What is A+ certification?
A+ certification is an industry-wide, vendor neutral competency test for pc repair technicians. To become certified, you must pass two exams: core hardware (installing, configuring, upgrading and troubleshooting myriad hardware components) and operating systems (including DOS, Microsoft Windows 9x, NT and 2000).
Why is A+ certification important?
Technology companies regard A+ certification as an important measure of a prospective employee’s knowledge and skill level. Tested at the level of six months, hands-on experience, job candidates with certification demonstrate specific skills that most employers consider critical to the job function.
What types of jobs are available with A+ certification?
A partial list includes: PC repair technician, help desk analyst, desktop support specialist, computer specialist. Additionally many non-IT companies require A+ certification for such jobs as cable installers, postal equipment installation and repair and telecommunications installers.
What courses will I take?
A+ certification/pc technician training can be taken in a face-to-face or online format. Upon successful completion of either the face-to-face courses or online courses, students will be prepared to take the CompTia A+ certification exam at any Prometric testing center. Continuing education units are also awarded.
Students with little or no pc technician experience are encouraged to enroll in the following two face-to-face courses held two evenings per week for 15 weeks (90-hours total) at the Glen Burnie Town Center. This comprehensive coursework prepares students for both CompTIA exams and real-world work as a PC technician.
NTW 512 - A+ Essentials
NTW 513 - A+ Network/Deskside IT Technician
Students already working as a pc technician but are seeking certification may prefer our online courses.
These students will need to have access to a computer that can be used for repair exercises.
OLN 378 - A+ Certification Basic: Hardware 1
OLN 379 - A+ Certification Intermediate: Operating System 1
OLN 380 - A+ Certification Advanced: Hardware and Operating System 2
Prices are for Anne Arundel County residents and subject to change.
What credentials can I earn?
Upon successful completion students will be prepared to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam at any Prometric testing center. Continuing education units are also awarded. Students will earn an AACC continuing education certificate. To receive the certificate students complete and submit the form to our office. The form and instructions can be found at www.aacc.edu/coned/certificates.
What are the requirements?
Students must be at least 16 years old. Students with no prior computer experience must complete CPT 363 Computer Fundamentals before enrolling in NTW 512 A+ Essentials.
How do I enroll?
Register online, in person, by fax, mail or touch-tone phone. Use certificate code CE.COMP-STRATA.PREP. Visit www.aacc.edu/noncredit for details.
Visit www.aacc.edu/it for more information about noncredit computer technology courses.
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