A+ Core Exam

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The A+ Certification is a testing program sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) that certifies the competency of service technicians in the computer industry. The CompTIA A+ certification is the first step of your professional IT journey. It’s the ideal foundational certification to get started on a career working with cutting-edge information technologies. It covers mobile, tablets, laptops, desktops and beyond. The exam verifies an individual can troubleshoot networking and security issues within operating systems such as Apple, Android, Windows and more.

The program is backed by major computer hardware and software vendors, distributors, resellers, publications, and industry associations. A+ certification signifies that the certified individual possesses the knowledge and skills essential for a successful entry-level (6 months experience) computer service technician, as defined by experts from companies across the industry.

In order to receive the CompTIA A+ certification, you must pass two exams; 220-801 A+ Core and 220-802 A+ Essentials.

The official CompTia® exam covers the following information:

Test Details
Exam Codes CompTIA A+ 220-801 and CompTIA A+ 220-802
CompTIA A+ JK0-801 and JK0-802 (for CompTIA Academy Partners Only) 
Number of Questions Maximum of 90
Type of Questions Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test 90 Minutes
Passing Score CompTIA A+ 220-801: 675 (on a scale of 900)
CompTIA A+ 220-802: 700 (on a scale of 900)
Recommended Experience

Six to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field

Languages English, Japanese, German, Thai, Spanish, 
Simplified Chinese, French, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese
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