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John Turner

Dr. Kovarik

MSTD


484

April 19, 2009


Certifications

What are CompTIA Certifications?

CompTIA certifications are credentials

achieved through a testing process, to validate knowledge
within a specific IT support function. All CompTIA

exams are developed by subject matter
experts, and the certifications are recognized throughout the industry as the standard for proving
foundation
-
level skill sets.

Certified professionals report that they have more confidence on the job, see an improve
ment in
the quality of their work and have a higher demand for their services. Employers feel the same
way. In fact, 74 percent of IT managers say CompTIA certifications are an important factor in
considerin
g an employee for a promotion.

Types of exams

Com
pTIA A+ Essentials


CompTIA A+ Essentials validates knowledge of basic computer hardware and operating
systems,

covering skills such as installation, building, upgrading, repairing, configuring, troubleshooting,

optimizing, diagnosing and preventive mainte
nance, with additional elements of security and soft

skills. The Essentials Exam validates the basic skills needed by any entry
-
level service technician

regardless of job environment.



CompTIA A+ 220
-
602


The CompTIA A+ 220
-
602 exam is targeted for indivi
duals who work or intend to work in a
mobile

or corporate technical environment with a high level of face
-
to
-
face client interaction. Examples

job roles include: Enterprise Technician, IT Administrator, Field Service Technician, PC
Technician.

Ideally, the

CompTIA A+ 220
-
602 candidate has already passed the CompTIA A+ Essentials

examination. Candidates who pass both CompTIA A+ Essentials and exam 220
-
602 will be


Vouchers

Once you place your order, you will receive a confirmation e
-
mail from CompTIA
. This e
-
mail
includes your exam voucher number


you need this number to register for your exam
. It is
important that you provide a valid e
-
mail address and that you system does not block messages
from CompTIA.

Prices for the Vouchers (cheaper if you are
a CompTIA Member)

Price of Voucher

A+

A+ 168.00

Related
Technical Jobs

IT Technician

Enterprise Technician

PC Technician

Desktop Support Technician

Field Technician

PC Support Specialist

CompTIA Network+® Certification

CompTIA

Network+ validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals. It is an
international, vendor
-
neutral certification that recognizes a technician's ability to describe the
features and functions of networking components and to manage, maintain, t
roubleshoot, install,
operate and configure basic network infrastructure. Although not a prerequisite, it is
recommended that CompTIA Network+ candidates have at least nine months of experience in
network support or administration or adequate academic trai
ning, along with a CompTIA A+
certification.

Types


of

Nework+ exams


Security+

CompTIA

Server+

CompTIA

Convergence+

CompTIA






Price for Voucher

Network 239.00

Related Job Titles

Network/Security

Administrator

Security Analyst

Consultant, IT Architect


Steps to become CompTIA certified?

1.

Select a certification exam provider

2.

Register for and schedule a time to take the CompTIA certification exam at a convenient
location.

3.

Read and sign Canindate Agreement, which will be presented at the time of the exam.

Other types of ComTIA Certifications

CompTIA PDI+

CompTIA CTT

Other types of
Computer Certifications

Cisco Certified InterNet work Expert: CCIE

An expert in routing switching, communication, security and voice over network

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: MCSE

This is a Microsoft certification for design and maintenance Microsoft based Operating systems. MCSE
certification is specific to network operating systems like MCSE 2000 is for Windows 2000 and MCSE
2003 for MS
server 2003

ALL THIS INFROMATION ABOVE WAS REFERENCE FROM:

CompTIA ADVACING THE GLOBAL IT INDUSTRY. 2009 The Computing Technology Industry Association.
19 April 2009 <

http://www.comptia.org/default.aspx
>

Andrews Jean, Ph.D.
A
+ Guide to Software Managing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting Second
Edition


Canada:
Course Technology, a division of Thompson Learning, 2003