CompTIA - The Computing Technology Industry Association

Official CompTIA A+ (220-1001 & 220-1002 Core Series) Certification

Course Overview

The CompTIA A+ (220-1001 & 220-1002 Core Series) training course is a highly recognised IT course - the perfect qualification for those looking to open the door to a world of IT career opportunities using job-ready skills that the world's most recognisable companies view as a benchmark to set their IT standards at.

CompTIA recently released an update to their syllabus in January 2019 to reflect the changing digital landscape. Gaining the CompTIA A+ qualification – a globally recognised and trusted certification – will equip you with essential IT and tech knowledge that will equip you with practical, job-ready skills allowing you to go straight into a role.

This training course is also available in a Virtual Classroom format.

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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exams: Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Live Labs Included
  • 24/7 access
  • Join a community of over 600,000
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exams: Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Live Labs Included
  • 24/7 access
  • Join a community of over 600,000
Course Details

Why study the CompTIA A+ Certificate course with e-Careers?

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 600,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training, and we have earned a 5-star rating on Trustpilot, from over 10,000 students. 

Learning that is focused on you

This course is made up of over 54 hours of video content, which teaches you everything you will need to know to pass the two CompTIA A+ exams. The course content is broken down into bite-size, manageable chunks that you can work through at your own pace with 24/7 course access. This is supported by progress reporting which will help you to dictate your time and study at a consistent rate.

Flexible payment plans

We have a payment plan to suit you. Whether you want to split your payment over a few months or a couple of years, we can cater to your financial situation.

Awarding Body Recognition

e-Careers are a CompTIA Authorised Training Partner, ensuring your training materials, labs and exams are recognised and official.

Accredited Resources

All course content is up-to-date meaning that you can only learn using the latest and best course materials, with the content being closed mapped to the official exams, fully preparing you to pass the exams and implement your knowledge in real-world scenarios.

Why study a CompTIA qualification?

There are many reasons you should study for a CompTIA qualification and this will vary depending on your current experience and what you want to do in the future.

Current IT Professionals

If you're considering a career in IT or Cyber Security, or you're already working in the industry, having a qualification to support your knowledge will open new and exciting opportunities, with higher earning potential.

Students new to IT

A CompTIA certification will help you and your CV to stand out from the competition and prepare you for working in the IT and Cyber Security industry.

Is the CompTIA A+ Certificate course suitable for me?

CompTIA A+ certified IT professionals can embark upon careers in many job roles relating to IT or IT maintenance as a result of gaining their IT Technician training. For example: an IT Support Technician, an IT Engineer or an IT Support Analyst. If you wish to do so, you can also go on to study the professional level of the CompTIA qualifications.

What jobs can I apply for after my CompTIA A+ Certificate training?

The CompTIA A+ course is the perfect IT Training course for anyone looking to start a career in IT.

As there are no prerequisites necessary to enrol on the CompTIA A+, experienced IT Technicians and complete beginners with an interest in information technology are encouraged to enrol on this course to refresh their existing skills and learn new ones.

Typical jobs at this level include: 

  •    Help Desk Support - £26.3k
  •    Desktop Support Analyst - £32.5k
  •    IT Support Specialist - £40k
  •    IT Field Support Technician - £40k

(Source: ITJobsWatch)

CompTIA A+ Certificate Syllabus

CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) Modules

  • Introduction
  • Motherboards, Processors, and Memory
  • Internal Expansion, Storage Devices, and Power Supplies
  • Peripherals and Connectors
  • Custom PC Configurations
  • Installing and Configuring Printers
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Introduction to TCP/IP
  • Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks
  • Network Services, Virtualisation, and Cloud Computing
  • Understanding Laptops
  • Understanding Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Device Connectivity and Synchronisation
  • Troubleshooting Methodology and Resolving Core Hardware Problems
  • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting 

CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002) Modules

  • Introduction
  • Operating Systems Basics
  • Operating Systems Administration
  • Working with Windows 10
  • Working with Windows 8/8.1
  • Working with Windows 7
  • Working with macOS and Linux
  • Scripting and Remote Access
  • Security Concepts
  • Securing Operating Systems
  • Troubleshooting Operating Systems and Security
  • Documentation and Professionalism
  • Safety and Environmental Concerns

CompTIA A+ Certificate Exam Details

Exam: Code 220-1001 & 220-1002

Exam format - Performance and multiple-choice.

Number of questions - 90.

Duration - 90 minutes.

Pass mark - 

220-1001: 675/900 (75%).

220-1002: 700/900 (78%).

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