What is it?
CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to networking to virtualization and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world.
Why is it different?
CompTIA A+ is the only industry recognized credential with performance testing to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks. It is trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in end point management & technical support roles. CompTIA A+ appears in more tech support job listings than any other IT credential.
About the exam
CompTIA A+ validates the skills required to install and configure end-user devices and software; connect devices to networks; perform basic cybersecurity mitigations; troubleshoot common problems to diagnose and resolve issues; and demonstrate basic knowledge of scripting, the cloud, and virtualization.
The CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) exam covers four domains.
• Operating Systems (31%)
• Security (25%)
• Software Troubleshooting (22%)
• Operational Procedures (22%)
The CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) exam covers five domains.
• Mobile devices (15%)
• Networking (20%)
• Hardware (25%)
• Virtualization and Cloud Computing (11%)
• Hardware and Network Troubleshooting (29%)
The new CompTIA A+ emphasizes the technologies and skills IT pros need to support
a hybrid workforce.
• CompTIA A+ reflects the increased reliance on SaaS applications for remote work.
• The new CompTIA A+ focuses more than before on troubleshooting and how to remotely diagnose and correct common software, hardware or connectivity problems.
• A+ focuses on changing core technologies from cloud infrastructure and IoT device security to data management and scripting.
• Technicians encounter multiple operating systems on a regular basis, and A+ now covers the major systems, their use cases, and how to keep them running properly.
• CompTIA A+ reflects the changing nature of the job role, where many tasks are sent to specialized providers. Certified personnel are able to assess whether it’s best to fix something on site, or to save time and money by sending proprietary technologies directly to vendors.