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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.

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Difference between A plus 220-1102 and A+ 220-1001 exams There is much anticipation for the new A plus 220-1102 exam. Here we share what we believe you should expect to see in the new exam objectives. These are not exactly what you will see on the test, only our best guess[…] Read more »

Published June 18, 2021 in A+ 220-1102CompTIAExam Objectives

Expected difference between the A plus 220-1101 and A plus 220-1001 exams The new A plus 220-1101 and A+ 220-1102 are coming within the next six months or so. Here we are taking a quick look, Main Domain by Main Domain, at the difference we expect to see between the A[…] Read more »

Published June 14, 2021 in A+ 220-1101CompTIAWhats New

Why IT Certification? NOTE: What we won't cover here are salaries, compensation, and job growth. If that is what you are curious about click here for our article about IT pay in 2021. Competence is front and center The number one reason why you would care about certification, other than having it required[…] Read more »

Published February 17, 2021 in Jobs and careerLPIC-1Network+ N10-007PMP CertificationSecurity+ SY0-601

Security+ SY0-601 Practice Test Below are 25 Security plus SY0-601 practice test questions. In all of them, you will have the question text first, the distracters, and correct answer(s) second, then an explanation, and finally which CompTIA main domain and exam objective the question pertains to. Any Security+ preparation should start[…] Read more »

Published November 30, 2020 in Security+ SY0-601

IT Salaries and Openings are Up in 2021! Considering our incessant use of smartphones, tablets, computers, and other high-tech devices we are all dependent on, no wonder professionals IT salaries and openings are up in 2021! We are not kidding about those devices being constantly used and you know it because you[…] Read more »

Published September 25, 2020 in A+ 220-1001A+ 220-1002CompTIANetwork+ N10-007Security+ SY0-501Security+ SY0-601

New Security+ SY0-601 Welcome to ExamNotes by CertBlaster! In this edition, we will try to answer some of the questions we hear most frequently relative to the new Security+ SY0-601 certification. Much of the concerns, as usual, center around what is new in this test revision but there is more to[…] Read more »

Published August 18, 2020 in CompTIASecurity+ SY0-601

Welcome to ExamNotes by CertBlaster! This edition will focus on the methods to use to maximize your chances of success when taking the CompTIA A+ Exams i.e. succeeding at the A+ Exam. We’ll look at the testing environment, the test itself, and the psychology of the exam and how you can[…] Read more »

Published July 20, 2020 in A+ 220-1001A+ 220-1002CompTIA

Addressing the Corona virus: One for all, all for one! If there ever was a circumstance where that spirit is needed, our response to the Corona virus pandemic would be it! The Challenge Whatever steps we take individually to shield ourselves from this pandemic will also benefit all of us. We are committed[…] Read more »

Published March 23, 2020 in Whats New

What You Need You need to pass two exams, A+ 220-1001 & 220-1002 to be A+ certified. These are not easy tests to pass because they cover so much material. The complete definition of the exams is the official CompTIA A+ Exam Objectives and between the two exams, it lists over[…] Read more »

Published January 20, 2020 in A+ 220-1001 & 220-1002CompTIA

To be successful in your A+ certification you need to know what kind of question formats you should expect on the A+ certification test. There are two main question types, multiple-choice and interactive questions. The multiple-choice in its turn are of two types multiple choice single answer and multiple choice[…] Read more »

Published January 17, 2020 in A+ 220-1001 & 220-1002CompTIA

The short answer is "a maximum of 90" but it’s a little more complicated than that. CompTIA does not give out exact numbers for any of their exams, only a maximum number. For the A+ certification exams (the current versions are exams 220-1001 and 220-1002) that maximum is set to[…] Read more »

Published January 17, 2020 in A+ 220-1001 & 220-1002CompTIA

The Expected difference between CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 and SY0-601 Every three years CompTIA releases a new and updated version of its exams. Update: We are now expecting it in November 2020. Although CompTIA is not telling when the new Security+ SY0-601 Exam will be released, we hear that November should be[…] Read more »

Published January 6, 2020 in CompTIASecurity+ SY0-501Security+ SY0-601

CertBlaster® Salary Metastudy In this article, the salaries of the jobs listed below are averaged over a sample of employees who have shared their salaries as public information. The total sample size is 57,702 individuals. The sample sizes for each certification are: 17,881 reported salaries for A+ 16,471 reported salaries for Network+ 23,350 reported salaries for Security+ In[…] Read more »

Published August 1, 2019 in A+ 220-1001 & 220-1002CompTIALinuxNetwork+ N10-007Security+ SY0-501Security+ SY0-601

ExamNotes for A+ Main Domain 1.0 Mobile Devices Click on any of the blue links representing the A+ 220-1001 exam sub-objective you want to study. Click here if you want to go back to the A+ 220-1001 Core 1 Table of Content. Sub-Objective 1.1 - Given a scenario, install and configure laptop hardware[…] Read more »

Published March 15, 2019 in A+ 220-1001CompTIAExam Objectives

Free CompTIA A+ 1001 Study Guide CertBlaster's ExamNotes for CompTIA Exam 220-1001 (Core 1) are a series of articles covering each and every single CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Main Domain, Exam Sub-Objective, and below that level every single topic point in CompTIA's published Exam Objectives for A+. Just to give you an[…] Read more »

Published March 15, 2019 in A+ 220-1001CompTIA

ExamNotes for A+ There is one article for each A+ Exam Sub-Objective as defined by CompTIA. Together these articles would together represent a hefty book of highly concentrated and focused A+ test preparation. A+ ExamNotes for CompTIA Exam 220-1001 – Core 1 A+ ExamNotes for CompTIA Exam 220-1002 – Core 2 Click here for more[…] Read more »

Published March 15, 2019 in A+ 220-1001 & 220-1002CompTIA

The A+ 220-1001 and A+ 220-1002 exams We at CertBlaster are cornerstone funding partners of the A+ certification program, having been involved since the inception of the first exam. Members of the CertBlaster team has been on CompTIA advisory boards, executive committees, and design committees, and has provided Subject Matter Experts[…] Read more »

Published September 25, 2018 in A+ 220-1001A+ 220-1002CompTIALearning resourcesUncategorized

ExamNotes for Network+ N10-007 1.8 Explain the functions of network services Click here to go back to the Network+ ExamNotes Table of Content DNS service In order to effectively administer DNS in your organization, you need a working knowledge of how the namespace database is arranged. The namespace databases are stored in DNS zone[…] Read more »

Published July 26, 2018 in CompTIAExam ObjectivesNetwork+ N10-007

ExamNotes for Network+ N10-007 1.7 Summarize cloud concepts and their purpose Click here to go back to the Network+ ExamNotes Table of Content Cloud computing has become a part of every user’s daily interactions. Even your Smartwatch can store data in the cloud. Here we’ll look at the available cloud services, delivery models,[…] Read more »

Published July 24, 2018 in CompTIAExam ObjectivesNetwork+ N10-007

CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Sub-objective 1.6: Given a scenario, implement the appropriate wireless technologies and configurations Click here to go back to the Network+ ExamNotes Table of Content Click here for our Exam Simulator for Network+ N10-007 802.11 standards WLAN networking standards are described by the IEEE 802.11 group. Listed below is a description of[…] Read more »

Published July 16, 2018 in CompTIAExam ObjectivesNetwork+ N10-007

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