A+ Operating Systems Technologies
For A+ certification, the examinee must pass both this exam
and the A+ Core Hardware exam. This exam measures essential
operating system competencies for desktop computer hardware
service technician with six months of on-the-job experience.
The examinee must demonstrate basic knowledge of Command Line
Prompt, Windows 9x and Windows 2000 for installing, configuring,
upgrading, troubleshooting, and repairing desktop computer
The skills and knowledge measured by this exam are derived
from an industry-level 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 an entry-level PC technician. It is not intended to measure
cutting edge technologies.
The results of the job task analysis and survey can be found
in the following report: CompTIA A+ Certification Core Hardware
and OS Technologies exams Job Task Analysis Report. This report
is available for distribution.
The exam is in adaptive format, therefore, will be presented
with 20-30 questions. You will have 30 minutes to complete
the exam. Please be aware that a score determination could
be made before the maximum number of questions is presented.
Once a score determination is made, the exam will shut off.
The exam is translated in the following languages: Japanese,
French, Spanish and German.
The exam can be broken into four parts: