Course Detail: ONL323 - CompTIA A+ Training Course
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 CompTIAA+ 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.
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.
Learn the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting processes for most devices.
Be fully prepared to sit for the CompTIA 220-1001 and 220-1002certification exams.
Prerequisites and Requirements
There are no prerequisites to take this course. This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
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
About the Instructor
Jeff Rees has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. Jeff's expertise covers a wide range of technical skills in the field of immersive technology, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, spatial computing, and holograms. He manages, creates, and delivers high-quality augmented and virtual reality technology experiences that enhance knowledge retention and engagement for learners. Jeff capitalizes on his multifaceted technical knowledge with his passion for implementing immersive solutions, which has given him a proven track record of producing one-of-a-kind solutions for clients. Jeff has previously served as a senior vice president of operations, chief technology officer, and technical director for diverse technology companies. Jeff has also taught numerous computer courses during his career. Jeff holds a bachelor's degree from DeVry University in Computer Sciences with an emphasis in Simulation Design.
Registration and Enrollment
This course is 100% online. Start anytime with 6 months to complete.