A+ Certification FAQ

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A+ Certification FAQ:
What is A+ Certification
A+ Essentials exam details
A+ Practical exam details
A+ Exam cram notes
How many questions in A+
A+ questions
What is the passing score for A+ Essentials and A+ Practical
Which languages the exam is available?
Comptia a+ Which books do you recommend?
Which practice tests are good for preparation?

Do we need to take any practices tests or the course book is sufficient?
How many days will it take for preparation?
Do we need any hands on practice?
CertExams.com A+ practice tests

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CompTIA A+ is a certification that is widely recognized in the IT industry as a benchmark for entry-level technicians. Here are some frequently asked questions about the certification:

Q: What is the CompTIA A+ certification?
A: The CompTIA A+ certification is a vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates a technician's proficiency in areas such as hardware, software, and troubleshooting.

Q: What are the requirements for taking the CompTIA A+ exam?
A: There are no formal prerequisites for taking the CompTIA A+ exam, but CompTIA recommends that candidates have at least 6-12 months of hands-on experience in the IT field before attempting the certification.

Q: How many exams are required for the CompTIA A+ certification?
A: To become CompTIA A+ certified, you must pass two exams: the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) and the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102).

Q: How long is the CompTIA A+ certification valid?
A: The CompTIA A+ certification is valid for three years. To maintain the certification, you will need to renew it by passing the current version of the CompTIA A+ exam.

Q: How much does the CompTIA A+ certification cost?
A: The cost of the CompTIA A+ certification varies depending on the testing center and location, but on average it cost about $219 for each exam.

Q: What type of job will I be qualified for with a CompTIA A+ certification?
A: With a CompTIA A+ certification, you will be qualified for entry-level IT positions such as IT support technician, help desk technician, and field service technician.

Q: What are the passing requirements for the CompTIA A+ certification exam?
A: The passing score for the CompTIA A+ certification exam is 675 out of 900 points.

Q: Are there any language options for the CompTIA A+ certification exam?
A: The CompTIA A+ certification exam is available in English, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish.

Q: What type of questions are on the CompTIA A+ certification exam?
A: The CompTIA A+ certification exam consists of multiple-choice and performance-based questions.

Q: What is the format of the CompTIA A+ certification exam?
A: The CompTIA A+ certification exam is a computer-based test and is administered at Pearson VUE test centers.

Q: Can I retake the CompTIA A+ certification exam if I fail?
A: Yes, you can retake the CompTIA A+ certification exam if you fail, but you will need to wait a certain amount of time before being able to retake the exam.

Q: Does the CompTIA A+ certification expire?
A: Yes, the CompTIA A+ certification expires after 3 years. Renewal can be done by earning Continuing Education (CE) credits or by passing the current version of the exam.

Q: Are there any renewal fees for the CompTIA A+ certification?
A: Yes, there is a renewal fee to maintain your CompTIA A+ certification. The fee varies depending on the method of renewal, whether it is through CEUs or retake the exam.

Q: Can I use the CompTIA A+ certification to work internationally?
A: The CompTIA A+ certification is globally recognized, so it can help you pursue a career in IT support in many countries around the world.

Q: Are there any specific job roles for CompTIA A+ certified professionals?
A: Yes, the CompTIA A+ certification is typically associated with entry-level IT roles such as computer technician, help desk support, and IT support specialist, but it is also a building block for other certifications to advance your career in IT field.

Q: Can I take the CompTIA A+ certification exam online?
A: No, the CompTIA A+ certification exam is a computer-based test that must be taken in person at a Pearson VUE testing center.

Q: How long is the CompTIA A+ certification exam?
A: The CompTIA A+ certification exam consists of two separate exams, CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) and CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102). Each exam is 90 minutes long.

Q: Is there a specific study material that I need to use to prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification exam?
A: CompTIA recommends using their approved study materials, such as study guides, practice tests, and instructor-led training, to prepare for the exam. However, you can also use other study materials as long as they cover the exam objectives.

Q: How soon will I receive my results after taking the CompTIA A+ certification exam?
A: You will receive your exam results immediately after completing the test.

Q: What type of certificate will I receive upon passing the CompTIA A+ certification exam?
A: Upon passing the CompTIA A+ certification exam, you will receive a digital certificate, which can be printed and displayed on your resume or CV.

Q: Can I use the CompTIA A+ certification to work in a specific industry?
A: The CompTIA A+ certification is vendor-neutral, so it can be used in any industry that requires entry-level IT support.

Q: Will I have access to any benefits once I am CompTIA A+ certified?
A: Yes, CompTIA A+ certified professionals have access to benefits such as discounts on CompTIA certifications and training, access to exclusive industry resources and networking opportunities, and more.

Q: Is there any other requirement to maintain the CompTIA A+ certification?
A: To maintain the CompTIA A+ certification, you will have to earn Continuing Education (CE) credits or retake the exam every three years.

Q: Are there any practice tests available for the CompTIA A+ certification exam?
A: Yes, there are many practice tests available for the CompTIA A+ certification exam, both from CompTIA and third-party providers. Practice tests can be a helpful tool for preparing for the exam and familiarizing yourself with the types of questions that will be asked.

Check out, A+ Core 1 220-1101 practice tests
and Comptia A+ Core 2 220-2201 practice tests

Q: Does the CompTIA A+ certification cover both Windows and Mac operating systems?
A: Yes, the CompTIA A+ certification covers both Windows and Mac operating systems, as well as other popular operating systems such as Linux.

Q: Does the CompTIA A+ certification cover mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets?
A: Yes, the CompTIA A+ certification covers mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, including troubleshooting and repair of these devices.

Q: Is there a specific code of conduct that I need to follow while taking the CompTIA A+ certification exam?
A: Yes, there is a code of conduct that must be followed while taking the CompTIA A+ certification exam. This includes not bringing prohibited items into the testing center and not engaging in any cheating or misconduct.

Q: Can I take the CompTIA A+ certification exam in multiple languages?
A: The CompTIA A+ certification exam is available in multiple languages including English, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish.

Q: Are there any discounts available for the CompTIA A+ certification exam?
A: CompTIA offers various discounts for different group of people like student, military and others. Check the CompTIA website for more information on available discounts.

Q: How long does it take to receive the hard copy certificate after passing the CompTIA A+ certification exam?
A: You can expect to receive your hard copy certificate within 4-6 weeks after passing the CompTIA A+ certification exam.

Q: Is there any difference between the CompTIA A+ certification and CompTIA A+ Essentials certification?
A: No, the CompTIA A+ certification and CompTIA A+ Essentials certification are the same thing. "Essentials" is just an older name for the same certification.