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CompTIA Certmaster ‐ Certifications, Cost, and Reviews

CompTIA CertMaster is an online training and examination prep platform for those who are seeking to take and pass CompTIA certification exams for careers in IT. The website features a series of test prep tools designed for certification exams for:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA ITF+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • CompTIA Security+

The training on CompTIA CertMaster is broken into four phases to fully prepare students for their certification exams. Once students have chosen the right CompTIA certification for them and gotten to know about the test and test expectations, they are encouraged to undertake the following preparation schedule with CompTIA CertMaster:

  • CertMaster Learn – CertMaster Learn provides a starting point for those who don’t have a knowledge base for CompTIA certification. Learn includes study materials needed to begin preparing for exams. The study platform allows test preppers to customize their study plan and prepare for exams with interactive flashcards, videos to demonstrate the concepts and processes covered on the certification exams, self-assessments and analytics and reporting on learning progress. CertMaster Learn is recommended for use 90 to 180 days before the planned exam, and the course takes approximately 40-50 hours.
  • CertMaster Labs – CertMaster Labs allows students to apply existing skills or the skills learned through CertMaster Learn. CertMaster Labs is a hand-on learning experience that provides simulated IT environments to practice CompTIA skills as they pertain to the certification exams. Anyone with access to an internet browser can use the online labs, which feature virtual environments that simulate real IT equipment, step-by-step lab guides that are aligned with certification exam standards and pre-configured exercises that require minimal user setup. CertMaster Labs is recommended for use 60-120 days prior to taking the exam, and it takes approximately 20-30 hours to complete.
  • CertMaster Practice – CertMaster Practice is the final stage of certification exam preparation. It provides practice online assessments that allow students to see how they would fair on the certification exam. The practice assessments include real-time analytics and personalized feedback so students can identify their test-taking strengths and weaknesses. CertMaster Practice is recommended for use 30-90 days before the exam, and it takes approximately 13-16 hours.
  • CertMaster CE – CertMaster CE provides online recertification without the need for retaking certification exams. CertMaster CE allows CompTIA-certified professionals to quickly brush up their knowledge and obtain recertification. The online learning tool is a recertification course that can be taken at any pace. The course trains IT professionals on the newest certification exam guidelines. The course can be used any time before certifications expire, and it take 4-6 hours to complete.

In addition to the suggest study modules, CompTIA CertMaster provides additional study materials to assist with CompTIA certifications. The website offers additional study tools, including exam prep eBooks. Individual test prep tools start just under $200, and varying bundle options are available to allow test takers to buy the set of study tools that suit them. Bundles range in price up to $1,000.

(Source: Last updated November 15, 2019

CompTIA Certmaster offers classes online only. This school offers training in 16 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Security+. Time to complete this education training ranges from 8 hours to 6 months depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 3 weeks. The cost to attend CompTIA Certmaster ranges from $79 to $1,000 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $400. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "I paid for it myself".

The most commonly reported benefits of attending CompTIA Certmaster are "Flexible class hours" and "Affordable", but respondents also mentioned "Good career preparation" and "Hands-on training" as notable benefits. CompTIA Certmaster has been reviewed 49 times, with an average rating of 4.37 out of 5. About 92% of reviewers would recommend CompTIA Certmaster to a friend.

School Information

8 hours - 6 months


  • CompTIA A+: $100 - $1,000
  • CompTIA Network+: $79 - $1,200
  • CompTIA Security+: $340 - $1,500
  • Security+ Certificate: $200
  • COMPTIA SECURITY + CE Certificate: $500
  • CompTIA Security +ce: $1,000
  • Security Plus Certificate: $375
  • CompTIA Security+ CE Certificate: $650
  • CertMaster Security+ certificate: $400
  • Security+ CEU Certificate: $300

What do students think about this program?

Top pros

Flexible class hours Mentioned in 29 reviews
Affordable Mentioned in 16 reviews
Good career preparation Mentioned in 14 reviews

Recent reviews



Good teachers, Affordable, Good career preparation, Hands-on training

Other comments

The training culture was facilitated in a classroom, with student interaction learned the basics of security and definitions, OSI reference model.


Flexible class hours


Online only.

Other comments

This training program provides to the point details and helps to retain memory of things learned. Hard to retain memory if things are taken once. Has a detailed progress bar to inform you of your status.

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CompTIA A+ Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their CompTIA A+?

3,072 people answered

“Go to school and earn some college credits.”

Nov. 1, 2019

“To actually get my Network Certificate.”

Nov. 1, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their CompTIA A+?

3,419 people answered

“Start early and learn on your own or start straight in school and work your way up.”

Nov. 1, 2019

“Consider taking on other certifications along with this one. It's definitely a must have but not going to get your dream job if you have no professional experience in an IT setting.”

Oct. 31, 2019

CompTIA Network+ Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their CompTIA Network+?

919 people answered

“How many employers are looking for this cert.”

Oct. 31, 2019

“I wish I knew about all the resources out there available to use to get certified.”

Oct. 31, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their CompTIA Network+?

1,026 people answered

“It can be passed just using study guides.”

Nov. 1, 2019

“It is very detailed exam but I really enjoyed studying and learning hands-on about networking.”

Oct. 31, 2019

CompTIA Security+ Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their CompTIA Security+?

1,593 people answered

“Study as many different resources as possible. The test is not easy, but it can be passed.”

Nov. 1, 2019

“Many employers are looking for this certification.”

Nov. 1, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their CompTIA Security+?

1,794 people answered

“Study as many different resources as possible.”

Nov. 1, 2019

“I would tell them to keep reading more, making research and keep interacting with people who already have this certification to keep them updated.”

Oct. 31, 2019
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