CompTIA A+

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CompTIA A+

Who is this course for?

The CompTIA A+ certification is the first step of your professional IT journey. It is the essential certification to get started on a career working with cutting-edge information technologies. It covers mobiles, tablets, laptops, desktops and beyond. The exam verifies an individual can troubleshoot networking and security issues within operating systems such as Apple, Android, Windows and more.

This industry recognized certification is held by over 1,000,000 IT professionals. It’s vendor neutral, which means the skills you develop here won’t be tied to a specific company or technology, keeping your IT horizons as broad as possible.

 

What are the entry requirements for the course?

A typical candidate should be familiar with using PCs but they are not expected to have any prior work experience in PC maintenance.

 

How long is this course?

Tuesday evenings 18.00 – 21.00hrs for 13 weeks, commencing 12th September 2017.

 

What will I study on this course?

CompTIA A+ 220-901 covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues.

CompTIA A+ 220-902 covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux. It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures.

 

What Qualification will I gain?

CompTIA A+.

 

How is the course assessed?

Two online exams:

  • A+ 220-901
  • A+ 220-902

These exams are held in our Testing Centre at Highlands College.

The dates of examinations will be organised at the start of the course.

 

What does this course lead on to?

  • CompTIA Network+ Certification
  • Microsoft Certified Professional Courses

 

How much will it cost?

£800 which includes the cost of 1 attempt at each of the 2 exams.

 

How can I find out more?

For further information, please telephone (01534) 608529 or email itcert@highlands.ac.uk 

Go to www.highlands.ac.uk or www.comptia.org

 

All courses include one attempt at the associated Certification examination(s) and require a minimum enrolment number.