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If you are thinking about taking the CompTIA A+, you may want to consider taking a CompTIA A+ course through Varsity Tutors. With great tutors and study materials, this could be just what you need to gain studying skills. A CompTIA A+ course gives you access to an instructor who is very knowledgeable when it comes to the exam. With a CompTIA A+ class, you can reap the benefits of a class that has more to offer than a traditional classroom.

CompTIA A+ classes offer a personalized study plan that can really help you on exam day. Tutors can meet your specific needs and get to know you from an academic point of view. A CompTIA A+ class can help you take on the areas of the test that you find most challenging. Your tutor can adjust your CompTIA A+ course as you go, making a CompTIA A+ prep class a very flexible option for you. For example, if you are having trouble with network troubleshooting questions, your tutor can help you navigate through the difficult questions. Another great advantage to a CompTIA A+ prep course is that you can look at course material whenever and wherever you would like. If you need more time in one section you can take your time. However, if you would like, you can move along quickly to check out other sections in your course materials. With CompTIA A+ prep courses, you have the flexibility to learn at your desired pace. This is also great for people with busy schedules.

Candidates who take the exam are better able to troubleshoot and problem solve. This can help you get a leg up in your career by helping you understand topics such as networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security. The A+ in CompTIA A+ is the ability to give access to users across platforms and devices. Some companies that use A+ are Intel, Ricoh, Nissan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HP, and Dell. With CompTIA A+ prep classes, you can be confident in these topics.

The CompTIA A+ has four sections and is a total of 90 minutes long. Here is an overview:

Topics Percentage of Examination # Questions
Time

Hardware

34% Max of 90 90 Minutes
Networking 21%
Mobile Devices 17%
Hardware & Network Troubleshooting 28%

The exam has two sections: 220-1001 and 220-1002. The types of questions are multiple choice, drag and drop, and performance-based. The passing score for section 1001 is 675 and up, while the passing score for section 1002 is 700 and up.

The 9 skills covered in the exam are Hardware, Windows Operating Systems, Software Troubleshooting, Networking, Hardware, and Network Troubleshooting, Security, Mobile Devices, Other OS and Technologies, and Operational Procedures. Here is the breakdown of some of these skills:

Breakdown (Non-Comprehensive)

  • Given a scenario, configure settings and use BIOS/UEFI tools on a PC.
  • Explain the importance of motherboard components, their purpose and properties
  • Compare and contrast various RAM types and their features.
  • install and configure PC expansion cards
  • Install and configure storage devices and use appropriate media.
  • Install various types of CPUs and apply the appropriate cooling methods.
  • Identify the various types of network cables and connectors.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of connectors and cabling.
  • Install and configure laptop hardware and components.
  • Explain the function of components within the display of a laptop.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common problems related to motherboards, RAM, CPU and power with appropriate tools.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot hard drives and RAID arrays with appropriate tools.

If you are looking to refine your IT skills and need some help navigating your way through the CompTIA A+, CompTIA A+ prep classes through Varsity Tutors can help you put your best foot forward on exam day. With on-on-one tutoring and class materials, you are able to enhance your studying skills and gain confidence for the exam. Reach out to an Educational Consultant at Varsity Tutors to learn more about what we have to offer today!

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