CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT.
CompTIA A+ is the foundation of your IT career
CompTIA A+ is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. It is about much more than PC repair.
Candidates are better prepared to troubleshoot and problem solve.
Technicians understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security.
A+ supports the ability to connect users to the data they need to do their jobs regardless of the devices being used.
9 skills that you master and validate with CompTIA A+
Identifying, using, and connecting hardware components and devices.
WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMS
Install and support Windows OS including command line & client support.
Troubleshoot PC and mobile device issues including application security support.
Explain types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO.
HARDWARE & NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING
Troubleshoot device and network issues.
Identify and protect against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections.
Install & configure laptops and other mobile devices.
OTHER OS & TECHNOLOGIES
Understand Mac OS, Linux and mobile OS.
Follow best practices for safety, environmental impacts, and communication and professionalism.
|Exam Codes||CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902
(Academy customers use the same codes)
|Launch Date||December 15, 2015|
|Exam Description||CompTIA A+ 220-901 covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues.
CompTIA A+ 220-902 covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux. It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures.
|Number of Questions||Maximum of 90 questions per exam|
|Type of Questions||Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based|
|Length of Test||90 Minutes per exam|
|Passing Score||220-901: 675 (on a scale of 900)
220-902: 700 (on a scale of 900)
|Recommended Experience||9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field|
|Languages||English, German, Japanese, Portuguese, French and Spanish (Modern)|
|Retirement||TBD – Usually three years after launch|
|Price||$211 USD per exam (See all pricing)|