CompTIA's 220-801

A+ 2012 Exam 1

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The CompTIA A+ certification is an industry recognized vendor neutral credential. The 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 prep for 220-801 is comprehensive and helps you not only earn your certification in the shortest time possible, but to also gain the knowledge required on the job. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify prepkit

Prepare for the following certification

The 220-801 is part of CompTIA's A+ which comprises of two exams. It is required part to the certification. The certification is targeted at professionals who are involved in technical support, field service, and IT support. The CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT. As such, the certification is targeted at entry-level IT professionals who are looking for a career in PC troubleshooting and maintenance. The exam covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking. The A+ certification is CompTIA's leading entry-level, vendor neutral exam for computer-service technicians. The Comptia A+ certification can be used to pursue various advanced certification of leading vendors.

Skills Measured

  • Install, configure, and maintenance of PC components.
  • Repair and replacement of laptop components.
  • Use of various tools such as multimeter, power-supply tester
  • Use of Printers
  • Knowledge of commands for troubleshooting
  • System Utilities
  • Security Issues
  • Operational Procedures

220-801 Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there are no minimum or maximum restrictions placed by uCertify. The amount of time you will take depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience, as well as your availability. We recommend at least 2-3 weeks if you have knowledge of computer hardware.

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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

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

220-801 Exam FAQ's

What certificate do I earn on passing the vendor certification?
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 pre-requisites for the CompTIA A+ certification, both CompTIA and uCertify strongly recommend that candidates should have a minimum of 12 months experience of lab or field work. In other words, candidates are expected to have hands-on work experience in the maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, and printers.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 183

After you place your order you will receive an order confirmation e-mail. Once payment is processed you will receive a second e-mail that will include your exam voucher number, you need this number to register for your exam. It is important that you provide a valid e-mail address and that your system does not block messages from CompTIA.org.

Where do I take the exam?
The CompTA A+ 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 CompTIA A+ 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 three years from 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 on this exam?
You can find more information about the 220-801 here: http://certification.comptia.org/getCertified/certifications/a.aspx
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