Top 3 CompTIA Certifications

If you are an IT Professional working in an area like Computer Security or Networking, there are lots of certifications to showcase your expertise. In this article, you will find the top 3 CompTIA® certifications that will make you a great asset to any company.

  1. CompTIA Security+™ Certification:

Comptia Security+ logo Security+ certification will give a good start in the network security field. CompTIA Security+ certification is a well recognized cert in the area of computer security. Possible job titles for the certification holders would be like:

  • Security Analyst
  • Computer Security Administrator
  • Security/IT Manager
  • CISO/CSO, Systems Administrator
  • Systems Engineer or Integrator

Due to an increase in threats to computer security, there is a high demand for information technology experts. So if you are holding this certificate, then your profile will be eye-catching for many recruiters.

  1. CompTIA A+™ Certification:

The CompTIA A+ is the most widely recognized certification in the field of computer hardware and operating systems for those beginning their career in IT. The exam is designed to certify the competency of entry-level PC computer service professionals in installing, maintaining, customizing, and operating personal computers. No pre-requisites required for CompTIA A+ certification. CompTIA A+ certification deals with computer repair, software & operating systems, home/small office network administration, information security, cloud computing, and troubleshooting of both desktops and mobile devices. Many reputed companies, including US and other government organizations recognize A+ credentials while doing selection process.

Recently, Comptia introduced performance based questions that test the hands-on skills of the individual taking the test. Check out Comptia A+ Labsim for hands-on labs experience.

  1. CompTIA Network+™ Certification:

CompTIA Network+ is a mid-level certification. This certification validates expertise in managing, maintaining, installing, troubleshooting, and configuring the basic network infrastructure. Network+ course not only gives you hands-on experience for the certification exam but also provides skills as a networking professional.  The certification has undergone, as with other certifications, several revisions. The most recent cert exam, N10-007, provides  candidates with knowledge and skills required for networking using current technology products and services.  Recent update includes the following:

1. Critical security concepts that are essential for every security practitioner
2. Important cloud computing best practices
3. Coverage of virtualization techniques in detail
4. Network resiliency concepts and techniques for network engineers

It is a very good addition on the resume of a networking engineer.

Note: Simulationexams.com is not associated with Comptia or any other organization. The views expressed are that of the author. Comptia® is a registered trademark of Comptia® organization. A+, Network+™, and Security+™ are trademarks of Comptia and duly recognized. Contact author Giri.M at giri.m[at]anandsoft.com for feedback or suggestions.

SimulationExams Releases Comptia A+ Core 1 Practice Tests for Mac

Simulationexams.com A+ practice tests for MacReleased MAC version of  CompTIA® A+220–1001 certification exan.  CompTIA A+ core1 (220–1001) practice tests for Mac offered by SimulationExams.com conform to the latest exam objectives.

The exam topics covered in the practice tests are Mobile Devices, Networking, Hardware, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing and Hardware and Network Troubleshooting. The practice test is prepared by CompTIA certified experts in the field and it may help in boosting the score. The exam simulator is prepared with different types of questions that you may encounter in actual exam, including:

  • Multiple Choice Single Answer (MCSA)
  • Multiple Choices Multiple Answers (MCMA)
  • Exhibit type

The A+ core1 practice tests contain 300+ highly relevant questions with flashcards. The practice tests provides a timed test environment and each question is categorized that helps you to prepare for the actual exam by assessing areas that needs improvement. Customization of exam configuration such as  time, score, pass percentage is possible. A detailed scorecard is generated after submitting the exam, and the review feature allows to cross-check the incorrect answers.

You may also be interested in Android and iOS versions for mobile devices. One can download the apps by clicking the below links

The Windows version of the software is available here:

Disclaimer: Simulationexams.com is neither associated nor affiliated with CompTIA® or any other company. A+™, Network+™, Security+™, Server+™ are trademarks of CompTIA® and duly acknowledged.

SimulationExams Releases New Comptia A+ Core1 and Core2 Practice Tests for Mobile Devices

A+ Core examSimulationexams.com, leading provider of practice exams and network simulators, recently released practice tests for Comptia®. A+ Core1®. and Comptia A+ Core2®. exams.  Currently, the practice tests are available for mobile devices including Android phones and Apple iOS phones. As you all might be aware, the existing exams, 220-901 and 220-902 are going to be retired by 31st July 2019 (English language version). The same are going to be replaced by 220-1001 (A+ Core 1) and 220-1002 (A+ Core 2) respectively. A few significant inclusions are Windows 10 operating system, and enhancement in virtual services such as Cloud services. Mobile devices and security have also been given more importance in recent revision. Over all, 85% of the syllabus remains to be same as that of older one.

Desktop versions of the practice tests will be released in few days and the same will be announced accordingly. The topics (objectives) covered in the new exams are given below:

Exam: A+ Core 1 (Code: 200-1001)

Passing score 675 (on a scale of 100–900)

DOMAIN                       PERCENTAGE OF EXAMINATION
1.0 Mobile Devices   14%
2.0 Networking        20%
3.0 Hardware            27%
4.0 Virtualization and Cloud Computing                   12%
5.0 Hardware and Network Troubleshooting          27%
Total 100%

Exam: A+ Core 2 (Code: 220-1002)

DOMAIN                                  PERCENTAGE OF EXAMINATION
1.0 Operating Systems      27%
2.0 Security                           24%
3.0 Software Troubleshooting             26%
4.0 Operational Procedures                  23%
Total 100%

Number of questions Maximum of 90
Types of questions Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of test 90 minutes
Recommended experience 12 months of experience as an IT support specialist
Passing score 700 (on a scale of 100–900)

It may be notes that the passing score for Core 1 is 675 where as that of Core 2  is 700 on a scale of 100-900.

