CompTIA renewal

Hello, I just got my Sec+ certification recently and I checked the comptia site online to see the online pdf certificate and I noticed that my Network+ expiration date changed to the same expiration date as my Sec+. Does taking any of the CompTIA exams renew the other CompTIA exams that you currently have? Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

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  • LeBrokeLeBroke Member Posts: 490 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Yes, with most vendors, when you pass a cert that's the same level or higher than the one you had previously, the previous one gets renewed.

    I.e. if you have a CCNA: R&S, it'll get renewed for another 3 years if you get a CCNP or CCNA: Security.
  • E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 1,654 ■■■■■■■■□□
    What line of work are you in Justin? Personally, I would not renew any CompTIA certs. Just move on to the big boys.
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  • markulousmarkulous Member Posts: 2,394 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Yes, and when you take your CCNA, I believe it will renew your S+ and N+ again.
  • brownwrapbrownwrap Member Posts: 549
    I had to renew because it is a DOD requirement.
  • stryder144stryder144 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,647 ■■■■■■■■□□
    The CompTIA website outlines the Continuing Education requirements. For instance, Network+ renews A+, Security+ renews Network+/A+, Server+ renews the Network+/A+. There are quite a few non-CompTIA exams that will renew the various CompTIA certifications.
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  • nsternster Member Posts: 231
    How to Renew Your CompTIA Certification

    You can see what renews what and what gives partial credit towards renewal in the Renew with IT Certifications section
  • BlackBeretBlackBeret Member Posts: 684 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Here's one even better, with CompTIA you only have to renew your highest cert, it will automatically renew the ones below it. If you check the list for Security+, C|EH and CASP will both renew Sec+. If you use a Comptia cert (CASP) to renew the lower ones, it will change to the new date, 3 years from when you take the test. So if you take CASP tomorrow, your new renewal date will be 3 years from tomorrow, but you wont have to pay renewal fees.

    OR

    If you use an outside cert like CEH, it will add a full 3 years AFTER the current 3 years. So if you took CEH tomorrow, uploaded it to your CompTIA account, your Net+ and Sec+ would be good until 2021 as long as you pay the 3 year fees.
  • ssnyderu2ssnyderu2 Member Posts: 475 ■■■□□□□□□□
    markulous wrote: »
    Yes, and when you take your CCNA, I believe it will renew your S+ and N+ again.

    CCENT/CCNA: R&S will renew Network+, it would take a CCNA: Security to renew the Security+.
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  • sratakhinsratakhin Member Posts: 818
    Does taking other vendors exams to renew CompTIA certs require paying the CE fees? I noticed that my Security+ is expiring next week and there isn't much I can do apart from taking Storage+. Can I upload my MCSA 2008 to CompTIA and extend Security+ without paying?

    I also noticed that my Network+ and A+ certs were extended until 2018 even though the last CompTIA exam I took was in 2012. Magic... I didn't have to pay anything.
  • BlackBeretBlackBeret Member Posts: 684 ■■■■■□□□□□
    You do have to pay the CE fees if it's not a CompTIA cert. Also for Sec+ this is the list for certs that will certify it. I know the MCSA is a combination of tests, so check the Microsoft section and see if one of your certs is listed. http://certification.comptia.org/docs/default-source/certification-documents/security-trainv1.pdf?sfvrsn=2
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,013 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Even tho the CCNA won't renew a Sec+, I wonder if it'd at least count for partial CEUs, allowing you to combine multiple certs that don't fully renew it.
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  • ssnyderu2ssnyderu2 Member Posts: 475 ■■■□□□□□□□
    DoubleNNs wrote: »
    Even tho the CCNA won't renew a Sec+, I wonder if it'd at least count for partial CEUs, allowing you to combine multiple certs that don't fully renew it.

    If you have A+, N+ and S+ the CCNA would give you 30 CEU's toward renewing your N+ and A+. I dont know for sure, but I would think that you would then only need 20 more CEU's, giving a total of 50 CEU's, to renew the S+. I am just guessing on this, so I might be wrong.
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  • nsternster Member Posts: 231
    As per the link I gave above, no partial CEUs for a CCNA R&S

    I believe that since Sec+ is higher than N+, you'd need to get all 50 CEUs valid for Sec+ to renew those certs
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