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I am currently enrolled in college to become a network administrator. I have completed my first two courses. I am preparing to take the A+ exams in the near future. my question is what kind of material is covered in the test regarding extra security features like key fobs and smart cards?

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Go here:

http://certification.comptia.org/getCertified/certifications/a.aspx

Then click the link on the right that says "See what the exam covers".  Then register with CompTIA and download the exam objectives.

They've revamped the A+ recently so those of us who have it already probably won't be able to say for surer.  I personally don't recall anything on smart cards or fobs on the A+, but that was years ago.

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CompTIA A+, Network+, Server+, Security+
MCTS:Windows 7
MCSE:Security 2003
MCITP:Server Administrator
MCITP:Enterprise Administrator
MCITP:Virtualization Administrator 2008 R2
Certified Quest vWorkspace Administrator

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Have you taken the test yet? I'm currently studying to pursue that route. I'm studying on my own through the comptia A+ textbook by Mike Meyers.
The text seems to explain a good amount of what to expect.  

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