A plus Training, Practice & Testing
So you want to get the CompTIA A+ certification. You will need to pass two exams both the A+ 220-801 Hardware and the 220-802 Software. As seen in the A+ exam objectives you have a lot of ground to cover. Here are the prerequisite as stated in the CompTIA published A+ exam objectives:
The CompTIA A+ examination measures the competencies deemed necessary for an entry-level IT support technician with the equivalent knowledge of at least 12 months of hands-on experience in the lab and/or field. To be successful at the A+ exam, candidates will have the required knowledge to assemble components based on user requirements and specifications, install, configure and maintain devices, PCs and software for end users. A basic understanding of virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment is also in the objectives. Additionally they will need to understand the basics of networking and both security and forensics as they will need to understand how to properly and safely diagnose, fix and document typical hardware and software issues all the while applying best practice troubleshooting procedures. Finally the successful candidate will also have the ability to provide appropriate professional customer support.
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If you are new to PC support then you will need classroom training to provide you with the best preparation experience possible. For those of you who prefer to study for the exam in a classroom environment this will be the solution. If not, then another alternative is self-study.
There are a lot of books and online study options that cover the main CompTIA exams. One of our favorite ones is free and provided by Professor Messer.
Our self-paced, interactive A+ practice test products offer a great training solution if you have the right prerequisite i.e. a working knowledge of the A+ exam objectives. If you do not have that go back up and read the training sections above. If you do have the prerequisite knowledge then CertBlaster will allow you to study for you’re A+ certification online anywhere, anytime.
You will sit for the exam at a Pearson Vue testing center. You will need to set an appointment and have in hand the two A+ test vouchers that you buy from CompTIA or any of their authorized partners.