Two exams are necessary to be certified: CompTIA A+ Essentials, exam code 220-801; and CompTIA A+ Practical Application, exam code 220-802.
Earning a CompTIA certification can help you get the right skills to begin and advance your career in the IT industry. Whether you're an entry-level technician or an experienced professional looking to expand your knowledge base, focused training and gaining CompTIA certifications can help you get a job and increase your marketability.
Candidate job roles include technical support specialist, field service technician, IT support technician, IT support administrator and IT support specialist
CompTIA A+ Essentials measures the necessary competencies of an entry-level IT professional with a recommended 500 hours of hands-on experience in the lab or field. It tests for technical understanding of computer technology, networking and security, as well as the communication skills and professionalism now required of all entry-level IT professionals
CompTIA A+ certification validates foundation-level knowledge and skills necessary for a career in IT support. It is the starting point for a career. The international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting.
CompTIA A+ Practical Application is an extension of the knowledge and skills identified in CompTIA A+ Essentials, with more of a "hands-on" orientation focused on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems.