals certification exam.
The test targets people whose jobs require a basic understanding of IT terminology, but that do not contain the same day-to-day, hands-on work as an IT professional. For example, the new exam is meant for individuals such as sales associates and engineers, account and business development managers, and product and marketing specialists.
The certification also is relevant for organizations wanting to promote and verify basic fluency in IT terminology and concepts among their employees.
“This credential addresses the growing need for a deeper understanding of technology fundamentals throughout an organization,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA.
The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam covers five categories: software, hardware, security, networking and basic IT literacy. Training materials for are expected to be available this month.
The introduction of this new course means CompTIA will retire its Strata exam on Aug. 31 of next year.