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Retirement Dates For CompTIA Exams

The list below contains current exam codes and retirement dates for selected CompTIA certification tests.

CompTIA Professional Series

  • CompTIA A+ce. Exam codes: 220-901 / 220-902. Exam retirement date: approximately 3 years from its release date (released on December 15, 2015).
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  • CompTIA Network+ce. Exam code: N10-007. Exam retirement date: approximately 3 years from its release date (released on March 21, 2018).
  • CompTIA Network+ce. Exam code: N10-006. Exam retirement date: English version of this exam retired on August 31, 2018 and is no longer available for test takers. Other language versions (German, Japanese, Spanish, French, and Arabic) are scheduled to retire on January 31, 2019.
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  • CompTIA Security+ce. Exam code: SY0-501. Exam retirement date: approximately 3 years from its release date (released on October ‚Äč4, 2017).
  • CompTIA Security+ce. Exam code: SY0-401. Exam retirement date: English version of this exam retired on July 31, 2018 and is no longer available for test takers. Other language versions (Japanese, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese) are scheduled to retire on December 15, 2018.
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Certifications with the +ce (Continuing Education) suffix are valid for 3 years and require periodic renewal. Candidates certified on or before December 31, 2010 are still considered certified for life, but further lifetime certifications for CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ are no longer available.