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CompTIA A+ Certification

The CompTIA A+ Certification is designed for PC technicians and PC support staff and is designed to test knowledge of computer installation, configuring and upgrading as well as system diagnostics and troubleshooting. The exam covers computer hardware and operating systems, including basic networking and maintenance skills.

220-231 and 220 232 Exams to Retire

As of November 26th 2003 CompTIA new 2003 objectives come into action and the old 2001 220-231 / 220 232 exams will be retired. However if you have taken one of the two exams required for the A+ Certification using the old 2001 syllabus, this WILL still count towards your certification.

The new 2003 objectives incorporate new hardware and operating systems that have come on the market since the last syllabus, including new types of memory, peripherals, wireless networking, Windows ME and XP.

The A+ exam like other IT Certifications is tested through Prometric or VUE testing centres at a cost of between $93 and $225. Exams are approximately 90 minutes long and are available to take in five languages, Japanese, Spanish, French and German as well as English. The old 90-day rule whereby you had to take the second exam 90 days after you have completed the first no longer applies.

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