CompTIA A+ 220-1101

Free CompTIA A+ practice test questions, flashcards, and performance-based questions (PBQs)

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Configure routers, build workstations, identify cables and more hands-on exercises.

CompTIA A+ Networking Connectors
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Do you know all the networking connectors from RJ-45 to Lucent Connectors? Test you know all the networking connectors on A+ with this matching exercise.
CompTIA A+ Data and Video Connectors
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Three types of USB, HDMI, VGA and several other data and video connectors. Do you know all the A+ cable and connector types for data and video?
CompTIA A+ Internal and Motherboard Connectors
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Covers connectors like SATA, eSATA, Molex and other internal components
CompTIA A+ Printer Attributes
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Compare and contrast attributes of different types of printers, from Laser printers to 3-D printers.
CompTIA A+ Printer Maintenance
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Correlate maintenance tasks with types of printers in this PBQ.
Max Wireless Speeds
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Identify the max speed for 802.11 wireless standards
External Motherboard Connectors and Components
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Identify external components and connectors on a motherboard like USB, PS/2, Serial, Ethernet and more in this PBQ.
Internal Motherboard Components and Connectors
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Identify motherboard internals like the various PCI and PCIe versions, M.2 Slots, SATA connectors and more.
Design and Build Desktops Workstations
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Design two desktop workstations for new hires with very different use-cases and requirements.
Network Components and Common Protocols
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Reverse engineer a major corporation's network topology and identify frequently used servers.

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Exam Details


Maximum of 90 questions per exam


90 Minutes per exam

Passing Score

675 (on a scale of 900)

Continuing EducationYes
Recommended Experience

9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field


English at launch. German, Japanese, Portuguese, Thai and Spanish

Exam Objectives

1Mobile Devices
4Virtualization and Cloud Computing
5Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

About CompTIA A+ 220-1101

CompTIA A+ Certification Overview

Exam Versions

The current versions of the CompTIA A+ certification exams are:

  • 220-1101 (Core 1)
  • 220-1102 (Core 2)

These versions were launched in April 2022 and are expected to retire approximately three years from their release date.

The A+ Certification Test

To earn the CompTIA A+ certification, candidates must pass two separate exams: 220-1101 and 220-1102. Each exam has a separate fee and can be taken in any order. Both exams must be completed before the retirement date and must be from the same set of objectives. The certification is valid for three years from the date of passing the exams.

Exam Details:

  • Format: Computer-based tests
  • Number of Questions: 90 questions per exam
  • Time Limit: 90 minutes per exam
  • Result Availability: Immediately after completion, following a short mandatory survey

CompTIA A+ 220-1101

The CompTIA A+ 220-1101 (Core 1) exam is a key component of the A+ certification, designed to validate essential IT skills and knowledge. This exam, launched in April 2022, covers a broad range of topics critical for IT professionals, including mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing, and network troubleshooting. Comprising 90 questions, the test includes multiple-choice and performance-based questions, simulating real-world scenarios to assess the candidate's practical abilities. The 220-1101 exam emphasizes the foundational skills necessary for IT support roles, ensuring that certified individuals are equipped to handle a variety of technical issues. With a 90-minute time limit, the exam challenges candidates to demonstrate their proficiency efficiently, providing immediate results upon completion. The certification remains valid for three years, making it a crucial step for those aiming to establish or advance their careers in IT.

Exam Policies and Procedures

Candidates must agree to CompTIA's exam policies before starting the test. These policies include:

  • No Mobile Phones/Devices: Must be left outside the exam room
  • Question Review: Candidates can revisit and change answers before submitting the exam
  • Submission: Unanswered questions are marked, and a final review is available before submission

Testing Centers

Since July 9, 2012, CompTIA exams are available exclusively through Pearson VUE testing centers. Candidates can book exams online, by phone, or at the testing center. Options include:

  • In-Person Testing: At Pearson VUE testing centers
  • Online Testing: Through Pearson VUE's online platform

Performance-Based Questions (PBQs)

The A+ exams include Performance-Based Questions (PBQs), which require candidates to perform specific tasks or solve problems in a simulated environment. These questions test real-world skills in areas like command prompts, Windows OS, and networking environments.

Continuing Education (CE) Program

Certifications with the +CE (Continuing Education) suffix, including A+, Network+, and Security+, must be renewed every three years. Renewal options include:

  • Retaking the Exam: Passing the latest version of the exam
  • Higher-Level Certification: Passing a higher-level CompTIA exam
  • CE Program Requirements: Completing CE activities

Lifetime Certifications

Certifications earned on or before December 31, 2010, are valid for life. However, lifetime certifications are no longer available for new candidates.

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