CompTIA A+

We asked 2854 job seekers about their CompTIA A+. This is what they told us:

  • 69% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their CompTIA A+
  • 61% said earning their CompTIA A+ helped them make more money
  • 62% said earning their CompTIA A+ helped them get a job
  • 92% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their CompTIA A+

What are people saying about getting a CompTIA A+?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 2,829 responses

61% said earning their CompTIA A+ helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 2,827 responses

62% said earning their CompTIA A+ helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 2,834 responses

92% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their CompTIA A+

Why did you decide to earn your CompTIA A+?

Based on 2,854 responses

Required for my current job
17%
Make more money
33%
Changing careers
29%
Get an edge over other candidates
33%
Help my career progression
69%
Other
11%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 1,849 responses

IT Technician View jobs
8%
Computer Technician View jobs
6%
Help Desk Analyst View jobs
6%
Desktop Support Technician View jobs
6%
IT Support View jobs
4%

What do people wish they knew before earning their CompTIA A+?

1,832 people answered

“Where to receive appropriate training that wasn’t expensive.”

July 19, 2019

“My employer required me to have this certificate before I got the job.”

July 19, 2019

“I actually wish I would have gone straight for the Net+ or worked towards getting a CCNA instead just because I believe that either one of those are immensely more valued by employers and most of the industry.”

July 19, 2019

“Just how much the exam(s) would have been updated over the years due to the constant changing environment of information regarding the subject(s) at hand.”

July 19, 2019

“If the military would sponsor my test”

July 18, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their CompTIA A+?

2,034 people answered

“Base information about computer systems and the history/progression from 20 years ago to now is the primary need as long as you start with a base understanding of tech. If you don't have a minimal interest and understanding of technological concepts, don't bother with it, but if you do and you're looking to get into the field, just having something can help.”

July 19, 2019

“The test requires a lot of studying. Ensure that you have the proper study material, which may include multiple sources of information in the form of different books CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002).”

July 19, 2019

“It's a good starting point to an IT Career.”

July 18, 2019

“Go for it. You can never lose when you invest in education”

July 18, 2019

“Find a company willing to invest in you.”

July 18, 2019
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