If you have an A+ certification, you will still take the exam on the contest floor. All students are required to take the exam on the contest floor.
If you pass or fail the exam given on the contest floor, your certification status will remain unchanged.
If you’ve taken a prior version of the A+ exam (801/802, 901/902), you will receive the certification for the latest version of the exam (1001/1002)
Please Note: This answer applies only to the National Contest. Your state, local, or regional contest may operate differently.