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Online CompTIA A+ Training Course

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.
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Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam  


CompTIA's A+ certification is the top credential for associate-level IT professionals. The CompTIA A+ certification shows employers you are a problem solver and  can perform critical tasks in IT support roles. Our instructors will prepare you to become a CompTIA A+ certified professional.

 
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.


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 

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Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in becoming an CompTIA A+ Certified IT Professional

Sponsor

*Listing of sponsors does not represent endorsement by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/Extension.

Fee

Fee includes online course material

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course. 
This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac. 
 

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