COMPTIA has divided its certifications into a multi-level program. The certs are now categorised under 4 Tiers: Basic, Speciality, Mastery and Professional.
• Basic Series: Basic Series is the foundation level. It includes courses like Strata IT Fundamentals, which feels like a mini-version of A+.
• Speciality Series: This level covers business and technical knowledge with niche markets in focus. Certifications include green IT, Cloud Computing, Healthcare IT and IT Sales.
• Professional Series: These certs help you gain the technical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in specific IT career. This includes all the “plus” certifications, including A+, Network+, Security+, etc.
• Mastery Series: This is the advanced practice of a specific segment – right now, only CASP course.