What is the CompTIA A+?

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CompTIA creates IT certifications that cover topics such as how to build and fix computers or how to secure businesses from internal and external threats. Every major IT manufacturer is part of CompTIA. The CompTIA A+ certification is a popular entry point for people looking to work in IT. The certification requires you to pass two exams, the 220-1001 (Core 1) and 220-1002 (Core 2), but requires no experience or study (though, as Mike points out, study is good!)

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TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1001).

Course 1: Everything you need to pass the A+ Certification Core 1 (220-1001) Exam, from Mike Meyers and Total Seminars.

17:29:22 of on-demand video • Updated August 2020

  • How to pass the CompTIA A+ Certification Core 1 (220-1001) exam
  • The skills to be a great IT and computer tech
  • How to repair and configure mobile devices
  • How to set up and configure basic networks
  • All about hardware: monitors, CPUs, motherboards, hard drives, RAM, and more
  • How to build everything from a basic workstation to an awesome gaming system
  • Understand what the cloud is and how virtualization works
  • How to troubleshoot hardware and network issues
English Hey everybody, it’s your favorite nerd, Mike Meyers, answering the perennial question: What is the CompTIA A+? Well, there's really two questions there. Number one: What is CompTIA? And two: What is A+? Now CompTIA stands for the Computing Technology Industry Association. There are a vendor-neutral, nonprofit trade association. They've been around since the early 1980s and they have tens of thousands of corporate members all over the world. So you'd be hard-pressed to come up with a name that isn't a member of the committee, from Intel to Microsoft to Cisco, everybody's a member of CompTIA. Now there is also another type of membership which is an individual membership based on different types of certification exams that CompTIA gives out. Now there's lots of different certifications. They have names like A+, which we're going to talk about, Network+, Security+, CySA, there's tons and tons of them. But what I want to talk about right now is the CompTIA A+ examination. The CompTIA A+ examination is a test that you take at a computer and it's designed to test the skills of an I.T. technician with around anywhere from six to nine months of experience. Now it is by far the single most popular I.T. certification in the world and is given all over the world in like 15-20 different languages. I mean it's everywhere. I don't think they have a testing facility in Antarctica but pretty much every place else. There are well over a million certified A+ I.T. technicians in the world today. The A+ really isn't a single examination. It's really two. One of them is known as the Core 1 220-1001 and the Core 2 220-1002 and to these two exams, when you take them together, you become A+ certified. You don't have to have any form of training. You don't have to buy any books, you don’t have to watch any videos, you don't have to take any classes if you want to. You can just walk in and take those exams. However, I'd recommend that you probably consider some really great courses like the ones given by me, Mike Meyers.