CSIS is the foundation for both the CompTIA Infrastructure and Cybersecurity pathways. With this new stacked offer, candidates have the skills needed to take their careers in any direction and show to the market their specialisation.
To hold a CompTIA Stackable certification will help you stand out from the crowd and highlight your expertise. Professionals who hold a CompTIA certification are:
- Recognised by deep expertise
- They have validated achievements
- Demonstrate commitment to professional development and growth
- Show development along a defined pathway
With a CSIS (CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist) certification you will open the door to roles such as Systems Administrator, Security Specialist, Network Specialist, Technical Support Specialist, IS Consultant, System Engineer, etc.
You can see below, exactly what each one of these CompTIA paths includes in their scope. Achieving all of them gives you the power to master secure infrastructure challenges and be ready for your career development.
CompTIA A+ covers endpoint support, device connectivity, and security. Working from network endpoints inward, CompTIA A+ focuses on user support and device connectivity. It validates the skills needed to support a user and their ability to connect to the data they need to do their job with whatever device they are using – whether it is a PC, laptop, smartphone, or IoT device.
CompTIA A+ courses
CompTIA Network+ - Network configuration, management, and security are the focus on this path. While A+ considers connectivity from the perspective of the user and their device, Network+ takes the opposite view. It focuses on the connections from and between core systems outward to endpoint devices and validates the skills used in managing and administering those connections.
CompTIA Network+ courses
CompTIA Security+ - Baseline cybersecurity skills for IT professionals. No matter your job role within IT, an awareness of how your activities and work product impact an organisation’s security posture is a key part of your job. For IT professionals, Security+ offers validation of the knowledge and skills required as a baseline.
CompTIA Security+ courses
CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway
The CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway helps technical specialists achieve cybersecurity mastery, from beginning to end.
Specialist (early-career IT professionals with 0–2 years of experience)
Once you get your CompTIA CSIS you can still develop your career in two paths, the Infrastructure of Cybersecurity. Have a look at the figure below to see the full pathway for both.
Professional (mid-level IT professionals with 2–5 years of experience)
Expert (established IT professionals with more than 5 years of experience)
More stackable certifications are expected to be released by CompTIA in the fututre.
How to get ready and achieve your CompTIA certification
At New Horizons we are an official partner from CompTIA, which means that our instructors are ready to deliver all CompTIA training required to achieve your career goal. Have a look at our options a chose the one most suitable for your ambition.
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