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CompTIA - The Computing Technology Industry Association

CompTIA A+ Certification Course - Virtual Classroom

CompTIA A+ (Computing Technology Industry Association) is the industry-leading certification for IT professionals. With a CompTIA A+ certification, you can be confident that you have the knowledge and skills to build, maintain, troubleshoot, and support any computing environment.

Our instructor-led virtual classroom courses enable you to gain your CompTIA A+ certification without having to attend physical classes. Our virtual classrooms provide the same quality instruction and certification as that of traditional classroom courses with added convenience and flexibility.

Our courses are designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge required to pass your CompTIA A+ exams, as well as understand how those skills will be applied in real-world scenarios. Upon completion of this course you will be ready to sit your CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) & Core 2 (220-1102) exams, which are included in your enrolment with us.

We provide our students with a variety of resources such as practice tests and study materials. We also have experienced instructors on hand who are available to answer any questions and provide ongoing support throughout the course.

With our virtual CompTIA courses, you can study from the comfort of your own home or workplace - anytime, anywhere! So why wait? Get certified today and start your journey to becoming a qualified IT professional.

Key features

  • One-on-one after course coaching available
  • Highly acclaimed trainers with industry as well as academic experience
  • CompTIA approved A+ training material
  • Official A+ exams included
  • 5 day instructor-led training course
  • A+ exam preparation guide with practice exams included

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Key features
  • One-on-one after course coaching available
  • Highly acclaimed trainers with industry as well as academic experience
  • CompTIA approved A+ training material
  • Official A+ exams included
  • 5 day instructor-led training course
  • A+ exam preparation guide with practice exams included

Course Details

The CompTIA A+ certification course is ideal for anyone aspiring to launch a career in the information technology (IT) sector. Regardless of your background or experience level, our course serves as a stepping stone towards a rewarding and prosperous career in IT.

By choosing to pursue a CompTIA A+ certification, you are setting yourself up for an array of benefits. It offers a globally recognised validation of your skills and knowledge in the IT domain, enhancing your marketability to potential employers.

A CompTIA certification also opens up broader avenues for career advancement, providing you with opportunities to delve into specialised areas like network security or IT project management.

Take the first step towards a fulfilling IT career with our CompTIA A+ certification course. Equip yourself with the essential skills needed in today's digital world and stand out in the rapidly evolving IT job market.

CompTIA accreditations are recognised as industry leading certifications for anyone wishing to launch a successful IT career. Passing your CompTIA certification exams can open up a variety of career opportunities in the IT sector.

Some of the job roles that you could explore with these CompTIA certifications include:

  • IT Support Technician: As an IT Support Technician, you would be providing technical support to users and troubleshooting any hardware and software issues they may have. In the UK, IT Support Technicians or a Technical Support Specialist can earn an average salary of £26,000 per year*.

  • Network Support Engineer: Network Support Engineers are responsible for maintaining an organisation's network infrastructure. This could involve setting up routers, switching equipment, and other network devices. The average salary for a Network Support Engineer in the UK is £30,000 per year*.

  • IT Project Coordinator: IT Project Coordinators manage the various aspects of IT projects and ensure that they are delivered on time and within budget. They can earn an average salary of £35,000 per year* in the UK.

  • Help Desk Analyst or System Support Specialist: Help Desk Analysts answer queries from users and try to resolve any problems they might have. They could work in a variety of settings, from IT service providers to internal IT departments and could involve tasks such as configuring operating systems. In the UK, a Help Desk Analyst can expect to earn an average salary of £23,000* per year.

Remember, these are average salaries and actual earnings can vary depending on the location, size of the company, and level of experience.

*Source: IT Jobs Watch

Our CompTIA A+ certification course is comprehensive, covering a wide range of essential topics to give you the breadth of knowledge you need to excel in an IT career. Here's what you can expect to learn:

  1. Hardware Fundamentals: You will gain a deep understanding of the various types of hardware that make up a computer system, including internal components like motherboards, processors, memory modules, and storage devices.

  2. Networking: Learn how to set up and manage various types of wired and wireless networks, including understanding common networking protocols and troubleshooting network issues.

  3. Operating Systems: Master the intricacies of various operating systems including Windows, MacOS, and Linux, and learn how to install, configure, and troubleshoot these systems.

  4. Security: Understand the fundamentals of IT security, including protecting systems against malware, setting up firewalls, and implementing security protocols.

  5. Software Troubleshooting: Acquire the skills to troubleshoot software-related issues, including installation and configuration problems, and compatibility issues.

  6. Operational Procedures: Learn about best practices for IT operations, including safety procedures, communication skills, and professional behaviour in the workplace.

