CompTIA A+ 2019

CompTIA A+ is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. It is about much more than PC repair.

CompTIA A+ 2019 is the foundation of your IT career

CompTIA A+ is 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.
  • Technicians 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.

The New CompTIA A+

CompTIA is constantly reviewing and updating the items on our certification exams with major revisions every three years.

The CompTIA A+ Core Series is the latest version with expanded content on growing parts of the IT support role including an expansion of baseline security topics and a different approach to defining competency in operational procedures. 

Click here to learn about how this exciting new version of A+ is helping develop proven problem solvers for today’s digital world.

The English version of the 900 series exams retired July 31, 2019. Other languages will retire October 1, 2019. Candidates must pass both exams in the same series to earn certification.

Build your own desktop computer 

CompTIA A+ Certification exams test you on a large amount of hardware knowledge. One of the most rewarding experiences you can have in IT is the satisfaction of building your first computer.

Few things are so intimidating and yet so simple. Building a desktop computer is an exhilarating way to familiarize yourself with hardware and components.

The muscle memory and time-intensive process teaches you in a way that reading and watching just can’t. Building a desktop helps clarify what the RAM, HDD, SSD, GPU, CPU, MOBO and a host of other acronyms mean.

CompTIA A+ exams have MANY questions covering a large spectrum of hardware and software knowledge that is required at an entry-level Information Technology job.

Building a desktop gives you experience in setting up an OS, running through a BIOS, hardware differences, selecting case and motherboard type, and much more.

It is a great way to feel confident on exam day, knowing that the hardware portion of the CompTIA exam is not just theory but real world practice.

CompTIA A+ certification is confirmation that the holder has a broad base of knowledge and competency in hardware and operating system technologies. The skill of the CompTIA A+ holder includes installation, configuration, diagnosing, of basic IT networks.The course contends are shown below:

Examination 220-901 CompTIA A+

Day 1: Objective 1.0 Hardware

1.1 BIOS
1.2 Motherboards and Motherboard Components.
1.3 RAM. Random Access Memory, w/ troubleshooting
1.4 PC Expansion Cards.
1.5 Storage w/troubleshooting
1.6 The CPU
1.7 Including 1.11: PC Connections and Connectors
1.8 Power & Power Supplies w/troubleshooting
1.9 The Right PC: Home Assignment with Exam.
1.10 Video and Sound
1.11 Completed with 1.7 above.
1.12 Install and configure common peripheral devices.

Day 2: Objective 1.0 Hardware.

1.13 Printers: Install & Configure
1.14 Printers: Different Technologies
1.15 Printers: Maintenance.

Objective 2.0 Networking

2.1 Cables & Connectors
2.2 Cable Characteristics.
2.3 TCP/IP
2.4 TCP/IP & UDP Ports
2.5 WIFI Networking.
2.6 SOHO Networking, Install and Configure.
2.7 Connection Types
2.8 Connection Devices.
2.9 Networking Tools of the Trade.

Day 3: Objective 3.0 Mobile Devices

3.1 Laptop Hardware & Components
3.2 Laptop Components
3.3 Laptop Features.
3.4 Other Mobile Devices: Tablets, Phones, etc.
3.5 Accessories and Ports’

Objective 4.0 Hardware and Network Troubleshooting.

4.1 This objective covered in 1.0 above
4.2 This objective covered in 1.0 above
4.3 This objective covered in 1.0 above
4.4 This objective covered in 2.0 above
4.5 This objective covered in 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 above.
4.6 This objective covered in 1.0 above.

Examination 220-902 CompTIA A+

Day 4 Objective 1.0 Windows Operating Systems

1.1 Compare Operating Systems Windows Vista, 7, 8, & 8.1
1.2 Operating System Installation
1.3 Command Line Tools.
1.4 OS Features and Tools.
1.5 The Control Panel
1.6 Install Networking on a Desktop.
1.7 Preventative Maintenance and Tools

Objective 2.0 Other Operating Systems

2.1 MAC OS and Linux
2.2 Virtualization
2.3 The Cloud
2.4 Network Hosts
2.5 Mobile Operating Systems: Android, IOS, etc.
2.6 Install and Configure Mobile OS systems.
2.7 Mobile Data synchronization

Day 5 Objective 3.0 Security

3.1 Common Threats and Vulnerabilities
3.2 Prevention
3.3 OS Security Settings.
3.4 Deploy Security Best Practices per Workstation
3.5 Securing the mobile device
3.6 Data Disposal and Destruction
3.7 Secure a SOHO wired and wireless network.

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