What is the CompTIA A+

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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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Hey, everybody, it's your favorite nerd, Mike Myers answering the perennial question. What is the comp to A-plus? Well, there's really two questions there. Number one, what is com Tia? And two? What is A-plus? Now? TIA stands for the Computing Technology Industry Association. There are vendor neutral non profit 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 CompTIA, Intel, Microsoft, Cisco. Everybody's a member of CompTIA. Now, there's 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-plus, which we're going to talk about Network Plus Security, plus CISA. There's tons and tons of them. But what I want to talk about right now is the CompTIA A-plus examination. The CompTIA A-plus 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 6 to 9 months of experience. Now, it is by far the single most popular I.T. certification in the world. It is given all over the world in like 15, 20 different languages. I mean, it's 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-plus I.T. technicians in the world today. The A-plus really isn't a single examination. It's really two. One of them is known as the core 1220 1001 and the core two 1002. 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 ones given by me. Mike Myers.