Q1. What is A+ Certification?
A+ Certification is a vendor neutral testing program that certifies the competency of entry-level (6 months experience) computer service technicians. The program is administered by CompTIA and backed by over 50 major computer hardware and software vendors, distributors, resellers and publications.
Q2. Who would get A+ Certification and/or what sort of jobs would A+ Certification be appropriate for/lead to?
A+ certification signifies that the certified individual possesses the knowledge, skills, and customer relations skills essential for a successful entry-level (6 months experience) computer service technician, as defined by experts from companies across the industry. A+ certification is perfect for someone interested in a career change/first career in IT and once earning their A+ Certification many people go on to earn more advanced certification like MCSE.
Q3. Who is CompTIA?
The Computing Technology Industry Association is a not-for-profit trade association of more than 10,000 companies and professional IT members in the rapidly converging computing and communications market. CompTIA has members in more than 50 countries and provides a unified voice for the industry in the areas of e-commerce standards, vendor-neutral certification, service metrics, public policy and workforce development. More than a quarter of a million individuals worldwide have earned CompTIA certifications in PC service, networking, document imaging, and
Q4. Are there any prerequisites?
No, A+ Certification is open to anyone. The exam is targeted for entry-level computer service technicians with at least 6 months of on the job experience.
Q5. Is A+ widely recognized?
To date over 200,000 people have earned their A+ Certification.
Q6. Will I make more money if I earn A+ Certification?
According to a study conducted by Fairfield Research and Certification Magazine A+ Certification leads to an average salary increase of 11.1%
Q7. What training options are available for A+ Certification?
Classroom, self-study and online training options are all available.