CompTIA 220-702 : CompTIA A+ Practical Application (2009 Edition) Certification Exam
The CompTIA A+ Practical Application (220-702), 2009 Ed., is one of two required tests for the CompTIA A+ Certification. It is also an ISO 17024 accredited exam. The 220-702 Exam is a closed-book test in which a pass-fail status is conferred. The exam is broken into four primary sections, each covering an essential subject area of CompTIA A+ Practical Application. The four main focus areas of exam questions include: Hardware (38%), Operating Systems (34%), Networking (15%), and Security (13%). The 220-702 Exam is currently available in ten languages and take between 120 and 135 minutes to complete dependent upon the language format of the exam.
In order to pass the CompTIA 220-702 exam candidates must possess basic or entry level IT knowledge and hands on experience in working with the application, including the ability to configure, install, upgrade and maintain SOHO networks, Windows operating systems, PC and workstations. Troubleshooting methods, tools and techniques are also crucial abilities 220-702 Exam candidates must demonstrate a working knowledge of in order to pass the exam.
While the CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam (220-701) is not a prerequisite for taking the 220-702 Exam, successful completion of the other A+ Certification required exam is recommended prior to sitting for the 220-702 Exam.
The ability to implement security measures and resolve network connectivity problems is required of testing candidates on the 220-702 Exam. Other central topics covered on the exam include handling storage devices, motherboards, power supplies, processors, memory devices, cooling systems and adapter cards, to name just a few.