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CompTIA A+ (2009 Edition) to Launch in August

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  1. wagnerk
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    CompTIA A+ (2009 Edition) to Launch in August

    In August 2009, CompTIA will launch the 2009 Edition of CompTIA A+. The 2009 Edition will consist of two exams, CompTIA A+ Essentials (220-701) and CompTIA A+ Practical Application (220-702). Take the exam to update your CompTIA A+ certification or earn it for the first time.

    The new version of CompTIA A+ Essentials is intended for the entry-level IT professional with at least 500 hours of hands-on experience in the lab or field. It tests for the fundamentals of computer technology, networking and security, as well as the communication skills and professionalism previously included in the 603 and 604 exams.

    Exam 220-702, Practical Application, is an extension of the knowledge and skills identified in CompTIA A+ Essentials, but the focus is on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems, with more of a “hands-on” orientation.

    See here for more info.

    -Ken
     
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    Is there any say on when the 2006 objectives will be obsolete, also how will the 2009 objectives cater for people who have no hand on expereiennce
     
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    That would be my question exactly!

    Can someone please advise whether or not it would be worth sitting the 2006 objectives at all bearing in mind I was hoping to sit my A+ exams late August. I'd be right on the cusp and don't want to have to sit both...would seem a bit pointless I think.

    Would it be worth waiting as I have only been studying a short time? I have agreed a volunteering placement with my Local Council's IT department but I don't start until 6th July and certainly wouldn't have racked up 500 hours of hands-on experience by then.

    Please advise.
     
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    Comptia always give a couple of months overlap between the two versions, so I wouldn't worry about it...

    -ken
     
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  5. fatp

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    So can I assume that the Mike Meyers AIO A+ 7th Edition will be for the 2009 version?

    Is he gonna release another update of his book for the next version (2009)?

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    Here are the two new exam objectives for the 2009 edition
     

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    "Note: The existing CompTIA A+ exams (220-601, 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604) remain relevant and are in use by organizations and educational institutions throughout the world. They will remain available until July 31, 2010."

    Plenty of time.
     
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  8. greenbrucelee
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    yep the 301 A+ exams etc were around until last year as far as I am aware.

    So the 601 etc will be around untill the end of next year.
     
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    *cough*

     
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    That is fantastic news, i dont like the look of the new objectives and i was sweating a bit thinking about studying for them rather than the 2006
     
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    It's close enough, they said the 301 etc was gonna go in the summer of 2007 and it was still possible to take at crimbo
     
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    Thanks everyone. Got a bit spooked there for a while. Think I'll carry on as I am. If nothing else, I'm still learning the material necessary to pass the A+.
     
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    Note: The existing CompTIA A+ exams (220-601, 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604) remain relevant and are in use by organizations and educational institutions throughout the world. They will remain available until July 31, 2010.
     
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    I notice a lack of mention of operating systems made by anyone outside of redmond, is this CompTIA throwing off the last vestiges of vendor neutrality?

    I know the 2006 objectives are incredibly windows biased anyway but they at least admitted the existence of other operating systems...
     
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    that is vendour neutral:D some place still use 2000 and 98 and I bet the same blokes didn't write each one :D
     
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    That's actually a good one :thumbleft
     
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