Most Desired CompTIA Certifications for 2024

Posted on Monday, January 1, 2024

Most Desired CompTIA Certifications for 2024
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What CompTIA Certifications are aspiring IT Professionals targeting in 2024? We conducted a survey across Reddit and various social media platforms. The goal was to understand which CompTIA certifications are on the radar of IT professionals and students for the year 2024. Here are the key takeaways from the survey:

Security+ (40 responses):

Leads the pack, reflecting the ongoing critical demand for cybersecurity skills in the industry.

Network+ (39 responses):

Close behind, emphasizing the importance of solid networking skills in an increasingly interconnected world.

A+ (23 responses):

As the entry-point certification for many IT careers, its popularity remains strong, showcasing the continuous influx of new professionals into the IT domain. Surprisingly A+ did not come in first for the most desired, but the results were likely skewed as many survey responders are likely to hold the CompTIA A+ already.

CySA+ (17 responses):

With cybersecurity threats on the rise, the interest in becoming a cybersecurity analyst is growing, making CySA+ a top priority for many.

PenTest+ (16 responses):

Reflecting a growing interest in offensive security measures and ethical hacking skills.

Linux+ (13 responses):

As Linux continues to power servers, devices, and systems worldwide, proficiency in this OS is highly sought after.

Cloud+ (12 responses):

With the shift towards cloud infrastructure, Cloud+ emerges as a key certification for those looking to specialize in this area.

Server+ (11 responses):

Showcasing a steady demand for server management and networking skills in various IT environments.

CASP+ (10 responses):

For those aiming for advanced-level security positions, CASP+ is the certification of choice.


Lesser-known or more specialized certifications like Cloud Essentials+, Project+, and ITF+ also made the list, indicating a healthy variety of interests and career paths in the IT community. Interestingly, a few respondents are eyeing certifications that fall under the "Other" category, suggesting a lookout for emerging or niche credentials.


This survey not only reflects the current trends and demands in the IT certification landscape but also serves as a guide for individuals and educators to understand where the industry is headed. Whether you're a seasoned IT professional looking to upskill or a newcomer plotting your career path, the insights from this survey offer a glimpse into the certifications that can potentially open doors to new opportunities and advancements in 2024.

As you plan your certification journey, remember that Crucial Exams is here to support you with a wide array of resources tailored to help you succeed in achieving your CompTIA certification goals. We plan on using these results to prioritize new content and study materials throughout 2024!