In order to achieve the CompTIA A+ credential, you must pass two exams:
- CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam 220-1001
- Practical Application Exam 220-1002
Your CompTIA A+ certification is good for three years from the day of your exam.
You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA A+ certification. Collect at least 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years, upload them to your certification account, and A+ will automatically renew.
Visit CompTIA's website for additional recertification information.