Pass Mark for A+

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by WW, Dec 8, 2005.

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    WW Guest

    Does anyone know roughly what the pass marks currently are for the two A+
    exams 220-301 (Core HW) and 220-302 (OS) ?

    The only information I have been able to find is in a CD book from around
    5-6 years ago called A+ Reference Book by Phil Croucher, in which the pass
    mark for A+ is said to be 65%.

    In some practice exams and books for A+ they say you should not go for the
    A+ exams until consistently scoring in the 85-90% range on the practice
    tests. I've even heard some say you should consistently be scoring above 95%
    before going in for the exams.

    Any advice much appreciated.

    WW, Dec 8, 2005
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    John O Guest

    Everything you posted is accurate. On practice tests you need to be in the
    95% range, which means you *know* all the material they're covering.

    -John O
    John O, Dec 8, 2005
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    rohgan Guest

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    John O Guest

    It's important to note that this:

    Total marks: 900
    Minimum Pass Marks: 515 for A+ Core & 505 for A+ OS

    isn't all it seems. The scoring range is 100 to 900, NOT 0 to 900. Also, the
    "pass marks" is not a linear scale. In other words, you cannot extrapolate
    the pass score in percentage from these numbers, nor can you extrapolate
    your personal score (0 to 100%) from them, either. CompTIA intentionally
    manipulates these scores with undisclosed formulas for security reasons.

    -John O
    John O, Dec 9, 2005
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