All GetITCred course offerings and subsequent credentials are CompTIA certified, but what does that mean and why does it matter?

In terms of IT certifications, CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) is considered the industry’s gold standard among IT security professionals, and CompTIA accreditation is recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a demonstration of the ability to handle all things IT. ANSI is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of the business world by protecting the integrity of knowledge standards across virtually every professional industry. Owing to the prestige of these two organizations, employers seeking to fill tech support positions are aware of the significance of CompTIA certifications and often consider them a hiring requirement.

How did CompTIA become the industry standard?

When CompTIA started providing exclusive content to dues-paying members upon moving to a hybrid version of the open-access model in 2014, their reach broadened exponentially, as membership grew from 2,000 to 50,000 in less than a year and was at 100,000 members by 2016. It is in part due to this huge, diverse set of members plus the recognition of the ANSI that has led to CompTIA’s association as the authority on IT certifications.

For these reasons, GetIT’s current and upcoming courses will always be CompTIA certified. If you’re a prospective learner, you’ve likely noticed that you have a lot of options as far as purchasing CompTIA courses. Where GetIT stands out from the rest is that, upon purchase, our courses can be completed entirely on your schedule as they never expire. There is no deadline to complete your course. If you’d like to know how we’re able to do that or have any other questions, email the staff via