Free Study Guides for the CompTIA A+ Core Series Exam

What in the world should you study before taking either of the CompTIA A+ Core Series certification tests? Find out here in our free study guides for the CompTIA A+ Core Series tests. We’ll go over all the terms and procedures you’re likely to see on the tests and help you feel ready. Then, you can try out our practice questions and flashcards for each section, as well, for extra experience before the test.

1001 Hardware

It is important to not only know the different types of computer hardware, but to also understand how they work and actions you can take if they malfunction. This study guide will review all of the hardware types covered on the CompTIA A+ Core Series 1001 test as well as information that will help you deal with hardware issues. Be sure to access our practice questions and flashcards to give you a feel for how to use this information.

1001 Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

It’s great to know the characteristics and functionality of equipment and networks, but you also need to know what to do when they don’t work as they should. You will be the “doctor” of sorts and there needs to be an effective plan in place for dealing with problems. Use this study guide to help you understand the necessary steps you can take to ensure good outcomes for all.

1001 Mobile Devices

Mobile devices are playing an increasing part in technology use today. Gone are the times when you could assume that if someone was working on a computer, he or she was using a desktop model. Now, more often than not, a much smaller, more portable device is operational and the technology of these devices and their functions are changing constantly. Use this study guide to learn what you need to know to tackle mobile device questions on the CompTIA A+ Core Series Test 220-1001.

1001 Networking

Networks: how they are configured, how they work, major and minor parts, and what to do if they don’t work for some reason. All this and more is covered in the Networking questions on the CompTIA A+ Core Series test 1001. Browse through the concepts in this study guide and find out what you need to study before test day.

1001 Virtualization and Cloud Computing

This group of questions is completely new to the CompTIA A+ Core Exam. In the previous test version, some of these concepts might have been touched on in other areas of study, but this is the first edition of the test that devotes an entire section of study to these topics. Use this study guide to guide your review and seek out our practice questions and flashcards to see what you’ve mastered.

1002 Security

There’s probably not a hotter topic today on the technology scene than this one—security. It’s at the tip of every tongue and arouses more concern than just about any other tech feature. Use this study guide to help you know how to prepare for security-related questions on the CompTIA A+ Core Series 1002 test.


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