Examiner - 220-302

Examiner™ for CompTIA Exam 220-302:
A+ Operating System Technologies

Exam Information*
Exam # : Time Limit : Passing Score : Exam Questions : Examiner Questions : Format : Certifications :
220-302 90 min. 500/900 80 416 Traditional A+, MCSA

* CompTIA may incorporate newer testing technologies or content into a given exam at any time. It may change the characteristics of its exams without prior notice.

CompTIA may incorporate newer testing technologies or content into a given exam at any time. It may change the characteristics of its exams without prior notice.

CompTIA certifies that people who have passed this test are at least as knowledgeable as a professionally trained or educated support person who has been on the job for 6 months. In particular, they know more than most of their relatives, when it comes to things like Windows 98 or even Windows XP Home. Additionally, they are at least half way towards becoming A+ certified for life and they can use this test as a credit for MCSA certification.

CompTIA divides the subject matter of their tests into objective domains. Getting to know what these domains contain can prove quite helpful to the potential test taker. The Exam Objectives are available from CompTIA web site. Our summary follows:

OS Fundamentals (28%)
What lies beneath? You will need to know. OS Fundamentals tests your "knowledge of underlying DOS (Command prompt functions) in Windows 9x, Windows NT/2000/XP operating systems in terms of its functions and structure, for managing files and directories, and running programs. It also includes navigating through the operating system from command line prompts and Windows procedures for accessing and retrieving information." It sounds like you will need to know how to navigate near the surface as well.

Installation, Configuration and Upgrading (31%)
These three activities used to occupy 15% of a computer technician's time according to the old exam objectives. CompTIA has jumped this number to 31%. We should all sit up and take notice of that. The makers of Examiner have. This category includes knowledge of system boot sequences, minimum hardware requirements and lots and lots of upgrading. Microsoft has been busy in the past few years and now it seems to be time to have the lives of OS technicians reflect that fact. The two major OS families you will wrestle with are Windows NT/2000/XP and that old standby, Windows 9x/ME. If you didn't know that MS operating systems were organized into families (something like the Sopranos and their kin) you need to get studying and buy our product.

Diagnosing and Troubleshooting (25%)
At present, CompTIA thinks that 25% of your involvement with an OS will involve diagnosing and troubleshooting. Some people think that's the fun part of computers. The old objectives had this one pegged at 40%. Regardless, this domain requires the ability to apply knowledge to diagnose and troubleshoot common problems relating to Windows 9x and Windows NT/2000/XP. This includes understanding normal operation and symptoms relating to abnormal and illegal operations.

Networks (16%)
This domain requires knowledge of network capabilities of Windows and how to connect to networks on the client side, including what the Internet is about, its capabilities, basic concepts relating to Internet access and generic procedures for system setup. Did you know that Windows XP has a built-in firewall? Do you know what a firewall is? You will need to know such things to pass this exam.

Once you've sifted your way through more than ten times the number of questions that you will get on the actual test you'll be ready to pass. This product offers 416 questions for your sifting pleasure.

Examiner™ has everything you need to pass your exam.