CompTIA Stackable Certifications

Stackable certifications demonstrate that you’ve earned multiple CompTIA certifications and have the knowledge and experience needed to grow your IT career. They validate the skills of various IT roles and show a deeper mastery, opening up more job opportunities for you. 

CompTIA Stackable Certifications follow the two CompTIA Career Pathways:

  • CompTIA Infrastructure Career Pathway
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway

Within each pathway, CompTIA Stackable Certifications are categorized by experience level:

  • Specialist: Early-career IT professionals with 0–2 years of experience
  • Professional: Mid-level IT professionals with 2–5 years of experience
  • Expert: Established IT professionals with more than 5 years of experience

CompTIA Infrastructure Career Pathway

When taken together as the CompTIA Infrastructure Career Pathway, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Server+, CompTIA Linux+ and CompTIA Cloud+ validate the skillsets needed across IT operations, deepening your mastery of skills and broadening the number of IT infrastructure roles in which you can contribute.

Specialist
CompTIA IT Operations Specialist(A+ / Network+)
CompTIA Systems Support Specialist (A+ / Linux+)
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Professional
CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional (Network+ / Cloud+)
CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional
CompTIA Network Infrastructure Professional (Network+ / Server+)
CompTIA Linux Network Professional (Network+ / Linux+)
CompTIA Linux Network Professional (Network+ / Linux+)

CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway

With CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+), the CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway helps technical specialists achieve cybersecurity mastery, from beginning to end.

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Specialist
CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (A+ / Network+ / Security+)
CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (A+ / Network+ / Security+)
Professional
CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional (Security+ / Cloud+)
CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional (Security+ / Cloud+)
CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (Security+ / CySA+)
CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (Security+ / CySA+)
CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional (Security+ / PenTest+)
CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional (Security+ / PenTest+)
CompTIA Network Security Professional (Security+ / PenTest+ / CySA+)
CompTIA Network Security Professional (Security+ / PenTest+ / CySA+)
Expert
CompTIA Security Analytics Expert (Security+ / CySA+ / CASP+)
CompTIA Security Analytics Expert (Security+ / CySA+ / CASP+)
CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert (Security+ / CySA+ / PenTest+ / CASP+)
CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert (Security+ / CySA+ / PenTest+ / CASP+)