CompTIA A+ (220-901 & 220-902)

By Myles Wilson on December 16, 2015

For any individual looking to enter the IT world, the CompTIA A+ certification is a great start! Recognized as one of the top entry-level certifications, the A+ provides you with a great foundation in hardware, software and troubleshooting skills in order to build or supplement your tech knowledge. For many entry-level technicians and help desk positions, the A+ certification is a prerequisite. The 220-901 and 220-902 exams are the most recent updates to the A+ certification and taking these tests is a great way to keep up on current technologies. Comprised of objectives specifically designed to educate users on current technology basics, the A+ certification is a phenomenal way to start or transform your IT career.


Prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification and gain a baseline knowledge of PC maintenance, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers.

Target audience:

This entry-level certification caters to power users and those looking to break into the IT industry. The A+ is also great for seasoned IT veterans working to keep their skills in current hardware, software and troubleshooting up-to-date.

Course sequence:

CompTIA A+ (220-901) Courses Duration
Introduction to CompTIA A+ (220-901) Certification Exam  00:32:33
Hardware for CompTIA A+ (220-901)  08:48:55
Networking for CompTIA A+ (220-901)  04:40:15
Mobile Devices for CompTIA A+ (220-901)  02:34:11
Hardware & Network Troubleshooting for CompTIA A+ (220-901)  04:01:25
Total  20:37:19
CompTIA A+ (220-902) Courses
Introduction to CompTIA A+ (220-902) Certification Exam  00:32:35
Windows Operating Systems for CompTIA A+ (220-902)  04:43:22
Other Operating Systems & Technologies for CompTIA A+ (220-902)  04:48:35
Security for CompTIA A+ (220-902)  04:43:29
Software Troubleshooting for CompTIA A+ (220-902)  02:28:39
Operational Procedures for CompTIA A+ (220-902)  02:22:15
Total  19:38:48


This series begins with a deep dive into the 220-901 exam.  Hardware makes up the majority of 220-901, but the exam also covers networking, mobile devices, and hardware and network troubleshooting. These topic areas combined comprise the knowledge needed to begin a career in IT.

The second exam that makes up the A+ is the 220-902, which primarily highlights software. However, it also covers operating systems like Windows, Mac and Linux, as well as security and operational procedures.  These concepts build upon those introduced in the previous exam with the shared objective of measuring the competency of an entry-level IT professional.

The 220-901 and 220-902 exams are updated versions of the 220-801 and 220-802 exams. Together, the 220-901 and 220-902 complete the A+ certification. As you can see above, this series has been divided into two-parts in order to prepare and review one exam at a time.  

For the 220-901, you'll want to review:

For the 220-902, you'll want to review:

Good luck!


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