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CompTIA A+ Certification Training - A+ Test Prep

Information technology is a dynamic and thriving industry that is poised to grow even more in the coming years. CompTIA™ A+ Certification Training is a critical first step in opening the door to this fascinating field and setting yourself apart as a knowledgeable professional. CompTIA™ A+ Certifications are vendor neutral and internationally recognized, giving you a competitive advantage no matter what country you're working in or what hardware you're working with.

When you learn A+ in our comprehensive program, you’ll graduate with the essential skills needed to start a career working within the industry. This program will also prepare you for the CompTIA A+ certification exams. There are two exams in order to earn certification. The CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-901 covers the foundational hardware knowledge a PC support technician should know. The CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-902 covers the operating system, virtualization, mobile device management, and hardware troubleshooting skills.

This program is supported by a team of highly experienced industry professionals and educators. This team is ready to answer questions, to provide insight and guidance, and to help ensure all students have a successful and engaging learning experience.

6 Months / 290 Course Hrs
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CompTIA A+ Certification Training - A+ Test Prep

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CompTIA™ A+ Certification Training Reviews

CompTIA™ A+ Certification Training Details + Objective

Course Code: GES901

You Will Learn
  • Security concepts, customer service, and business processes.
  • How to install and troubleshoot common components like desktops, laptops, network and wireless devices, CPUs, memory, disks, power supplies, and expansion cards.
  • Set up and use of client-side virtualization and SOHO networks.
  • Troubleshooting mobile device operating systems.
How the course is taught
  • This A+ certification course is entirely online and is completed at your own pace.
  • When you register, you receive six months to complete this program.
  • You will receive a copy of A+ Guide to IT Technical Support, Ninth Edition, upon registration.
  • You will have the support of experienced teachers throughout the course.
How you will benefit
  • This program will prepare you to obtain a CompTIA A+ Certification designation. After completing the program, you're encouraged to set up your own exam dates and times at a testing center close to you.
  • Adding CompTIA A+ Certification to your resume will give you an edge as a professional in the IT industry.
CompTIA™ A+ Certification Training Outline
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CompTIA A+ (220-901)

    I.    Unit 1

            A.    BIOS/UEFI Tools

            B.    Motherboard Components

            C.    CPU Types

            D.    RAM Types

            E.    PC Expansion Cards

            F.    Power Supply

 

    II.    Unit 2

            A.    Storage Devices

            B.    Compare and Contrast types of display devices

            C.    Install and configure peripheral devices

            D.    Network architecture devices

            E.    Characteristics of TCP/IP

 

    III.    Unit 3

            A.    PC connection interfaces

            B.    Network cables and connectors

            C.    Wi-Fi Networking Standards and Encryption

            D.    Internet Connection Types

            E.    Networking Tools

 

    IV.    Unit 4

            A.    Laptop Components

            B.    Laptop Displays

            C.    Laptop Features

            D.    Mobile Devices

 

    V.    Unit 5

            A.    SOHO’s

            B.    Printers

            C.    Printer Maintenance

 

    VI.    Unit 6

            A.    Troubleshooting RAM, CPU

            B.    Troubleshooting RAID

            C.    Troubleshoot Networks

            D.    Troubleshoot Mobile Devices

            E.    Troubleshoot Printers

 

CompTIA A+ (220-902)

    I.    Unit 1

            A.    Features and requirements of Microsoft Operating Systems

            B.    Windows OS security settings

            C.    Install Windows PC operating systems

            D.    Microsoft command line tools

            E.    Microsoft operating system features and tools

            F.    Windows Control Panel utilities

 

    II.    Unit 2

            A.    Basic features of mobile operating systems

            B.    Securing mobile devices

            C.    Configure basic mobile device network connectivity and email

 

    III.    Unit 3

            A.    Client-side virtualization

            B.    Basic cloud concepts

            C.    Windows networking on a client/desktop

            D.    SOHO wireless and wired networks

 

