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CompTIA A+ Certification Practice Test Questions

600+ free online CompTIA A+ certification practice test questions mapping to the latest exam domains. Our A+ practice tests* are available for free (no registration / email required). Score reports are displayed upon completion of each exam (including list of all responses with a percentage test score). To get updates on new practice tests, please on Twitter.

A+ Certification Exam Summary

Exam Codes: 220-801 & 220-802
Questions: 90
Question Types: Multiple choice / Performance-based
Time Limit: 90 minutes
Passing Score: 675 out of 900 (220-801)
700 out of 900 (220-802)
Languages: English
Other Versions *JK0-801

*JK0 prefix exam codes are exclusive to CompTIA's CAPP
Academy (formerly E2C-Education to Career) members and their
students only. The exams are identical in all aspects, except for
the exam code.

The actual A+ certification exam consists of two separate, computer-based tests; candidates are required to pass both to obtain the A+ certification.

This can be done in any order and each of the exams can be taken at a different date, but tests must come from the same set of objectives and must be taken before the entire exam retirement date.

The updated versions of the CompTIA A+ exams, 220-801 and 220-802, were introduced in October 2012. A+ certification obtained under this set of objectives is valid for three years and to keep it current it must be renewed either by retaking the newer version of the A+ exam or through the Continuing Education Program.

CompTIA A+ 220-801 exam covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking.

CompTIA A+ 220-802 exam covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as configuring common features (e.g. network connectivity and email) for mobile operating systems Android and Apple iOS.

In addition to the multiple-choice questions, new A+ certification exams include performance-based questions which require the candidate to perform a task or solve a problem in simulated IT environments.

For each performance-based question, the exam prompts the candidate to perform a specific task or solve a specific problem. A simulated environment is then launched in which the candidate completes the required steps.

Each question is designed around real-world computer scenarios that will test a candidate's skills and knowledge and the simulated environments may include different aspects of IT infrastructure, such as command prompts, Windows or networking environments.

Certification Expiry

Lifetime certification scheme and A+ bridge exams were dropped with the end of December 2010 and are no longer available. From January 1, 2011, CompTIA A+ certification gets the CE (Continuing Education) suffix.

In order to remain valid, the A+ certification must be renewed within three years from the date the candidate is certified (those certified on or before December 31, 2010 are still considered certified for life). Certification renewal requires either retaking the newer release of the A+ exam or fulfilling some of the requirements from the Continuing Education program.

Resources

CompTIA A+ 220-801 Exam Objectives
CompTIA A+ 220-802 Exam Objectives


*All practice tests available through this website can serve as a rough guideline and an additional resource to the formal A+ certification training. Our exams were designed to test on topics (these tests are not brain dumps) covered by the A+ exam objectives (pdf documents outlining exam domains published by CompTIA). The most recent set of A+ exam objectives can be downloaded for free at CompTIA's official website.