  7. Mobile Devices: Discover how to install and configure laptops and other mobile devices, including understanding mobile operating systems and security considerations for mobile computing.

  8. Virtualisation and Cloud Computing: Get introduced to the concepts of virtualisation and cloud computing, and understand how to set up and manage virtual machines and cloud-based infrastructure.

By the end of our CompTIA A+ course, you'll have a well-rounded understanding of these topics, equipping you with the skills necessary to kick-start your IT career.

Our CompTIA A+ Certification course is broken down into 20 comprehensive lessons that systematically cover the breadth and depth of the CompTIA A+ certification syllabus:

Lesson 1: Installing Motherboards and Connectors

  • Explain Cable Types and Connectors

  • Install and Configure Motherboards

  • Explain Legacy Cable Types

Lesson 2: Installing System Devices

  • Install and Configure Power Supplies and Cooling

  • Select and Install Storage Devices

  • Install and Configure System Memory

  • Install and Configure CPUs

Lesson 3: Troubleshooting PC Hardware

  • Apply Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Configure BIOS/UEFI

  • Troubleshoot Power and Disk Issues

  • Troubleshoot System and Display Issues

Lesson 4: Comparing Local Networking Hardware

  • Compare Network Types

  • Compare Networking Hardware

  • Explain Network Cable Types

  • Compare Wireless Networking Types

Lesson 5: Configuring Network Addressing and Internet Connections

  • Compare Internet Connection Types

  • Use Basic TCP/IP Concepts

  • Compare Protocols and Ports

  • Compare Network Configuration Concepts

Lesson 6: Supporting Network Services

  • Summarise Services Provided by Networked Hosts

  • Compare Internet and Embedded Appliances

  • Troubleshoot Networks

Lesson 7: Summarising Virtualisation and Cloud Concepts

  • Summarise Client-Side Virtualisation

  • Summarise Cloud Concepts

Lesson 8: Supporting Mobile Devices

  • Set Up Mobile Devices and Peripherals

  • Configure Mobile Device Apps

  • Install and Configure Laptop Hardware

  • Troubleshoot Mobile Device Issues

Lesson 9: Supporting Print Devices

  • Deploy Printer and Multifunction Devices

  • Replace Print Device Consumables

  • Troubleshoot Print Device Issues

Lesson 10: Configuring Windows

  • Configure Windows User Settings

  • Configure Windows System Settings

Lesson 11: Managing Windows

  • Use Management Consoles

  • Use Performance and Troubleshooting Tools

  • Use Command-line Tools

Lesson 12: Identifying OS Types and Features

  • Explain OS Types

  • Compare Windows Editions

Lesson 13: Supporting Windows

  • Perform OS Installations and Upgrades

  • Install and Configure Applications

  • Troubleshoot Windows OS Problems

Lesson 14: Managing Windows Networking

  • Manage Windows Networking

  • Troubleshoot Windows Networking

  • Configure Windows Security Settings

  • Manage Windows Shares

Lesson 15: Managing Linux and macOS

  • Identify Features of Linux

  • Identify Features of macOS

Lesson 16: Configuring SOHO Network Security

  • Explain Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities

  • Compare Wireless Security Protocols

  • Configure SOHO Router Security

  • Summarise Security Measures

Lesson 17: Managing Security Settings

  • Configure Workstation Security

  • Configure Browser Security

  • Troubleshoot Workstation Security Issues

Lesson 18: Supporting Mobile Software

  • Configure Mobile OS Security

  • Troubleshoot Mobile OS and App Software

  • Troubleshoot Mobile OS and App Security

Lesson 19: Using Support and Scripting Tools

  • Use Remote Access Technologies

  • Implement Backup and Recovery

  • Explain Data Handling Best Practices

  • Identify the Basics of Scripting

Lesson 20: Implementing Operational Procedures

  • Implement Best Practice Documentation

  • Use Proper Communication Techniques

  • Use Common Safety and Environmental Procedures

Exams

The course culminates in two exams, known as CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) and CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102).

CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101)

The CompTIA A+ exam objectives are to test your competency as an IT support professional. The test covers the following areas: mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualisation and cloud computing, and network troubleshooting.

Exam Details:

  • Maximum of 90 questions

  • Duration: 90 minutes

  • Passing Score: 675 (on a scale of 100-900)

CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102)

This exam tests the skills required to install and configure operating systems. It also covers expanded security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures.

Exam Details:

  • Maximum of 90 questions

  • Duration: 90 minutes

  • Passing Score: 700 (on a scale of 100-900)

Both exams consist of multiple-choice questions, drag-and-drop activities, and performance-based items. Our course includes mock exams and practice test questions to ensure you're fully prepared.

Remember that your enrolment with us includes your CompTIA exam voucher

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