IT Certification Blog

As its name indicates, the CertBlaster Certification Blog is dedicated to IT certification. Issues covered include the value of the various certification tracks, their characteristics and what it will take for you to succeed on exam day. This blog focuses mainly on exam taking strategies and practice tests for CompTIA A+; Network+; Security+ and Linux+ as well as the Microsoft Certified MCSE & MCSA tracks.


IT Support Tech Skills high on the 2017 list! Here are some good news for Tech Support: Several of the leading studies forecasting the 2017 IT job markets are listing PC Support, Networking, and Cyber Security in the top 10 fastest growing jobs. This is just a quick overview as all[…] Read more »

Published January 19, 2017 in CompTIAWhats New

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 1.4: Given a scenario, use appropriate Microsoft operating system features and tools (Part 1 of 2) Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 1.4: 1.4 Given a scenario, use appropriate Microsoft operating system features and tools. Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test[…] Read more »

Published January 18, 2017 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam Objectives

CompTIA “Big 3” Exam Retirement Dates CompTIA certification for any exam with the ce suffix (for continuing education) is valid three years from the date you take your exam if only one exam required. If two exams are required (as is the case for A+ 220-901 and 220-902) it’s the date[…] Read more »

Published January 14, 2017 in CertBlaster Test EngineCompTIA

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 1.3: Given a scenario, apply appropriate Microsoft command line tools Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 1.3: 1.3 Given a scenario, apply appropriate Microsoft command line tools. TASKKILL BOOTREC SHUTDOWN TASKLIST MD RD CD DEL FORMAT COPY XCOPY ROBOCOPY DISKPART SFC CHKDSK GPUPDATE GPRESULT DIR EXIT HELP EXTRACT [command name] /? Commands[…] Read more »

Published January 9, 2017 in A+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

CompTIA Security+ practice test for SY0-501 Click Here for more info about our Security+ Practice Tests for Exam SY0-401 This is an exam that will be coming out this year and we are getting ready because we want to release our CertBlaster for Security+ SY0-501 as the exam goes live at the[…] Read more »

Published January 8, 2017 in CertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam ObjectivesSecurity+ SY0-401Security+ SY0-501

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 1.2: Given a scenario, install Windows PC operating systems using appropriate methods Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 1.2: 1.2 Given a scenario, install Windows PC operating systems using[…] Read more »

Published January 5, 2017 in A+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam Objectives

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 1.1: Compare and contrast various features and requirements of Microsoft Operating Systems (Part 2/2) Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 1.1: 1.1 Compare and contrast various features and requirements of Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1) Click here for more info[…] Read more »

Published January 3, 2017 in A+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam Objectives

The CompTIA A+ Practice test and the Process of Elimination Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 The CertBlaster A+ Practice test and mutiple choice strategy Just as at the CompTIA exam, you will on the CertBlaster A+ practice test, see a fair[…] Read more »

Published December 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 1.1: Compare and contrast various features and requirements of Microsoft Operating Systems (Part 1/2) Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 1.1: Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 1.1 Compare and contrast various features and requirements[…] Read more »

Published December 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

Given a scenario, troubleshoot printers with appropriate tools: CompTIA A+ Exam 220-901 sub-objective 4.6 Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 4.6: 4.6 Given a scenario, troubleshoot printers with appropriate tools. Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Common symptoms Streaks Faded prints Ghost images Toner[…] Read more »

Published December 6, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam ObjectivesJust Added

Given a scenario, troubleshoot and repair common mobile device issues while adhering to the appropriate procedure: CompTIA A+ Exam 220-901 sub-objective 4.5 Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 4.5: 4.5 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and repair common mobile device issues while adhering to the appropriate procedures. Click here for more[…] Read more »

Published December 1, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Given a scenario, troubleshoot wired and wireless networks with appropriate tools: CompTIA A+ Exam 220-901 sub-objective 4.4 Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 4.4: Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 4.4 Given a scenario, troubleshoot wired and wireless networks with[…] Read more »

Published November 23, 2016 in A+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Given a scenario, troubleshoot common video, projector and display issues: CompTIA A+ Exam 220-901 sub-objective 4.3 Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 4.3: 4.3 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common video, projector and display issues. Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 &[…] Read more »

Published November 21, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Given a scenario, troubleshoot hard drives and RAID arrays with appropriate tools: CompTIA A+ Exam 220-901 sub-objective 4.2 Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 4.2: 4.2 Given a scenario, troubleshoot hard drives and RAID arrays with appropriate tools. Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for[…] Read more »

Published November 21, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Given a scenario, troubleshoot common problems related to motherboards, RAM, CPU and power with appropriate tools: CompTIA A+ Exam 220-901 sub-objective 4.1 Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 4.1: Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 4.1 Given a scenario, troubleshoot[…] Read more »

Published November 16, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCompTIAExam Objectives

What should you expect of a CompTIA A+ Practice Test? First is First: The Exam Objectives This includes two “firsts” (can you really have more than one first?):The first commandment in our Ten Commandments to IT Cert Prep.First comes the exam objectives as there can’t be a meaningful A+ practice without first[…] Read more »

Published November 14, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Compare and contrast accessories & parts of mobile devices: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 3.5 Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 3.5: 3.5 Compare and contrast accessories & parts of mobile devices. > Connection types - NFC - Proprietary vendor specific ports (communication /power) - MicroUSB/miniUSB - Bluetooth - IR - Hotspot/tethering > Accessories - Headsets - Speakers - Game pad - Docking[…] Read more »

Published November 10, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Explain the characteristics of various types of other mobile devices: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 3.4 Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 3.4: 3.4 Explain the characteristics of various types of other mobile devices. > Tablets > Smart phones > Wearable technology devices - Smart watches - Fitness Monitors - Glasses and headsets > Phablets > e-Reader > Smart camera >[…] Read more »

Published November 9, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

Given a scenario, use appropriate laptop features: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 3.3 Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 3.3: 3.3 Given a scenario, use appropriate laptop features.> Special function keys - Dual displays - Wireless (on/off) - Cellular (on/off) - Volume settings - Screen brightness - Bluetooth (on/off) - Keyboard backlight - Touch pad (on/off) - Screen[…] Read more »

Published November 9, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineCompTIA

Explain the function of components within the display of a laptop: CompTIA A+ 220-901 sub-objective 3.2 Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 3.2: 3.2 Explain the function of components within the display of a laptop.Types LCD TTL vs. IPS Fluorescent vs. LED backlighting OLEDWi-Fi antenna connector/placement Webcam Microphone Inverter Digitizer Click here for more info about our A+ Practice[…] Read more »

Published November 3, 2016 in AA+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

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