A+ Certification Requirements


REQUIREMENT #2
A + CERTIFICATION
THE A+ CERTIFICATION PROGRAM IS A TESTING PROCEDURE PROVIDED BY COMPTIA - A CORPORATION THAT DEVELOPS VENDOR-NEUTURAL CERTIFICATIONS. THIS CERTIFIES THE COMPENTENCY OF ENTRY-LEVEL (6 MONTHS EXPERIENCE) COMPTER SERVICE TECHNICIANS. CERTIFICATION PROVIDES THE CREDIBILITY, RECOGNITION OF ACHIEVEMENT, AND QUALITY ASSUANCE OF THE INDIVIDUAL TO THE HIREING ORGINIAZITION.
THE CERTICATION IS OPEN TO ANYONE WHO WISHES TO TAKE IT. THERE IS NO SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY; ALTHOUGH, THERE WILL BE A FEE OF $128.00 FOR EACH TEST.
THIS PROGRAM IS PROVIDED BY COMPTIA AND IS BACKED BY MAJOR COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE VENDORS, DISTRIBUTERS, RESELLERS AND PUBLICATIONS. THE CONTENT OF THE TEST WAS DEVELOPED BY COMPTIA AND MAJOR COMPUTING VENDORS TO CREATE AN INDUSTRY STANDARD TO IDENTIFY THAT THE TECHNICIAN HAS THE PROPER KNOWLEDE AND SKILLS ESSENTIAL FOR A SUCCESSFUL ENTRY LEVEL POSITON AS DEFINED BY COMPANIY EXPERTS ACROSS THE INDUSTRY. THE COMPANIES THAT SUPPORT THE PROGRAM INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO; COMPAQ COMPUTER CORP., COMPUCOM, GATEWAY 2000, PACKARD BELL NEC EUROPE B.V., TANDY CORP., EASTMAN KODAK CO., IBM, LEXSMARK.
COMPTIA CERTIFICATION TESTING IS ADMINISTERED BY THE WORLD WIDE NETWORKS OF PROMETRIC AND VUE. THE SACRAMENTO AREA TESTING LOCATIONS ARE NEW HORIZONS AND INFOTEC COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS, INC.. (SEE THE GROUP QUARTERBACK FOR SPECIFIC DETAILS).
AS MENTIONED EARLIER, THE EXAM WILL CONSIST OF TWO PARTS. THE FORMAT IS AS FOLLOWS:
THE DOMAINS FOR THE CORE HARDWARE EXAM ARE:
DOMAIN PERCENT OF EXAM
1.0 INSTALLATION, CONFIGURATION 30%
2.0 DIAGNOSING AND TROUBLESHOOTING 25%
3.0 PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE 05%
4.0 MOTHERBOARD / PROCESSORS / MEMORY 15%
5.0 PRINTERS 10%
6.0 BASIC NETWORKING 15%
TOTAL 100%
THE DOMAINS FOR THE OPERATING SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES EXAM ARE:
DOMAIN PERCENT OF EXAM
1.0 OPERATING SYSTEM FUNDAMENTALS 30%
2.0 INSTALLATION, CONFIGURATION AND UPGRADING 15%
3.0 DIAGNOSING AND TROUBLESHOOTING 40%
4.0 NETWORKS 15%
TOTAL 100%