Training Reference - training, learning and development news

Browse topics

Home > News > November 2006 > 24 November 2006

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."

External link

CompTIA A+ certification

Training Reference is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.

Related information

For related news, case studies, articles and research, visit our
IT training home page

Training and development books

Discover books on a variety of training and development topics at the Training Reference Bookshop

Source suppliers

Visit the Training Reference Directory to view supplier details for a wide range of courses, products and services.

Sponsored links

Back to top   

Source suppliers

Visit the Training Reference Directory to source suppliers for a wide range of training courses, products & services.

Sponsored links

Newsletter

Receive our FREE newsletter and keep up-to-date with the latest information. Click here to subscribe

Training Reference accepts no liability or responsibility for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage caused by the user's reliance on any information, material or advice published on, or accessed from, this website. Users of this website are encouraged to verify information received with other sources. E&OE. All trademarks acknowledged. © Copyright Training Reference 2003 - 2007