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CompTIA A+. 2006 vs. 2009. Essentials Examination. 220-601. 220-701. Additions in 220-701: Domain 1. Solid state storage. Blu -Ray optical disks. eSATA Processor sockets. Processor ID, # of cores, 32 vs. 64 bit. Biometrics. Touch screen, KVM, resolution & refresh. Cellular WAN.

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Comptia a

CompTIA A+

2006 vs. 2009


Essentials examination
Essentials Examination

220-601

220-701


Additions in 220 701 domain 1
Additions in 220-701: Domain 1

  • Solid state storage.

  • Blu-Ray optical disks.

  • eSATA

  • Processor sockets.

  • Processor ID, # of cores, 32 vs. 64 bit.

  • Biometrics.

  • Touch screen, KVM, resolution & refresh.

  • Cellular WAN.


Objectives in 220 701 domain 2
Objectives in 220-701: Domain 2

  • Given a scenario, explain the troubleshooting theory.

  • Given a scenario, explain and interpret common hardware and operating system symptoms and their causes.

  • Given a scenario, determine the troubleshooting methods and tools for printers.

  • Given a scenario, explain and interpret common laptop issues and determine the appropriate basic troubleshooting method.

  • Given a scenario, integrate common preventative maintenance techniques


Domain 3 emphasis
Domain 3 Emphasis

220-601

220-701

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista.

Detailed discussion of expanded system utility list.

Detailed description of file systems, their use and management.

Data migration and system recovery tools and procedures.

  • Windows 2000, Windows XP.

  • General discussion of system utilities.

  • General discussion of disk file systems and traits.

  • Diagnostic procedures and trouble shooting techniques.


Networking objectives
Networking Objectives

  • Increased detail of media types including termination and installations.

  • Major use of scenario type questions to show understanding of protocol use.

  • Discussion of wireless setup including MAC filtering and DHCP settings.


Security
Security

  • New technologies and techniques.

  • More situational and scenario questions.

  • Less changes in content than most objectives.


Safety and environment
Safety and Environment

  • More focus on causes of safety issues and environmental situations.

  • Physical safety scenarios (lifting, heat, etc.)

  • Cable management and tripping hazards.

  • ESD, EMI & RFI.


Communications professionalism
Communications & Professionalism

  • Positive attitude.

  • Cultural sensitivity.

  • Personal distractions.

  • Time management.



220 702 objectives
220-702 Objectives

  • Hardware

  • Operating Systems

  • Networking

  • Security


Hardware additions
Hardware Additions

  • Details and comparison of RAID levels.

  • Capture cards (TV & video).

  • Media readers.

  • Specialty testers (power supply, cable, etc.).


Os additions
OS Additions

  • Expanded CLI utilities and their use.

  • OS version differences in directory structures including system file locations.

  • Aero settings.

  • UAC


Networking additions
Networking Additions

  • TCP/IP settings.

  • Proxy settings.

  • Router/Access Point configuration.

  • Consumer VoIP.

  • Basic firewall configuation.


Security additions
Security Additions

  • BIOS security.

  • Vista User Access Control (UAC).

  • User and Group security.

  • Permission propagation.

  • Education of users.



Bridge exam
Bridge Exam

  • Same objectives as 220-701.

  • Single test over new material.

  • End of lifetime cert.