So this didn’t really take long. The CompTIA A+ went through some changes back about a year ago. The age old A+ Hardware and A+ Operating Systems tests were replaced by an A+ Essentials test and then a series of options, the A+ IT Tech, A+ Remote Support Techinician or A+ Depot Techinician (working the bench).
Well, the options are going away and the A+ is going back to a two test series, A+ Essentials and A+ IT Technician. The IT Tech was by far the popular option over the last year anyways. Its more well rounded, which always used to be the purpose of the A+ originally. So that makes sense.
There are some other changes with the A+ material coming about as well. These changes are significant and reflect the latest trends in IT. Here are some of the A+ changes and additions.
Some of the topics that were added to the 2009 A+ Objectives include:
· SD cards
· Express cards
· TV tuner/capture cards
· Backup and restore center
· Authentication technologies
· Updated Biometric technologies
Some other changes to note are printing and scanning objectives, which have been scaled back and printing processes have been completely removed. Laptop objectives have been expanded and the laptop disassembly process has been added.
We’ll have more info as it becomes available.