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This course will prepare you for CompTIA A+ certification. You can earn this certification after you pass two exams. The CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-1001, covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing and network troubleshooting. The CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-1002 covers installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures.
CompTIA™ A+ Certification is vendor neutral and internationally recognized, giving you a competitive advantage no matter what country you're working in and what hardware you're working with.
This course offers enrollment with or without vouchers. The vouchers are prepaid access to sit for the certifying CompTIA™ certification exams (CompTIA 220-1001 and 220-1002) upon completion of the course and eligibility. This course offers enrollment with or without vouchers.
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Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment.The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
Although there are no prerequisites to enroll in the course, CompTIA recommends all A+ exam applicants having up to 12 months of hands-on experience in the lab or field before taking the certification exam. Additionally, you should have basic knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems—for example, how to power up and log on to a machine, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills.
This course is for you if you're interested in pursuing a career in information technology, specifically related to PC technology. This course will prepare you obtain a CompTIA A+ Certification designation.
Jeff Rees has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. Jeff's expertise covers a wide range of technical skills in the field of immersive technology, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, spatial computing, and holograms. He manages, creates, and delivers high-quality augmented and virtual reality technology experiences that enhance knowledge retention and engagement for learners. Jeff capitalizes on his multifaceted technical knowledge with his passion for implementing immersive solutions, which has given him a proven track record of producing one-of-a-kind solutions for clients. Jeff has previously served as a senior vice president of operations, chief technology officer, and technical director for diverse technology companies. Jeff has also taught numerous computer courses during his career. Jeff holds a bachelor's degree from DeVry University in Computer Sciences with an emphasis in Simulation Design.
Can I register for a course if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
Does this course prepare for a certification?
Yes, this training course prepares you for the latest version of the CompTIA A+ certification. This currently includes the CompTIA A+ Exam 220-1001 and Exam 220-1002. You will receive exam vouchers upon successful completion of the course and your financial obligation.
Which version of the Exam does the course prepare?
The CompTIA Certification exams typically update every few years. Please check with an Enrollment Representative to confirm the version listed in the description is current or if a new version is upcoming.
When can I start the course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, you will receive exam vouchers for the CompTIA 220-901 and 220-902 exams after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.
Am I guaranteed a job?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Can I get financial assistance?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.
How do I do the applied labs if I don't have equipment?
The majority of labs can be done using the online lab system. A lab scheduling link is included.
What does CompTIA stand for?
CompTIA stands for Computing Technology Industry Association, and it's the top supplier of vendor-neutral IT certifications worldwide. CompTIA is a non-profit trade association that has been in existence for over 20 years and has issued more than 2 million IT certifications. Its certifications are highly sought-after in companies of all sizes around the globe.
What skills will I master with CompTIA A+ certification?
The skills you will master with CompTIA A+ Certification include: connecting hardware, PC and mobile device troubleshooting and problem solving; working with various types of networks; installing and supporting OS; identifying and protecting against security vulnerabilities; connecting users regardless of type of device; and following operational procedures to better enable employees to do their jobs. CompTIA A+ is considered a foundation for IT and tech support roles.
What type of job can I get with CompTIA a+ certification?
While there is never a guarantee of a specific position, you will qualify for several jobs once you earn your CompTIA A+ certification. Earning A+ will prepare you for success as an IT Support Specialist, Help Desk Technician, Desktop Support Analyst, Field Service Technician, and more.
What is the average salary of someone with a+ certification?
According to a recent IT Skills and Salary Report by Global Knowledge, professionals with a CompTIA A+ certification earn an average salary over $72,500. Years of experience and location will also play a role in salary, but earning these credentials will provide you with a lucrative start to your new career.
What can I expect during my certification exams?
You will be given 90 minutes to compete a maximum of 90 questions on the exam. CompTIA Certification exams are composed of multiple choice questions, drag and drop questions and performance-based questions (PBQs). PBQs are designed to simulate an environment you are likely to encounter in the workplace and test your ability to problem-solve within that arena. You can test your skills in sample PBQs on the CompTIA website.
Where will I take my CompTIA A+ certification exam?
You will take your CompTIA A+ Certification Exam at Pearson VUE testing center. These proctored testing centers can be found nationwide and specific locations can be found on the Pearson VUE site at: www.pearsonvue.com.
How important is CompTIA A+ certification?
CompTIA A+ certification is extremely important. The vast majority of IT professionals begin their careers by earning a CompTIA A+ credential because it is a nationally recognized standard of excellence. This certification looks good on your resume, proves to employers that you are up to speed on the latest industry knowledge and practices, and is a prerequisite for many employers to even consider you for a position. Research has even shown that professionals with certifications earn more than those without them. Earning CompTIA A+ certification can open doors to new opportunities and help ensure your success.
How many CompTIA certifications are there?
There are currently 13 CompTIA certifications available for all professional levels, from a "pre-career" certification all the way up to advanced credentials like the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP). This course covers the material you will need to know in order to earn the A+ certification which is considered a core skills credential. You will learn the basics of the IT and cyber security fields, and this base knowledge can help you determine what interests you most as you move to a more specialized career track.
What are the best CompTIA certifications to have?
The best CompTIA certifications will depend on your level of experience and the direction you wish to take your career. It is always a good idea to begin with the core skills certification covered in this online training course to provide yourself with a basic knowledge before diving into a specialty. CompTIA A+ is the first step for those wishing to enter the industry. This certification is also a prerequisite for many of the more advanced CompTIA certifications.
How long does my certification last?
This certification expires three years after the date it is issued. However, you will be able to extend the life of your certification in three-year increments by completing approved continuing education. Continuing education (CE credits) helps you stay up-to-date in your knowledge within a constantly changing IT industry. Earning higher-level CompTIA certifications will also provide an extension for your certification as you progress in your career.
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I learned very good skills from the videos by Dr. Dean McDonald. He spoke quick and fast, but was very knowledgeable. His experience truly communicated well over the lecture videos and helped give me a grasp of the concepts. The handouts were also extremely helpful, as they were used as a study guide for quizzes, tests, and final exam. They can easily be downloaded, quickly be read, and be readily available before the vendor examination. Laurel Eismann was consistent with keeping track of my progress. She maintained communication by sending reminders and encouragements to continue through the course. Her advice has been very helpful to me. She is a good adviser and I would recommend her to others seeking to take this course.
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