[Posted 28 Feb 2013 by Kathy Yale]
Achieving your CompTIA A+ Certification is easier than ever before. Considering that technology has improved by leaps and bounds in the last decade, and that Internet access is now as ubiquitous as TV and telephones, studying for the A+ exam is not only more accessible, but convenient. In addition to widespread Internet access, mobile smartphones are another technology which has caught on quickly. They will enable you to take advantage of study materials online anywhere you may go, including streaming video which was a rarity before high-bandwidth Internet became the norm.
A mainstay of studying for the CompTIA A+ Certification exam is practice questions, and many A+ study guides in print include their own test questions on CD to drill you on your knowledge while revealing your strengths and weaknesses. Some practice environments will even simulate computer hardware to let you put your practical knowledge to the test, utilizing the Microsoft Silverlight framework, and can be accessed in almost any web browser and on any Windows computer, making studying for the A+ certification convenient and simple. The software includes videos, printable course material, a wide array of practice questions to test you after each chapter, and lab simulations of computer repair scenarios that you will be more than qualified to handle after you have become certified.
If you’re often on the go, you may have a smartphone with you. Smartphones became popular almost overnight and have web browsers comparable to those on any desktop PC that can handle multimedia software like Flash and Java. This means that many A+ study materials that are available online can be with you anywhere you go, making this the most portable and convenient way to study for the CompTIA A+ exam. For example, if you are an iPhone user, you can download the free TranscenderFlash CompTIA A+ study material. Android smartphone users can also download a variety of apps and study guides for the A+ exam in the Android app store. Because smartphones also come equipped with web browsers, users can easily find study materials, practice questions and other information about the A+ simply by searching online. PDF e-book versions of traditional print materials can also be purchased, downloaded and viewed on the smartphone, making the smartphone one of the best study tools available.
Streaming video has also become a convenient way to study for the CompTIA A+ exam, since most web browsers are capable of streaming such videos. Smartphones can also take advantage of the fast cellular data network to access these forms of study materials, often including support for sites like YouTube. A search on Youtube for “CompTIA A+” will offer study videos that you can easily access at a computer or on a smartphone.