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Reply from CompTIA about 6 series exam exp. in UK

Discussion in 'A+' started by IT2009, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. IT2009

    IT2009 Byte Poster

    Dear Candidate,

    Thank you for contacting CompTIA. Below is information for our A+ Certification. After visiting our website and the various links provided below, you should have a better understanding of our A+ Certification. As always, if you should have any additional questions and concerns, please feel free to contact us.

    The 2009 objectives and corresponding (two) exams, 220-701 and 220-702, were released August 7, 2009.

    The exams, 220-601 through 220-604, remain relevant and are in use by organizations and educational institutions throughout the world. These exams will remain in the market until February 28, 2010*, to allow all who are training or studying with current materials to complete their course of study. *The A+ 600 series retires in the UK and Australia/New Zealand on August 31, 2010, A+ JK0-601, 602, 603, 604 - all languages- August 31, 2010, A+ 220-601, 602, 603, 604, 611, 612 all translations – August 31, 2010

    Both the 2006 & 2009 objectives and exams will run concurrent until the 2006 is retired on the February 29, 2010 date.

    There will be a bridge exam for candidates who certified both exams with the 2006 objectives. Earlier certifications and previous updates will not qualify for the A+ bridge exam.

    For the CompTIA A+ certified professionals who are encouraged or required by their employers to remain current with their certification objectives can: Take the CompTIA A+ 2009 Edition (two exams) or take the bridge exam- HOWEVER- Only those who are certified in the most recent version of CompTIA A+ (2006 objectives) by taking 220-601 and one of the following: 220-602, 220-603 and 220-604 exams are eligible to update their currency through taking the CompTIA A+ bridge exam (one exam), which covers the new objectives. If you are NOT fully certified in the 2006 objective, you cannot ‘bridge’.

    A+ Certification homepage: http://www.comptia.org/certifications/listed/a.aspx

    will provide you with and explanation of the certification. The column to the right will provide you with the exam details, such as number of questions, exam codes etc.

    A+ Certification ‘Getting ready for the Test’: http://www.comptia.org/certifications/testprep.aspx

    under this link, you can download exam objectives, find training materials & providers, locate test sites and

    download exam pricing. You can read through our exam policies and find other useful information.

    We recommend you download the objectives and print out a list of the CompTIA approved training material to take with as a reference to your bookstore or library.

    When you are ready to take your exam, , please contact either PearsonVue or Prometric directly for the most current up to date list of available sites in your area. Once you locate a facility, please call them and ‘interview’ them, before making any commitments.

    PearsonVue: http://www.pearsonvue.com/ 1-877-551-7587

    Prometric; http://www.prometric.com/CompTIA/default.htm 1-800-776-4276

    Thank you for contacted CompTIA. If you should have any additional questions, please e-mail us at questions@comptia.org or you can call our customer service department at 1-630-678-8300, option 5.

    Again, thank you for your inquiry.


    "Advancing the Global IT Industry"

    Skills Certification Customer Service Team

    Phone 630-678-8300, #5

    Fax 630-268-9071



    Certifications: MCP, HND Business Information Systems
    WIP: A+
  2. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    They've changed the date a couple times already, so take the date with a grain of salt. Count on Feb 28, and treat August 31 as a gift if it comes.
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  3. brizzoluk

    brizzoluk Kilobyte Poster

    Thanks for posting that, i have emailed them twice asking that question but had no reply!
    Certifications: ECDL, A+
    WIP: Network+
  4. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

    I'd agree with BM here.

    I'd advise anyone currently on the 600 track to continue on it (notice even CompTIA say you should only upgrade if your employer encourages/requires you to. Soundian says only if they are paying for the exam).
    Anyone thinking about starting now should go for the 700 series, just to be on the safe side.

    On a side note I got an email yesterday form CompTIA extolling the virtues of the Security+. Bad CompTIA, spamming my inbox.
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  5. IT2009

    IT2009 Byte Poster

    Waited for them to reply for nearly a month!
    Certifications: MCP, HND Business Information Systems
    WIP: A+
  6. itskillsguy

    itskillsguy Nibble Poster

    It will be 31st August 2009 for A+ retirement in the UK.

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