I am wondering about the differences of these 2 A+ certification. I took the Microsoft A+, and I am currently A+ certified. NOW I am hearing about CompTia's A+ certification and curious as to what if any differences between the 2. I contacted Microsoft, and they just tell me it is accepted. (CompTia) So if there is anyone out there that has already been certified in both Microsoft's and CompTia's A+ I would love to hear the breakdown on both.
When and where did you take Microsoft's A+ exam? I hope it didn't cost much. I've never heard of such a thing. I just checked Google, M$, and Prometric and they failed to provide evidence that one exist. I wasn't surprised. CompTIA is the + god!http://www.comptia.org/certifications/listed.aspx
For entry-level IT technicians, the CompTIA A+ exam covers preventative maintenance, basic networking, installation, troubleshooting, communication and professionalism.
For networking professionals, the CompTIA Network+ exam covers managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, operating and configuring basic network infrastructure.
For experienced security professionals, the CompTIA Security+ exam covers system security, network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits.
For experienced IT professionals, the CompTIA Server+ exam covers areas such as RAID, SCSI, managing multiple CPUs and disaster recovery.
For experienced Linux professionals, the CompTIA Linux+ exam covers user administration, file permissions, software configurations and the fundamental management of Linux systems.
For entry-level printer and document-imaging technicians, the CompTIA PDI+ exam covers basic electromechanical components and tools, print engine and scan processes, color theory and networking.
For RFID professionals, the CompTIA RFID+ exam covers installation, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of RFID products.
For experienced convergence professionals, the CompTIA Convergence+ exam covers designing, implementing and managing voice and data networks.
For technical instructors, the CompTIA CTT+ exam covers classroom preparation, presentation, communication, facilitation and evaluation in both traditional classroom and virtual classroom environments.
For document imaging solutions sellers, the CompTIA CDIA+ exam covers planning, designing and specifying a document imaging management system.
For project managers, the CompTIA Project+ certification covers the entire process of project management, including initiation, planning, execution, acceptance, support and closure.