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Would you like to advance your career in technology with CompTIA's A+ industry certification, but are you unsure about how to study for the CompTIA A+ exam and what you should know? Anne Arundel Community College's Cyber and Technology Training department offers preparation classes that will help you get ready for success on the CompTIA A+ exams.

What is A+ Certification?

The CompTIA A+ certification is an industry-wide, vendor-neutral competency test validating understanding of the most common hardware and software technologies in business.  To become certified, you must pass two exams:  

CompTIA A+ 220-901 covers PC and mobile device hardware and peripherals. In addition, the exam tests networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues.

CompTIA A+ 220-902 covers security, cloud computing fundamentals and operational procedures. The exam also covers the installation and configuration of the following operating systems:

  • Windows.
  • iOS.
  • Andriod.
  • Apple.
  • OS X.
  • Linux.

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 this 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 course will I take?

NTW-541 CompTIA A+ Certification Prep

This comprehensive coursework prepares students for both CompTIA exams and real-world work as a PC repair technician (67.5 hours total).

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-541 CompTIA A+ Certification Prep.

What credentials can I earn?

Upon successful completion, paired with individual study, students will be prepared to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam which can be taken at an AACC testing center. Exam vouchers are included in the cost of the course. Continuing education units are awarded for completion of this course. For more information regarding the A+ certification exam, visit CompTIA's website.

How do I enroll?

Register online, in person, by fax or mail. Use certificate code CE.PC.TECH.

Related Studies

Are you considering help desk support as a profession? The IT Support Specialist Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) certificate program can equip current or future user-support professionals with the critical people skills and exceptional technical tools needed to function effectively in an IT support position. Learn how to handle troubleshooting and problem solving, how to successfully communicate with clients and determine their specific technology needs, how to collect and manage information in a ticketing system to handle incidents, and explore job categories, responsibilities, and career opportunities.  

Students already working as a PC technician but seeking certification may prefer our online preparation courses.

Note: these courses are not part of the CEWD certificate program. Students must 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.

Questions?

Course Ideas?

In order to meet the needs of the community, we continuously develop new trainings and courses. Call us at 410-777-1353 to inquire about any additional courses.

Our online courses can be scheduled on-demand to serve students who are seeking training on less in-demand topics or who have schedules that demand alternatives to our face-to-face schedules.

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