In general, using diagnostic software is not encouraged during the contest. If you do want to use diagnostic software, the contestant must bring inform the contest chair prior to the contest starting, and they must provide proof that the software is released as “Open Source”. A list of permitted “Open Source” licenses can be found…
FAQ Category: General
What materials do I need to bring to the contest?
There are only two required material for the national contest Pencils/writing utensils A one-page résumé (submitted during the contest briefing)
What is the best way to prepare for the contest?
Be knowledgeable the SkillsUSA ITS Skills Standards Be knowledgeable with the content in the CompTIA A+ Practice getting help from inside the tool or program (ex ipconfig /?) Talk to your advisor or past contestants Check this website for good resources
Am I required to be at the pre-briefing session?
Yes. Roll call will be taken at the briefing session. If there is an extenuating circumstance (such as travel delays), please see the contest chair on the contest floor as soon as possible.
Can I have my cell phone, tablet, or smart watch with me during the contest?
No. We recommend not bringing your any electronic devices to the contest floor. If your mobile device is brought to the competition floor, it is required to be labeled, turned off, and placed in a container. We are not responsible for your mobile device.
Will I take an actual A+ exam during the contest?
For the national contest: Yes. If you pass the exam, you will receive the actual A+ certification. For state, local, and regional contests: No. You may take an exam that’s based off of the A+, but it won’t earn you your actual certification.
What is the dress/clothing requirements for the contest?
For men: Official SkillsUSA white polo shirt with black dress slacks, black socks and black leather shoes. For women: Official SkillsUSA white polo shirt with black dress slacks or knee-length skirt, black socks or black or skin-tone seamless hose and black leather dress shoes. These regulations refer to clothing items that are pictured and described…
What happened to the Google Plus Page?
We used to communicate information via a Google+ page. Google has announced that they are shutting down the platform. This is the new official informational site for the Skills USA ITS Contest.