This post has info on the A+ 220-901 and 220-902 exam. This is an entry level IT certification.

CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 Exam Structure

  • Number of Questions: 90 questions max
  • Duration: 90 minute duration, not including survey time, about 1 minute per question
  • Score Range: 100-900
  • Passing Score: 901: 675, 902: 700 (roughly 75% and 78%, not including experimental questions)
  • Types of Questions:
    • Multiple Choice – can have more than one answer
    • Performance Based – perform the requested action
    • Drag and Drop – visual matching

Exam Domains

220-901

  1. Hardware 34%
  2. Networking 21%
  3. Mobile Devices 17%
  4. Hardware and Network Troubleshooting 28%

220-902

  1. Windows Operating Systems 29%
  2. Other Operating Systems and Technologies 12%
  3. Security 22%
  4. Software Troubleshooting 24%
  5. Operational Procedures 13%

Exam History

  • 220-901 and 220-902: December 15, 2015, current
  • 220-801 and 220-802: October 2012, retired June 30, 2016
  • 220-701 and 220-702: August 2009, retired August 31, 2013
  • 220-601, 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604: 2006, retired February 28, 2010 (US date, staggered by country)
  • A+ Core Hardware Exam, A+ Core Operating System Technologies Exam: 2003
  • First A+ (Hardware): 1993

Note: Some of this history was hard to find. Let me know if you've seen something different.

Study Notes

A current overview of CompTIA A+ certification exam 220-901.

A current overview of CompTIA A+ certification exam 220-902.

After the Exam

Likely Jobs

  • IT Support Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • IT Support Administrator

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