CompTIA IT Fundamentals+

CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) is an introduction to basic IT knowledge and skills.

Why is it different?

CompTIA ITF+ helps professionals to decide if a career in IT is right for them or to develop a broader understanding of IT.

  • ITF+ is the only pre-career certification that helps students or career changers determine if they have a competency for information technology and if it is the right career path for them.
  • ITF+ is the only single certification that covers all areas of IT foundations, creating a broader understanding of IT making it ideal for non-technical professionals.
  •  ITF+ establishes an IT education framework for students in secondary and post-secondary settings.
  • About the exam

    The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike, including:

  • Using features and functions of common operating systems and establishing network connectivity
  • Identifying common software applications and their purpose
  • Using security and web browsing best practices
  • This exam is intended for candidates who are advanced end users and/or are considering a career in IT. The exam is also a good fit for individuals interested in pursuing professional-level certifications, such as A+.

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    What Skills Will You Learn?



    Comprehend notational systems, illustrate the basics of computing and explain the value of data and troubleshooting



    Know how to set up and install common peripheral devices to a laptop/PC or secure a basic wireless network



    Manage applications software, understand the various components of an operating system and explain the purpose of methods of application architecture



    Comprehend programming language categories, interpret logic, and understand the purpose of programming concepts



    Able to explain database concepts, structures, and purpose, as well as understands methods used to interface



    Understand confidentiality, integrity, and availability concerns of secure devices and best practice methods

    Who would benefit from ITF+?

  • Students considering a career in IT.
  • Professionals working in fields that require a broad understanding of IT.
  • Marketing, sales and operations staff in IT-based organizations.
  • Why would you benefit from ITF+?

    IT jobs are expected to grow much faster than average (11%), adding 531,200 new jobs over the 10-year period 2019-29. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

    Nearly three-quarters of employers worldwide rate technology as a primary factor in reaching business objectives (72%). (Source: CompTIA International Trends in Technology and Workforce) All workers need fundamental IT skills to use these technologies.

    Exam Details

    Exam Codes
    Exam FC0-U61
    Launch Date
    September 4, 2018
    Exam Details 
    The new CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam focuses on the knowledge and skills required to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, software development, and database use. With this new version comes the addition of the + to further distinguish ourselves within the marketplace and represent CompTIA quality and standards.
    Number of Questions
    Maximum of 75 questions per exam
    Type of Questions
    Multiple choice
    Length of Test
    60 Minutes
    Passing Score
    650 (on a scale of 900)
    Recommended Experience
    No prior experience necessary
    Usually three years after launch
    Testing Provider 
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    What’s in this version

    The exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, application and software, software development, database fundamentals and security. In addition, candidates will have the ability to demonstrate their knowledge to:

  • Install software
  • Establish basic network connectivity
  • Identify/prevent basic security risks
  • Explain troubleshooting theory and preventative maintenance of devices
  • How Does CompTIA ITF+ Compare?


    Microsoft Technology Associate
    IC3 Digital Literacy Certification
    European Computer Driving License/International Computer Driving License
    Exam Focus
    Pre-career assessment of competency for IT 
    Pre-career on-ramp to technical expertise in Microsoft products and services
    End users who lack IT training
    End user skills 
    Experience Level
    Pre-IT career
    Pre-IT career
    Non-IT pros
    Non-IT pros
    Vendor Neutral

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    The CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification is considered good for life and does not need to be renewed.

    For certifications that are part of the CompTIA Continuing Education program and that can be renewed, please go to our Continuing Education page.

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