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CompTIA A+ Certification

Launch yourself into an IT career by gaining the valuable skills and training necessary for the CompTIA A+ certification.

2.5 to 5 Weeks

Program Length

A+

Certification

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Career Insight

What Can I Do With a CompTIA A+ Certification?

If you love to work with your hands, fix broken things, and enjoy learning about the latest innovations in technology, then a career in IT might be a great choice for you. You should start your IT journey with a CompTIA A+ certification as it is considered foundational to understanding basic IT principles for all related careers. With CompTIA A+ certification, you’ll learn how to navigate a wide range of IT situations and troubleshoot devices that you will encounter in an office or repair environment. As an entry-level IT Technician you’ll be able to:

Build and repair PCs

Install and configure PCs

 Perform system configurations

Perform system upgrades and repairs

Troubleshoot and diagnose problems

Execute PC preventative maintenance

JOB OUTLOOK

Potential Career Paths

Want an exciting and in-demand career in IT? The CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard, and thus it is trusted by companies around the globe. CompTIA A+ provides a baseline education on IT hardware and software without focusing on any specific vendors, making it useful in a variety of real-life IT situations. With your CompTIA A+ certification in hand, you can start on a career pathway that could lead in many directions, from cybersecurity to computer networking. A great place to start is as a Computer Support Specialist, which made several of U.S. News and World Reports Best Jobs lists including Top 10 in Best Technology Jobs, Top 10 in Best Jobs Without A College Degree, #11 in Highest Paying Jobs Without A Degree, #68 in 100 Best Jobs.

This program will prepare you to take the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and CompTIA A+ 220-1002 certification exams. Individuals who have earned these credentials have the skills to find jobs as:

Service Desk Analyst

Technical Support Specialist

Desktop Support Administrator

Field Service Technician

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Increase in open IT positions expected by 2026

Salaries can vary widely depending on education, experience, employer, and even geographic area. According to salary.com, yearly salaries for individuals holding a CompTIA A+ certification are anywhere from $34,833 to $80,500.

Note: Job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights, salary.com, and the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. Data is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

 

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Increase in open IT positions expected by 2026

Salaries can vary widely depending on education, experience, employer, and even geographic area. According to salary.com, yearly salaries for individuals holding a CompTIA A+ certification are anywhere from $34,833 to $80,500.

 

Note: Job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. Data is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

 

JOB OUTLOOK

Potential Career Paths

Want an exciting and in-demand career in IT? The CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard, and thus it is trusted by companies around the globe. CompTIA A+ provides a baseline education on IT hardware and software without focusing on any specific vendors, making it useful in a variety of real-life IT situations. With your CompTIA A+ certification in hand, you can start on a career pathway that could lead in many directions, from cybersecurity to computer networking. A great place to start is as a Computer Support Specialist, which made several of U.S. News and World Reports Best Jobs lists including Top 10 in Best Technology Jobs, Top 10 in Best Jobs Without A College Degree, #11 in Highest Paying Jobs Without A Degree, #68 in 100 Best Jobs.

This program will prepare you to take the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and CompTIA A+ 220-1002 certification exams. Individuals who have earned these credentials have the skills to find jobs as:

Service Desk Analyst

Technical Support Specialist

Desktop Support Administrator

Field Service Technician

Here's How It Works

GET TRAINED

Learn at your own pace with our expert-led online training modules.

TAKE EXAMS

Review past quizzes and tests, and take advantage of skills demonstrations and activities to prepare for the certification exam.

CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS

NTI's Career Services team will connect you with employers hiring for entry-level roles in your field.

Here's How It Works

GET TRAINED

Learn at your own pace with our expert-let online training modules.

TAKE EXAMS

Review past quizzes and tests, and take advantage of skills demonstrations and activities to prepare for the certification exam.

CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS

NTI's Career Services team will connect you with employers hiring for entry-level roles in your field.

COURSE OVERVIEW

CompTIA A+ Certification

This course will prepare students for CompTIA A+ certification. You can earn this certification after passing two essential exams. The CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-901, covers the foundational hardware knowledge a PC support technician should know. The CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-902 covers the operating system, virtualization, mobile device management, and hardware troubleshooting skills.

CompTIA A+ Certification is vendor-neutral and internationally recognized, giving professionals a competitive advantage no matter what country you are working in and what hardware you’re working with. 

Scheduling Details

Schedule: Coursework available 24/7

Total Course Hours: 50

Estimated Completion Time: 

Set your own pace…You decide how quickly you want to get certified.

  • Students who commit 20 hours/week can complete in 2.5 weeks.
  • Students who commit 10 hours/week can complete in 5 weeks.

Maximum time to complete: Students have access to the online course materials for 12 months.

Instruction & Evaluation Strategies
  • Expert-led online video training
  • Skills demonstrations, simulations, and online activities to aid learning
  • Quizzes and Exams
Books and Materials Used:

No textbooks are required for this course.

Enrollment for this course includes vouchers. The vouchers are pre-paid access to sit for the certifying CompTIA certification exams (CompTIA Core 1 220-1001) and Core 2 220-1002) upon completion of the course and eligibility.

Outline/Lessons

CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) Curriculum: 

  • Lesson 1: Installing and Configuring PC Components 
  • Lesson 2: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Display and Multimedia Devices 
  • Lesson 3: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Storage Devices 
  • Lesson 4: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Internal System Components 
  • Lesson 5: Network Infrastructure Concepts 
  • Lesson 6: Configuring and Troubleshooting Networks 
  • Lesson 7: Implementing Client Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Lesson 8: Supporting and Troubleshooting Laptops 
  • Lesson 9: Supporting and Troubleshooting Mobile Devices 
  • Lesson 10: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Print Devices 

CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002) Curriculum: 

  • Lesson 1: Supporting Operating Systems 
  • Lesson 2: Installing, Configuring, and Maintaining Operating Systems 
  • Lesson 3: Maintain and Troubleshoot Microsoft Windows 
  • Lesson 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting Networks
  • Lesson 5: Managing Users, Workstations, and Shared Resources 
  • Lesson 6: Security Concepts 
  • Lesson 7: Securing Workstations and Data 
  • Lesson 8: Troubleshooting Workstation Security Issues 
  • Lesson 9: Supporting and Troubleshooting Mobile Devices 
  • Lesson 10: Implementing Operational Procedures
Upon successful completion students will be able to:

CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) course outcomes: 

  • Install and configure PC system unit components and peripheral devices. 
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot display and multimedia devices. 
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot storage devices. 
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot internal system components. 
  • Explain network infrastructure concepts. 
  • Configure and troubleshoot network connections. 
  • Implement client virtualization and cloud computing. 
  • Support and troubleshoot laptops. 
  • Support and troubleshoot mobile devices. 
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot print devices. 

CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002) course outcomes: 

  • Support operating systems. 
  • Install, configure, and maintain operating systems. 
  • Maintain and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows. 
  • Configure and troubleshoot network connections. 
  • Manage users, workstations, and shared resources. 
  • Implement physical security. 
  • Secure workstations and data. 
  • Troubleshoot workstation security issues. 
  • Support and troubleshoot mobile devices. 
  • Implement operational procedures.

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In addition to offering comprehensive student support dedicated to helping you reach your goals, NTI’s online programs work within your schedule. Call today at (469) 930-2404 to connect with one of our career advisors or fill out the form below. We’re here to help!

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