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CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT and 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 and technicians better 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.

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Of managers use certifications as recruitment criteria

$53,100

The median annual wage for computer user support specialists

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The number of IT jobs is expected to grow more than 28% by 2026

About The Exam

CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today's digital world and is trusted by employers to identify the go-to person in end point management & technical support roles. A+ is the only industry recognized credential with performance-based items to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks in the moment. The CompTIA A+ Core Series has been re-invented in 2019 by IT experts to ensure that it validates core skills and abilities demanded in the workplace. CompTIA A+ certified professionals support today's core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more.

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Prepare for your exam with training straight from the source. CompTIA's suite of CertMaster online training offers options for every level of expertise, allows you to learn at your own pace and to pass your exam with confidence!

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CertMaster Learn is the only comprehensive eLearning solution developed exclusively by CompTIA. This interactive and self-paced tool is designed to help the learner build confidence and ensure mastery for success on the exam and support long-term retention of the material through innovative gamification features, a customizable learning plan, and performance-based questions, all tied to the A+ exam objectives.

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The A+ training and certification bundle combines everything you need to prepare for the exam and helps you pass it. It even includes your exam retake voucher.

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CertMaster products have been exclusively developed by CompTIA for the candidate. This interactive and self-paced tool combines instructional lessons with assessments, videos, and performance-based questions to provide over 40 hours of content tied to exam objectives. CertMaster Learn uses gamification features such as achievement badges and a game center, encourage and motivate learners to engage with the content and accomplish study goals.

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CompTIA study guides have been developed using Official CompTIA Content, the only study material exclusively developed by CompTIA for the CompTIA certification candidate. This fully illustrated book covers all exam objectives and is packed with informative and accessible content.

The Study Guide eBook's includes review questions at the end of each unit to help ensure confidence, and a comprehensive glossary to help users get the most out of their learning. eBooks are delivered through the Skillpipe platform. The Skillpipe eReader gives browser- or app-based access to the full content with bookmarking and annotation features.

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CertMaster Practice is aligned with the exam objectives for the CompTIA exam and features question-first design, real-time learning analytics, and content refreshers. CertMaster Practice quickly assesses a learner's base of knowledge and then focuses on their weak areas, building their confidence and ensuring mastery for success not only on the exam but for a long-term retention of the material as they progress through their careers.

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- Designed to be used in conjunction with other training materials
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Global certification for the skills required to pursue an IT security career.

A+ Exam Voucher – CompTIA A+ is the preferred performance-based qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. A+ supports the ability to connect users to the data they need to do their jobs regardless of the devices being used. In order to receive the CompTIA A+ certification, candidates must pass two exams: Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002).

Why Train and Certify with CompTIA?

A+ is proof to employers you can get the job done

Globally trusted, vendor-neutral certification

More than 23,500 job postings in 2016 required applicants to have CompTIA A+ certification

A+ is a system check for yourself. Are you good enough for the job you want? With A+ you are.

Darius Peterson, IT Specialist, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists

I am proud of what I have achieved. I could not have done it without A+.

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I got my A+ and it is the best thing I ever did.

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Exam Codes CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902
(Academy customers use the same codes)
CompTIA A+ 220-1001 (Core 1) and 220-1002 (Core 2)
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, Simplified Chinese and Spanish in 2019
Retirement English will retire July 31, 2019

Other languages are TBD

TBD – Usually three years after launch
Price $219 USD per exam $219 USD