[Posted 3 December 2013 by Kathy Yale]
When preparing for an important and challenging examination like the CompTIA A+ certification, it is best to leave nothing to chance. Many people who take the A+ examination for the first time are not certain about the format and topics covered by the examination and benefit from having access to high-quality study materials prepared by Total Seminars, a company with experience helping students prepare for the A+ certification and other important certification tests.
The Basics of the A+ Examination
The A+ examination addresses the broad, basic knowledge that anyone seeking a career as a computer technician or support expert needs to master before working in the field. The CompTIA A+ certification examination was last updated in 2012, and the version currently administered includes sections 220-801 and 220-802. Each section of the test contains around 90 questions and must be completed in 90 minutes or less. The questions are multiple-choice and include a wide range of topics on computer hardware, current software applications, networking, maintenance, problem assessment and repair. In addition to covering standard personal computers and laptops, peripheral and remote devices, such as printers, smartphones and gaming modules, are also incorporated into the examination. The current version of the test also includes performance-based simulations that are designed to directly measure a test-takers hands-on knowledge and skill.
Self-Study vs. Prepared Study Materials
An individual with extensive computer experience may feel that it is not necessary to formally prepare for the A+ examination, but test-takers who prepare adequately have a better chance of passing than those who walk into the test without studying. A student who prepares for the test independently must take the time to gather a variety of resources, while a prospective A+ certification examinee who purchases a pre-assembled package of study materials already has everything at his or her fingertips to prepare for the test. The A+ exam is also updated from time to time, making it important to ensure that the study materials used to prepare are in-line with the most up-to-date version of the test.
A+ Examination Material from Total Seminars
Total Seminars provides a range of exam materials focused specifically on the current A+ certification exam. The materials include a comprehensive training and preparation study manual. The same subject matter is also offered in a video format hosted by computer expert Mike Meyers. Separate study guides targeted at different exam topics may also be purchased. Sample examination packages that include multiple copies of practice tests and answers that are similar in format to the actual exam are also available. Total Seminars also sells exam vouchers that are required to be admitted to take the examination at one of the many certified testing locations around the country. These items may be purchased as individual components or in bundles that include combinations of two or more of the above items.
While ordering and studying the materials from Total Seminars does not guarantee successful completion of the A+ examination, the study packages designed by Total Seminars will inform an examinee about the format of the test and the information covered, thus allowing the test-taker to thoroughly prepare before attempting the test. If you are planning to take the A+ certification examination to launch your career as a computer repair and maintenance professional or IT specialist, or if you are looking to advance in an already-established career, check out the assortment of A+ certification study and preparation materials offered by Total Seminars today.