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Saturday, February 25th 2017
Frequently Asked Questions
GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT A+ CERTIFICATION
A. Changes incorporated in the 2003 upgrade are not major. The certification content continues to validate important knowledge and skills necessary to competently install, build, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot and repair personal compatible hardware and PC operating systems, including troubleshooting basic network and Internet connectivity, dial-up, DSL, and cable. The 2003 upgrade will also cover the latest memory, bus, peripherals, operating systems (Windows Me and XP) and wireless technologies in addition to technologies already represented in the 2001 objectives (e.g., Windows 9x and 2000)
A. No. The A+ exams will remain in a conventional test format.
A. The A+ exams are available in a conventional, linear format.
A. There are approximately 80 questions on each of the A+ exams.
A. You are allowed 90 minutes to complete each A+ 2003 exam.
A. The A+ upgraded exams covering the 2003 objectives are graded on a scale of 100 - 900. The minimum score for the A+ Core Hardware exam is 515 and the minimum score for the A+ OS exam is 505.
A. The exam code for the A+ Core Hardware exam is 220-301. The exam code for the linear A+ Operating System Technologies exam is 220-302.
A. Yes. If you've already passed the existing A+ Core Hardware or A+ Operating System Technologies exam (testing against the 2001 objectives) you can get certified by passing the second exam covering the 2003 objectives.
A. On November 26, 2003 the new objectives took effect and the 2001 objectives were retired.
A. No, the 90 day rule no longer applies.
A. Prices of CompTIA exams vary, depending upon the country you are taking the test in and your membership status. In the US, prices range from $93 USD to $225 USD. CompTIA corporate members receive significant discounts on our certification exams. If your company is a CompTIA member, you qualify for the member price.
A. Log on to the CompTIA database to request a new certificate and ID card. There is a $15 replacement fee.
If you have not logged on to this site before there is a link on the right for first time users. You will need your score report once you have logged on. Once you are in the database and have updated your demographic information, click on the Request Certificate link and fill out the request form.
A. No. To maintain the quality and integrity of the certification, exams must remain secure at all times and no questions or answers are ever released under any circumstances.
A. You will receive your certificate and ID card within 4 - 6 weeks of passing your exam. Contact CompTIA if you have not received your materials after 8 weeks. Include your name, address, phone number and ID number.
A. No, CompTIA certifications are lifetime certifications.
A. Yes, you have to pay the fee every time you take the test. Please see the CompTIA Candidate Retake policy for additional information.
A. CompTIA currently has eleven vendor-neutral certifications available that validate specific skill sets and areas of knowledge. These include: A+, Network+, Server+, CDIA+, e-Biz+, Project+, I-Net+, Linux+, HTI+, Security+ and CTT+.
A. It is the policy of CompTIA to make reasonable accommodations for US residents with disabilities. If you need special accommodations, contact your testing center 30 days before scheduling your exam and have your disability documentation available.
A. Yes. Excelsior College awards college credit for both the A+r and Network+T certifications towards a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS). Contact Excelsior College for more information.
A. There are no pre-requisites for the A+ exam.
A. The A+ exam is available in English, Dutch, Japanese, Spanish, French and German.
A. You can do either. Most choose to take their exams at separate times. The exams are updated periodically and you have until the next update to take the second exam.
A. Visit the A+ Exam Objectives page for a complete list of the areas and technologies covered in the A+ exam
QUESTIONS SPECIFIC TO THE MICRO 2000 CERTIFICATION COURSE
A. The average student could complete this course in approximately 80 hours.
A. There are no limitations with the copy of Micro-Scope included with the course because it is the full retail version.
A. You can download an update of the changes made in the course by clicking here