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CompTIA A+

Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam

CompTIA’s A+ certification is the top credential for associate-level IT professionals. This online course will prepare you for CompTIA A+ certification exams 220-1001 and 220-1002. You’ll learn how to install and configure operating systems, expand IT security, troubleshoot software, and other common operational procedures.

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Job Outlook for CompTIA A+ Certified IT Professionals

According to PayScale.com, certified IT and computer support specialists can earn around $44,970 per year on average.

Earning CompTIA A+ certification expands job opportunities for computer and IT support specialists because it focuses on knowledge that can be applied across computer systems and networks.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics also lists “Computer Support Specialist” among its most promising career areas, expecting 10 percent annual growth in job opportunities over the coming decade.

Course Objectives

  1. Learn the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting processes for most devices.
  2. Be fully prepared to sit for the CompTIA 220-1001 and 220-1002 certification exams.

Note: There are no prerequisites. This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Curriculum

CompTIA A+ (220-1001)
Introduction to the 220-1001 section of the CompTIA A+ exam

Hardware
Desktop and laptop assembly, motherboards, BIOS, and Processors

Hardware Part II
Troubleshooting cooling and power issues, maintaining and installing hard drives and storage

Networking
Common approaches to network connections, router setup, TCP/IP, and local networking

Mobile and More
Mobile device security and virtualization

CompTIA A+ (220-1002)
Introduction to the 220-1002 section of the CompTIA A+ exam

Windows
Tools for installing and maintaining Windows interfaces, command lines, and remote desktops

Troubleshooting
Solving problems with boot process, startup, and re-installation

Security
Best practices for securing Windows from malicious software

Mac & Linux
Troubleshooting and maintaining MacOS and Linux operating systems

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should i get CompTIA A+ certified?
The CompTIA A+ certification addresses performance-based topics and questions that prove you can think on your feet and solve systems, software, and network problems in real-time.

Why does CompTIA A+ certification matter for IT support specialists?
As the most respected associate-level IT certification in the industry, CompTIA A+ certification verifies that you have passed a standard that is supported by companies like Intel, Dell, and HP.

What do IT/computer support specialists do?
Support specialists install and support hardware, including computers, accessories, mobile devices, and network equipment. They also monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot hardware, networks, operating systems, and applications.

Which job titles are associated with the CompTIA A+ certification?
Every organization creates its own job titles. CompTIA A+ certified professionals could work as a service desk analyst, technical support specialist, desktop support administrator, help desk technician, or system support specialist.

Instructor

David Grimes
David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.

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“I would recommend the CompTIA A+ course to someone in my position. If you need to get this type of IT information quickly all in one place and for a good price, the class is great for that.”

- David P.