The CompTIA A+ certification is an internationally recognised industry standard qualification for computer support technicians, held by more than a million people worldwide.
This online course can open up a career as an IT technician through your practical training in installing, configuring, optimising, repairing and upgrading PCs, digital devices, and operating systems. You will be suited for work in an IT department, a retail computer environment or conducting home repairs.
This is a vendor-neutral certification, and the Core Series requires you to pass two exams: Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002), which cover the following content:
- Demonstrating baseline security skills for IT support professionals
- Configuring device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS, and administering client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software
- Troubleshooting and problem solving core service and support challenges while applying best practices for documentation, change management, and scripting
- Supporting basic IT infrastructure and networking
- Configuring and supporting PC, mobile and IoT device hardware
Implementing basic data backup and recovery methods and applying data storage and management best practices
Practice exercises and quizzes
A certification exam voucher
Prerequisites & Requirements
There are no mandatory requirements, but we expect prospective students to have a high level of computer literacy, along with basic maths and a high aptitude for logical thinking and problem solving.
If you already have a strong interest in computers and you would like to build stronger foundations in an IT career, this course is for you.
- All students should have access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Windows (e.g Windows 10). Apple/Android devices are not supported and cannot be used for this course.
- A broadband connection is essential to stream video content.
You only require a web browser to view the content and access web platforms.
As this is an industry standard accreditation, a certification may lead to opportunities with many of the world’s biggest IT companies. When you receive your CompTIA Security+ certification you can confidently apply for roles such as IT support specialist, desktop support analyst, data support technician, and many others.
When you complete this course, eCollege recommends further study by enrolling in the following:
- CompTIA Network +
- CompTIA Security +
Course Code: NC 11487
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