CompTIA's 220-801

A+ 2012 Exam 1

The CompTIA A+ certification is an industry recognized vendor neutral credential. This certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware and basic networking. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for 220-801 exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

• 100% Exam Coverage • Interactive E-Book • Pre-Assessment Test • 836 Practice Questions with Full Explanations • 236 Interactive Quizzes • Test History and Performance Review and Powerful Analytics • Study Planner • Continuously Updated

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Prepare for the following certification

The 220-801 exam is part of CompTIA's A+ certification. This certification is a globally recognized qualification that validates that you possess the knowledge and skills to maintain PC hardware and software.

Skills Measured

  • Install, configure, and maintain PC components
  • Repair and replace laptop components
  • Use of tools such as multimeter, power-supply tester
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting commands
  • Dealing with Security Issues

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220-801 Course Duration

uCertify's 220-801 course is a self-paced, preparation course. The amount of time taken to prepare for the exam depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience. We recommend you to spend 3-4 hours for 2-3 weeks if you have good knowledge of computer technology.

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Syllabus

220-801 Course/Exam Objectives

  • Chapter 1: Motherboards, Processors, and Memory
    • Identifying Components of Motherboards
    • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Processors
    • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Memory
    • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Cooling Systems
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
    • Performance-Based Question
    • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Chapter 2: Storage Devices and Power Supplies
    • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Storage Devices
    • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Power Supplies
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
    • Performance-Based Question
    • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Chapter 3: Peripherals and Expansion
    • Installing and Configuring Expansion Cards
    • Identifying Characteristics of Connectors and Cables
    • Input Devices
    • Multimedia Input Devices
    • Output Devices
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
    • Performance-Based Questions
    • Answers to Performance-Based Questions
  • Chapter 4: Display Devices
    • Understanding Display Types and Settings
    • Understanding Video Standards and Technologies
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
    • Performance-Based Question
    • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Chapter 5: Custom Configurations
    • Graphic and CAD/CAM Design Workstations
    • Audio/Video Editing Workstations
    • Virtualization Workstations
    • Gaming PCs
    • Home Theater PCs
    • Standard Thick Clients
    • Thin Clients
    • Home Server PCs
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
    • Performance-Based Question
    • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Chapter 6: Networking Fundamentals
    • Understanding Networking Principles
    • Identifying Common Network Hardware
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
    • Performance-Based Question
    • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Chapter 7: Introduction to TCP/IP
    • Understanding TCP/IP
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
    • Performance-Based Question
    • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Chapter 8: Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks
    • Understanding Wireless Networking
    • Installing and Configuring SOHO Networks
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
    • Performance-Based Question
    • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Chapter 9: Understanding Laptops
    • Understanding Laptop Architecture
    • Disassembling and Reassembling Laptops
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
    • Performance-Based Question
    • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Chapter 10: Installing and Configuring Printers
    • Understanding Printer Types and Processes
    • Installing and Configuring Printers
    • Performing Printer Maintenance and Upgrades
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
    • Performance-Based Question
    • Answer to Performance-Based Question
  • Chapter 11: Understanding Operational Procedures
    • Understanding Safety Procedures
    • Understanding Environmental Controls
    • Demonstrating Professionalism
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
    • Performance-Based Question
    • Answer to Performance-Based Question

Career Prospects

Career Prospects

A CompTIA A+ certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  • IT Support Technician
  • IT Support Administrator
  • IT Support Specialist

FAQs

220-801 Exam FAQs

What certificate do I earn on passing the 220-801 exam?
If you pass CompTIA's 220-801 exam you will get credit towards the following certification:
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
While there are no official prerequisites for the 220-801 exam, both CompTIA and uCertify strongly recommend candidates to have six to twelve months of hands-on experience in lab or field work.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 188
Where do I take the exam?
The 220-801 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of multiple choice and performance-based questions.
How many questions are asked on the exam?
The exam contains 90 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
90 minutes
What is the passing score?
675

(on a scale of 0-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the 220-801 examination, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  • CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  • If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
What is the validity of the certification?
CompTIA A+ certification expires after three years from the date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's Continuing Education Program. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
You can find more information about the 220-801 exam from this link: http://certification.comptia.org/getCertified/certifications/a.aspx

At a Glance

220-801 Course Includes Free Buy
Chapters 1 11
Practice Tests 1 6
Total Questions (inc. quizzes) 50 836
Interactive Quizzes 0 236
Final Test No Yes

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