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CompTIA exams with performance based questions

As you may know, certain CompTIA exams now have performance based questions, meaning that a test applicant must demonstrate specific skills in a simulated computer type environment during the exam. These performance based questions test an applicants ability to perform on the job, rather than his ability to memorize and recite facts from a book.
The following exams now including performance based questions.
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
If you have taken any of these exams, please discuss with me your experience on the performance based questions. Did you find these real world tasks done during the performance based questions to be challenging or easy? Did the questions align with tasks you would ordinarily face on your job anyway?


Many students underestimate the importance of performance based questions. These questions will test your real world job knowledge on IT related subjects. So you must have real world/job experience to pass. You can't simply read a book or article and know how to perform the tasks or how to troubleshoot the issue. For this reason, the best study tool is an internship or job where you are trained to perform typical IT related tasks you might be tested on in the CompTIA exams.

maganoor suresh

I agree what Bell said is 100 % right until u don't have practical knowledge , it is not suggested to have immediately take the exam until you are min exp on the problems faced by real time