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:
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.
Networking: Learn how to set up and manage various types of wired and wireless networks, including understanding common networking protocols and troubleshooting network issues.
Operating Systems: Master the intricacies of various operating systems including Windows, MacOS, and Linux, and learn how to install, configure, and troubleshoot these systems.
Security: Understand the fundamentals of IT security, including protecting systems against malware, setting up firewalls, and implementing security protocols.
Software Troubleshooting: Acquire the skills to troubleshoot software-related issues, including installation and configuration problems, and compatibility issues.
Operational Procedures: Learn about best practices for IT operations, including safety procedures, communication skills, and professional behaviour in the workplace.
Mobile Devices: Discover how to install and configure laptops and other mobile devices, including understanding mobile operating systems and security considerations for mobile computing.
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:
Explain Cable Types and Connectors
Install and Configure Motherboards
Explain Legacy Cable Types
Install and Configure Power Supplies and Cooling
Select and Install Storage Devices
Install and Configure System Memory
Install and Configure CPUs
Apply Troubleshooting Methodology
Troubleshoot Power and Disk Issues
Troubleshoot System and Display Issues
Compare Network Types
Compare Networking Hardware
Explain Network Cable Types
Compare Wireless Networking Types
Compare Internet Connection Types
Use Basic TCP/IP Concepts
Compare Protocols and Ports
Compare Network Configuration Concepts
Summarise Services Provided by Networked Hosts
Compare Internet and Embedded Appliances
Summarise Client-Side Virtualisation
Summarise Cloud Concepts
Set Up Mobile Devices and Peripherals
Configure Mobile Device Apps
Install and Configure Laptop Hardware
Troubleshoot Mobile Device Issues
Deploy Printer and Multifunction Devices
Replace Print Device Consumables
Troubleshoot Print Device Issues
Configure Windows User Settings
Configure Windows System Settings
Use Management Consoles
Use Performance and Troubleshooting Tools
Use Command-line Tools
Explain OS Types
Compare Windows Editions
Perform OS Installations and Upgrades
Install and Configure Applications
Troubleshoot Windows OS Problems
Manage Windows Networking
Troubleshoot Windows Networking
Configure Windows Security Settings
Manage Windows Shares
Identify Features of Linux
Identify Features of macOS
Explain Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
Compare Wireless Security Protocols
Configure SOHO Router Security
Summarise Security Measures
Configure Workstation Security
Configure Browser Security
Troubleshoot Workstation Security Issues
Configure Mobile OS Security
Troubleshoot Mobile OS and App Software
Troubleshoot Mobile OS and App Security
Use Remote Access Technologies
Implement Backup and Recovery
Explain Data Handling Best Practices
Identify the Basics of Scripting
Implement Best Practice Documentation
Use Proper Communication Techniques
Use Common Safety and Environmental Procedures
The course culminates in two exams, known as CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) and CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102).
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.
Maximum of 90 questions
Duration: 90 minutes
Passing Score: 675 (on a scale of 100-900)
This exam tests the skills required to install and configure operating systems. It also covers expanded security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures.
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