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CompTIA A+ Certified IT Technician

Overview

If you are getting ready for a career as an entry-level information technology (IT) professional or personal computer (PC) service technician, the CompTIA A+ Certification course is the first step in your preparation. The course will build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer software and hardware to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job. In this course, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. A+ Certification Prep is the first course in the Certificate in Computer & Network Technology program.

Objective

You will install, upgrade, repair, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance on basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

Audience

The target student is anyone with basic computer user skills who is interested in obtaining a job as an IT professional or PC technician. In addition, this course will help prepare students to achieve a CompTIA A+ Certification.

Prerequisites

Students taking this course should have the following skills: end-user skills with Windows®-based personal computers, including the ability to: browse and search for information on the Internet; start up, shut down, and log on to a computer and network; run programs; and move, copy, delete, and rename files in Windows Explorer. Students should also have basic knowledge of computing concepts, including the difference between hardware and software; the functions of software components, such as the operating system, applications, and file systems; and the function of a computer network.

Certification Exams

In order to receive CompTIA A+ certification a candidate must pass two exams. The first exam is CompTIA A+ Essentials, exam number 220-901. Objectives for the CompTIA A+ Essentials examination are available at www.comptia.org. The CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam, Practical Application, is the second exam required in order for CompTIA A+ certification candidates to complete their certification.

The CompTIA A+ Practical Application exam measures the necessary competencies for an entry-level IT professional who has hands-on experience in the lab or the field. Successful candidates will have the skills required to install, configure, upgrade, and maintain PC workstations, the Windows OS and SOHO networks. The successful candidate will utilize troubleshooting techniques and tools to effectively and efficiently resolve PC, OS, and network connectivity issues and implement security practices. Job titles in some organizations which are descriptive of the role of this individual may be: Enterprise technician, IT administrator, field service technician, PC or Support technician, etc. Ideally, the CompTIA A+ Practical Application candidate has already passed the CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance and discounts available.

Tuition includes course materials, examination(s) and 1 year audit privilege (*restrictions may apply)
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Session Dates Session Time Location Price Registration
9/5/17 - 10/26/17 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday
Columbia $2795.00
10/16/17 - 10/20/17 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Columbia $2295.00

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