A+ Core vs A+ OS

ShadeviceShadevice Junior MemberMember Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hey there. I plan on getting certified in A+ very soon. Just starting out though. Literally, today.

First of all about my thread title, what is the main difference?

Secondly this is my plan. I will buy CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide Deluxe by Sybex. I will study this thoroughly and then gauge my knowledge by online practice tests.

Is there anything else I should know/do?

Thanks!

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  • PlantwizPlantwiz Alligator wrestler Mod Posts: 5,057 Mod
    Welcome.


    There is no 'core' vs. 'os' any longer.

    Please refer to the CompTIA website.

    A+ Certification, CompTIA A+ Certifications
    You will take the Essentials exam + one of the 3 electives (based on where you work).

    Get the objectives:
    CompTIA Certification Exam Objectives

    Review some sample questions:
    CompTIA Sample Test Questions

    Training assistance:
    Find Training Materials For CompTIA Certifications

    (though I'd recommend Meyers and/or Sybex texts as your main study material in addition to experience).
    Plantwiz
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    'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.... weird?
  • qwertyiopqwertyiop Senior Member Member Posts: 725 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I agree with plantwiz, the A+ exam has been updated and no longer has a Core or OS exam. Instead it has The essentails exam that cover many topics including troubleshooting, diagnostics, networking, security and soft skills.
  • someehsomeeh Senior Member Member Posts: 143
    So is it just 1 exam that covers everything? or 2 part?
  • PlantwizPlantwiz Alligator wrestler Mod Posts: 5,057 Mod
    2.00000
    Plantwiz
    _____
    "Grammar and spelling aren't everything, but this is a forum, not a chat room. You have plenty of time to spell out the word "you", and look just a little bit smarter." by Phaideaux

    ***I'll add you can Capitalize the word 'I' to show a little respect for yourself too.

    'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.... weird?
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