The practice tests offered by simulationexams.com cover all the objectives and include performance based questions.

You may download the practice tests by clicking on the links given below:

Android versions of the A+ Exam:

Apple iOS versions of the A+ Exam:

Check out the website for most recent updates and download the software.

All Simulation Exams practice tests, study guides and/or material are neither sponsored by, nor endorsed by, nor affiliated  with CompTIA® or any other company. All trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners and duly  acknowledged. A+™, Network+™, i-Net+™, Server+™,Security+™ are registered trade marks of CompTIA®.

Comptia® Old A+ Exams Retiring By July 2019

As you might be knowing, Comptia® released new A+ certification exams, namely,

  • Comptia A+® Core 1 (220-1001) and
  • Comptia A+® Core 2 (220-1002)

The exams are already effective, though the older exams Comptia A+ Essentials, and Comptia A+ Practical Application will be live till July 2019. It may be noted that Comptia’s new A+ exams will have more emphasis on virtualization, cloud, and security.  Simulationexams.com is in the process of releasing the practice tests for the same. Check out Comptia A+ Core1 and Comptia A+ Core2 practice tests pages for more details.

It may be noted that you cannot mix and match the new and older exams. Either you have to take both older exams (220-901 and 220-902) or you have to take both new exams (220-1001 and 220-1002). If you are already in the middle of preparation, it is recommended that you prepare for the older exams.

Good luck!

Related post: http://www.simulationexams.com/Blog/2019/01/30/aplus-exams-core1-and-core2/ 

Disclaimer: Comptia® is a registered trademark of Comptia organization and duly acknowledged. A+ Core1 and A+ Core2 are trademarks of Comptia organization.

ExamGuides.com Website Update

Exam Guides CCNA, CCNP A+ExamGuides.com, a leading exam cram website for IT certs has been updated to provide better user experience by incorporating breadcrumbs, horizontal navigation, and search engine optimization. The website offers exam cram notes on CCNA, CCNP, Comptia A+, Network+, Juniper JNCIA, and others. The cram notes is free and useful for candidates preparing for certification exams for final review of the syllabus. Check it out!

Available:

New A+ Exams Released by Comptia, named A+ Core1 and A+ Core2

Comptia organization, a pioneer in promoting computer skills among youth in USA and worldwide, released new A+ exams on 15th Jan 2019. The exams will be replacing the current A+ exams, namely A+ Essentials exam (220-901) and A+ Practical exam (220-902). The new exams have been named as A+ Core1 (200-1001) and A+ Core2 (200-1002) and available from Jan 15th 2019.

Important features of new exams:

CompTIA A+ 220-1001 covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing and network troubleshooting.

CompTIA A+ 220-1002 covers installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting and operational procedures.

Important features of the exam: These are not much different from its predecessor except for syllabus.

  • Number of questions: Maximum of 90 questions per exam (same as 901/902)
  • Types of questions: Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based (same as 901/902)
  • Duration of the exam: 90 Minutes per exam (same as 901/902)
  • Recommended experience: 9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field (same as 901/902)
  • Languages offered: English at launch​. German, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese and Spanish in 2019  (added simplified chinese!)

Simulationexams.com will be providing the A+ Core1 and A+ Core2 practice tests in due course and the subscribers will be provided with an intimation on the availability of the practice tests by newsletter.

The exam objectives for A+ Core 1 200-1001 are given under:

Sl. No.    Domain           Weightage (in percentage)

1.0  Mobile Devices 14%
2.0 Networking 20%
3.0 Hardware 27%
4.0 Virtualization and Cloud Computing 12%
5.0 Hardware and Network Troubleshooting 27%
Total 100%

As far as the syllabus is concerned, there are quite a few changes in A+ Core1. The major changes are with Mobile Devices, Virtualization and Cloud Computing. You may expect more questions targeted in these areas.

The exam objectives for A+ Core2 (200-1002) are given under:

Sl. No.    Domain           Weightage (in percentage)

1.0 Windows Operating Systems 29%
2.0 Other Operating Systems & Technologies 12%
3.0 Security 22%
4.0 Software Troubleshooting 24%
5.0 Operational Procedures 13%
Total 100%

mobile device synchronization, various methods for securing mobile devices have been covered thoroughly in the syllabus.

Note that older exams, 220-901 and 220-902 are available till July 2019 and candidates who have already in the middle of preparation can take the older exams. If you have just started the preparation or going to start, it is recommended to go for 1000 series of A+ exams. Note that mix and match is not allowed for A+ exams. That means, you can’t take for 900 series exam (say, 200-901) and one 1000 series exam (say, 200-1002) and can’t get certified. Either you have to take both 900 series exams or both 1000 series exams.

We will be adding some practice questions soon! Keep watching!

Good luck!

Comptia A+ Exam Simulator Update

SimulationExams.com recently updated Comptia A+ Exam Simulator to include several more questions and flash card explanation. A couple of known bugs had been fixed in this revision. Check out the product page at:

http://www.simulationexams.com/exam-details/aplus-essentials.htm

A+ practice exams, offered by simulationexams.com provides 300+ questions with flash cards, and detailed stats. A+ Labsim is also available for candidates preparing for A+ Certification, and you may download the free trial version of the same.