Official dates announced for CompTIA A+ 2009 Edition

In March, CompTIA released the draft of their 2009 A+ certification requirements but we weren’t quite sure when the new exams would arrive. In their June newsletter, they announced dates for the new exam and the phase-out plan for the existing CompTIA A+ exam..

The new CompTIA A+ Essentials (220-701) and CompTIA A+ Practical Application (220-702) exams will arrive in August of 2009. You’ll notice that the exam requirements have been simplified into two exams instead of the four exams in the previous 220-60x version. To become CompTIA A+ certified, you must pass both the 220-701 and 220-702 exams.

If you’re currently studying for the 220-60x exams, you’ve still got until July 31, 2010 to take those exams. You’ve now got a year to decide if you want to take the older A+ exam or transition to the new exam requirements.

It’s nice that we have a year to make the switch it takes time for books, videos, and other training materials to be produced. As of this writing in June, the posted 220-70x CompTIA A+ requirements are still in draft form. We’re planning a new Professor Messer free video training series around the 220-70x certification requirements, so we’re really excited about seeing the final version of the requirements.

Good luck with your studies!

9 thoughts on “Official dates announced for CompTIA A+ 2009 Edition”

  1. Julian Anthony Murray Carryl

    You are indeed an asset, if not the most important asset since you’ve been responsible for bringing education to all ends of the earth free of cost.

    This is ever so true as many world citizens cannot, I repeat CANT’T afford the training that leads up to this exam.

    Hats of you and your socio-educational responsibility contribution to the world.

    Julian Anthony Murray-Carryl
    São Paulo, Brazil.

  2. Good to know! I’ve been doing an online course for A+ and watching these videos. I didn’t see any news on compTIAs website… I guess I didn’t have my eyes open. By the way, these videos are better then the videos I get from my online course! Great stuff, keep up the good work!

    Michael B.

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  4. Don’t know what to say, i’ve been dreaming of studying Comptia A+ for a long time but could not afford. i just want to say…thank you so much.

  5. What do you reckon would be the best thing to do? Wait for the new one, or study for the current exam. It shouldn’t be that complicated, we’re just gonna receive updated material that we must learn right?

    Thx a bunch Professor Messer!

    1. The newer certification may matter to some employers, but others aren’t too concerned with the exact certification version and just want to see “CompTIA A+ Certified” on your resume. If you’d like to promote your knowledge of Windows Vista, then I’d recommend taking the newer certification.

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