CompTIA A+

Today’s IT professionals face an ever expanding variety of issues. The new A+ has been updated to address the increased diversity of knowledge required of technicians today and validates what is currently necessary to perform effectively on the job.

CompTIA A+ is the first step in an IT professional’s journey. Created by the industry, for the industry, A+ is a vendor-neutral certification that is trusted by employers of large and small businesses alike. They rely on CompTIA A+ as a preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. A+ certified professionals identify issues and problem solve more effectively than those without certification.

Broad adoption of mobile and increasing cybersecurity risks demand more of today’s technicians. As infrastructure becomes more complex, technicians face increased expectations to problem solve quickly. The new A+ has expanded coverage of several domains to address these demands:

  • Expanded coverage of mobile devices and operating systems
  • More security problem-solving
  • Fundamental cloud concepts introduced
  • Significant increase in trouble-shooting

In order to receive CompTIA A+ certification, a candidate must pass two exams: Either CompTIA A+ 220-801 and CompTIA A+ 220-802 or CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902.

Download the CompTIA A+ 900-series objectives

Test Information

Required exams: Two: CompTIA A+ 220-901 and CompTIA A+ 220-902

Number of questions: Maximum of 90

Length of test: 90 minutes each

Passing score: 675 for CompTIA A+ 220-901, 700 for CompTIA A+ 220-902 (on a scale of 100-900)