CompTIA A+ is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. It is about much more than PC repair.
CompTIA is constantly reviewing and updating the items on our certification exams with major revisions every three years. The CompTIA A+ Core Series is the latest version with expanded content on growing parts of the IT support role including an expansion of baseline security topics and a different approach to defining competency in operational procedures. Click here to learn about how this exciting new version of A+ is helping develop proven problem solvers for today's digital world.
The English version of the 900 series exams will retire July 31, 2019. Other languages will retire October 1, 2019. Candidates must pass both exams in the same series to earn certification.
|Launch Date||January 15, 2019 (NEW)||December 15, 2015|
|Exam Description||CompTIA A+ 220-1001 covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing and network troubleshooting.
CompTIA A+ 220-1002 covers installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting and operational procedures.
|CompTIA A+ 220-901 covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues.
CompTIA A+ 220-902 covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux. It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures.
|Exam Codes||CompTIA A+ 220-1001 (Core 1) and 220-1002 (Core 2)
Candidates must complete both 1001 and 1002 to earn certification. Exams cannot be combined across the series.
|CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 (Academy customers use the same codes)
Candidates must complete both 901 and 902 to earn certification. Exams cannot be combined across the series.
|Recommended Experience||9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field||9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field|
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