A+

bighornsheepbighornsheep Member Posts: 1,506
where or how did they come up with the name 'A+ Certified'

Network+ makes sense, Linux+ makes sense, but A+?
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure / Core Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016 Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    Probably sounded real cool way back when, when there were no other tests like it. It either comes from the school-grade, saying you're an "A+ technician", as in "very good." Or it's a terrible, terrible joke on the former, and on the C++ programming language name. Either way it's not. . . eh. . . descriptive, is it?

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  • supertechCETmasupertechCETma Member Posts: 377
    CompTIA originally started out as ABCD "A Better Computer Dealer". It was an effort to standardize all vendor repair tests.

    Then in the mid 90s, Novell started this thing called certification. CompTIA followed suit and shortened the name to A+Certified Service Technician. It has since been shortened to just A+.
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