The A + certification demonstrates competence as a computer technician. This certification indicates that the owner has the qualifications and training to troubleshoot and repair computers.


CompTIA A + certification is a vendor neutral certification covering numerous vendor technologies and operating systems such as Microsoft, Apple Inc., Novell, and some of the Linux distributions


A + is a unique certification for entry-level hardware technicians. It is one of the most recognized certifications worldwide. It is intended for anyone who requires an internationally recognized credential as a competent computer professional.


How to obtain the CompTIA A + certification?


The A + certification is sponsored by CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association). To obtain certification, you must pass two tests: exam 220-801 and exam 220-802. Both tests must be passed in order to receive A + certification.


The study material required for the exam is:


  • PC with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8
  • Ground connection
  • Anti Static wrist strap (ESD bracelet or ground bracelet)
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Calculator


The CompTIA A + 220-801 certification exam is based on the following topics:


  • PC hardware
  • Networking
  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • Operational procedures


The CompTIA A + 220-802 certification exam is based on the following topics:


  • Operating systems
  • Security
  • Mobile devices
  • Problem solving


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