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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14:49:40 of on-demand video • Updated March 2021

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  • Security concepts like malware, antivirus, anti-malware, and networking security protocols
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  • Industry standards and best practices for documentation, change management, disaster prevention and recovery, procedures and policies
English [Auto] Hey, everybody, it's your favorite nerd, Mike Myers, answering the perennial question, what is the to a plus? Well, there's really two questions there. Number one, what has come to you and to what is a plus now come to stands for the Computing Technology Industry Association. There are 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 TIA, Intel, Microsoft, Cisco, everybody's a member of competition. Now, there's also another type of membership, which is an individual membership based on different types of certification exams that gives out. Now, there's lots of different certifications. They have names like a Plus, which we're going to talk about network plus security plus CSA. There's tons and tons of them. But what I want to talk about right now is the to a plus examination. The comp to a plus examination is a test that you take at a computer, and it's designed to test the skills of an IT 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 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 eight plus technicians in the world today. The eight plus really isn't a single examination. It's really two. One of them is known as the core one two two zero one thousand one and the core two, one thousand and two. These two exams, when you take them together, you become a plus 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 ones given by me. Mike Myers.