CompTIA A+

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.

Registration and Enrollment

  • This course is 100% online.
  • Start anytime with 6 months to complete.

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.

CompTIA A+ FAQs

Why Should I Get CompTIA A+ Certified?

The CompTIA A+ certification addresses performance-based topics and questions that prove you can think on your feet and solve systems, software and network problems in real-time.

Why Does CompTIA A+ Certification Matter for IT Support Specialists?

As the most respected associate-level IT certification in the industry, CompTIA A+ certification verifies that you have passed a standard that is supported by companies like Intel, Dell and HP.

What Do IT/Computer Support Specialists Do?

Support specialists install and support hardware, including computers, accessories, mobile devices and network equipment. They also monitor, maintain and troubleshoot hardware, networks, operating systems and applications.

Which Job Titles Is the CompTIA A+ Certification Associated With?

Every organization creates its own job titles. CompTIA A+ certified professionals could work as a service desk analyst, technical support specialist, desktop support administrator, help desk technician or system support specialist.

Course Objectives

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

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 and Linux

Troubleshooting and maintaining MacOS and Linux operating systems.

Instructor

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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