    IV.    Unit 4

            A.    Common security threats and vulnerabilities

            B.    Security best practices to secure a workstation

            C.    Data destruction and disposal methods

 

    V.    Unit 5

            A.    Safety procedures

            B.    Prohibited content/activity, and explain privacy, licensing and policy concepts

            C.    Proper communication techniques and professionalism

 

    VI.    Unit 6

            A.    Troubleshoot PC operating system problem

            B.    Troubleshoot common PC security issues

            C.    Troubleshoot common mobile OS and security issues

            D.    Explain troubleshooting theory

CompTIA™ A+ Certification Training Instructors
Aaron Appleby

Aaron Appleby brings over 10 years of experience in technology and technology-related instructional design, teaching, and tutoring. His experience includes instructional design and curriculum development for Loyola University Medical Center and DeVry University, as well as corporate training clients. Aaron holds a Master of Science Education in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois/Urbana Champaign.

David Grimes

David Grimes brings over 10 years of experience in IT, education, instruction, and curriculum design, combined with extensive management and leadership experience. His passion for technology and education has led David to work as an academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist and blogger. David holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science, both in Technology Education, from Ohio State University. In addition, he has earned IT industry certifications and has been published in a book on gamification in the

More About CompTIA™ A+ Certification Training

If you're interested in pursuing a career in information technology, specifically related to PC technology, then earning A+ certifications online could be for you. Our course covers the two parts of the exam in detail:

Part 1: CT-012 CompTIA A+ Exam 220-901

This part of the program prepares you for the CompTIA 220-901 certification exam and builds practical job skills for computer hardware, networking, and mobile devices. These skills include the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of common devices such as desktops, laptops, network and wireless devices, printers, and monitors. You’ll master the installation and troubleshooting of common components such as CPUs, memory, disks, power supplies, and expansion cards, as well as gain valuable practical knowledge of security concepts, customer service, and business processes.

Part 2: CT-013 CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902

This part of our A+ program will prepare you for the CompTIA 220-902 exam. You will learn to compare and install various operating systems, set up and use client-side virtualization and SOHO networks, and troubleshoot PC and mobile device operating systems. These are the skills expected of an entry-level IT technician who will have a high level of interaction with clients.

CompTIA™ A+ Certification Training Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment. You can start and finish the program at your own pace. When you register for a program, you are given 6 months to complete the program.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

All materials you need for the program are included. The cost of materials is covered by your tuition. ed2go ships all materials via UPS ground service upon registration. However, please note that we do not provide computer hardware as part of your course.  We will assist you in seeking out free hardware components and trial editions of software applications to assist you in completing your applied activities.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

How do I do the applied labs if I don't have equipment?

The majority of labs can be done using the online lab system. A lab scheduling link is included.

Can I use a Mac?

Yes.

How can I get more information about the program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at (855) 534-3690(855) 534-3690 FREE . We will answer your questions promptly.

When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

Does this program prepare for a certification?

Yes, this program currently prepares for the 900 series A+ exams, CompTIA™ A+ Exam 220-901 and Exam 220-902.

What are the technical requirements for this course?

This program is compatible with Windows 7 and later operating systems, and all current internet browsers. It can be taken on either a PC or Mac device. Mac users are encouraged to have access to a Windows environment on their device. You'll also need to have email capabilities. Adobe Flash Player (download here) and Adobe Acrobat Reader (download here) are required for this course.

What is A-Plus Certification?

A+ Certification indicates to employers and colleagues that you’ve achieved the level of knowledge required for an entry-level position in the IT industry. Taking an A+ class and then earning your certification is the ideal way to start your IT career.

What does the A+ Certification cover?

The CompTIA A+ Exam covers all of the key knowledge and skills that an industry professional needs to know. The first part of the exam focuses on essentials such as best practices and identifying and categorizing computer hardware and software. The second part focuses on practical application, like setting up, managing, and troubleshooting operating systems and input devices.

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