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CompTIA expands options for A+ certification

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has expanded its CompTIA A+ certification offering by adding two new exams targeted at specific IT repair and support jobs.

The new exams are CompTIA A+ 220-603 for remote support, service desk, support centre, help desk, and call centre technicians; and CompTIA A+ 220-604 for depot and bench technicians.

The CompTIA A+ Essentials and CompTIA A+ 220-602 exams were launched earlier this year. While the CompTIA A+ Essentials exam covers core competencies in hardware and software technologies, CompTIA says its A+ 220-602, 220-603 and 220-604 exams focus on how to apply technology skills in specific job environments.

The changes to CompTIA A+ are designed to reflect the evolution of skills and job responsibilities for computer service and support personnel.

John Venator, president and chief executive officer, CompTIA, said: "The most exciting aspect of this update to CompTIA A+ is the flexibility it offers individual candidates and employers. More than ever before, individuals have the power to take control of their career and focus on specific areas of computer service and support.

"Employers can select the exam elements that best suit their business needs, assuring that their personnel are certified with the skills most relevant to the job tasks they are performing."

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