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.
Network+ N10-008 ExamNotes for sub-objective 1.2 - Explain the characteristics of network topologies and network types.
This is the second installment of our free study guide for the CompTIA Network+ N10-008 exam.
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We’ll start by examining the types of network topologies, how they operate logically[…] Read more »
Network+ N10-008 Main Domain 1.0 Networking Fundamentals
Sub-objective 1.1 - Compare and contrast the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model layers and encapsulation concepts.
The OSI Model
The open systems interconnection (OSI) model is a conceptual framework created by the International Organization for Standardization. It enables disparate communication systems to communicate seamlessly using standard[…] Read more »
dti Publishing is launching CertBlaster 5.1 – introducing a modernized UI, enhanced reporting, and security
dti Publishing Corporation announced today that it has released an improved platform for its CertBlaster® Exam Simulators.
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What jobs are there for A+ (Plus) Technicians?
According to the Computing Technology Industry’s Association – CompTIA, over 70% of employers specifically require A+ certifications as a condition of employment, and more than 90% acknowledge that certifications ensure the credibility of their IT staff. The A+ certification provides that credibility as[…] Read more »
A+ (Plus) Certification 220-1101
We are well on the way to have a new A+ certification available in the first quarter of 2022. The new exam version is A+ (Plus) Certification 220-1101. Here are important details regarding the new test and the previous release.
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Difference between A plus 220-1102 and A+ 220-1002 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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!
Whatever steps we take individually to shield ourselves from this pandemic will also benefit all of us. We are committed[…] Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »