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.


New A+ certification exam objectives will be released in 2019 It is that time in the CompTIA certification cycle where it is time to update the A+ 220-901 and 220-902 exams. We are looking at a release early 2019 possibly in January for the new A+ certification exam. It will be interesting[…] Read more »

Published April 18, 2018 in A+ BundleCompTIA

CompTIA Network+ free practice test for Exam N10-007 This is a five-question example (one per Network+ N10-007 main exam objective) of the level of testing at the CompTIA Network+ exam. This practice test consists exclusively of multiple-choice questions while our CertBlaster Exam Simulator does include the performance-based questions as well. This example aims[…] Read more »

Published March 14, 2018 in CompTIALearning resourcesSecurity+ SY0-501

Background to New PMP Exam The Sixth Edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK® Guide was published in September 2017, and a revised new PMP exam that adopts the Sixth Edition standards will start on March 26, 2018. Thus, any PMP exam after that date will[…] Read more »

Published February 7, 2018 in Learning resourcesPMP CertificationProject ManagementUncategorized

Background The Project Management Institute (PMI) published the PMBOK® Sixth Edition in September 2017, and a revised and new PMP exam that adopts the Sixth Edition standards will go live on March 26, 2018. Since the Project Management Institute announced the first standards in 1996, the standards have evolved and undergone many[…] Read more »

Published January 17, 2018 in PMP CertificationProject Management

Security+ and the CompTIA “Grace Period” Because CompTIA allows for a grace period on the older version of an exam from the date of introduction of a new version, you still have quite some time left to pass the test you have prepared for. This applies to many CompTIA exams including[…] Read more »

Published October 16, 2017 in CompTIASecurity+ SY0-501

The US Department of Defense (DoD), In 2004, established Directive 8570.1: Information Assurance Training, Certification and Workforce Management. It still stands and it is a mandate based on the requirement that all DoD information assurance technicians and managers are trained and certified. This is how it aims to ensure that all[…] Read more »

Published October 2, 2017 in CompTIASecurity+ SY0-401Security+ SY0-501

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 5.5 – Given a scenario, explain the troubleshooting theory Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Back to the main 902 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 5.5 5.5 Given a scenario, explain the troubleshooting theory. Always[…] Read more »

Published July 5, 2017 in A+ BundleCompTIAExam Objectives

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 5.4 – Demonstrate proper communication techniques and professionalism Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Back to the main 902 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 5.4 5.4 Demonstrate proper communication techniques and professionalism. Use proper language[…] Read more »

Published July 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 5.3 – Summarize the process of addressing prohibited content/activity, and explain privacy, licensing, and policy concepts – Part 2 of 2 Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Back to the main 902 ExamNotes page This is Part 2[…] Read more »

Published June 26, 2017 in A+ BundleCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 5.3 – Summarize the process of addressing prohibited content/activity, and explain privacy, licensing, and policy concepts – Part 1 of 2 Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Back to the main 902 ExamNotes page This is Part 1[…] Read more »

Published June 22, 2017 in A+ BundleCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 5.2 – Given a scenario with potential environmental impacts, apply the appropriate controls – Part 2 of 2 Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Back to the main 902 ExamNotes page This is Part 2 of 2 of[…] Read more »

Published June 19, 2017 in A+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCompTIAExam Objectives

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 5.2 – Given a scenario with potential environmental impacts, apply the appropriate controls – Part 1 of 2 Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Back to the main 902 ExamNotes page This is Part 1 of 2 of[…] Read more »

Published June 15, 2017 in A+ 220-901 & 220-902CertBlaster Test EngineCompTIAExam Objectives

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 5.1 – Given a scenario, use appropriate safety procedures – Part 2 of 2 Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Back to the main 902 ExamNotes page This is Part 2 of 2 of CompTIA A+ Objective 5.1[…] Read more »

Published June 12, 2017 in A+ 220-901 & 220-902CompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 5.1 – Given a scenario, use appropriate safety procedures – Part 1 of 2 Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Back to the main 902 ExamNotes page This is Part 1 of 2 of CompTIA A+ Objective 5.1 Detailed[…] Read more »

Published June 8, 2017 in A+ BundleCompTIAExam Objectives

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 4.4 – Given a scenario, troubleshoot common mobile OS and application security issues with appropriate tools – Part 2 of 2 Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Back to the main 902 ExamNotes page This is Part[…] Read more »

Published May 31, 2017 in A+ BundleCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 4.4 – Given a scenario, troubleshoot common mobile OS and application security issues with appropriate tools Part 1/2 Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Back to the main 902 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+[…] Read more »

Published May 23, 2017 in A+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCompTIAExam ObjectivesLearning resources

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 4.3 – Given a scenario, troubleshoot mobile OS and application issues with appropriate tools Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Back to the main 902 ExamNotes page Detailed (and official) description of CompTIA A+ sub-objective 4.3 4.3 Given a[…] Read more »

Published May 16, 2017 in A+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCompTIAExam Objectives

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 4.2 – Given a scenario, troubleshoot common PC security issues with appropriate tools and best practices – Part 2 Part 1 – Covers “Common Symptoms” up until “Tools” Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams 220-901 & 220-902 Back to the[…] Read more »

Published May 12, 2017 in A+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCompTIAExam Objectives

CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902 sub-objective 4.2 - Given a scenario, troubleshoot common PC security issues with appropriate tools and best practices – Part 1 This is Part 1, Part 2 – Will cover everything from “Tools” and on Click here for more info about our A+ Practice Test Bundle for A+ Exams[…] Read more »

Published May 9, 2017 in A+ 220-901 & 220-902A+ BundleCompTIAExam Objectives

What is the expected difference between CompTIA Network+ N10-006 and N10-007? What assumptions can we work with? We expect the new Network+ N10-007 to release in March of 2018 so the question on a lot of people’s mind is how different should we expect the new Network+ N10-007 to be compared to the[…] Read more »

Published May 4, 2017 in CompTIAExam ObjectivesNetwork+ N10-006Network+ N10-007

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