CompTIA Enhances IT Certification Exams with Performance-Based Questions

Performance-based questions, which will need certification applicants to perform a task or solve a difficulty within a simulated IT atmosphere, will be added to the CompTIA A+,  CompTIA Network+ & CompTIA Security+ certifications exams over the next few months.

These questions will need the test-taker to show specific awareness & skills relevant to particular IT job tasks, thus giving a more correct measure of their capabilities in a real-world atmosphere,” said Terry Erdle, executive vice leader, skills certification, CompTIA on

CompTIA first launched performance-based questions in its exams in September 2011 with the launch of the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner certification.

Performance-based questions will be added to CompTIA A+ in October 2012 with the introduce of fresh exams (220-801 and 220-802); to the CompTIA Network+ exam (N10-005) throughout the fourth quarter of 2012; & to the CompTIA Security+ exam (SY0-301) in the first quarter of 2013.

For every performance-based question, the exam will punctual the applicant to perform a precise duty or solve a specific trouble. A simulated atmosphere is then launched in which the contestant completes the required steps. Every question on is intended around real-world IT infrastructure scenarios, such as command punctual & networking environments.

In extra to the performance-based questions the exams contain multiple option, multiple selection & calculator-assisted questions. The exams also incorporate the use of graphics & videos.


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