CompTIA A+ Certification Prep 2: Software (Self-Guided)

CompTIA A+ Certification Prep 2: Software (Self-Guided)

The CompTIA A+ Certification Prep 2: Software course teaches you about working with many different operating systems, virtual machines, and various software. In part two of our three-step series, you will learn how to operate and maintain these items on our systems.

According to CompTIA, getting your A+ certification can lead to a rewarding IT career—with average salaries ranging from $45,000-$60,000, depending on the role you pursue.

Note: Students should previously have completed the CompTIA A+ Certification Prep 1: Hardware course. Upon completion of CompTIA A+ Certification Prep 2: Software, you should prepare to enroll in our final prep course, CompTIA A+ Certification Prep 3: Network Security, to successfully prepare for both the 220-1101/1102 exams and your career as a certified technician.

3 Months Access / 24 Course Hrs
  • Details
  • Syllabus
  • Requirements

Details

The CompTIA A+ Certification Prep 2: Software course picks up where the CompTIA A+ Certification Prep 1: Hardware course left off and dives into Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Throughout the CompTIA A+ prep training, you will learn about operating systems from installation to operations, maintenance to troubleshooting. Our computer software training course teaches you about virtualization and virtual machines, plus it goes in-depth on printer and multifunction device technologies.

This CompTIA A+ prep course takes you through the second of three prep courses you need to become both a highly competent computer tech and a CompTIA A+ certified technician, using the 1101 and 1102 competencies.

Enrollment Options:
Self-Guided
3 Months Access Course Code: T9223
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$125.00 USD

Syllabus

  1. Understanding Operating Systems
  2. Installing Windows
  3. Starting Windows and Managing User Accounts
  4. Customizing and Configuring Windows
  5. Using Windows Utilities
  6. Exploring macOS and Linux
  7. Working at a Command Prompt
  8. Troubleshooting Windows Startup and System Issues
  9. Troubleshooting Windows Performance and Application Issues
  10. Virtual Machines and Remote Access
  11. Printers and Multifunction Devices
  12. Installing and Troubleshooting Printers and Multifunction Devices

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, you need to complete our CompTIA® A+ Certification Prep 1: Hardware course before beginning CompTIA® A+ Certification Prep 2: Software. Upon course completion, you should also prepare to enroll in our final prep course, CompTIA® A+ Certification Prep 3: Network Security, to successfully prepare for your A+ certification exam.


Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
  • Access to a Mac running macOS (in addition to the PC) is recommended.
  • You should have access to a hard drive that you can install, format, and partition, and to a couple of Plug and Play devices that you can practice installing. Because of the dangers of electro-static discharge (to the machine), you are not required to tear apart your own primary computer.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.