About the CompTIA
220-802 A+ Practical Application exam
certification exam is the second of the two exams to be passed for being awarded
your A+ certification. This exam measures the necessary competencies of an
entry-level IT professional for necessary hands-on experience in configuring
and/or troubleshooting Windows PCs, networking, and professionalism. The 220-802
certification tests your understanding of computer technology, networking and
security, as well as the communication skills and professionalism that will be
required in the field or within an organization.
The first exam required to earn CompTIA’s A+ certification is A+ Essentials
(220-801) exam. The 220-801 and 220-802 exam exams together enable one to
achieve A+ Certification. A+ certification is ISO
17024 Accredited (Personnel Certification Accreditation).
What to expect in the CompTIA A+ Practical Application exam?
This test consists of multiple-choice questions. There are no case study type
questions and the test is not adaptive. You will be required to answer
approximately 100 questions in 90 minutes. To pass, you need a score of 700 on a
scale of 100-900.
Q. What exams need to be passed for obtaining A+ Certificate?
A. You need to pass both 220-801 and 220-802 to earn the A+ certification.
Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. 100 approximately
Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. 90 minutes
Q. Is the test linear or adaptive?
A. The test is Linear, and not adaptive
Q. What is the passing score for A+ Ess and A+ Prac?
A. 675 for A+ Essentials, and 700 for CompTIA A+ Practical Application on a
scale of 100-900
Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. There is no wait time fixed between the first and second attempt. However,
third or any subsequent attempt needs to be at least 30 calendar days apart from
the previous test.
Q. For whom the A+ Certification is intended? Is it right for me?
A. A+ is an entry level certification. If you wish to become a PC support
technician, this certification is for you. This certification measures the
necessary competencies of an entry-level IT professional for necessary hands-on
experience in PC assembly, configuration and troubleshooting. You will be tested
in PC troubleshooting, networking and security, as well as the communication
skills and professionalism.
Q. What to expect in the CompTIA A+ Essentials
A. Multiple-choice questions on the following topics:
1.0 Operating Systems
3.0 Mobile Devices
Q. What are the languages available for taking the CompTIA A+ Practical
Application 220-802 exam?
A. English, Spanish, German, Turkish, Japanese, Traditional Chinese (Taiwan),
Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Arabic
Q. Where to take the test?
A. CompTIA certification exams are provided through Pearson VUE and Prometric.
Q. How will the practice tests help me in passing the exam?
A. Practice tests provide real exam environment, and the toughness of questions
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100s of dollars in frustration on a failure.
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Retired Exam : A+
Practical Application 220-702