SKILL BENCHMARK

CompTIA A+ Literacy Benchmark (Beginner Level)

  • 18m
  • 18 questions
The CompTIA A+ Literacy Benchmark (Beginner Level) benchmark measures your ability to identify core mobile desktop technologies and actively participate in conversations about said technologies. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have a literate and experienced understanding of computing.

Topics covered

  • describe features of the near-field communication (NFC), Bluetooth, and hotspots connection types
  • describe how to perform hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD) migrations
  • differentiate between 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies
  • differentiate between access points, repeaters, and extenders
  • differentiate between switches and routers
  • differentiate between wireless cards/Bluetooth modules, cellular cards, and mini peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe)
  • identify scenarios where Bluetooth can be used for wireless networking
  • identify well-known ports and protocols
  • illustrate how to configure the domain name system (DNS)
  • list features of the domain name system (DNS)
  • list steps required to successfully replace HDDs and SSDs
  • list the features of TCP and UDP
  • provide an overview of mobile device accessories including touch pens, headsets, speakers, webcams, and drawing pads
  • recognize how to replace common hardware device components such as batteries, keyboards, and random-access memory (RAM)
  • recognize how to set up and configure USB connections including USB-C, microUSB, and miniUSB
  • recognize key features of docking stations and port replicators
  • recognize when and where to implement print, mail, and web servers
  • recognize when to implement dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP)