A+ is the ideal entry-level certification for those wishing to embark on a career in IT, or are already in an IT-support role and are looking for their first official certification. In conjunction with a Network+ certification, A+ can also be used as an elective towards a Microsoft MCSA certification. A+ certification validates the latest skills needed by today’s computer support professionals. It is an international, vendorneutral certification recognized by major hardware and software vendors, distributors and resellers. A+ confirms a technician's ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking. The exams also cover domains such as security, safety and environmental issues and communication and professionalism.
A+ ensures the right people have the right skills. While many of the essential skills are universal, there are additional skills required to support the needs of businesses. By offering certification options for specific job scenarios, A+ gives individuals the ability to grow their careers in a certain area, and employers the flexibility to choose the exam combination that best fits their needs.