CompTIA A+ Certification Training
Course Code: CPD051
Duration: 230 hours, 6 months*
The CompTIA™ A+ Certification is a critical first step in opening the door to your IT career. Throughout this program, you will learn the essential skills needed to start a career working within the industry.
CompTIA™ A+ Certification is vendor neutral and internationally recognized, giving you a competitive advantage no matter what country you're working in and what hardware you're working with.
Upon completion of the program, you will be given vouchers to take two CompTIA™ certification exams. (CompTIA 220-901 and 220-902)
This program will prepare you for CompTIA A+ certification. You can earn this certification after you pass two exams. 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.
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.
CT-013 CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902
This part of the program will prepare you for the CompTIA 220-902 exam. You will learn to compare and install various operating systems, setup 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+ (220-901)
- Unit 1
- BIOS/UEFI Tools
- Motherboard Components
- CPU Types
- RAM Types
- PC Expansion Cards
- Power Supply
- Unit 2
- Storage Devices
- Compare and Contrast types of display devices
- Install and configure peripheral devices
- Network architecture devices
- Characteristics of TCP/IP
- Unit 3
- PC connection interfaces
- Network cables and connectors
- Wi-Fi Networking Standards and Encryption
- Internet Connection Types
- Networking Tools
- Unit 4
- Laptop Components
- Laptop Displays
- Laptop Features
- Mobile Devices
- Unit 5
- Printer Maintenance
- Unit 6
- Troubleshooting RAM, CPU
- Troubleshooting RAID
- Troubleshoot Networks
- Troubleshoot Mobile Devices
- Troubleshoot Printers
CompTIA A+ (220-902)
- Unit 1
- Features and requirements of Microsoft Operating Systems
- Windows OS security settings
- Install Windows PC operating systems
- Microsoft command line tools
- Microsoft operating system features and tools
- Windows Control Panel utilities
- Unit 2
- Basic features of mobile operating systems
- Securing mobile devices
- Configure basic mobile device network connectivity and email
- Unit 3
- Client-side virtualization
- Basic cloud concepts
- Windows networking on a client/desktop
- SOHO wireless and wired networks
- Unit 4
- Common security threats and vulnerabilities
- Security best practices to secure a workstation
- Data destruction and disposal methods
- Unit 5
- Safety procedures
- Prohibited content/activity, and explain privacy, licensing and policy concepts
- Proper communication techniques and professionalism
- Unit 6
- Troubleshoot PC operating system problem
- Troubleshoot common PC security issues
- Troubleshoot common mobile OS and security issues
- Explain troubleshooting theory
- A+ Guide to IT Technical Support, Ninth Edition
This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. This program can be taken on either a Mac or a PC. You’ll need to have e-mail capabilities. Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this course.
Note: All elements, except the Online Lab System, are available on Mac computers. Instructors will assist students in setting up a home virtual lab system.
To enroll in this program, 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 program is for you if you’re interested in pursuing a career in information technology, specifically related to PC technology. This program will prepare you 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. An exam voucher is included in the cost of tuition.
*Upon registering, you’re given an initial six months to complete this program. Should you need more time beyond the six months, an extension of three months is available for a fee of $225. Students using VA benefits should refer to the Military page of our site to review the differences between online program access and VA rates of pursuit.