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CompTIA A+ (A+)

The CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for computer support technicians. The international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. CompTIA A+ certified technicians also have excellent customer service and communication skills to work with clients
Certification Summary
Examination Papers & Topics
The latest version of CompTIA A+ is CompTIA A+ 2009 Edition. Two exams are necessary to be certified:
  1. CompTIA A+ Essentials, exam code 220-701;
  2. CompTIA A+ Practical Application, exam code 220-702.
 CompTIA A+ Essentials measures the necessary competencies of an entry-level IT professional with at least 500 hours of hands-on experience in the lab or field. It tests for the fundamentals of computer technology, networking and security, as well as the communication skills and professionalism now required of all entry-level IT professionals.
CompTIA A+ Practical Application is an extension of the knowledge and skills identified in CompTIA A+ Essentials, with more of a "hands-on" orientation focused on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems.
Examination Style
Both exams are consisting of 100 questions to be completed in 90 minutes.
Examination Passing Score
Passing score is 675 for CompTIA A+ Essentials, 700 for CompTIA A+ Practical Application on a scale of 100-900.
Examination & Results Dates
CompTIA A+ exam is provided around the year and results report is generated immediately after completing the exam through Prometric's software. 
CompTIA certification exams are provided through Pearson VUE and Prometric. Visit their sites to find the closest testing center to you.
Examination Mode Computer-based
Areas of Specialization
  • Information Technology
Professional Body CompTIA
Location of Incorporation United States