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CompTIA™ A+ Certification Training

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certification logo for CompTIA™ A+ Prepare for the CompTIA™ A+ Certification Exam (Vouchers Included)

CompTIA's™ A+ certification is the top credential for associate-level IT professionals. This 100% online course will prepare you for CompTIA™ A+ certification exams 220-1001 and 220-1002. You’ll learn how to install and configure operating systems, expand IT security, troubleshoot software and other common operational procedures.

“I would recommend the CompTIA™ A+ course to someone in my position. If you need to get this type of IT information quickly all in one place and for a good price, the class is great for that,” David P.

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Job Outlook for CompTIA™ A+ Certified IT Professionals

  • According to, certified IT and computer support specialists can earn around $44,970 per year on average.
  • Earning CompTIA™ A+ certification expands job opportunities for computer and IT support specialists because it focuses on knowledge that can be applied across computer systems and networks.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics also lists "Computer Support Specialist" among its most promising career areas, expecting 10 percent annual growth in job opportunities over the coming decade.


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Course Objectives

Learn the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting processes for most devices.

Be fully prepared to sit for the CompTIA™ 220-1001 and 220-1002 certification exams.

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Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to take this course. This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.



  • CompTIA™ A+ (220-1001)
    • Introduction to the 220-1001 section of the CompTIA™ A+ exam
  • Hardware
    • Desktop and laptop assembly, motherboards, BIOS and Processors
  • Hardware Part II
    • Troubleshooting cooling and power issues, maintaining and install hard drives and storage
  • Networking
    • Common approaches to network connections, router setup, TCP/IP and local networking
  • Mobile and More
    • Mobile device security and virtualization
  • CompTIA™ A+ (220-1002)
    • Introduction to the 220-1002 section of the CompTIA™ A+ exam
  • Windows
    • Tools for installing and maintaining Windows interfaces, command lines and remote desktops
  • Troubleshooting
    • Solving problems with boot process, startup and re-installation
  • Security
    • Best practices for securing Windows from malicious software
  • Mac & Linux
    • Troubleshooting and maintaining MacOS and Linux operating systems



David Grimes

David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.


Registration and Enrollment

This course is 100% online. Start anytime with 6 months to complete.

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