CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1002).

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r/techsupport • comment
1 points • InuSC2

you can find on udemy a course about CompTIA A+ it will not teach you how to become a hacker but it will help you understand about operating system.

r/CompTIA • post
7 points • Skittl3z45
Ways to Study?

Hey Guys, I was wondering if these courses from Udemy are great for studying or learning for the A+ exam?Also, I bought this book to study as well so I am wondering if I made a good purchase.




r/ITCareerQuestions • comment
1 points • SufferingfromPSTD

If you want to get a job in IT with no prior experience then an A+ certification can help. Alternatively, you could look for jobs working on computers in places like Best Buy and Staples (horrible jobs but you can get a good grip on some of the ins and outs of IT). If you have a home computer, you could also setup a home lab and get yourself a dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu and mess around with that.

I passed the A+ certification using the following guides:

However, if you don't have a passion to absorb the information it is honestly going to be quite difficult to grasp and retain the information.

You sound like you are a bit sorry for yourself, and I get that because I have been in a similar position in the past. You need to force confidence in yourself and you will be able to excel. Put your mind to getting the A+ done and you can do it. Remove all distractions you may have and focus.

I believe in you man, so just get it done and prove to yourself your own worth.

r/ITCareerQuestions • comment
2 points • inf0rmationist

For professor messer there is no sign up. Just go to his YouTube page and the entire course is there for you

Here's a link to his A+ 1001 course:

Here's a link to his A+ 1002 course:

Here's a link to Mike Meyers on Udemy( A+ 1001) :

Here's a link to Mike Meyers on Udemy (A+ 1002):

r/CompTIA • comment
3 points • Yousaf-Babur

No they are not enough. They just give a taste of his A+ course. If you want to follow his course, you nee to buy it. If you don't want to buy the course then go for Professor Messer's A+ course. He is highly recommended and has complete A+ course for free on Youtube. Here is the link of his channel:

If you still wanna go with Mike Meyers Here is his A+ Course links available on Udemy:

Core 1

Core 2

r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • mungingsloots

I'd highly recommend using Mike Meyers on Udemy. I did a lot of research on who to study from and everyone recommends either Messer or Meyers. I've been studying using Meyers because he explains things more simply, goes a bit more in depth, and is pretty entertaining. The only thing is that you have to buy his courses whereas Messer is free. But if you buy them while on sale (Udemy has flash sales almost every week) and you can get both of his courses for about $10 each. And they come with a 30-day money back guarantee so you can't go wrong. I hope this helps.

r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • out-perpetuity

My biggest challenge was slowing down when reading the questions. I can't tell you how many practice exams I did poorly on because I just didn't read carefully enough to understand what they wanted.

As far as recommended reads, here are the materials I used:

Mike Meyers's Udemy courses cover chapters from the book with learning objectives specific to each course. Everyone's studying technique is different, but here's what worked for me:


  • Read the chapter and take notes to help commit to memory
  • Watch the corresponding Udemy video section to add context to the chapter
  • Do the short quiz at the end of the video section (it validates each response immediately)
  • Do chapter review question in the book to test my memory
  • Repeat until the course is complete

Practice Tests

  • Take Udemy Practice test (It gives you a breakdown of your performance based on the CompTIA Exam Objectives)
  • Review the chapters/videos/notes for where performance was poor
  • Use ExamCompass Practice Test to test my knowledge on specific things
  • Repeat with Udemy Practice test 2 & 3

I found the repetition of reviewing-testing very helpful and I hope you do to!

r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • TangoTracer

--I started studying for the test 9 days before I took it--

First I went through Mike Meyers' Udemy course for familiarization and understanding the broad aspects.

Then I went through Professor Messer's Youtube Playlist for 220-1002 for the nitty-gritty details. I play some of it on 2x speed if it is covered well in the Udemy course already.


Then I did the first 10 practice tests on


However, the ExamCompass tests were frustrating. They kept going into EXTREME detail about Windows versions. For example, they wanted you to know the exact path to get to a certain screen or button in each version instead of focusing on what that button or menu actually did for you. I was getting mid 60%'s on the practice tests but got approximately 89% on the real test if my math is right.

Find a different testing site, I hear good things about Jason Dion?


**Btw easiest way for me to remember the upgrade paths for Windows goes something like this: If you are going 1 step up, you can upgrade. 2 steps up, have to install. Going backward (cheaper version i.e. enterprise -> home basic) have to install. BUT this wasn't actually on the exam, I just find it to be easier than trying to memorize a huge matrix of version paths.

r/CompTIA • comment
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):


Mike Meyers Udemy A+ 1002 Course ($15):


Jason Dion Practice Tests:

r/ITCareerQuestions • comment
1 points • kushtoma451

If you have an interest in IT, technology, like helping people, and learning new things you'll be fine in this field. It's not uncommon to come across people in IT with unrelated degrees.

Going for certifications will help ease your transition into the field. CompTIA A+ is a foundational cert and that will set you up for success. Check out CompTIA website for more detailed information.

Check out this IT roadmap. Just start with the core foundational certs (A+, Network+, Security+) and then seek a specialized path.

For these three certs you can use Prof. Messer(YouTube), Mike Meyers(Udemy), Jason DionZ(Udemy), Darril Gibson(google), Exam Cram book(Amazon):

Here some training material for A+ cert.

-Prof. Messer free YouTube course 220-1001 & 220-1002

- Exam Cram Books (comes with practice test)

-Mike Meyers course 220-1001 & 220-1002

****When paying forExam Vouchers use your .edu address for a huge discount******

r/ITCareerQuestions • comment
1 points • MadPinoRage

Check out:

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.

In addition:

I recomend this free video lecture series by Professor Messer

Professor Messer’s CompTIA 220-1001 and

  • 220-1002 A+ Training Course

  • Professor Messer’s Pop Quiz Online

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).

  • TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1001) Practice Tests.

  • TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1002).

  • TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1002) 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

  • CompTIA A+ (220-1002) Test Prep, Exams and Simulations

I also recommend ExamCram for their free exams to test your basic knowledge.


r/CompTIA • comment
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:

A+ 220-1002 Training Playlist:

Quizlet A+ Cards:

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:

Mike Meyers A+ 220-1002:

Jason Dion Practice Test (A+ 220-1001):

Jason Dion Practice Test (A+ 220-1001):

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.

Here is the link:

Hope this helps!