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CompTIA A+
Course Code LSBE/PC/COM/A+
Duration 1 week
Level Professional Certification
Pedagogy Blended | Online
CompTIA A+ Certification is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT.
The CompTIA A+ certification was launched in 1993 and is widely regarded not only as an IT certification, but also as the foundation for a solid IT career. CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to networking to virtualization and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world. CompTIA A+ is the only industry recognised certification with performance testing to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks. It is trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in end point management & technical support roles. CompTIA A+ appears in more tech support job listings than any other IT credential.
  • Use Appropriate Safety Procedures
  • PC Components
  • Common Connection Interfaces
  • Install Peripheral Devices
  • PC Support
  • PC Support Industry
  • Portable Computers
  • Printers and Scanners
  • Maintain Laser Printers
  • Maintain Inkjet Printers
  • Maintain Impact, Thermal, and 3D Printers
  • Install and Configure Printers
  • Troubleshoot Print Device Issues
  • Install and Configure Imaging Devices
  • Use Laptop Features
  • Install and Configure Laptop Hardware
  • Troubleshoot Common Laptop Issues
  • Configure Shared Resources
  • Configure Active Directory Accounts and Policies
  • Configure Mobile Device Network Connectivity
  • Support Mobile Apps
  • Secure Mobile Devices
  • Troubleshoot Mobile Device Issues
  • Identify Common Operating Systems
  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Use Windows Features and Tools
  • Manage Files in Windows
  • Manage Disks in Windows
  • Manage Devices in Windows
  • Wired Networks
  • Network Hardware Devices
  • Networks Connection Types
  • Network Configuration Concepts
  • Network Services
  • Configure Network Connection Settings
  • Install and Configure SOHO Networks
  • Configure SOHO Network Security
  • Configure Remote Access
  • Troubleshoot Network Connections
  • Install and Configure IoT Devices
  • Network Support
  • Configure and Use Linux
  • Configure and Use macOS
  • Install and Upgrade Operating Systems
  • Maintain OSs
  • Install and Manage Windows Applications
  • Manage Windows Performance
  • Troubleshoot Windows
  • Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Storage Devices
  • Install System Memory
  • Install and Configure Mass Storage Devices
  • Install and Configure Removable Storage
  • Configure RAID
  • Install and Upgrade CPUs
  • Configure and Update BIOS/UEFI
  • Install Power Supplies
  • Troubleshoot Internal System Components
  • Configure a Custom PC
  • Environmental Impacts and Controls
  • Create and Maintain Documentation
  • Use Basic Change Management Best Practices
  • Implement Disaster Prevention and Recovery Methods
  • Basic Scripting Concepts
  • Professionalism and Communication
  • Configure Client-Side Virtualisation
  • Cloud Computing Concepts
  • Logical Security Concepts
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Physical Security Measures
  • Implement Security Best Practices
  • Implement Data Protection Policies
  • Protect Data During Incident Response

The CompTIA A+ Core Series requires candidates to pass two exams:

  • CompTIA A+ 220-1101 covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing.
  • CompTIA A+ 220-1102 covers operating systems, security, software and operational procedures.
The exam covering the following new content, emphasizing the technologies and skills IT pros need to support a hybrid workforce.

  • Increased reliance on SaaS applications for remote work
  • More on troubleshooting and how to remotely diagnose and correct common software, hardware, or connectivity problems
  • Changing core technologies from cloud virtualisation and IoT device security to data management and scripting
  • Multiple operating systems now encountered by technicians on a regular basis, including the major systems, their use cases, and how to keep them running properly
  • Reflects the changing nature of the job role, where many tasks are sent to specialised providers as certified personnel need to assess whether it’s best to fix something on site, or to save time and money by sending proprietary technologies directly to vendors
What is CompTIA A+ Certification?
CompTIA A+ is a globally recognised, vendor-neutral certification held by IT professionals around the world which provides the basic knowledge required for a career in IT. CompTIA is a global non-profit trade association for IT professionals and organisations which analyses the industry and provides certifications such as A+, Network+ and Security+. CompTIA A+ is a foundation certification proving basic IT knowledge as a computer technician. It was created in 1993 by CompTIA USA (Computing Technology Industry Association) in order to help computer technicians validate their knowledge and skills, and help them enhance their careers.

Why should I study CompTIA A+ Certification?
We would highly recommend that you become CompTIA A+ certified as it is beneficial to you in many ways. Firstly it can increase your earning potential greatly. It is said that on average an A+ certified professional can earn over £40,000 annually. Having this certification on your CV can give you a competitive edge over others who may be applying for the same job role. Based on the CompTIA Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certification study, 91% HR managers highly appreciate an IT certification on a perspective applicant resume.

What is the pattern of the examination?
1. Number of Questions: Maximum of 90 questions per exam
2. Type of Questions: Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based
3. Length of Test: 90 Minutes per exam
4. Passing Score: 220-1001: 675 (on a scale of 900) | 220-1002: 700 (on a scale of 900)
5. Recommended Experience: 9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field

What are the prerequisites?
There are no prerequisites, but we recommend having a good knowledge of computers and Windows-based systems

Are the CompTIA instructors experienced?
Yes, all of our CompTIA trainers have many years of experience.

How long is my CompTIA Certification valid for?
The validity of your CompTIA certification depends on what certification you undertake. Some qualifications, such as the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ have an expiry date of three years and must be re-awarded by re-sitting the exam or using the CompTIA Continuing Education (CE) Program. The CE Program works on a point-based system, and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are collected within the three years by participating in a number of activities and training programs. The number of CEUs required to renew the qualification differs by certification; CompTIA A+ - 20 CEUS, CompTIA Network+ - 30 CEUs, CompTIA Security+ - 50 CEUs, CompTIA Cloud+ - 50 CEUs, CompTIA Server+ certification is valid indefinitely and does not expire, CompTIA Project+ certification is valid indefinitely and does not expire, The CompTIA Mobility+ certification is valid indefinitely and does not expire, and The CompTIA Linux+ certification is valid indefinitely and does not expire.
What kind of job I can do?
There are a wide range of roles you can undertake which may require a CompTIA qualification. There are roles for all levels of experience and qualifications. Typical job roles include:
  • Technical support specialist
  • Field service technician
  • IT support technician
  • IT support administrator
  • IT support specialist

What to do after CompTIA?
If you have just taken any of the CompTIA courses then you can now use this knowledge in your responsibilities in your current role or use the qualification to bolster your CV when looking for a new job.