CompTIA A+ (220-1001) Test Prep, Exams and Simulations
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3 points • Gimli1362
I would highly recommend the Dion course on Udemy that focuses on exam technique, it really helped me get passed. You can get it for £13.99 if you go on the page incognito https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/?utm_source=adwords&utm_medium=udemyads&utm_campaign=CompTIAA_v.PROF_la.EN_cc.UK_ti.5166&utm_content=deal4584&utm_term=._ag_73899880713.ad_375956900831.kw__._de_m.dm__._pl__._ti_dsa-774930038849.li_1006626.pd__.&matchtype=b&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI48aFuLDa7QIVWdTtCh22wgZzEAAYASAAEgKOBfD_BwE
I would avoid things like exam dumps, because they have no creditability and you can run the risk of getting disqualified.
You can message me about any questions you have, you can smash this next time round!
10 points • TeneBrae9993
Passed Core 1 of the A+ Cert!
I just passed Core 1 for the A+ Cert! I started the Cybersecurity/Information Assurance program through WGU on October 1st. So far, I have completed 21 CUs (WGU's version of credit hours) and was recently offered my first IT job as an IT Support Specialist with a starting salary of $50,000 - all thanks to WGU and now CompTIA!
For those just starting to study, I spent roughly 2 weeks studying. I spend 4 - 6 hours on school each evening after my kids go to sleep. The resources I used are below:
- I completed the uCertify textbook/material that is in WGU.
- I watched all the video lectures by Professor Messer which I highly recommend: https://www.professormesser.com/free-a-plus-training/220-1001/220-1000-training-course/ - I also purchased his notes and reviewed them a few hours before taking the test.
- I purchased and went through the class by Dion Training on uDemy on passing the A+ Cert: https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/
- One of my weak areas is hardware so I was dreading this test. I have an old desktop computer that I tore apart as I was watching the various videos and that was helpful for me.
Finally, the test was more difficult than I was expecting. I received 5 of the performance based questions. The test taking tips from Dion Training were really helpful for the multiple choice as I had to narrow it down to 2 options and make quite a few guesses. There was some material in the test that was not covered by any of the resources I used (or I just did not remember it - which is very likely).
Good luck to those of you getting ready to take this test! If I can be of service in any way, feel free to send me a message
1 points • Terpapps
I don't think he's gotten around to making a compilation of quizzes for the 1001/1002 series yet. However, if you're looking for practice exams, Jason Dion on Udemy is all you need. My recommendation is take the first exam, go through what you missed and very thoroughly study those topics. Come back to the first test a day or so later and see if you can pass it, if you do, move on to the second and repeat. Once you're passing them both (and actually knowing why the answers are correct and not just memorizing them), you'll be more than good for the actual test.
1 points • Th3MacDon
Is it this one https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/
1 points • Wowstar19
Same here man, failed twice, I bought jason exams on udemy and passed the third attempt. Today is last day of sale, you should buy it, practice exam is basically word for word of the real exam.
1 points • mhayhurstjr
I think he would be good at Net +. I’d also recommend professor Messer as well.
1 points • V0XP0PUL1
Includes study material and hence lesser number of tests.
2 points • DBL002
I used Jason Dions Practice Exams that had videos explaining the PBQs and they were very similar to the ones I got in the exam. His course is available on Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/ . I managed to get the course for under £10 when it was on sale and I'm not sure if there are any discount codes available. Hope this helps
EDIT: He has a code 'BIRTHDAY20' which means you can get it for £/$9.99
8 points • houck
Passed A+ 220-1001 and how I did it
My obligatory I passed post. Scored 831 and this was my first try. Still need to do the 1002, but here is some details on how I did it.
I started watching all of Professor Messer's video while taking notes/screenshots (OneNote). I found that taking screenshots using the Snipping Tool was amazing handy (you could use: Windows + Shift + S). I did this for almost every slide of his videos. This is great due to how well the Professor lays out the content in the videos. You do not see much in the way of live showing of hardware, most are photos. You are shown the facts clear and concisely. He also follows the exam objectives very well.
I grab his course notes from the website, which I didn't use much except yesterday as a quick check to make sure I wasn't missing anything. These notes are not a replacement for the videos, you will still want to watch and listen to them. I also attended or watched Professor Messer's study groups, which are amazing. They are not the most time efficient but I would recommend anyone studying A+, Network+ or Security+ to attend live and see for themselves.
