CompTIA A+ Core 2 Awareness Benchmark (Entry Level)

  • 16m
  • 16 questions
The CompTIA A+ Core 2 Awareness Benchmark (Entry Level) benchmark measures your ability to identify core desktop and mobile technologies and participate in conversations about said technologies. Learners who score high on this benchmark demonstrate that they have a basic awareness of mobile computing.

Topics covered

  • differentiate between phishing and vishing social engineering attacks
  • discuss how the NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, ext3 and ext4, and APFS file systems work
  • identify common physical security devices such as key fobs, smart cards, keys, biometrics, lighting, and magnetometers
  • list security login options such as usernames and passwords, personal identification number (pin), fingerprint, facial recognition and single sign-on (SSO)
  • list Windows OS requirements, Windows edition features, and end-of-life (EOL) support
  • outline Chrome and Android OS requirements and features
  • outline iOS and iPadOS requirements and features
  • outline Linux OS requirements and features
  • outline macOS requirements and features
  • outline what computer viruses are and how they are designed to spread
  • provide an overview of the wi-fi protected access 2 (WPA2) wireless protocol
  • recall how IPv4 and IPv6 addressing works
  • recognize how DHCP and DNS are used to provide IP network connectivity
  • recognize how to implement traditional physical security measures including video surveillance, alarm systems, and motion sensors
  • recognize key features of the wi-fi protected access 3 (WPA3) wireless protocol
  • recognize the benefits of mobile device encryption features