CompTIA A+

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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+

HARDWARE HARDWARE

Identifying, using, and connecting hardware components and devices.

WINDOWS ​OPERATING SYSTEMS WINDOWS ​OPERATING SYSTEMS

Install and support Windows OS including command line & client support.

SOFTWARE TROUBLESHOOTING SOFTWARE TROUBLESHOOTING

Troubleshoot PC and mobile device issues including application security support.

NETWORKING NETWORKING

Explain types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO.

HARDWARE & NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING HARDWARE & NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING

Troubleshoot device and network issues.

SECURITY SECURITY

Identify and protect against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections.

MOBILE DEVICES MOBILE DEVICES

Install & configure laptops and other mobile devices.

OTHER OS & TECHNOLOGIES OTHER OS & TECHNOLOGIES

Understand Mac OS, Linux and mobile OS.

OTHER OS & TECHNOLOGIES OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES

Follow best practices for safety, environmental impacts, and communication and professionalism.

 

Exam Details
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.
View the CompTIA A+ 900 FAQ page.

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)