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

Scholarships are available for eligible students. Attend an information session to learn more.

What is A+ Certification?

The CompTIA A+ certification is an industrywide, 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+ 220-1101

This exam covers PC and mobile device hardware and peripherals. In addition, the exam tests networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues.

CompTIA A+ 220-1102

This exam covers security, cloud computing fundamentals and operational procedures. The exam also covers the installation and configuration of the following operating systems:

  • Windows
  • iOS
  • Android
  • 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 course will I take?

The program is completed as one course:

NTW-575 CompTIA A+ Certification Prep

Total hours: 72

What will it cost?

The total program cost for Anne Arundel County residents is $1,691.

Eligible students can complete this program with tuition and fees paid through scholarships.

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.

What types of jobs are available?

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 are the requirements?

  • Students must be at least 16.

Students with no prior computer experience are encouraged to complete CPT-363 Computer Fundamentals before enrolling in CompTIA A+ Certification Prep.

How do I enroll?

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

Related Studies

NTW-577 CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam Prep 

NTW-576 CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam Prep


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