Candidates for this exam are seeking to prove introductory knowledge of and skills with databases, including relational databases, such as Microsoft SQL Server. It is recommended that candidates be familiar with the concepts of and have hands-on experience with the technologies described here, either by taking relevant training courses or by working with tutorials and samples available on MSDN and in Microsoft Visual Studio. Although minimal hands-on experience with the technologies is recommended, job experience is not assumed for these exams.
The Sophos Certified Administrator courses are for customer/end users. - The Sophos Certified Administrator – Sophos (XG/XGS) Firewall is for customers using Sophos Firewall (Hardware/Software/Virtual/Cloud)
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+.