CompTIA Certifications

CompTIA IT Fundamentals

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The updated CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam coming in Q3 2018!
Interested in taking the beta exam? Registration begins February 21st, 2018, on the Pearson VUE site.

The updated CompTIA ITF beta exam will be available starting February 21st, 2018 at Pearson VUE. The New ITF exam will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, software development, and database use.

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

  • Identifying and explaining computer components
  • Setting up a workstation, including conducting software installations
  • Establishing network connectivity
  • Identifying compatibility issues and identifying and preventing security risks
  • Managing the safety and preventative maintenance of computers

The IT Fundamentals certification is for individuals considering a career in IT. It is an ideal stepping stone to more advanced certifications such as CompTIA A+, and with specialized experience, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.

Exam Domains:

Software
21%
Hardware
18%
Security
21%
Networking
16%
Basic IT Literacy
24%

Offering the exam

CompTIA provides several convenient options for taking the IT Fundamentals exam. These options enable candidates to test at a test center, school or workplace.

Those exploring alternatives to sending candidates to brick-and-mortar Pearson VUE test centers should consider:

  • Participation in the CompTIA Anywhere Proctored Test Delivery System. The Anywhere Proctored program enables you to offer candidates the option of taking the IT Fundamentals exam wherever there is an approved proctor present and an Internet-connected PC (that meets system requirements).
  • Academic Site Licenses. Schools and colleges who participate in the CompTIA Anywhere Proctored Test Delivery System may benefit from purchasing a site license.

Popular Job Roles

  • Sales Associate
  • Sales Engineer
  • Account Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Product Specialist
  • Customer Support

Exam FC0-Z51 (Non-Proctored) No Longer Available

The non-proctored exam version of CompTIA IT Fundamentals, FC0-Z51, will no longer be available after July 31, 2017. Voucher holders may take the FC0-U51 at any Pearson VUE test center or, if enrolled at a participating school or training center, through the AnywhereProctored system. Exam content for Z51 and U51 is based on the same set of objectives.

Exam Details

Exam Codes FC0-U51
Beta Exam
FC1-U61
Launch Date October 2014
February 21, 2018
Exam Details The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam covers foundational IT concepts including identifying and explaining computer components, installing software, establishing network connectivity and preventing security risks. The new exam focuses on the knowledge and skills required to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, software development, and database use.
Number of Questions 75 questions 110 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice
Length of Test 60 Minutes 90 Minutes (additional 30 minutes for NDA)
Passing Score 650 Pass/fail information will not be available until Q3 2018; candidates will be notified.
Recommended Experience No prior experience necessary
Languages English, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Korean, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Thai English
Testing Provider Pearson VUE Testing Centers