CompTIA A+ 220-1102

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Exam Details


Maximum of 90 questions per exam


90 Minutes per exam

Passing Score

700 (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

1Operating Systems
3Software Troubleshooting
4Operational Procedures

About CompTIA A+ 220-1102

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+ 220-1102

The CompTIA A+ 220-1102 (Core 2) exam is an essential part of the A+ certification, focusing on the software and operational aspects of IT support. Launched in April 2022, this exam tests candidates on a variety of critical topics including operating systems, security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures. The 220-1102 exam comprises 90 questions, featuring a mix of multiple-choice and performance-based questions that simulate real-world IT scenarios. With a 90-minute time limit, candidates must efficiently demonstrate their knowledge and problem-solving skills. The exam is designed to ensure that IT professionals are well-versed in managing and troubleshooting software issues, implementing security measures, and following best practices in IT operations. Successful completion of the 220-1102, alongside the 220-1101, certifies individuals for three years, highlighting their competence and readiness to handle diverse technical challenges in the IT field.

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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