CompTIA stands to represent Computing Technology Industry Association. It is a worldwide recognized technology association that offers CompTIA certifications. CompTIA releases new exams every three years to keep the material current. They offer certifications in many technology fields.
This blog will provide information about the most recent CompTIA A+ certification updates.
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What is CompTIA+?CompTIA+ exams old vs. the new domainsDomains content outlineNew CompTIA+ exams updateJob possibilities after the new CompTIA+ certification
What is CompTIA+?
CompTIA A+ certifications are vendor-neutral. CompTIA A+ certification, which introduces the basics and systems of computing and networking, is the best way to get started in IT. This credential is intended for entry-level IT professionals and consists of two exams. This certification tests candidates’ knowledge of a wide variety of critical technologies, including networking, security, virtualization, and other.
Exam codes 220-1001 (Core 1) or 220-1002 for Core 2 are for previous versions of CompTIA A+ certification exams. This exam will be discontinued on October 20, 2022. The most recent CompTIA A+ core series were 220-1101 (Core 1), and 220-1102(Core 2), which were released on April 20, 2022. Core 1 covers mobile devices, networking technologies and cloud computing. Core 2 includes operating systems, security software, and operational procedures. Candidates must pass both the 220-1101 exam and the 220-1102 exam to earn this certification. Exams from different series can’t be combined.
CompTIA A+ Updates
CompTIA A+ is a new certification that focuses on the technology and abilities IT support professionals need to help today’s hybrid workforce.
Indicates the increasing use of software-as-a-service applications for remote work
This section focuses more on remote diagnosis and remote correction of standard software, hardware and communication problems.
This section focuses on the changes in the technology underpinning cloud virtualization and internet of things device security, data management, and scripting with a greater emphasis
This article examines deeper into laptop security. It includes biometrics and fingerprint recognition, data transfer onto SSD drives, and the most current display technologies.
The focus of the seminar is on small office/homeoffice (SOHO), network deployment and management
Hardware will include newer technologies such as Cat 6a, Double Date Rate 5 (DDR5), and 3-D printers
Virtualization on the desktop and client-side will be more prominent.
This article covers the most popular operating systems and their applications. It also explains how to keep them current and running smoothly.
So that technical support personnel and help desk technicians can understand the basics of scripting, they will be able to identify what they are looking at when they encounter code.
CompTIA A+ exams: old vs. newly created domains
CompTIA A+ certification can be divided into core 1 and core 2 exams. They cover nine domains.
Core 1 Exam DomainsOld (220-1001)New (220-1101)Mobile Devices14%15%Networking20%20%Hardware27%25%Virtualization and Cloud Computing12%11%Hardware and Network Troubleshooting27%29%
Core 2 Exam DomainsOld (220-1002)New (220-1102)Operating Systems27%31%Security26%25%Software Troubleshooting24%22%Operational Procedures23%22%Domains content outline
CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Domains (Core 1)
1. Mobile devices:
Configuring laptop and hardware components
Configuring basic network connectivity, and application support for mobile devices
Types of networks, ports and connections (TCP/IP ports, UDP ports Wifi ports, etc.
Configuring and installing a primary wired/wireless SOHO networking network
Identification, use, and connection of hardware components and devices
Configuring motherboards, CPUs, add-on cards, and other components