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Exam Code: 220-801

Exam Name: CompTIA A+ 800 series

Vendor: CompTIA

Certs Covered: CompTIA A+

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Introduction:

The CompTIA A + 220-801(CompTIA A+) a professional exam which is a globally recognised certification that revolves around PC configuration, laptops and related hardware, networking, and basic networking procedures. Mostly, the exam covers the nuts and bolts of computer building. It is a vital certification for most computer technicians as well as software vendors who wish to be competent in their respective information technology fields.

Exam Description:

Why is this exam required?

CompTIA A+ is an intermediate exam that ensures that the candidate understands all the concepts of computer system. This exam gives a candidate strong foundation and acts as an excellent resume booster particular for job seekers in the Information Technology field. Candidate with a CompTIA A+ demonstrates great competency in PC hardware and related field.

CompTIA A+ is a part of the certification track for major companies such as Microsoft, HP, Apple, Cisco, Dell, Intel and Lenovo which have now made it a mandatory qualification for their service technicians. It is therefore an essential certification for an individual aspiring to progress their career in one of these companies.

Associated exam:

To obtain the A+ certification, a candidate must pass two exams: The 220-801 and 220-802 exams. One must pass the CompTIA A+220-801 before proceeding to the next CompTIA A+220-802 exam, which is an advancement of CompTIA A+220-801 for a complete certification. Other related exams are CompTIA A+ JK0-801 and JK0-802 which are specifically for CompTIA Academy Partners only.

Pre-requisites:

There are no preceding qualifications are required in order for a candidate to be certified with CompTIA A+ certification, either academic wise or age. However, it is an important requirement for anyone willing to build an IT career or those working in IT Firms and need to keep their jobs up to date.

It is also recommended for a candidate to have a basic knowledge in using computers such as using windows explorer to create directories and subdirectories, copy, move, or rename files in directories, using the key board and mouse, recognising the main components of a PC, browsing the web, starting the computer, and navigating the desktop.

Objectives of the exam

This exam is divided into five domains focusing on major technological facets. Each domain takes up a certain percentage of the exam. The following list shows each domain, examples of what topics are covered, and the percentage.

- PC Hardware (40%)

This domain requires candidates to configure and apply basic input/output settings, use built-in diagnostic tools, and monitor various aspects of the PC such as the temperature, fan, voltage, and clock. Among other facets the candidate should also understand are the differences between various motherboard components and functions, comparison of different types of RAM, installation and adjustment of expansion cards and storage devices, and more.

- Networking (27%)

For this domain, candidates must have basic knowledge about different kinds of networks. They should identify many different networks as well as the various kinds of network cables and connectors, describe properties and characteristics of TCP and IP, describe the purposes of Transmission Control Protocols (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP), compare wireless network encryption types, install a Small Office/Home Office router using the correct settings, and compare the functions and features of network devices.

- Laptops (11%)

For this domain, candidates must understand the many different functions and aspects of laptop computers. Some of the topics included in this domain are the installation of laptop hardware, comparison among the various screen types such as LED, LCD, and plasma, and comparison among common laptop features such as wireless connectivity, volume settings, screen brightness, and Bluetooth.

- Printers (11%)

For this domain, candidates must understand different types of printers and the technology behind them. They must describe the imaging processes of laser, inkjet, thermal, and impact printers. They should also comprehend the installation and configuration of printers via Ethernet, Bluetooth, and other methods, as well as perform basic maintenance on printers.

- Operational Procedures (11%)

Candidates must understand the operation methods used on computers and related devices. In the exam, candidates will be given a scenario and they must describe how to correctly and safely operate. They must also explain how to deal with prohibited content or activity.

Career prospects:

The CompTIA A+ certification offers a stepping stone to achieving a better position in most of the fields for either new individuals or those professional in transition. Being such a widely known certification, candidates who have received it will be recognized for their skills in computer-related careers. A wide range of jobs are available for receiving this certification. The jobs associated with CompTIA A+ certification include a network administrator, support technician, PC technician, desktop support specialist, technical support specialist, and first line support engineer.

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