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What is A+ Certification?

 

A+ Certification is a CompTIA-sponsored testing program that certifies the competency of entry-level computer service technicians. The A+ test contains situational, traditional, and identification types of questions. All of the questions are multiple choice with only one correct answer for each question. The test covers a broad range of hardware and software technologies, but is not bound to any vendor-specific products.

The program is backed by major computer hardware and software vendors, distributors, resellers and publications. A+ certification signifies that the certified individual possesses the knowledge and skills essential for a successful entry-level computer service technician, as defined by experts from companies across the industry. 

Currently, over 260,000 people have obtained the A+ Certification worldwide.

Who may take the tests?
A+ Certification is open to anyone. The A+ exam is targeted for entry-level computer service technicians with at least 6 months on-the-job experience. No specific requirements are necessary, except payment of the testing fee.

The A+ test is available throughout the world in Spanish, French, German, and Japanese. 

A+ Certification shows competency in troubleshooting hardware for IBM Compatibles and/or Macintosh using MS-DOS, MS Windows, or Mac OS software. The CompTIA A+ Certification used to be very rare, but more employers are looking for people who know hardware, as well as software, troubleshooting techniques.

The computer CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for validating vendor-neutral skills expected of an entry-level computer technician. Those holding the CompTIA A+ certification have a broad base of knowledge and competency in core hardware and operating system technologies including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking.

CompTIA's A+ certification is one of the most sought after credentials in the industry, and you can accelerate your mastery with the most current A+ certification.

The CompTIA A+ Certification is sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), and certifies the competency of entry-level service technicians in the IT industry.

Anyone who wants an internationally-recognized credential as a competent entry-level service professional can take the A+ certification examination.

The program is backed by major hardware and software vendors, distributors, resellers and publications.

Earning CompTIA A+ Certification means that the individual possesses the knowledge, skills and customer-relation skills essential for a successful entry-level service technician, as defined by experts from companies across the industry.

PC Technicians average $40,000 per year salaries, but you can boost that to over $60,000 per year just by getting CompTIA A+ certified.

Adaptive Format Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) is a test format that determines the test taker's ability to answer an item to the best of their knowledge. If the item is incorrect, the next question will be less difficult. If the item is correct, the next question will be more difficult. The adaptive methodology for how the selection of the items that will be presented depend on the item response theory (IRT) to adjust items and estimate the candidate's ability to answer the items. The adaptive test format may reduce the number of questions and shorten the test without affecting the reliability of the test.

 

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