Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the CompTIA A+ Essential (220-601) test?

A. There is no prerequisite for taking the 220-601 test. Passing the CompTIA A+ Essential (220-601) and CompTIA A+ 220-602 test is required to achieve the A+ 2006 certification as a Certified IT Technician.

Q. What certificate does it provide?

A. The 220-601 test is one of two tests required to achieve the A+ 2006 certification as an Certified IT Technician.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?

A. The test consists of multiple-choice questions. There are no case study type questions and the test is not adaptive. You will be required to attempt approximately 90 questions.

Q. What is the duration of the test?

A. You are required to attempt all the questions in 90 minutes.

Q. Which type of the test is it? (Adaptive/Linear)

A. The test 220-601 is in a linear format.

Q. What is the passing score?

A. You need a score of 700 on a 100-900 scale to pass the test.

Q. What is the test retake policy?

A. There is no wait time fixed between the first and second attempt. However, third or any subsequent attempt needs to be at least 30 calendar days apart from the previous test.

Q. What are the areas on which the test is focused?

A. The test CompTIA A+ 220-601 measures the computer professionals knowledge and skills in hardware and operating systems,
such as installation, upgrading, repairing, configuring, and troubleshooting. It also adds elements of security skills, as well as safety and environmental issues. The CompTIA A+ 220-601 test focuses on applying these technologies and skill sets in the scenarios that emphasize on computer repair and troubleshooting.

Q. Where to take the test?

A. The CompTIA tests may be taken at Pearson VUE or Prometric testing facilities.

Q. What is the test fee?

A. US$163.00

4 thoughts on “Everything you want to know about CompTIA A+ Essentials (220-601) test

  1. May I know what you mean by “wait time fixed between the first and second attempt”. Is it that there is no significant interval between the first test and the resit exam?
    Do you pay any charge retake the exam?

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