A+ Certification: IT Technician
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The CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam is the 2nd required exam for A+ certification. This exam is targeted for individuals who work or intend to work in a mobile or corporate technical environment with a high level of face-to-face client interaction. Job titles in some organizations which are descriptive of the role of this individual may be: Enterprise technician, IT administrator, field service technician, PC technician, etc. Ideally, the CompTIA A+ 220-902 candidate has already passed the CompTIA A+ Essentials examination.
 Individuals in some non-technical roles such as student, sales personnel or small business office managers may also find the validation of skills associated with the CompTIA A+ credential to be valuable.
CompTIA recently convened a core of CompTIA A+ subject matter experts representing a diverse group of employers, educators and IT professionals which resulted in the revised CompTIA A+ examinations objectives. The skills and knowledge measured by these objectives were validated through a survey of more then 5,000 CompTIA A+ certified professionals and employers. The results of the survey were used in weighting the domains and ensuring that the weighting is representative of the relative importance of that content to the job requirements of an entry-level IT professional.
This examination blueprint includes domain weighting, test objectives, and example content. Example
topics and concepts are included to clarify the test objectives and should not be construed as a
comprehensive listing of all the content of this examination.
The table below lists the domains measured by this examination and the extent to which they are
represented. CompTIA A+ 220-902 exams are based on these objectives.
Domain Percentage of Examination
1.0 Personal Computer Components 18%
2.0 Laptop and Portable Devices 9%
3.0 Operating Systems 20%
4.0 Printers and Scanners 14%
5.0 Networks 11%
6.0 Security 8%
7.0 Safety and Environmental Issues 5%
8.0 Communication and Professionalism 15%
Total 100%