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CompTIA A+

CompTIA A+ is a world-wide recognized certification program that validates the foundational skills and knowledge required for entry-level IT professionals. This certification focuses on essential IT concepts, including hardware, software, networking, and troubleshooting.

Course Date
31 January 2024
Course Duration
4 months
NQF
N/A
Credits
N/A

Course Description

CompTIA A+ is a world-wide recognized certification program that validates the foundational skills and knowledge required for entry-level IT professionals. This certification focuses on essential IT concepts, including hardware, software, networking, and troubleshooting.

Requirements

  • Understand, read and write in English.
  • Basic computer literacy skills required.

Subjects

NEW EXAM CODES 220-1101 & 220-1102
PREVIOUS VERSION EXAM CODES 220-1001 & 220-1002

CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world.

What will I learn to do?

  • Hardware
    Identifying, using, and connecting hardware components and devices
  • Operating systems
    Install and support Windows OS including command line & client support. Understand Mac OS, Linux and mobile OS
  • Software troubleshooting
    Troubleshoot PC and mobile device issues including application security support
  • Networking
    Explain types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO
  • Hardware & network troubleshooting
    Troubleshoot device and network issues
  • Security
    Identify and protect against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections
  • Mobile devices
    Install & configure laptops and other mobile devices
  • Virtualization & cloud computing
    Compare & contrast cloud computing concepts & set up client-side virtualization
  • Operation procedures
    Follow best practices for safety, environmental impacts, and communication and professionalism

What can my job be?

  • Service Desk Analyst
  • Help Desk Tech
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  • Associate Network Engineer
  • Data Support Technician
  • Desktop Support Administrator
  • End User Computing Technician
  • System Support Specialist

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