CompTIA's A+ certification is meant for entry-level computer technicians. The A+ certification is a vendor-neutral certification that was introduced in 1993 and is now held by over 500,000 people. It has no prerequisites but is widely used as a starting point for various system administration and network administration certifications.
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CompTIA's A+ certification is meant for entry-level computer technicians. The A+ certification is a vendor-neutral certification that was introduced in 1993 and is now held by over 500,000 people. It has no prerequisites but is widely used as a starting point for various system administration and network administration certifications. For example, the A+ certification, coupled with either the CompTIA Network+ or Server+ certification, can be used as an elective for Microsoft's MCSA certification.
The skills and knowledge measured by the CompTIA A+ exams were derived from an industry-wide and worldwide job task analysis. It means that by doing this course you are equipped to deal with every conceivable issue you face at work. Earning CompTIA A+ certification proves that you have a broad base of knowledge and competency in core hardware and operating system technologies including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking.
COMPTIA A+ Certification Requirements
For A+ Certification, you must pass 2 exams. CompTIA A+ Core Hardware (2003) and the A+ Operating System Technologies examination.
- The Core Hardware examination measures essential competencies for an entry-level IT professional or PC service technician.
- The A+ Core Hardware exam will validate whether you have the important knowledge and skills necessary to competently install, build, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot and repair personal computer compatible hardware including troubleshooting basic network and internet connectivity, dial-up, DSL, and cable. Additionally, the A+ Core Hardware exam will cover the latest memory, bus, peripherals, and wireless technologies.
- The Operating System Technologies examination measures essential operating system competencies for an entry level I.T professional
- Once you have completed this course you will able to demonstrate basic knowledge of operating systems (Windows 9x, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, and Windows 2000). Additionally, the 2003 Objectives will cover later operating systems (Windows Me and Windows XP).
% Of Examination
1.0 Installation, Configuration and Upgrading
2.0 Diagnosing and Troubleshooting
3.0 Preventive Maintenance
6.0 Basic Networking
Exam 2: Operating Systems
% Of Examination
1.0 OS Fundamentals
2.0 Installation, Configuration and Upgrading
3.0 Diagnosing and Troubleshooting