CompTIA A+ Training Boot Camp
The CompTIA A+ Boot Camp is an accelerated, in-depth training designed to teach you the skills required to become a successful computer technician. This CompTIA A+ training focuses on teaching you basic software and hardware knowledge, like installation and configuration, to help you achieve one of the industry's most influential certifications. You will learn a wide range of entry-level computer technician skills and leave fully prepared to pass your A+ certification exam.
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What you will learn
- Installing and configuring hardware and Windows OS
- Troubleshooting device and network issues
- Overview of networking, mobile devices, security, and more
How you will benefit
- Assemble components based on customer requirements
- Install, configure and maintain devices, PCs, and software for end users
- Understand the basics of networking and security/ forensics
- Properly and safely diagnose, resolve and document common hardware and software issues
- Apply troubleshooting skills
- Provide appropriate customer support
- Understand the basics of virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment
How the course is taught
- Live Online, Instructor-Led
- 5 Days to complete Boot Camp
- 90-day extended access to all boot camp materials
- Day 1
- Introduction to 220-1101 and 220-1102 Exams
- Mobile Devices
- Laptop hardware & components
- Display components of mobile device
- Accessories and ports of mobile devices
- Basic mobile-device network connectivity and application support
- Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User
- Datagram Protocol (UDP) ports and protocols
- Common networking hardware
- Protocols for wireless networking
- Services provided by networked hosts
- Basic wired/wireless small office/home office (SOHO) networks
- Common network configuration concepts
- Internet connection types, network types, and their features
- Networking tools
- Day 2
- Cable types and their connectors, features, and purposes.
- Storage devices
- Motherboards, central processing units (CPUs), and add-on cards
- Power supply
- Multifunction devices/printers and settings
- Printer consumables
- Virtualization and Cloud Computing Cloud-computing concepts. (1101.4)
- Client-side virtualization.
- Day 3
- Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
- Best practice methodology to resolve problems
- Problems related to motherboards, RAM, CPU, and power
- Problems with storage drives and RAID arrays
- Video, projector, and display issues
- Common issues with mobile devices
- Printer issues
- Problems with wired and wireless networks.
- Operating Systems
- Basic features of Microsoft Windows editions
- Microsoft command-line tools
- Features and tools of the Microsoft
- Windows 10 operating system (OS)
- Microsoft Windows 10 Control Panel utility
- Windows settings
- Microsoft Windows networking features on a client/desktop
- Application installation and configuration
- Common OS types and their purposes
- OS installations/upgrades in diverse OS environments
- Features & tools of the macOS/desktop OS
- Features & tools of the Linux client/desktop OS.
- Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
- Day 4
- Security measures and their purposes
- Wireless security protocols & authentication
- Detecting, removing, and preventing malware
- Social-engineering attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities
- Basic security settings in the Microsoft Windows OS
- Workstation best practices for security
- Securing mobile and embedded devices
- Common data destruction and disposal methods
- Security settings on small office/home office (SOHO) wireless and wired networks.
- Browsers and relevant security settings
- Software Troubleshooting
- Common Windows OS problems
- Common personal computer (PC) security issues
- Best practice procedures for malware removal
- Common mobile OS and application issues
- Common mobile OS and application security issues
- Day 5
- Operational Procedures
- Best practices associated with documentation and support systems information management
- Basic change-management best practices workstation backup and recovery methods
- Common safety procedures
- Environmental impacts and local environmental controls
- Prohibited content/activity and privacy, licensing, and policy concepts
- Proper communication techniques
- Basics of scripting
- Exam Prep
- Review 220-1101 Exam
- Review 220-1102 Exam
- Operational Procedures
Boot camps are led by instructors that have years of industry experience and are recognized as subject matter experts.
Prior to enrolling in Infosec's CompTIA A+ Boot Camp, you should have a general understanding of Windows OS and experience with Microsoft products and technologies.
- This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
- Speakers and a microphone
- PC: Windows 7 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.7 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Microsoft Word Online
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Zoom Meetings
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The student materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
The CompTIA A+ certification exam costs $492.
The CompTIA A+ certification is an entry-level credential designed for those hoping to enter the world of information technology (IT). According to CompTIA, the A+ certification is the only industry-recognized credential with performance testing to prove professionals can think on their feet and complete critical IT support tasks. It is trusted by employers worldwide as a way to identify the go-to person in endpoint management and technical support roles.
When you obtain this in-demand credential, you demonstrate the baseline technical and soft skills that a field service technician must have—making it a valuable starting point if you want to acquire an entry-level to intermediate IT role.
According to the Certification Magazine 2022 Salary Survey, the average CompTIA A+ salary is $100,660 in the U.S. and $96,330 worldwide. Pay depends on several factors, including years of experience, the city where you are employed, and more. Because the roles and responsibilities of those with CompTIA A+ certification vary widely, it may be more helpful to look at the average salary of specific jobs you may acquire, as reported by Glassdoor in December 2022.
- IT Support Specialist - $54,670
- Network Engineer - $90,923
- IT Specialist - $70,278
- Network Administrator - $72,945
- Field Service Technician - $61,305
While there is never a guarantee of a specific position, you will qualify for several jobs once you earn your CompTIA A+ certification. Some of the roles you will be prepared for with an A+ certification include an IT support specialist, help desk technician, desktop support analyst, field service technician, and more.
According to CompTIA, if you want to break into the IT industry, obtaining your A+ certification is worth it, as it proves you have the foundational knowledge to begin a career in this in-demand field.
The A+ certification helps you get in the door with an entry-level position in IT. Eventually, you can even expand and specialize in other areas as you grow in your field. Not only will you have upward career mobility with this certification, but organizations are responding to the need for heightened tech talent.
In fact, according to the 2022 Dice Tech Salary Report, the average tech salary increased by 6.9% from 2021 to 2022—with average tech salaries breaking the six-figure mark for the first time in the 17 years the report has been conducted.
Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification exams, 220-1101 and 220-1102, and receive an exam voucher with your enrollment.
You can register for the boot camp whenever you are ready. Our team will help you select the session that will best fit you.
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.
The boot camp is 5 days in length. You will have 3 months from the completion of the Boot Camp to access all Boot Camp materials.
The boot camp instructor will be available during the session to answer any questions. You will also have access to the Infosec Skills platform where you will be able to create support requests, as needed.
Upon successful completion of your boot camp session, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from Infosec and the school or organization that you registered through.
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to take the next step in your career and stand out to potential employers s. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
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