CompTIA™ A+ Certification Training (Vouchers Included)

This course will prepare you for CompTIA A+ certification. You can earn this certification after you pass two exams. The CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-1001, covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing and network troubleshooting. The CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-1002 covers installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures.

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CompTIA™ A+ Certification Training (Vouchers Included)

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Course code: GES328

What you will learn

  • Understand basic PC hardware and its functions
  • Learn the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting processes for most devices
  • Master the setup and installation of various operating systems
  • Learn how to manage desktop and mobile devices

How you will benefit

  • Prepare to take CompTIA 220-1001 and 220-1002 certification exams
  • Become proficient in various technical processes so you can work for a variety of clients and employers
  • Begin the path toward a successful IT career or professionally grow in a current career
  • Understand the fundamental language of the IT world to better communicate with coworkers, employers, and clients

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 290 course hours
  1. CompTIA A+ (220-1001)
    1. Hardware
      1. Desktop Assembly
      2. Laptop Assembly
      3. Motherboards
      4. BIOS
      5. Processors
      6. Memory
    2. Hardware Part II
      1. Cooling and Power
      2. Troubleshooting
      3. Hard Drives
      4. Storage Devices
      5. Supporting Devices
      6. Installing Devices
    3. Networking
      1. Network Connections
      2. Router Setup
      3. TCP/IP
      4. Local Networking
    4. Mobile and More
      1. Mobile Devices
      2. Mobile Device Security
      3. Virtualization
      4. Printers
    5. CompTIA A+ (220-1002)
      1. Windows
        1. Windows Interfaces and Tools
        2. Additional Interfaces and Tools
        3. Windows Installation
        4. Additional Installations
        5. Maintenance
        6. Command Lines & Remote Desktop
      2. Troubleshooting
        1. Solving Problems
        2. Solving Additional Problems
        3. Boot Process & Startup
        4. Re-installing & Common Issues
      3. Security
        1. Securing Windows
        2. Sharing Windows Resources
        3. Securing Resources
        4. Malicious Software & Best Practices
      4. Mac & Linux
        1. MacOS
        2. Linux

      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.

      Prerequisites:

      Although there are no prerequisites to enroll in the course, CompTIA recommends all A+ exam applicants having up to 12 months of hands-on experience in the lab or field before taking the certification exam. Additionally, you should have basic knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems—for example, how to power up and log on to a machine, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills.

      This course is for you if you're interested in pursuing a career in information technology, specifically related to PC technology. This course will prepare you obtain a CompTIA A+ Certification designation.

      Requirements:

      Hardware Requirements:

      • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac. Mac users are encouraged to have access to a Windows environment on their device.

      Software Requirements:

      • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
      • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
      • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are 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.The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

      • A+ Guide to IT Technical Support

      Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

      Yes, this training course prepares you for the latest version of the CompTIA A+ certification. This currently includes the CompTIA A+ Exam 220-1001 and Exam 220-1002. You will receive exam vouchers upon successful completion of the course and your financial obligation.

      This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

      This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

      The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

      You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

      Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, you will receive exam vouchers for the CompTIA 220-901 and 220-902 exams after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.

      This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

      This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

      If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.

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

      CompTIA stands for Computing Technology Industry Association, and it's the top supplier of vendor-neutral IT certifications worldwide. CompTIA is a non-profit trade association that has been in existence for over 20 years and has issued more than 2 million IT certifications. Its certifications are highly sought-after in companies of all sizes around the globe.

      The skills you will master with CompTIA A+ Certification include: connecting hardware, PC and mobile device troubleshooting and problem solving; working with various types of networks; installing and supporting OS; identifying and protecting against security vulnerabilities; connecting users regardless of type of device; and following operational procedures to better enable employees to do their jobs. CompTIA A+ is considered a foundation for IT and tech support roles.

      While there is never a guarantee of a specific position, you will qualify for several jobs once you earn your CompTIA A+ certification. Earning A+ will prepare you for success as an IT Support Specialist, Help Desk Technician, Desktop Support Analyst, Field Service Technician, and more.

      According to a recent IT Skills and Salary Report by Global Knowledge, professionals with a CompTIA A+ certification earn an average salary over $72,500. Years of experience and location will also play a role in salary, but earning these credentials will provide you with a lucrative start to your new career.

      You will be given 90 minutes to compete a maximum of 90 questions on the exam. CompTIA Certification exams are composed of multiple choice questions, drag and drop questions and performance-based questions (PBQs). PBQs are designed to simulate an environment you are likely to encounter in the workplace and test your ability to problem-solve within that arena. You can test your skills in sample PBQs on the CompTIA website.

      You will take your CompTIA A+ Certification Exam at Pearson VUE testing center. These proctored testing centers can be found nationwide and specific locations can be found on the Pearson VUE site at: www.pearsonvue.com.

      CompTIA A+ certification is extremely important. The vast majority of IT professionals begin their careers by earning a CompTIA A+ credential because it is a nationally recognized standard of excellence. This certification looks good on your resume, proves to employers that you are up to speed on the latest industry knowledge and practices, and is a prerequisite for many employers to even consider you for a position. Research has even shown that professionals with certifications earn more than those without them. Earning CompTIA A+ certification can open doors to new opportunities and help ensure your success.

      There are currently 13 CompTIA certifications available for all professional levels, from a "pre-career" certification all the way up to advanced credentials like the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP). This course covers the material you will need to know in order to earn the A+ certification which is considered a core skills credential. You will learn the basics of the IT and cyber security fields, and this base knowledge can help you determine what interests you most as you move to a more specialized career track.

      The best CompTIA certifications will depend on your level of experience and the direction you wish to take your career. It is always a good idea to begin with the core skills certification covered in this online training course to provide yourself with a basic knowledge before diving into a specialty. CompTIA A+ is the first step for those wishing to enter the industry. This certification is also a prerequisite for many of the more advanced CompTIA certifications.

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

      This certification expires three years after the date it is issued. However, you will be able to extend the life of your certification in three-year increments by completing approved continuing education. Continuing education (CE credits) helps you stay up-to-date in your knowledge within a constantly changing IT industry. Earning higher-level CompTIA certifications will also provide an extension for your certification as you progress in your career.