COMPTIA A+

The CompTIA A+ certification is a great starting point for a career in IT.
This credential is for entry-level IT technicians involved with preventative maintenance, basic networking, installation, troubleshooting, communication and professionalism. To achieve this certification you must pass the designated exams. A+ certification is recommended before moving on to Network+ and Security+ certification.

This official CompTIA A+ Core I & II courses provide the background knowledge and skills you will require to be a successful A+ technician and prepare for both exams. Within the 4 month period of this instructor-led training course you will first acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. Then you will build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer (PC) software and operating systems to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job. You'll also acquire skills and information to secure and perform preventive maintenance on PC and digital device operating systems.

Overview

CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today's core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today's digital world. It is the only industry recognized credential with performance-based items to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks in the moment. It is trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in end point management and technical support roles. CompTIA A+ is regularly re-invented by IT experts to ensure that it validates core skills and abilities demanded in the workplace. The Official CompTIA A+ Core 1 and Core 2 (Exams 220-1001 and 220-1002) course provides the background knowledge and skills you will require to be a successful A+ technician. It will help you prepare to take the CompTIA A+ Core Series certification examinations (exam numbers 220-1001 and 220-1002), in order to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional.

Exam Prep Software
All of our CompTIA classes include access to web-based practice exams. CompTIA certification exams are very rigorous and challenging. By studying after the class and using these practice exams, you will greatly improve your chances of passing the actual certification exam the first time. Exam prep software is included with all CompTIA A+ classes.

Additional Notes Regarding CompTIA Certification Exams
As with most professional IT certifications, many addition hours of study are required before the class (meeting the prerequisites) and after the class (reviewing exam objectives and practice questions). Expect to spend a significant number of hours studying outside of the class before you take a CompTIA or any other IT professional exam.

Course Objectives
In this course, you will install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and perform preventive maintenance on personal computers and digital devices. 

You will:

  • Install and configure PC system unit components and peripheral devices.

  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot display and multimedia devices.

  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot storage devices.

  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot internal system components.

  • Explain network infrastructure concepts.

  • Configure and troubleshoot network connections.

  • Implement client virtualization and cloud computing.

  • Support and troubleshoot laptops.

  • Support and troubleshoot mobile devices.

  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot print devices.+

 
Target Audience
This course is designed for individuals who have basic computer user skills and who are interested in obtaining a job as an entry-level IT technician. This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA A+ certification and who want to prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 220-1001 Certification Exam.

Prerequisites
To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience with basic computer user skills, be able to complete tasks in a Microsoft Windows environment, be able to search for, browse, and access information on the Internet, and have basic knowledge of computing concepts.