After completing Professor Messer's videos, I started on Mike Meyers. These were amazing. I did watch them mostly in 1.5x speed and I didn't take as many notes as I did for Professor Messer, but noted down anything I didn't know. There is far less information displayed on screen (like powerpoint), however shows working with hardware/software in real time.
I think combining these two resources was a great idea and will be doing it again for the 2002.
Anki is an amazing tool that is a must for any exam. I would do a poor job of explaining why, so I recommend Ali Abaal's "How to study for exam - Evidence-based revision tips" video. In a nut shell, you create flashcards and Anki tells you when to review them. I made the cards on my computer (Windows) and reviewed them on my phone (Android). I'd also recommend grabbing the Image Occlusion Enhanced Add-On as I used it for tables of information like USB/PCIe/SATA speeds.
I think it's important you make your own cards as this is part of the remembering technique. I used many of the screenshots I that were in OneNote and used them as the answer in the cards. I reviewed them whenever/where-ever I could and I think it is important to complete your cards daily. Even if I didn't do any Study Material that day, I would still review all my cards.
Practice tests are so key in transforming your understanding of the study material into real world/exam examples. They also catch you on any knowledge you don't have or have forgotten. Any question I got wrong was turned into a Anki flashcard. Special shout out to Jason Dion as that course also included videos on exam tips/techniques and how to handle the PQBs.
The only one in this list I would say I could miss would be the Pocket Prep. Some of the questions do not seem to relate to the exam or are very trivia in nature. For example: "What is the amount of RAM needed to run itunes?" I will still likely use it for my 1002, but during breaks/commuting.
Sorry this post got really long, but I wanted to give back to this subreddit which has helped motivate me to study and pass this exam. I do not believe my methods above are anywhere near the quickest way to pass the exam, but hopefully can help those who might be struggling.
Thank you everyone, keep being awesome!
3 points • Lunchbox1011
Just Passed 1002 803/900 A+ Certified!
1001 811/900 1002 803/900
First of all thanks to everyone on this subreddit for all of the suggestions and the success stories it helped keep me motivated with studying. Here was my study process.
I think the most important for me was the book. Mike Meyers All in One.
Next was the professor Messer, I bought the NOtes and Practice exams bundle for 40 dollars. And watched all of his videos, free on the link below. I did this after I read the Mike Meyers front to back.
Then last I used the Jason Dion exam prep and practice test on udemy. Link below.
The Meyers book comes with a practice test on a web link I did this one right after I finished the book. That let me know where I really need to focus on the videos. And I never did any practice test more than once so I wasnt just memorizing questions and answers. Between all 3 resources i did a total of 6 practice tests.
For the 1002 I followed the same path but with the 1002 Messer and Dion Videos
1 points • RickHunter777
Professor Messer is great, but trying other sources can help view the content from another perspective. Udemy has courses for $19.99 at the moment (sometimes it drops to $9.99). Both Jason Dion and Mike Meyers are on there. Dion is concise, Meyers goes a liitle beyond the scope. I like both of them.
Jason Dion: https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/
Mike Meyers: https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1001-the-total-course/
The best way to prepare for any Comptia exam is to stick with the objectives. Good luck!
3 points • toyinaoke
You're almost there, just summon up courage and prepare to write the exam again. I failed Core 1 at my first attempt also but passed it at the second attempt. The most important information I can share with you is the "exam tricks" explained by Dion. https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/learn/lecture/16186033#overview
Also, listen to the A+ study group replays by Professor Messers, at least 12 most recent ones. https://www.professormesser.com/category/free-a-plus-training/a-plus-study-group/
Since your major weak point is"given a scenario", my advice to practice some simulation exercises with hand-on-practice. It's the best method to test and perfect your skill on PBQ.
You can do it, my friend. Thanks.
1 points • 3sframe
1 points • jmohomed
https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/ -That's the link. My mistake, last night there was a sale. The course has gone back to its normal price of $99.99 :( Stalk the website as almost everyday throughout the week they have flash sales. When they do, hopefully you can hop on it. Good Luck!!!
1 points • MiataCory
/r/CompTIA is super useful, and you'll get similar advice there.
Professor Messor videos are excellent.
