The A+ certification is aimed at an entry-level IT professional who has a minimum of 12 months of hands-on experience with computers. This can be either classroom or lab experience, or on-the-job experience, or a combination of both. To earn the A+ certification, you need to pass two exams:
- CompTIA A+ 220-801 covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking.
- CompTIA A+ 220-802 covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as configuring common features (for example, network connectivity and email) for mobile operating systems Android and Apple iOS.