CompTIA 220-701 : CompTIA A+ Essentials (2009 Edition) Certification Exam
The CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam (220-701), 2009 Ed., is one of two required tests for earning the CompTIA A+ Certification, and is also accredited for ISO 17024. It is a closed-book, pass-fail test and covers six primary subjects: Hardware (27%), Troubleshooting, Repair and Maintenance (20%), Operating System and Software (20%), Networking (15%), Security (8%) and Operational Procedures (6%). The 220-701 Exam is currently offered in nine languages and the test duration ranges from 120 to 135 minutes dependent upon language.
Successfully completing the CompTIA 220-701 exam requires candidates possess the knowledge and skills essential for entry-level IT positions. These skills include the ability to demonstrate understanding of storage devices, media backup processes, motherboards, power supplies, CPUs and cooling processes as well as display methods and devices, memory types, laptop, printer and other hardware configurations, and the appropriate installation processes for each device, hardware or software type. The ability to maintain, troubleshoot and repair common devices, software and other applications is also crucial to success on the 220-701 Exam.
Successful 220-701 Exam candidates also possess a working understanding of security features and practices, computer technology and networking fundamentals, and peripheral and networking components, features and characteristics. The ability to demonstrate understanding of operating systems, security and safety procedures, and appropriate troubleshooting practices is also covered on the 220-701 Exam.