Radford University is now recognized as a CompTIA Authorized Academy Partner! This opens up certain benefits for RU students. One of the primary benefits for students is a substantial discount on certification exam fees, which are usually around 50%.

We also have our first Radford student, Matt Lyles, that has taken and passed the Network + Certification today. The regular cost of this exam is $285; Matt paid only $141 dollars for the exam just for being a Radford student, and saved $144!

Take advantage of CompTIA benefits

  • Visit CompTIA's Academic Marketplace at to setup an account and order the voucher for any CompTIA Certification Exam. 
  • Use your email address, and our CompTIA partner number which is 682174. The voucher they purchase is good for 12 months. 
  • After getting the voucher, register with a Pearson VUE test center in North America at Students can search for the closest test center and register for the exam. Most exams are available at the local community colleges. Attached is the latest copy of exams and fees.

CompTIA has added certifications for Linux +, Cloud +, Cloud Essentials, and Healthcare IT Technician. They are also developing a new cert for a Cyber Security Analyst +.

Series Exam Title Full Cost Student Discount
Mastery CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner $414 $298
Professional CompTIA A+ 199 91
Professional CompTIA Network+ 285 141
Professional CompTIA Security+ 311 197
Professional CompTIA Server+ 285 228
Professional CompTIA Project+ 285 141
Professional CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI 194 152
Professional CompTIA Cloud+ 285 141
Professional CompTIA Mobility+ 277 137
Professional CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA 269 215
Specialty Healthcare IT Technician 112 68
Specialty Cloud Essentials 209 146
Specialty CompTIA CDIA+ 311 197
Specialty CompTIA CTT+(cbt) 285 141
Specialty CompTIA CTT+(vbt) 311 197
Basics IT Fundamentals 112 68