For A+ certification, the examinee must pass both this
exam and the A+ Operating System Technologies exam. The
Core Hardware exam measures essential competencies for a
desktop computer hardware service technician with six months
of on-the-job experience. The examinee must demonstrate
basic knowledge of installing, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting,
and repairing desktop computer systems at the standard defined
by this test specification.
The skills and knowledge measured by this exam are derived
from an industry-wide and worldwide job task analysis which
was validated through a survey of almost 2,000 A+ certified
professionals. The results of the survey are used in weighting
the domains and ensuring that the weighting is representative
of the relative importance of that content to the job requirements
of a service technician with six months on the-job experience.
The intent is to certify individuals in a body of knowledge
that is identified and accepted as the baseline or foundation
of any entry-level PC technician.
The exam is in adaptive format and is presented with 20
- 30 questions. You will have 30 minutes to complete the
exam. A score determination can be made before the maximum
number of questions is presented. Once a score determination
is made, the exam will shut off. The exam is available in
the following languages: Japanese, French, Spanish and German
- and of course English !
The table below lists the categories measured
by this exam and the extent to which they are represented
in the exam:
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