Python CompTIA cert coming?

shochanshochan Member Posts: 922 ■■■■■■□□□□
I read something about this in a tech article a few months back...anyone here know anything about CompTIA Python cert upcoming?  or is it just a rumor.



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  • Infosec_SamInfosec_Sam Security+, CCENT, ITIL Foundation, A+ Madison, WIAdmin Posts: 497 Admin
    I've seen a little bit of interest in a Python cert, but I haven't heard of anything that's actually in their pipeline. If they do have that cert in the works, they're certainly not telling me :(
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  • McxRisleyMcxRisley OSCP, CASP, CySA+, CPT+, Sec+, CEH, Splunk Admin Member Posts: 494 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I haven't heard anything about this either. I would say that this is most likely not a real thing because only covering one specific language would be very uncharacteristic of one of the only vendor neutral cert authorities on the market 
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  • stryder144stryder144 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,647 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I, too, recall seeing a blurb about that.  I will be going to a conference with one of the CompTIA officials next month, so if I remember I will go ahead and ask him.
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,665 Admin
    Programming certs would be an entirely new market niche for CompTIA. One wonders why they didn't go in that direction years ago.
  • yoba222yoba222 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,127 ■■■■■■■■□□
    This seems like a bad idea to me. A programming language validated through a multiple choice exam . . .   :#
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  • stryder144stryder144 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,647 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I sent an email a few moments ago and my contact said that he is unaware of any programming certifications.  So, for now, not something they will do.
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  • xagreusxagreus ITIL Foundation, A+, Network+, CCNA Member Posts: 87 ■■■■□□□□□□
    From a press release dated May 07, 2019:

    "CompTIA is also evaluating an expansion of its industry leading line of cybersecurity certifications by adding a new security credential linked to the Python programing [sic] language. Python is among today’s fastest growing and most popular programming languages used for software and web development, data analysis, machine learning and many other areas."

    Judging from that press release and the info that stryder144 shared, it sounds like they would offer a Python-related cert from a security perspective rather than from a strictly programming angle, if at all.
  • SpiegelSpiegel Taco Tuesday FLMember Posts: 304 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I believe this may be the article in question regarding the python based certification.

    https://www.comptia.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/2019/05/07/comptia-explores-new-certifications
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,665 Admin
    Maybe it's not a cert centered around Python but instead only features Python-based exam items. Pentest+ contains items featuring several different programming languages including Python. CompTIA may have gotten some ideas from putting together Pentest+ that they are expanding into other exams.
  • yoba222yoba222 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,127 ■■■■■■■■□□
    That's right there was a bunch of scripting on the Pentest+. They pulled it off well too, come to think about it.
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  • ThePawofRizzoThePawofRizzo SSCP, A+, N+, Sec+, CySA+, Cloud+, CWTS Member Posts: 389 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Last I saw anything about a new cert for CompTIA was they were looking for SMEs for a Business Analyst type exam.  It appears to be in the early stages though.
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