CompTIA is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of computer service technicians. The exams cover a broad range of hardware and software technologies, but are not bound to any vendor-specific products. The skills and knowledge measured by the A+ exams (A+ Essentials and A+ IT Technician) are derived from an industry wide and worldwide job task analysis. Earning CompTIA certification proves that a candidate has a broad base of knowledge and competency in core hardware and operating system technologies including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking.
The purpose of this certification is to set a standard for those working in the personal computer industry as technicians, help desk and support staff.
Candidates require a high degree of interest for learning computer hardware. Candidates should also have the knowledge of personal computers, DOS/Windows.
- Increased job opportunities for those skilled in procedures and technologies.
- Opportunity for advancement - The Certification can be a plus when an employer awards job advancements and promotions.
CompTIA A+ Certification Path