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.
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+ 220-1001 covers PC and mobile device hardware and peripherals. In addition, the exam tests networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues.
CompTIA A+ 220-1002 covers security, cloud computing fundamentals and operational procedures. The exam also covers the installation and configuration of the following operating systems:
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.
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.
NTW-575 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).
Students must be at least 16 years old. Students with no prior computer experience must complete CPT-363 Computer Fundamentals before enrolling in NTW-575 CompTIA A+ Certification Prep.
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.
Register online, in person, by fax or mail. Use certificate code CE.PC.TECH.
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
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 and 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.