CompTIA A+ 2003 Retiring June 30
CompTIA A+ 2003 will no longer be generally available beginning on June 30, 2007. The upgraded CompTIA A+ is available now. The upgraded CompTIA A+ satisfies the job requirements for the new IT Technician roles. It covers the technology and job-specific knowledge, as well as the communications skills necessary to provide excellent customer service.
CompTIA A+ takes a new approach to validating the skills for entry-level IT Technicians by covering basic technical skills on one exam and the job role-specific application of those skills on the other.
Getting CompTIA A+ certified will provide you with an entry point into an IT career, covering the latest technology and skills required for entry-level IT Technicians and adding security and soft skills. Security skills are an important tool for any entry-level computer support professional, and soft skills are a top skill set sought out by employers. As a technician, you must be able to communicate with customers and fellow workers and maintain a level of professionalism.
Example job roles for CompTIA A+ include the following: IT Technician, Enterprise Technician, PC Technician, Desktop Support Technician, Field Technician, PC Support Specialist, Student, Remote Support Technician, Help Desk Technician, Call Center Technician, Depot Technician, Bench Technician.
In addition to affording you those job opportunities, CompTIA A+ serves as a stepping stone to specializations or higher level certifications, such as CompTIA Network+ and Microsoft MCSA.
Read the official schedule at CompTIA and see about purchasing an exam voucher.