Practice on home equipment, read tech forums, visit vendor websites and watch tutorials online to find valuable information.
Try to get real-world experience to help you use what you learn during studying.
Use practice exams to see the kinds of questions you’ll encounter during the test. Practice exams are available on the CompTIA Store.
Organize what you learn and thoroughly review it.
Do not use “brain dump” websites that claim to provide actual exam questions. Not only does CompTIA regularly refresh the exam questions, you may also run the risk that CompTIA will revoke your certification (see Exam Policies).
What Can I Expect During My Exam?
On the day of your exam, bring two forms of identification with you. Do not bring devices such as computers, tablets, smartphones and smartwatches into your test.
You’ll be answering different types of questions during your CompTIA exam, such as:
Each CompTIA exam uses different types of questions, and you may see some — or all — of these question types during your test.
Prior to starting your exam, you’ll learn how much time you have to complete the test and what score you’ll need to achieve to pass your exam. For example, you can take up to 90 minutes to answer the questions in each of the two CompTIA A+ exams and you'll need a score of 850 or higher to pass.
What Happens After I Complete the Exam?
Your exam score will be shown on your screen immediately after you’ve completed your exam. If you’ve passed the exam, you will receive a congratulatory email from CompTIA Certmetrics with instructions on how to access your record.
Please make sure that you keep records of the following:
Your score report with your exam registration number and instructions on how to access your record
The email address that you used to register for your exam
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