CompTIA A+ Certificate Help

Hello, how does one go about receiving and become certified to get an A+ certificate?
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  1. dogman_1234 said:
    Hello, how does one go about receiving and become certified to get an A+ certificate?

    You can buy books for studying are popular book stores like Barnes&noble. Many universities and tech schools off the exam.

    is the official website. There are many places to buy a "voucher" which is your exam packet which allows you to schedule and go take the exam at a local site. is a popular site that i like to purchase exams from.

    Once you have your exam you can find a location to test at from the web link below.

    thats all there is to it.
  2. I looked at B&N, Amazon, and ebay. What book has ALL the necessary tools and resources to get the job done as in passing the exam and be able to perform the necessary tasks of basic IT work?
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    is a good book you can look into.

    Also check around for a local Technical College that might offer a class. I didn't buy a book, but i took a 2 part software/hardware class at my local Technical School and that prepped me just fine. Turned out they were also a testing site too boot!

    is one that has really good customer reviews. The reviews are always helpful.

    Here is a free study guide you can start with if you want.

    Just click the links on the right that take you to different sections to explore. Free is generally not as good as a book, but it can help you see how much you already know.

    Some more information from that same site. Just some general info about the test.

    Comptia A+ Certification Exam Review
    CompTIA A+ certification (also known as CompTIA A Plus) is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of computer service technicians.

    The skills and knowledge measured by the CompTIA A+ exams are vendor neutral and are derived from an industry-wide and worldwide job task analysis.
    Two exams are necessary to be certified:

    * CompTIA A+ Essentials, exam code 220-701
    * CompTIA A+ Practical Application, exam code 220-702

    Comptia A+ Exam Specifics:
    Exam Cost: $168 each. Download more information on exam prices
    Exam Location: You can register for the exam at any Pearson VUE and Thompson Prometric center.
    Time Allocated: 90 minutes per exam
    Total marks: 900
    Minimum Pass Marks: 675 for CompTIA A+ Essentials, 700 for CompTIA A+ Practical Application on a scale of 100-900
    Number Of Questions: 100 questions per exam.
    Exam format: Linear format; computer-based test (CBT)
    Prerequisites: None
    Validation Period: As of January 1, 2011 the A+ certification will be valid for three years from the date the candidate completes their certification. A valid through date will appear on all certificates and certificate holder ID badge.
    Score Report: Delivered immediate on test completion
    Languages: The languages offered for the exams are English, Spanish, German, Turkish, Japanese, Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, and soon to be added Korean.
  4. hope this helps!
  5. Yup.

    Thank You.
  6. Best answer selected by dogman_1234.
  7. dogman_1234 said:
    Hello, how does one go about receiving and become certified to get an A+ certificate?

    get the newest book and read it read it!! i bought the transcender and it didn't help at all really
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