How to prepare for CompTIA A+ Exams – top resources to complement Examsnap exam dumps

CompTIA A+ certification is globally recognized as the industry competency test for professionals intending to pursue IT support roles.

This certification sets you apart from uncertified IT professions applying for similar jobs. A+ credentials also entitle you to a number of benefits, such as better position, better career prospects and better salary. According to PayScale, A+ accredited specialists earn an average of $59K per annum. 

Some of the top employers for CompTIA A+ certified IT experts include the US military, Dell Inc., Intel, Ricoh Company Ltd., and the Hewlett-Packard. However, every other firm that relies on computers and applications will require certified IT experts.

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How do you get A+ certification?

To obtain the CompTIA A+ certification, you will need to pass two exams – 220-901 and 220-902 with scores of 675 and 700 respectively.

The current A+ series exams will retire this year and will be replaced by 220-1001 and 220-1002, which were launched in January 2019. So, you can pick one series but you cannot combine the exams across the series. So, you need to complete 90 questions within 90 minutes.

There are different types of exam questions, including multiple choice questions, drag and drops and performance-based questions.

In addition to English, German, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese, the new set of exams are available in Spanish. Each exam will cost you $219, whichever version you opt for. 

In order to pass the A+ exam, you need to prepare well. One way to do this is to take an online course developed by A+ subject matter experts, and test your understanding with quality practice exams. 

Here are some online resources you may find useful.

CompTIA 

CompTIA prides itself for issuing millions of vendor-neutral IT certifications in networking, security and technical support for more than two decades now.

In order to stay relevant to the market needs, CompTIA continually renews its certifications every three years. As a certifying body for the A+ accreditation, it provides learners with resources to prepare for exams.

To find the available options, visit the Exam Preparation section on its website. For example, you can purchase the CompTIA A+ eBook, opt for classroom training lessons and get CompTIA CertsMaster Practice. These resources are available as standalone or bundles, and you can expect to spend between $100 and $500 depending on the resources you will require.

Examsnap

On Examsnap experts share knowledge on different IT exams. Examsnap website supports ETE files which can be opened with the help of the ETE Exam Simulator.

Examsnap is a modern educational tool that mimics the real exam environment and makes your preparation efficient. Real exam takers who have passed their certification exams can upload unlimited files to help candidates who are preparing for similar tests.

These uploads available at Examsnap are usually free and highly useful, especially if you find it difficult to understand some concepts. As well as free dumps, you can find premium paid bundles. The CompTIA A+ Premium Bundle includes a premium file, a study guide and a training course for each exam (220-901 and 220-902), and costs just $34,98.

Bundles contain files with questions and answers verified by IT experts. Examsnap also offers a wide collection of useful video courses to help you with your exam preparation. 

ExamCollection

ExamCollection provides a platform for exam takers to share their expertise and experiences on various IT tests.

Usually, this information is shared in the form of VCE files, which makes it possible to simulate the questions and solutions in the real exam environment. The practice exams shared by members of this group are usually free. There are however premium resources that are prepared by certified IT experts who have years of experience in various specialties. 

The paid study materials include premium practice exam bundles, and cost about $90 for both tests or $70 for each individual test. The site has videos tutorials that cover the objectives of the A+ certification. There are two tutorials designed to focus on the A+ exams. Each costs about $28. 

ExamSnap

ExamSnap provides highly affordable exam preparation bundles and is designed to help you get certified on the first attempt for the A+ tests. Their 220-901 Premium Bundle costs about $60 and comes with a study guide, practice exams and training course with 127 video lectures.

The individual resources are also available for lower rates. These change depending on prevailing institutional policies.

Exam-Labs

Exam-Labs provides a platform where experts share both free and premium resources for preparing for certification exams. The site boasts of providing 100% accurate practice exams prepared by IT industry experts.

With a budget of about $70, you get access to Exam-Labs CompTIA A+ Premium Bundle, which comes with practice exams and study guides for both 220-901 and 220-902 tests. 

YouTube

Google’s YouTube has become a source of knowledge where both experts and novices get to upload video content.

The best thing about YouTube is that this information is free. However, when it comes to preparing for your A+ exams, it is important to make sure that you only use authentic sources. Relying on unverified information can be misleading and may cause you to fail your exams. 

To be on the safe side, you will have to do thorough research on what Youtube channels to tune in. For instance, go for tutorials uploaded by certified IT professionals.  

All these sources will complement study materials from Examsnap website. Your task is to choose the ones that suit you most.

Ready to take your CompTIA A+ qualification?

CompTIA A+ is a basic-level certification that helps IT professionals kick-start their careers. We hope the resources listed here will help you to prepare for your exams with confidence.

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