The Jason Dion vidoes are at least on par, if not better than, the messor videos: https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/ (but they cost money).
Memorize those ports! I had several questions about ports, and I found that writing down as many as I could remember when I first sat down was very helpful (even if it only helped to eliminate ports). I made up a super simple quizlet for doing them. The match game worked the best for me. Took all of 2 days during breaks to get them down pretty good!
The Ucertify material isn't completely pointless. There's a bit of it that's still relevant, and the basics are all there as far as "This is a USB port, this is an ESATA port" etc. But I would spend less time on that, and more time on the video's.
As for the actual test, the biggest help for me was skipping the PBQ's at the beginning. They give you usually 3 lab-style questions where you have to configure wifi on a phone, or use a terminal to fix a network problem or that sort of thing. LEAVE THEM ALONE. Skip right over them and get to multiple choice.
Then, bookmark ANY question you're even a little iffy on. If you get stuck on one, bookmark it and skip it. Go into the test knowing you're gonna review a lot at the end.
Once you're through the questions, the next screen will show you all the questions you didn't answer, and all the ones you bookmarked. At that point you can go back and do the PBQ's, and re-review all your bookmarked stuff. (Wish I would've known, as I hit the back arrow 80 times to get back to them!)
After that, it's not too bad. I thought the 1002 would be easier, but it was actually a little more difficult (just because they're very specific on the security stuff). I scored in the 790's for part 1, and in the 800's for part 2, easy pass on both.
1 points • jeezyb0i
As always make sure to only get these on sale. If not currently on sale you may be able to find a coupon or discount searching Google.
1 points • RevODekcuF
I would definitely second the recommendation for Jason Dion's practice tests located on Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/
1 points • rellison92
That's good, Udemy have a sale on that's over tomorrow so I've just picked up both sets of Dions practice exams for 20 quid. Here's a link incase you're interested. https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/
1 points • AztecComputer
[ https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/ ](This) is all I can find.
1 points • CarcosaTTV
Is this the test prep you purchased by jason dion? https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/
1 points • funderbolt
Sounds like a good idea. I've heard Jason Dion has some really good A+ exam questions. Udemy almost continually runs sales on courses for under $15. https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/
Professor Messer's A+ Study Groups have 1 performance based question. Also, the video have about 7-10 questions given in the first hour. He gives you to answer. Also, he explains the answer, but points back to the objective. If you miss the question, it gives you hint that you might need to study a little more in that objective.
The second hour of his show are viewer questions that are generally about certifications and getting jobs in the IT field. These videos are much less intense than the content videos.
1 points • AWS_2019
1 points • canadian-sysadmin
2 points • masterhaxor1337
A+ Core 1 resources:
Professor Messer Course Notes + YouTube videos (£15) + His practice exams as well, they were only like $20 extra- https://www.professormesser.com/220-1001-course-notes-and-220-1002-course-notes
Jason Dion udemy course (£13) - https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam
Mike Myers udemy course (£13) - https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1001-the-total-course
Examcompass and crucial exams practice questions (free) - https://www.examcompass.com/comptia/a-plus-certification/free-a-plus-practice-tests
Exam (£134) - https://store.comptia.org/auto-add-to-cart?productCode=CompTIAAplus
Total = £175
1 points • andrewf09
Go get his course on Udemy. around $10. Do a search on Udemy promo codes
Also Dion Training
1 points • chris1666
You didnt mentioin what study guides that you have used, the top two that I have read of being referenced are the All in one by Mike Meyers or the official guide by Pearson, both have practice labs with them and lots of practice questions , I like the way the pearson can be modified to quiz you by chapter or topic. I cant recommend one as Im not working on the A+ , but I feel it when anyone asks for help or sources to use...
Many on here have passed it and list their sources, likely better than what I shared.
Many have suggested the practices tests on Udemy by Jason Dion
1 points • youeatpoo
I don't know where you looked, but it is priced at 12.99 and 10.99 respectively right now. Was looking for 1002 practice tests myself.
1 points • phoenix14830
They are on sale now as Udemy is having a site-wide sale. He also has the promo code STARWARS going on now.
1 points • tennisguy163
Of course! My study materials were:
That was really all I used. For testing myself, I just googled A+ 1001 and 1002 exams and took whatever came up. Some of the free exam questions were better than others. This was just extra practice.
