Go into your CompTIA certification exam with poise and confidence. Here’s how you get ready for your exam day, what to expect during the test and what you need to know when you’ve completed the test.
What is a CompTIA Exam?
Watch the video below to get an overview of the test environment, the features of the test as well as the type of questions that are included, and how long the test will take.
Before the test
The better you’re prepared for your exam, the higher the chances that you’ll pass.
During the test
You’ll be answering different types of questions during your certification exam, such as:
- Multiple choice
- Multiple response
- Fill in the blank
- Drag and drop
- Performance-based (Learn more)
Each certification exam uses different types of questions and you may see some or all of these question types during your test.
Prior to starting your exam, you’ll learn how much time you have to complete the test and what score you’ll need to achieve to pass your exam. For example, you can take up to 90 minutes to answer the questions in each of the two CompTIA A+ exams and you'll need a score of 850 or higher to pass.
After the test
Your exam score will be shown on your screen immediately after you’ve completed your exam. If you’ve passed the exam, please make sure that you keep records of
- Your score report with your exam registration number.
- The email address that you used to register for your exam.
You will need this information to be able to log in to your certification account.
If you did not pass your exam
Don’t give up! It’s not the end of your certification path and you can take your certification exam again. Here are ideas how to prepare for your retake.
- Keep your score report to understand in which areas you are doing well and which areas need improvement. Focus your study on these areas.
- Use CompTIA CertMaster to address your knowledge gaps.
When you’re ready and feel confident about what you’ve added to your knowledge, purchase a voucher and schedule your exam.