CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS)
CompTIA CIOS is an invaluable stackable certification by CompTIA, specifically tailored for IT professionals with up to two years of experience. This remarkable path comprises learning materials that will help you pass the CompTIA A+ and Network+ exams—allowing you to make your mark as a certified professional in no time!
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As an IT operations specialist, you are vital in maintaining the efficiency of a workplace and improving daily tasks. You will closely examine workflow procedures and uncover customer demands to make sure optimal results for your organization.
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The CompTIA CIOS is a stackable certification by CompTIA. It is designed for IT professionals with 0 to 2 years of experience. The ITU Certification Path for the CompTIA CIOS certification consists of the learning materials to allow you to study for and pass the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ exams.
CompTIA Stackable Certifications are the perfect way to gradually increase your qualifications over time. This program guides you through attaining all of the necessary skills, while at the same time recognizing that each individual’s career path is unique.
IT Career paths are divided into three distinct categories:
- Specialist: IT professionals in the beginning stages of their career who have 0 to 2 years of experience.
- Professional: IT professionals with mid-level IT experience, boasting 2-5 years in the field.
- Expert: Experienced IT professionals with a minimum of 5 years’ professional experience.
As you progress in your career, the certifications that will best help you reach your goals should be taken into consideration. Deciding between the certification to first earn and one for progressive growth is essential to success.
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Completing this path and passing the three exams means you end of with two CompTIA certifications and are a designated a CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS).
The three courses contained in this path are:
About The Exams for CompTIA CIOS
For the CompTIA A+ certification, you must pass two exams. The current exams for CompTIA A+ are:
CompTIA A+ Core 1 and Core 2 certified professionals are invaluable problem solvers and boast an extensive skill set, ranging from security to networking to virtualization. The industry standard for developing successful IT careers in today’s digital landscape is CompTIA A+. Embrace the opportunity of launching a career into this ever-evolving environment with the power of CompTIA A+ certification!
CompTIA A+ is the globally accepted credential that requires a capability test for professionals to demonstrate their skilled capacity in IT support tasks. It’s highly trusted by employers worldwide and commonly used as the go-to qualification for end point management & technical support jobs. CompTIA A+ appears more often than any other certification on tech job postings, making it essential for those seeking employment in this field.
For CompTIA Network+ certification, you are required to pass one exam:
CompTIA Network+ affirms the technical skills necessary to set up, maintain and troubleshoot vital networks that businesses can depend on for stability.
Unlike other vendor-specific networking certifications, CompTIA Network+ offers a comprehensive overview of the skills and knowledge needed to successfully support networks on any platform. The certification is specifically tailored to prepare individuals for advanced network tasks in today’s digital landscape; whereas others are so broad they fail to provide the hands-on experience sought after by employers.
Upon successfully passing the applicable exams provided by CompTIA, you will earn the CIOS certification badge. For more information on CompTIA Stackable Certifications, visit the CompTIA website. Pricing charged by CompTIA varies by exam. For details on current pricing, visit CompTIA Pricing on their website.
Frequently Asked Questions About CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS)
What is the CompTIA CIOS certification?
The CompTIA CIOS certification is a stackable certification from CompTIA designed for IT professionals with up to two years of experience. This certification validates your ability to manage the flow of a workplace and optimize day-to-day activities, specifically in an IT environment. The ITU training path will equip you with the knowledge to pass the CompTIA A+ and Network+ exams, which are necessary to earn the CIOS certification.
What skills will I gain from the CompTIA CIOS certification?
The CompTIA CIOS certification verifies a wide range of IT skills, including cloud networking, hardware configuration and troubleshooting, help desk, Linux, Mac support, mobile device support, network management, network security, operating systems, routing and switching, software-defined networking, software troubleshooting, system backup and recovery, systems administration, technical support, and virtualization.
What are the prerequisites for the CompTIA CIOS certification?
To earn the CompTIA CIOS certification, you must pass both the CompTIA A+ and Network+ exams. The ITU training path provides the learning materials necessary to prepare for these exams.
How much time will it take to complete the CompTIA CIOS certification?
he time required to complete the CompTIA CIOS certification can vary based on your current knowledge and experience in the IT field. However, as a rough estimate, CompTIA recommends nine to twelve months of hands-on experience and about 120 hours of study to prepare for the CompTIA A+ exam. For the CompTIA Network+ exam, it’s possible to pass with only six to eight weeks of preparation. Therefore, combining these, you should expect to dedicate a significant amount of time over several months to study for and pass both exams.
Is the CIOS certification suitable for beginners in the IT field?
The CompTIA CIOS certification is designed for IT professionals with up to two years of experience. However, beginners who are committed to learning and gaining hands-on experience in the IT field can also benefit from the training and certification. This course would provide a strong foundation for understanding key IT concepts and practices.
What is the benefit of a “stackable” certification like CompTIA CIOS?
Stackable certifications, like the CompTIA CIOS, allow you to build upon existing certifications to demonstrate a deeper or broader set of skills. By earning the CIOS certification, you show not only that you have the foundational knowledge from the A+ and Network+ certifications, but also that you have specialized knowledge in IT operations. This can make you more attractive to potential employers and can open up new career opportunities.
Proudly DisplayYour AchievementUpon completion of your training, you’ll receive a personalized certificate of completion to help validate to others your new skills.
Your Training Instructors
Anton Santucci is a seasoned IT instructor with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is currently serving as an ITU instructor for the A+ Certification Course and teaching both online and in-person computer training at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Florida. Anton holds an Associate's Degree in Information Systems Management and is skilled in delivering complex IT information to students in a way that is easy to understand and enjoy.
He started his career as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has since gained expertise in CompTIA certifications such as A+, Net+, and Security+. He also holds the CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) certification. With five years as a Network Administrator for a career college in Florida and global experience as a corporate trainer, Anton brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his classes.
With a belief that training can be both informative and entertaining, Anton uses humor, mnemonic devices, and questions to engage his students and ensure they retain the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. In his personal life, Anton is a passionate traveler and a fan of the Giants. He looks forward to helping you achieve your certification goals while getting to know you along the way.
Chrys Thorsen is an education and technology expert who specializes in enterprise-level IT infrastructure consulting and certified training-of-trainers. In her career, she has garnered over 50 IT Certifications including CISSP, CISA, CEHv12, PenTest+, CompTIA CNVP, Cisco CCSI/CCNP, Microsoft Cloud and on-premises technologies, VMware vSphere, and many more. She has also authored 40 published certification textbooks, and over 35 full-length IT certification video courses.
When not working in the United States, Chrys spends her time abroad capacity-building IT literacy in developing nations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her client list has included: the US Federal Government, the Republic of Zambia Ministry of Health, Cavendish University Zambia, Accenture, JP Morgan Chase, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Hughes Aircraft, Microsoft, and many more.
Chrys lives by, and is fond of repeating, her professional creed:
“The only true measure of success for any project or training is results on the ground. Everything else is just noise.” “I teach what I deploy; I deploy what I teach.”
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