3 Questions You Must Ask before Applying for CompTIA A+ Certification

The CompTIA A+ course has revived every three years to make certain that the topics included in the syllabus are in synchronization with what’s the latest in IT. Subject matter experts or SMEs, employers, and professionals in the IT sector provide inputs as to what they want in a candidate certified in the course, especially technical support and help desk experts. When it comes to students looking to take the CompTIA A+ exam, they need to prepare well and then sit for the exam.

According to an article published on https://www.bbc.co.uk, some of the top exam tips for students include sleeping well before the test day, focusing, and taking breaks if their mind goes blank before the exam. Again, there are some basic questions to ask before taking the exam. Here they are:

  1. What is new about CompTIA A+?

The new CompTIA A+ course has more focus on online security that includes malware, the internet of things (IoT), virtualization, connectivity, and network protocols. Besides, you already have the topics that you relate usually with IT set up, maintenance, and technical support.

The new course also covers scripting to let tech support and help desk professionals understand code and figure out whether it is malicious or not. The certification continues to put more emphasis on quick problem solving keeping the context of technology in mind. IT giants look for professionals certified in A+, who can think decisively and systematically solve problems to find the best solution. When you have the plus certification, it means you have practical knowledge and skills to prove your ability to resolve IT issues and technical glitches.

  1. How much time is necessary for preparation?

How much you will need to gear up for the exam will vary on your education and IT experience. Whether you participate in a boot camp, attend a class, or opt for self-study, and if you have no relevant experience in IT, you will need to study for 120 hours and allot some extra time aside for attaining practical skills covered in the exams. You can make the best use of the resources, study materials, and labs to prepare for the certification exam.

Again, when you have relevant experience, you will need less time compared to those without any IT experience. Make sure you download the exam goals to figure out what you know and what you need to learn. You can read up online literature about how to prepare for IT certification course exams.

  1. How will I prepare for the CompTIA A+?

First, you need to download the exam goals and practice test questions to get an idea of the things that might be asked on the day of the test. You will also find the formal CompTIA A+ plus guide.

Additionally, you will get a complete suite of CompTIA training materials, lab access, CompTIA practice materials, eBooks, and study guides.

Final thoughts

These are some of the questions to ask before appearing for the test. It will help you prepare better and take the test confidently. Clear the exam and grab a well-paying job.

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