So I'm going in for my first A+ exam today, the 220-701 Essentials exam. I studied as best as I could with the material I purchased. Got the CompTIA A+ 2009 In Depth book (ISBN-13: 978-1-4354-5489-7) authored by Jean Andrews and studied the crap out of it for the past 2 months. Just wish I had some practice tests or something because I feel like I'm going into it blind as a bat.
Passed with a score of 875/900. That's a 97%. Yeesh... all of that studying really paid off! I have to take the 220-702 next Wednesday, it's the exam which covers the practical aspects of A+ certification.
Originally Posted by jeepcache
i have not the slightest clue what you are talking about, but i wish you the best of luck!
The CompTIA A+ certification measures your ability to upgrade, diagnose, and repair computer related equipment. There's an essentials exam, which I just took, and it covers your knowledge of common computer equipment, printers, media, customer service, and basic networking. Then there is the practical exam, which covers applied theory in those areas.
It's a pretty basic certification, but I plan on getting my Network+ next, then off to get some vendor specific certifications from Microsoft and Cisco.
I took that about 10 years ago, failed the software part, passed the hardware part.. do you still gotta know all the lines of a config.sys file??
No, they have updated it. Since MS-DOS isn't really used anymore, they didn't include anything about CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT. But you do need to know about Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. They make mention of Windows 7, but there isn't any material on it.
By the way, I passed A+ certified to work on your junk, now.