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CompTIA A+

What is CompTIA A+?

The CompTIA A+ is a certification designed to help people aspiring to work in the IT industry, by teaching you the basics of hardware, networks, and computer systems.

CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers worldwide.

CompTIA A+ is made up of 2 Exams. The exams are designed to test your knowledge of operating systems, mobile devices, security, networking, hardware, virtualisation and cloud computing.

What Will I Learn?

Hardware: Identifying, using and connecting hardware components and devices, including the broad knowledge about different devices that is now necessary to support the remote workforce

Operating Systems: Install and support Windows OS including command line and client support, system configuration imaging and troubleshooting for Mac OS, Chrome OS, Android and Linux OS

Software Troubleshooting: Troubleshoot PC and mobile device issues including common OS, malware and security issues

Performance testing proves pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks.

CompTIA A+ identifies the go-to person in end point management and technical support roles.

CompTIA A+ appears in more tech support job listings than any other IT credential. The CompTIA A+ Core Series requires candidates to pass two exams: Core 1 (220-1101) and Core 2 (220-1102) covering the following new content, emphasizing the technologies and skills IT pros need to support a hybrid workforce:

  • Increased reliance on SaaS applications for remote work

  • How to remotely diagnose and correct common software, hardware or connectivity problems

  • Evolving core technologies from cloud virtualization and IoT device security to data management and scripting

  • Multiple operating systems, when to use them and how to keep them running properly

  • Reflects the changing nature of the job, including how to assess if it’s best to fix something on site, or send it to a specialized provider

Networking Explain types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO

Troubleshooting Troubleshoot real-world device and network issues quickly and efficiently

Security Identify and protect against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections

Mobile Devices Install and configure laptops and other mobile devices and support applications to ensure connectivity for end users

Virtualization and Cloud Computing Compare and contrast cloud computing concepts and set up client-side virtualization

Operational Procedures Follow best practices for safety, environmental impacts, and communication and professionalism

Exam Details

Exam Codes

CompTIA A+ 220-1001 (Core 1) and 220-1002 (Core 2) 

Candidates must complete both 1001 and 1002 to earn certification. Exams cannot be combined across the series.

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 (Core 1) and 220-1102 (Core 2) 

Candidates must complete both 1101 and 1102 to earn certification. Exams cannot be combined across the series.

Launch Date

January 15, 2019 

April 2022 

Exam Description

CompTIA A+ 220-1001 covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing and network troubleshooting.  

CompTIA A+ 220-1002 covers installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting and operational procedures. 

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing. 

CompTIA A+ 220-1102 covers operating systems, security, software and operational procedures.

Number of Questions

Maximum of 90 questions per exam 

Type of Questions

Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based 

Length of Test

90 Minutes per exam 

Passing Score

220-1001: 675 (on a scale of 100-900)

220-1002: 700 (on a scale of 100-900) 

220-1101: 675 (on a scale of 900)

220-1102: 700 (on a scale of 900)

Recommended Experience

9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field 


English, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Thai and Spanish 

English at launch. German, Japanese, Portuguese, Thai and Spanish 


Course Study Options

Self Study

In Person

Live Online

In Person Training Locations

  • Doha, Qatar

  • Lusail, Qatar

  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • NEOM, Saudi Arabia

  • Dubai, UAE

  • Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Manama, Bahrain

  • Kuwait City, Kuwait

  • Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • Casablanca, Morocco

  • Muscat, Oman

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