The Computing Technology Industry Association is the sponsor of the CompTia A+ Certification program. This is considered one of the benchmark certifications in the field of Information Technology (IT). It covers the basic knowledge and skills needed for a successful IT and is recognized by employers the world over as a basic educational standard for this career field. It is only natural that the successful completion of this examination is of utmost importance to an aspiring IT. There are several things that a candidate can do to increase their chances in the examination.
There are study materials available from organizations that are members of the CAQC, the CompTia Approved Quality Curriculum. The CLA, CompTia Learning Alliance, also has training centers where students can have instructor guided training to prepare them for the examinations. There is still one last and important thing that can be done once training is complete, and the candidate feels ready to attempt the examination. This is to take one of the A+ certification practice exams.
Although the Computing Technology Industry Association’s website gives some sample questions, there are sites that offer complete a+ certification practice tests. These sites offer tests that challenge the student to such a degree that they feel that when they successfully past the a+ practice exam, the real exam should be no problem at all. The a+ certification actually consists of two different exams. The first is the 220-601 essentials examination, and the second is a choice between three different exams. The choice of the optional exam depends on the applicant’s personal area of concentration or interest. The 220-601 practice exam will prepare you for the essentials parts of the test.
The a+ practice test is not the only way to prepare for the certification exams. The practice tests will not help a student who has not properly prepared themselves. The basic knowledge has to be there. There is no easy way to the certification. However, there is always a gap between true understanding and knowledge, and the ability to pass an examination. An understanding of the format and the focus of an examination is necessary to insure success. This understanding can best be obtained by the successful completion of a good practice examination. When this has been done prior to entering the examination room, the student will be much more confident.