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Retirement Dates for CompTIA Exams


A+

CompTIA A+ce. Exam codes: 220-1001 (Core 1) / 220-1002 (Core 2). Exam retirement date: approximately 3 years from its release date (released January 15, 2019).

CompTIA A+ce. Exam codes: 220-901 / 220-902. Exam retirement date: the English language version of this exam retired July 31, 2019. German language version retired October 25, 2019. Japanese language version retired January 31, 2020. Other language versions retired October 1, 2019. This exam is no longer available for test takers.

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Network+

CompTIA Network+ce. Exam code: N10-008. Exam retirement date: approximately 3 years from its release date (released September 15, 2021).

CompTIA Network+ce. Exam code: N10-007. Exam retirement date: June 2022 (released March 21, 2018).

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Security+

CompTIA Security+ce. Exam code: SY0-601. Exam retirement date: approximately 3 years from its release date (released November 12, 2020).

CompTIA Security+ce. Exam code: SY0-501. Exam retirement date: the English language version of this exam retired July 31, 2021. All other languages are scheduled to retire Q1 2022.

CompTIA Security+ce. Exam code: SY0-401. Exam retirement date: English version of this exam retired July 31, 2018. Other language versions (Japanese, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese) retired December 15, 2018. This exam is no longer available for test takers.

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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.