CompTiA A

CompTiA A

CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world.
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Why is it different?

The only credential with performance-based items to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks in the moment
Trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in end point management & technical support roles
Regularly re-invented by IT experts to ensure that it validates core skills and abilities demanded in the workplace

Examination & Certifcation

About THE Exam

The CompTIA A+ Core Series requires candidates to pass two exams: Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002) covering the following new content :-
Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals
Configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS and administer client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software
Troubleshoot and problem solve core service and support challenges while applying best practices for documentation, change management, and scripting
Support basic IT infrastructure and networking
Configure and support PC, mobile and IoT device hardware
Implement basic data backup and recovery methods and apply data storage and management best practices

What Skills Will You Learn?

HARDWARE
OPERATING SYSTEMS
SOFTWARE TROUBLESHOOTING
NETWORKING
HARDWARE & NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING
SECURITY
MOBILE DEVICES
VIRTUALIZATION & CLOUD COMPUTING

Jobs That use CompTiA A+

Service Desk Analyst

Data Support Technician

Help Desk Tech

Desktop Support Administrator

Technical Support Specialist

End User Computing Technician

Field Service Technician

Help Desk Technician

Associate Network Engineer

System Support Specialist

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Exam Details

Exam Codes CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902
(Academy customers use the same codes)Candidates must complete both 901 and 902 to earn certification. Exams cannot be combined across the series.
CompTIA A+ 220-1001 (Core 1) and 220-1002 (Core 2)

 

Candidates must complete both 1001 and 1002 to earn certification. Exams cannot be combined across the series.

Launch Date December 15, 2015 January 15, 2019
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.

CompTIA A+ 220-1001 covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing and network troubleshooting.

 

CompTIA A+ 220-1002 covers installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting and operational procedures.

Number of Questions Maximum of 90 questions per exam Maximum of 90 questions per exam
Type of Questions Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based
Length of Test 90 Minutes per exam 90 Minutes per exam
Passing Score 220-901: 675 (on a scale of 100-900)
220-902: 700 (on a scale of 100-900)

220-1001: 675 (on a scale of 100-900)
220-1002: 700 (on a scale of 100-900)

Recommended Experience 9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field 9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field
Languages English, German, Japanese, Portuguese, French, Spanish (Modern), Simplified Chinese and Thai English at launch. German, Japanese, Portuguese, Thai and Spanish