While not a necessity to succeed in the IT industry, a CompTIA certification in your chosen specialization can do wonders for your career. It can set you apart from other candidates or at least put you in the same league as other passers. An updated certification can be all that stands between you and the first step to a fulfilling IT career.
But to get that coveted certificate, you need to pass the exam first. Whether you’re vying for a security or A+ certification exam, you need to know some important things before you even register for the exam.
Here’s what previous passers have to say:
1. Plumb the CompTIA Website for Resources
Keep in mind that the organization that handles these exams wants you to pass, especially if you’ve done the work and know your stuff. Exhaust all the practice questions on their website so you can assess which areas you need further work on.
2. Remember Your Acronyms
You want to take the test in the most efficient manner. Being able to identify and remember acronyms in your A+ practice test is one of the best ways to increase your chances of passing the actual certification exam. In addition, you can be sure that the questions also test how familiar you are with the meaning of those acronyms.
3. Learn to Skip Questions and Return to Them Later
As all the tests are multiple-choice types, you must realize when a question is wasting your time. Don’t sweat when you can’t answer; just be sure to return to the question later on.
4. Pay Attention to the Underlined Words
In some questions, you may notice underlined words, such as LEAST, MOST, MAXIMUM, MINIMUM, FIRST, and LAST. Always double-check your answers if they align with the idea of the capitalized and underlined word.
These are just a few of the things passers wish they knew before taking the exam. While they did pass, knowing these things could have made the process less stressful. If you can afford a review class and a practice test, make sure you get one from a certified training and review center.