How close are the practice exams to the real exam?
The practice exams are designed to reflect the knowledge level you need for the real test.
Are they timed like the real exam?
They are designed such that you get practice with not just the question types but also with the 90 minute timing constraint of the real exam.
Why are there just 80 questions instead of 100?
Comptia used to have 80 questions on the A+ test. Currently they have 100 but only 80 are counted towards the exam score. 20 questions are for feedback they need to revise the A+ test. You are not told which ones are feedback and which ones are counted. Since the actual scoring is still based on 80 questions, we follow the same format.
Are the practice exams brain dumps?
ProProfs is a knowledge focussed community. The practice exams are not brain dumps. Brain dumps will not work since ComptIA database is huge and you will never get the same exam (even on your second or third attempt).
How much score do I need to pass the real exam?
To be sure, typically you should start getting a score of 70-80% plus on practice exams before you take the real exam.
Where can I read what others think of them?
We welcome feedback. You should read through the After A+ section and the User Testimonials section of the forum. There is also a lot of comments in other sections by students who took the exam recently.
Edited by laldrich, 09 June 2006 - 01:21 PM.