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The Four Step Achievement Process

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Five Levels of Achievement

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N10-007 Exam Launched March 2018

CompTIA Updated the Official Course Training Materials in November 2019.
To provide a definitive set of exam training materials and guarantee covering 100% of the exam criteria CompTIA stopped authorising third party training materials and bought out the best providers in the industry such as GTS.

N10-007 Exam Retirement Date

Not Published Yet
Usually three years after launch.

It is worth noting this exam had a major technology update in 2019.

Achievement Process

To reach your wildest goals with ease, follow the four step Achievement Process. Plan, learn, pass and master. 

Assess and plan what level of achievement you need to earn from your training effort. Compare each level of achievement against your current work requirements and career plan. As each level of achievement will cost you more time and effort, be selective about what you set out to achieve. Reviewing the course content will give you a clear understanding of the scale and scope of your subject. Planning to pass the exam and gain certification? Spend some time reading the exam objective, you will start to learn the terminology and see where your efforts need to be focused. Levels of Achievement: 1. Learn and Understand the Technology. 2. Efficient and Capable Technician. 3.Tech Expert. 4. Certified Engineer. 5.Technical Master.

Setting out to learn new technologies takes time and effort. The more you want to achieve, the more time and effort you need to commit. To ensure that your time and effort is not wasted, you must be sure the training course and study tools you invest in, are up to date, complete and accurate. We recommend tools that we know meet these standards. If you choose to purchase others, be sure to check published dates against the CompTIA launch and update dates as well as the course and exam version codes. See Breaking News above.

To prepare for and pass the exam with confidence follow the Achievement Process. Working up to Achievement Level 2, or even better, Level 3, before moving into the exam prep stage, will ensure you have covered the theory in full. You will also have significant hands on experience with the systems, applications and process that the exam will test you on. Now is the time to use the CompTIA CertMaster Practice. This outstanding exam prep tool will test you across the entire exam syllabus, presenting you with real world situations and issues. As you work through the system, it will analyse your strengths and weaknesses. It will provide explanations to help you learn fast and improve and fine your reasoning. Questions you get wrong or indicate low confidence with will be presented again to reinforce your knowledge. Aim for a solid score of 85% or better across all subjects to indicate you are exam ready. Check the tools, links and advice in the Exam Prep Hub for information about booking the exam and what to expect.

To really master any technology takes a consistent effort over months and years. The tools we recommend such as the labs have 12 months access, plenty of time to build mastery over the tech. At this level you will start to explore other resources and follow industry trends and leaders. Continued education elevates the few who are prepared to really excel at their trade. Taking the time to keep informed about the constant state of change in our industry and prepare to meet those challenges will set you apart.

The Achievement Process is cumulative, meaning you should secure the skills and knowledge from level 1 before working at level 2 and so on.

Planning

Assessment Tools

Tech Planning Tools to Assess the Course and Exam Criteria’s. Create a Plan to Plot Your Route to Success.

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Assess the time it will take (002)

Complete Your Plan

Dreaming achieves nothing. 

Writing down your plan, committing your time and effort, monitoring progress and staying committed to you goal will, deliver outstanding results.

Download and Complete (002)

Learning

What will you achieve from your training investment? 

Achievement Level 1

Comprehensive Technical Understanding

This is the first real benchmark for technicians who are new to these technologies. To gain a thorough understanding of both the theory and the systems they will need to master. Achievement Level One is also suitable for most IT Managers and Project Managers, who need to keep pace with the industry and have the right technical understanding to manage their systems engineers.

In addition It is also suitable as a steppingstone to support an advanced technology. For example to become a network engineer by passing the CompTIA Network+ exam, you really need to understand the computer systems that you will be connecting. CompTIA A+ provides that essential supporting knowledge to step up to networking. In its turn, Network+ provides the same for Security+ certification.

Achievement Level 1 Tools and Resources

Actions:

Attend a full length, Tutor Led Official CompTIA Training Course. [40 hours Classroom training] Follow the training using CertMaster Learn

Complete all the labs in class. If you run out of time on a lab, save it and complete it at home. [Allow 10 hours home study]

Complete the CertMaster Learn Process to ensure you have covered 100% of the theory  [Allow 10 hours home study in addition to using it in class] – optional.

Tools

Full Length Official CompTIA Course

CompTIA CertMaster Learn

CompTIA CertMaster Labs

Achievement Level 2

Efficient and Capable Technicians

Developing your knowledge and skills to be able to work independently, should be the minimum aspiration of every systems engineer. Achieving Level 2 is the skill level that will arm you with the knowledge and skills to support your exam studies. CompTIA has recommended course prerequisites, suggesting months and sometime years of work experience in the industry sector, to support your exam efforts. Following this process and using the recommended tools, will mitigate the lack of work experience.

Tip. Repeat to remember, remember to repeat.

Actions:

Complete Achievement Level 1

Complete the CertMaster Learn Process to ensure you have covered 100% of the theory [Allow 10 hours home study in addition to using it in class]  This was optional at Level 1, but is essential for Level 2.

Repeat the labs

Repeat the Flash Cards for rapid learning and retention.

View the CompTIA Videos

Review the end of session questions and answers

Take the Course Assessment, Aim for a score of 85% or better.

Tools

CompTIA CertMaster Learn

CompTIA CertMaster Labs

Achievement Level 3

Tech Expert

Faster, more capable, and ready to be a team-lead, through further bolstering and refining your technical abilities. Working with CompTIA CertMaster Practice introduces you to real world issues across the entire exam scope, rapidly developing your troubleshooting skills and preparing you for the exam.

Actions

Complete the CertMaster Practice Process

Aim for an overall score of 85% or more – optional

Repeat any labs that you arew not confident with

 

Tools 

CompTIA CertMaster Practice

Pass

Achievement Level 4

Passing the CompTIA Exam

Having built and developed your knowledge and hands on abilities to Achievement Level 2 or 3, before focusing on  the exam, ensures you are better prepared for studying and passing the exam. You will be so much more than a paper certified engineer.

Recommended Training Course

 

Time to earn Achievement Level 1, 40 hours of classroom based training

Tools 

 

Time to earn Achievement Level 1, 40 hours of classroom based training

Passing

Booking Your Exam

Secure your CompTIA Exam Vouchers

The Prometric Testing Experience 

Booking your exam

Passing

Master

Achievement Level 5

Mastering the Technology

Having built and developed your knowledge and hands on abilities to Achievement Level 2 or 3, before focusing on  the exam, ensures you are better prepared for studying and passing the exam. You will be so much more than a paper certified engineer.

Recommended Training Course

 

Time to earn Achievement Level 1, 40 hours of classroom based training

Tools 

 

Time to earn Achievement Level 1, 40 hours of classroom based training

Excellence always has a cost!

Your time, grit, determination and experience.

Mastery

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