CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT.
|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.
|Launch Date||January 15, 2019|
|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.
|Number of Questions||Maximum of 90 questions per exam|
|Type of Questions||Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based|
|Length of Test||90 Minutes per exam|
|Passing Score||220-1001: 675 (on a scale of 900) |
220-1002: 700 (on a scale of 900)
|Recommended Experience||9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field|
|Languages||English at launch. German, Japanese, Portuguese, Thai and Spanish|
|Retirement||TBD - Usually three years after launch|
The CompTIA Network+ certification is the sign of a qualified networking professional
The exam covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security. Candidate job roles include network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.
Companies such as Dell, HP, Ricoh, Sharp and Xerox recommend or require CompTIA Network+ for their networking technicians. It is a technical prerequisite option for IT technicians seeking to join the Apple Consultants Network, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense.
The current version of CompTIA Network+, exam code N10-005, was released Dec. 1, 2011. The revised objectives address virtual networking and give increased attention to network security and coverage of the seven-layer OSI (Open System Interconnection) model.
CompTIA is an ANSI accredited Certifier - 0731. The CompTIA Network+ce program is included in the scope of this accreditation. The CompTIA Network+ certification may be kept current through the CompTIA Continuing Education program.
|Number of questions||Maximum of 100 questions|
|Type of questions||Multiple choice and performance-based|
|Length of test||90 minutes|
|Passing score||720 (on a scale of 100-900)|
|Recommended experience||CompTIA A+ certification and nine months networking experience|
|Languages||English, Japanese, German, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Traditional Chinese|
|Exam codes|| N10-005 |
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