CompTIA A+ – What is A+?
What is CompTIA A+ certification? Definition
The A+ certification demonstrates competency as a computer technician. This certification indicates that the holder has the skills and training to troubleshoot and repair computers.
CompTIA A+ certification is a vendor neutral certification that covers numerous technologies and operating systems from such vendors as Microsoft, Apple Inc., Novell and some of the Linux distributions
A+ is a common certification for entry-level hardware technicians. It is one of the largest certification worldwide. It is for anyone who wants an internationally recognized credential as a competent computer service professional.
How to become CompTIA A+ certified?
The A+ certification is sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). It requires two tests to be passed: the 220-801 exam and the 220-802 exam. Both of these tests must be passed in order to receive A+ certification.
To study for the exam, the following materials are needed:
- A PC with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8
- Grounding pad
- Anti Static Wrist Strap (ESD Bracelet or Ground Bracelet)
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Flat head screwdriver
The CompTIA A+ 220-801 certification exam is based on these topics:
- PC Hardware
- Operational Procedures
The CompTIA A+ 220-802 certification exam is based on these topics:
- Operating Systems
- Mobile Devices