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.
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.
Introduction to the 220-1001 section of the CompTIA A+ exam.
Desktop and laptop assembly, motherboards, BIOS and Processors.
Troubleshooting cooling and power issues, maintaining and install hard drives and storage.
Common approaches to network connections, router setup, TCP/IP and local networking.
Mobile device security and virtualization.
Introduction to the 220-1002 section of the CompTIA A+ exam.
Tools for installing and maintaining Windows interfaces, command lines and remote desktops.
Solving problems with boot process, startup and re-installation.
Best practices for securing Windows from malicious software.
Troubleshooting and maintaining MacOS and Linux operating systems.
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