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A Look at the CompTIA A+ 801 and 802 Exams

Author: Michael Gregg 3 January 2013 1,937 views One Comment

couplestudy21694016For many IT professionals, one of the first certifications they obtain is the A+. Individuals just getting into the IT field or wanting to increase their knowledge should know that two new A+ exams are available. These are the 220-801 and 220-802. These exams will replace 220-701 and 220-702. While the previous exams will continue to be available until August of 2013, now would be a good time to start considering the new exams.

One reason to consider the new exams is that they test candidates on the most current technology and skills. 220-801 addresses core knowledge areas, including:

  • Hardware — 40%
  • Networking — 27%
  • Laptops — 11%
  • Operational Procedures — 11%

220-802 will require candidates to understand the following topics:

  • Operating systems — 33%
  • Security — 22%
  • Mobile devices — 9%
  • Troubleshooting — 36%

The items covered on the exam, including mobile devices, smart phones, and tablets, are the same skills you’ll need to understand when working in the IT field. The A+ certification is a good place to start if you’ve been thinking about making the move to IT.

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One Comment »

  • CertForums said:

    Its great that CompTIA have made these updates to the A+ exams, we need to keep upto date with technology. This update will enable everyone to do just that.

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