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Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam

CompTIA's A+ certification is the top credential for associate-level IT professionals. This 100% 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.

“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.

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

There are no prerequisites to take this course. 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 install 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

Registration and Enrollment
This course is 100% online.
Start anytime with 6 months to complete.
 
Instructors

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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