A+ certification is a recognized standard for computer service technicians worldwide. It is awarded by Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) for expertise in configuring and troubleshooting hardware and software.

A+ Benefits:

This certification is recognized worldwide by hardware, software, firmware manufacturers and support centers. It provides specialization in installation, preventive maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. This offers job prospects in computer assembly and servicing.

A+ Certification Requirements:

There are two exams to be cleared in order to gain this certification. A+ Core Hardware exam and A+ Operating system exam

A+ Core Hardware exam:

    • Installation, configuration and Upgrading
    • Preventive Maintenance
    • Diagnosing and Troubleshooting
    • Motherboard/Processors/Memory
    • Basic Networking
    • Printers

A+ OS Exam:

    • Operating System Fundamentals
    • Installation, Configuration and Upgrading
    • Diagnosing and Troubleshooting
    • Networks

The exam costs around 225USD. The test is a multiple choice and blanks based online test.

How to take A+ test:

This certification can be booked online through any Pearson or Thomson Prometric test site. The date and time of the exam can be selected by the test taker as per convenience. Cancellation and re-schedule of the exam also can be done through payment of a nominal fee by the candidate. Options of writing the test in various other languages for non-English candidates also exist with the application.

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