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    Hi everyone i am going to start A+ course but i heard that this course going to be update in december so could somebody guide me should i take start it or wait thanks
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    From CompTIA's website:

    "CompTIA A+ce – Exam 220-901 & 220-902. Exam retirement date: 3 years from its release date. These were launched on December 15, 2015, and so will be current until the very beginning of 2019. After that, the CompTIA “grace period” will make these available until July 2019."

    The A+ 901/902 exams are available to take up until July next year, meaning you will have 10 months to pass them which is more than enough time. The new exams have not been released yet, and even though they are available in December, most of the study sources would not be available until Spring next year. It will take some time to produce the material, so you won't have everything you need to study and pass the new exams for some time.

    Most employers don't care what version you have of a particular exam (I've never been asked in any interview), and as long as you have the "A+" cert on your CV/Resume, that's good enough for them. Because the 901/902 exams have been out for a few years now, there are plenty of legitimate resources available, so I would strongly advise studying the current exams.

    You will most likely pass the A+ 901/902 before most study sources are available for the new exams, and your A+ will still last for 3 years, so go for that.

    Current study sources for the 901/902 exams:

    - Professor Messer: https://www.professormesser.com/free...20-900-course/
    - Exam Objectives:

    https://certification.comptia.org/do...objectives.pdf
    https://certification.comptia.org/do...objectives.pdf

    - CBT Nuggets
    - Study guides: https://www.amazon.com/CompTIA-Compl.../dp/1119137853

    - MeasureUp Practice Exams: www.measureup.com
    - ExamCompass: https://www.examcompass.com/comptia/...practice-tests
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