For Jason's uDemy courses, use a different email to buy each course and the price will be around $12. Professor Messer's Notes are $20 each but a huge time saver and convenient. If you go that route, get the Digital instead of the paper version. You can always print out his Digital notes, much easier that way. I did watch all of Messer's videos before buying his Notes but that's not mandatory.
I gave myself a deadline to take the exam within a month and had study deadlines each day, like study up to 10 of Messer's notes per day or watch all of Jason Dion's PBQ videos. Good luck to you, my friend!
1 points • JT_Chavez
I will second this post. Professor Messer, in my opinion, is the best resource out there for learning the material, and he has graciously made his entire course free for both exams (though I purchase the course notes to support the course as they're only $20 each and are also fantastic resources).
For practice exams, Jason Dion is great. I feel as though his PBQs are the highlight of his exams as they go into pretty much every scenario you could see on the exam.
ExamCompass is also a nice resource for practice, and they are 100% free, though I feel like Dion's are a bit better overall.
Best of luck!
1 points • ThatVeteranGuy
Honestly, Professor Messer is a great resource but he didnt work too well for me either. I found that he seemed kind of dry to me. So I would highly recommend Mike Meyers course on Udemy. He keeps it a bit more entertaining and he kept me a little more engaged. His courses go on sale very frequently for about $15 each.
Also Jason Dion creates good practice tests that you can buy for about $15 as well. He does a great job at simulating the questions to as close to the test as possible. He also walks you through some of the Performance Based Questions (PBQs) as well!
Combined they were a great resource for me. But everyone is different, so please dont expect miracle results. You'll need to put the time in no matter what study material you choose. Best of luck to you and good luck on your future exam!
Mike Meyers Udemy A+ 1001 Course ($15): https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1001-the-total-course/
Mike Meyers Udemy A+ 1002 Course ($15): https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1002-the-total-course/
Jason Dion Practice Tests: https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/
1 points • MadPinoRage
Check out: https://www.reddit.com/r/libgen/
I recommend CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide , Tenth Edition (Exams 220-1001 & 220-1002) by Mike Meyers. It was the only book I used, but with that resource you can use multiple books. The more the better to bolstering your knowledge and being prepared for the exams.
I recomend this free video lecture series by Professor Messer
Professor Messer’s CompTIA 220-1001 and
220-1002 A+ Training Course https://www.professormesser.com/free-a-plus-training/220-1001/220-1000-training-course/
Professor Messer’s Pop Quiz Online https://www.professormesser.com/popquiz/
I recommend these courses by Udemy when they are on sale for about $12 each.
Mike Meyers (the most comprehensive source of CompTIA material)
TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1001). https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1001-the-total-course/
TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1001) Practice Tests. https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-a-certification-1001-practice-test/
TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1002). https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1002-the-total-course/
TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1002) Practice Tests. https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-a-certification-1002-practice-tests/
Jason Dion (his exams will be the closest in style and difficulty of actual CompTIA exams)
CompTIA A+ (220-1001) Test Prep, Exams and Simulations https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/
CompTIA A+ (220-1002) Test Prep, Exams and Simulations https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1002-exam/
I also recommend ExamCram for their free exams to test your basic knowledge.
1 points • v7pCVqe8bQ
There are plenty of recommendations when looking for study material, and the one that is going to be reccomended the most is going to be Professor Messer.
A+ 220-1001 Training Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG49S3nxzAnlGHY8ObL8DiyP3AIu9vd3K
A+ 220-1002 Training Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG49S3nxzAnmwkCAdWUgCFvVK4IxMBTmb
Quizlet A+ Cards: https://quizlet.com/subject/comptia-a%2B/
There are also practice exams by Jason Dion that cost money and other types of videos with practice tests in between each video by Mike Meyers, but that one does cost around $10-$15 on Udemy. (It says its like $60 a video, but they go on sale ALL the time)
Mike Meyers A+ 220-1001: https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1001-the-total-course/
Mike Meyers A+ 220-1002: https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1002-the-total-course/
Jason Dion Practice Test (A+ 220-1001): https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/
Jason Dion Practice Test (A+ 220-1001): https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1002-exam/
There is also a huge thread created by user " u/OmniXVII ", where they go in-depth into all of the CompTIA A+ 220-1001/1002 exam.
Hope this helps!