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Top 5 Resources for CompTIA Certification Exams

As the MENA startup ecosystem continues to grow, the demand for good talent grows as well. As stated in a report from World Economic Forum: “Across the Middle East and North Africa, a number of countries have improved the educational achievement of their younger generations at notable rates and, by 2030, the region is set to expand its tertiary educated talent pool by 50%. However, youth unemployment in the MENA region stands at 31% and university graduates are making up nearly 30% of the total unemployed pool. Workforce participation gender gaps currently remain wide across the region, ranging from just over 40% in Kuwait and Qatar to nearly 80% in Algeria and Jordan, reflecting an inefficient use of education investments.” In order for young talent to prepare and be ready to enter the workforce, industry certifications specially in the IT sector are considered as one of the best options.

When you’re preparing for your CompTIA certification examination, it is a great idea to access as many resources, as you have at your disposal. Honestly, there are a ton of various resources than you can imagine. All you need is to take an extra step to research a bit, and you will be amazed at the means that you will find. In addition to training resources, it is also important that you check out those where you can take practice exams. Taking practice tests is one of the best ways to evaluate your level of readiness for the certification examination. In addition to this, you will also be exposed to exam patterns that you are likely to come across during the exam. This is very important because no matter how prepared you are, if you do not have an idea of how questions are structured during the exam, your confidence level in your capacity is bound to drop. When you take practice tests, you are able to know your strength and weak areas, and you will be able to focus on areas that need improvement.

There are many course providers online who offer free practice tests alongside their courses. You should look at some of them and register for their courses in preparation for your CompTIA certifications exams. It is important to mention that there are some other sites where you have to pay to access their practice tests. To help you in your search for resources, we have listed below some top resources where you can access CompTIA practice tests. It is very important that you frequently practice these tests to build up your strength areas and improve your weak points before you write the actual exam.

  1. CertBlaster Website

This site provides courses for the CompTIA certification exams, as well as practice tests. These tests have been written by experts in different fields who have developed the knowledge and skills that are usually evaluated during the certification examinations. There is wealth of information you can access on this platform along with numerous practice tests. It is essential to mention that all the partners that contribute to the platform have written and passed all the exams associated with the available practice tests they contribute to. You can therefore be assured that the information provided in the practice tests is up to date, as well as relevant to your actual examinations. Some of the exams that you can find their practice tests on the platform include:

  • CompTIA A+ 220-901
  • CompTIA A+ 220-902

It is important to mention that these practice tests are not free. However, the resources you will find on the platform are definitely worth every penny you paid for it. Before you make payment for the practice tests, you have the option to check out the video samples of the practice test to determine if you really want to buy it or not. In addition to the above-mentioned exams, you can find any other practice tests that you want on the platform.

  1. PC-Technician

There are many free resources that you can access on this website. Some of the topics you can access include:

  • Computer Networks
  • PC Architecture
  • Disk Drive Storage
  • IT Customer Service
  • Motherboards CPUs and RAM
  • PC Maintenance
  • Backup Technology
  • Printers and Printing
  • Display Devices (VDU)
  • Basic Electrical and Electronics
  • Power Supply Units (PSU)

Practice tests questions are also available on all the above topics. As soon as you complete the practice test, you will be able to view each of the questions you have answered with your own answer and the correct answers. You can then review each of the missed questions and get the correct answers to them.

  1. CompTIA Marketplace

This platform provides paid practice tests alongside other resources that will be very useful for you in your certification exam preparation. In addition to the practice tests, there are also quizzes and flash cards that are designed to help you in your self-preparation. You can find practically any CompTIA practice tests on the platform, and you have the opportunity to access anyone you want to sit for. The platform offers the option to take your practice tests online with thirty days access. You can also download the practice test of your choice and practice at your convenient.

  1. ExamCompass

ExamCompass is a free resource that offers the option of taking twenty different CompTIA certification practice tests for each of the exams available on the site. You also have the option of viewing the certification exam objectives through a PDF document online. The examinations that are covered on the platform are:

  • CompTIA A+ 220-902
  • CompTIA A+ 220-901

The platform also offers the option to take questions that are filtered by exam topics for CompTIA A+ 220-902, and 220-901. Some of the topics you can access on the platform include:

CompTIA A+ (220-902):

  • Windows System Utilities
  • Windows Command Line
  • Security Threats and Vulnerability
  • Basic Linux Commands

CompTIA A+ (220-901):

  • Display Devices
  • Storage Devices and Media
  • RAM
  • CPU
  • Connectors and Cabling
  • Network Port Numbers
  • Printers
  1. PrepAway

PrepAway offers candidates a wealth of resources that will help in their preparation towards their CompTIA certification exams. The platform offers free practice tests that can be taken at any time. In addition to this, candidates can also access flash cards, exercises, and simulations. You can choose to take your practice tests in ‘Study Mode’ which entails having all the practice questions of your certification exam in a single test. There is also the option to take the tests individually. After the completion of your practice test, you will receive your grade with a review of each question and details of the correct answer from reliable source.

Conclusion

Effective and dynamic self-preparation is very important for your success in your certification examination. You therefore need to explore all options of preparation that are available to you. After studying all the resource materials, you still need to go through different practice tests to evaluate your knowledge base and skill set.

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Israa Elkhatib

I was born in Palestine but raised with the fireflies in Georgia. My teenage years were spent being the Muslim nerd who was known as the bookworm of the school. That followed me back to Palestine, to develop into being the girl with the big vocabulary. I spent most of my high-school days cursing Newton for not eating that apple. My English Literature Bachelor's degree was only obtained because I'm a nerd for literature and my minor in Translation pretty much pays the bills, thank you Birzeit University.Creative writing is my passion and reading is my escape from reality into a world where everything is the way you imagine it to be.

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