What is CompTIA A + certification?
Obtained by over 1 million IT professionals worldwide, CompTIA A + is the IT certification most essential to establishing an IT career. If you are new to the industry IT will help you move forward with certainty. And if you are already an IT professional, the certification
CompTIA A + validates your skills and can boost your career.
How is the CCNA certification obtained?
Must take (and pass) the CompTIA A + 220-901 and 220-902 exams
CompTIA A + 220-901 covers computer hardware and peripherals, hardware mobile devices, networks and solve network and hardware connectivity problems.
CompTIA A + 220-902 covers the installation and configuration of operating systems, including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and linux+. Addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures.
CompTIA's A + certification is in high demand in technology departments across a variety of businesses. The A + designation guarantees that the holder has achieved a level of training and knowledge in hardware and software. A + is an industry standard certification with wide acceptance in the IT world, and qualifies the certificated person for a number of IT positions.
Help Desk Technician
A + certificate holders are highly qualified to serve as a help desk technician, as they have demonstrated knowledge of various hardware and software issues, and must be adept at dealing with clients through telephone solutions. This is probably the main task for many companies to require A + certification. It is an entry level position that can lead to higher paying and more complex jobs.
Hardware Computer Technician
Businesses that support their own personal computer hardware need staff who can fix hardware problems quickly and minimize customer downtime. Part of the A + test is hardware related, which requires the candidate to be familiar with the hardware components, their functions, and compatibility requirements.
Desktop operating system support
Operating systems, including desktop and server versions, are complicated and sometimes difficult to manage. A + certification ensures that a candidate is familiar with operating system installation, configuration, and maintenance, and also knows how to troubleshoot both operating system and application-related problems. Many user issues have to do with password reset and basic training issues, an area of knowledge required to pass the A + certification exam.
Hardware and software server technician
A + certified individuals are also qualified to support servers at a minimal level. Windows and Windows Server are similar in installation and configuration, and the Linux desktop and server editions are also very similar. The skills to easily transfer the desktop installation to the basic server installations, so that an A + certified person should be able to do a basic installation for anyone, as well as provide basic troubleshooting and support. For a more advanced server administrator, CompTIA offers Server + certification, which is more specific to server operating systems.