The CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals test is a beginner level test covering PC basics. The exam provides an excellent assessment of an individual's understanding of PC/platform basics. As such, Strata IT Fundamentals is the perfect beginning for an individual with basic Digital Literacy understanding who is interested in IT Technology hardware and platforms.
CertiTrain and CompTIA are coming together to sell, market and distribute certificate tests that offer candidates the opportunity to prove their knowledge and skills in the computer, technology and Digital Literacy fields. For years both CertiTrain and CompTIA have been working in parallel in the IT careers industry. Coming together to leverage the unique skills of each organization will benefit students and those transitioning to new careers as well as organizations catering to this fast growing market segment.
The CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals test is designed to show that the successful candidate has the knowledge to identify and explain PC components, setup a basic PC workstation, conduct basic software installation, identify compatibility issues and recognize/prevent basic security risks. Further, this test will assess the candidate's knowledge in the areas of Green IT and preventative maintenance of computers. This test is ideal for candidates who are considering the pursuit of a CompTIA A+ certification and for advanced home users who wish to further their IT knowledge.
Strata IT Fundamentals is appropriate for the secondary, post-secondary, career development and corporate training markets. As soon as an individual has grasped basic Digital Literacy concepts he or she is ready for the more advanced IT concepts of Strata IT Fundamentals.
Strata IT Fundamentals is a perfect complement to CertiTrain's IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification). Digital Literacy, as certified by IC3, is a necessary foundation that allows users to transition perfectly to Strata IT Fundamentals. Individuals seeking a career in IT, particularly interested in hardware platforms and PC's, are well suited for the IC3 to Strata pathway and may choose to pursue higher certifications in CompTIA A+, and with specialized experience, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security +. Strata IT Fundamentals is a significant addition to our selection of certification exams and is fully supported by our partners and clients. This is one more advancement in our goal to provide the most complete portfolio of certification pathways for IT professionals, office professionals and creative professionals.
The Strata exam consists of 70 questions that take approximately one hour to complete. A passing score is 70% or higher.
Students can take the exam worldwide at any CertiTrain Center.
Axzo Press and ElementK currently provide educational materials with an e-learning solution that match the objectives of the Strata IT Fundamentals test.
The IT Fundamentals certificate signifies that the student has mastered the core fundamentals relative to hardware platforms. Armed with this certificate the student has demonstrated potential to begin a career working with PC's, hardware, software installation and will have the ability to identify compatibility issues and recognize/prevent basic security risks. With a foundation in Digital Literacy from IC3, those desiring an IT career will be well prepared for their future academic endeavors with the Strata IT Fundamentals certificate.
CertiTrain Centers, distributors and partners now have an integrated pathway for the estimated 26 million students interested in pursuing an IT career. This pathway provides for their training and certification needs from the most basic introductions to technology all the way to advanced certifications. Strata IT Fundamentals is the bridge between IC3 and A+ certifications and allows your institution the ability to ensure proper learning and progression along the IT pathway. This provides a competitive advantage, profit opportunity and improved success of technology programs for your organization as you attract and retain students interested in IT careers.
Strata IT Fundamentals exams is available now in English, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Greek, Korean.
CertiTrain and CompTIA are working jointly to provide complete training programs and sales tools for sales teams and regional partners. These programs and tools will include webinars, company and product background information, pathway examples, sales datasheets, presentations, market analysis overviews, partner and Certiport Center product information Web pages, marketing materials and more.