Crucial Exams is now a CompTIA Authorized Partner

Posted on Friday, March 8, 2024

Crucial Exams is now a CompTIA Authorized Partner
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I am thrilled to announce that Crucial Exams is now an Authorized CompTIA Partner and has begun selling CompTIA Vouchers at significant discounts compared to competitors. I'm also very excited to announce that I'm leaving my full-time job as a DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Manager to focus on Crucial.

I first started Crucial Exams while serving in the US Navy and completing as many CompTIA, Cisco and Microsoft certs as I could before transitioning to civilian life. I was a self-taught Software Developer and decided to merge my love of IT with my love of programming and created a website to help myself and others study for CompTIA exams. I still remember the day I earned my first $100 (the minimum payout for Google Adsense).

Over the years I've spent a lot of time working on Crucial (and as my personal life and career got busier, a lot of time neglecting it too). But, I never forgot about it and would update when I could and it always had a steady stream of users. With recent changes to Google Adsense and consumers wanting better privacy the industry has seen a sharp decline in ad-based revenue. I've spent the last year adding additional features available via paid tiers, ramping up content creation and polishing the user experience and the results have been nothing short of amazing.

In the last few months I've realized that Crucial is no longer a hobby project, but a legitimate business that can support me and my family (on a very tight budget). Its always been something I wanted to do, but never thought would be a reality. I can't even count the number of times I spoke with my wife dreaming of running my own business full-time. The time to take the plunge has come, and we are going all-in. I plan on adding more features, scaling our content creation and identifying some cost savings for Crucial's infrastructure. If you have ideas for features or improvements, I'm all ears and please don't hesitate to reach out.

I'm looking forward to the future and thank you to the many users and customers who made this possible!

-- Lin