Chapter . Introduction

CompTIA® A+ Exam Prep is designed for those with the goal of certification as an A+ certified technician.

The 2006 version of CompTIA’s A+ Certification exams represents the most extensive changes to the certification since its inception. The traditional two-test model featured one exam for Hardware (Core) and a separate exam for Operating System Technologies. That’s been changed to a two-test requirement featuring one required exam followed by three options for Advanced exams to complete the certification.

The introductory level exam is called the A+ Essentials exam (220-601). The three options for the Advanced exam are designed to address the three main professional tracks commonly associated with A+ certification—Depot ...

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