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 (220-1002).

Course 2: Everything you need to pass the A+ Certification Core 2 (220-1002) Exam, from Mike Meyers and Total Seminars.

14:49:40 of on-demand video • Updated August 2020

  • How to pass the CompTIA A+ Certification Core 2 (220-1002) exam
  • The skills to be a great IT and computer tech
  • All about operating systems: Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android
  • Scripting basics (Javascript, Python, Visual Basic and more)
  • How to secure your computer, mobile device, and network
  • Security concepts like malware, antivirus, anti-malware, and networking security protocols
  • How to troubleshoot software and mobile issues
  • How to use command-line tools in Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • 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 cost to you. A plus. Well there's really two questions there. Number one what is Katia and to what is a plus. Now come to it 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 committee to Intel Microsoft Cisco everybody's a member of comp Tia. Now there is also another type of membership which is an individual membership based on different types of certification exams that come to Tia 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 CYF say there's tons and tons of them. But what I want to talk about right now is the comp to A plus examination. The comp to you 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 six to nine months of experience. Now it is by far the single most popular I.T. certification in the world and has 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 plus I.T. 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 1 2 2 0 1001 and the core to 1000 and to 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 know 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.