In order to receive the CompTIA A+ certification, you must pass two exams.
A+ Essentials, exam code 220-701, measures the necessary competencies of an entry-level IT professional
with a recommended 500 hours of hands-on experience in the lab or field.
It tests for technical understanding of computer technology, networking
and security, as well as communication skills and professionalism.
CompTIA A+ Practical Application, exam code 220-702, 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.
The current version of the CompTIA A+ certification exam is the 800 series. You can take either the two 700 series exams or the two 800 series exams to
become CompTIA A+ certified.