CompTIA A+ Certification Course – Virtual Classroom

Introduction

Our CompTIA A+ Certification Course, delivered through our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms, offers a comprehensive and engaging learning experience.

This course is tailor-made to equip you with fundamental skills in computer and mobile hardware, software, and networking. As you navigate through the course, our expert instructors will guide you, ensuring that you gain the practical knowledge necessary for troubleshooting and problem-solving.

Each virtual classroom session is interactive and immersive, designed to replicate a true classroom experience from the comfort of your own environment.

This course is perfect for beginners starting a new career path . Resulting in a globally recognised certification, our CompTIA A+ certification course serves as an ideal stepping stone to advance your IT career.

Course code

6RXF

Location

Varies

Price

£2545

Suitability

Our CompTIA A+ certification course is ideally suited for those embarking on a new career or looking to pivot into the world of information technology.

The entry level course is constructed in a user-friendly manner, making it easy for beginners to navigate, yet it offers deep insights and extensive coverage of all crucial IT components.

Whether you are just starting out or seeking a career change, our course provides a solid foundation and a comprehensive understanding of IT fundamentals.

Delivered through our interactive virtual classroom, this course ensures you are well-prepared to step into a demanding and exciting IT career with confidence.

Career Opportunities

CompTIA accreditations are recognised as industry leading certifications for anyone wishing to launch a successful IT career. Completing the training programs and passing your CompTIA certification exams can open up a variety of career opportunities in the IT sector.

Some of the job roles that you could explore with these CompTIA certifications include:

  • IT Support Technician: As an IT Support Technician, you would be providing technical support to users and troubleshooting any hardware and software issues they may have. In the UK, IT Support Technicians or a Technical Support Specialist can earn an average salary of £26,000 per year*.

  • Network Support Engineer: Network Support Engineers are responsible for maintaining an organisation’s network infrastructure. This could involve setting up routers, switching equipment, and other network devices. The average salary for a Network Support Engineer in the UK is £30,000 per year*.

  • IT Project Coordinator: IT Project Coordinators manage the various aspects of IT projects and ensure that they are delivered on time and within budget. They can earn an average salary of £35,000 per year* in the UK.

  • Help Desk Analyst or System Support Specialist: Help Desk Analysts answer queries from users and try to resolve any problems they might have. They could work in a variety of settings, from IT service providers to internal IT departments and could involve tasks such as configuring operating systems. In the UK, a Help Desk Analyst can expect to earn an average salary of £23,000* per year.

Remember, these are average salaries and actual earnings can vary depending on the location, size of the company, and level of experience.

*Source: IT Jobs Watch

Syllabus and Exams

Our CompTIA A+ course syllabus covers a wide range of essential IT topics. Here’s a brief summary of what you’ll learn:

  • Hardware Fundamentals: Learn how to install, configure, and troubleshoot typical hardware devices, such as motherboards, processors and memory modules.

  • Networking: Understand basic networking concepts, including different types of networks, IP addressing, and troubleshooting network connectivity issues.

  • Operating Systems: Gain knowledge about various operating systems and their differences, how to install and configure them, and solve common OS issues.

  • IT Security: Understand essential security concepts, such as firewalls, antivirus software, and encryption, as well as how to identify and deal with common security threats.

  • Software Troubleshooting: Learn how to troubleshoot software issues in a systematic way, including identification of the problem, researching solutions, and implementing fixes.

  • Operational Procedures: Understand typical IT operational procedures, such as safety practices, environmental controls, and communication and professionalism in the IT environment.

Our CompTIA A+ Certification course is broken down into 20 comprehensive lessons that systematically cover the breadth and depth of the CompTIA A+ certification syllabus:

Lesson 1: Installing Motherboards and Connectors

  • Explain Cable Types and Connectors

  • Install and Configure Motherboards

  • Explain Legacy Cable Types

Lesson 2: Installing System Devices

  • Install and Configure Power Supplies and Cooling

  • Select and Install Storage Devices

  • Install and Configure System Memory

  • Install and Configure CPUs

Lesson 3: Troubleshooting PC Hardware

  • Apply Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Configure BIOS/UEFI

  • Troubleshoot Power and Disk Issues

  • Troubleshoot System and Display Issues

Lesson 4: Comparing Local Networking Hardware

  • Compare Network Types

  • Compare Networking Hardware

  • Explain Network Cable Types

  • Compare Wireless Networking Types

Lesson 5: Configuring Network Addressing and Internet Connections

  • Compare Internet Connection Types

  • Use Basic TCP/IP Concepts

  • Compare Protocols and Ports

  • Compare Network Configuration Concepts

Lesson 6: Supporting Network Services

  • Summarise Services Provided by Networked Hosts

  • Compare Internet and Embedded Appliances

  • Troubleshoot Networks

Lesson 7: Summarising Virtualisation and Cloud Concepts

  • Summarise Client-Side Virtualisation

  • Summarise Cloud Concepts

Lesson 8: Supporting Mobile Devices

  • Set Up Mobile Devices and Peripherals

  • Configure Mobile Device Apps

  • Install and Configure Laptop Hardware

  • Troubleshoot Mobile Device Issues

Lesson 9: Supporting Print Devices

  • Deploy Printer and Multifunction Devices

  • Replace Print Device Consumables

  • Troubleshoot Print Device Issues

Lesson 10: Configuring Windows

  • Configure Windows User Settings

  • Configure Windows System Settings

Lesson 11: Managing Windows

  • Use Management Consoles

  • Use Performance and Troubleshooting Tools

  • Use Command-line Tools

Lesson 12: Identifying OS Types and Features

  • Explain OS Types

  • Compare Windows Editions

Lesson 13: Supporting Windows

  • Perform OS Installations and Upgrades

  • Install and Configure Applications

  • Troubleshoot Windows OS Problems

Lesson 14: Managing Windows Networking

  • Manage Windows Networking

  • Troubleshoot Windows Networking

  • Configure Windows Security Settings

  • Manage Windows Shares

Lesson 15: Managing Linux and macOS

  • Identify Features of Linux

  • Identify Features of macOS

Lesson 16: Configuring SOHO Network Security

  • Explain Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities

  • Compare Wireless Security Protocols

  • Configure SOHO Router Security

  • Summarise Security Measures

Lesson 17: Managing Security Settings

  • Configure Workstation Security

  • Configure Browser Security

  • Troubleshoot Workstation Security Issues

Lesson 18: Supporting Mobile Software

  • Configure Mobile OS Security

  • Troubleshoot Mobile OS and App Software

  • Troubleshoot Mobile OS and App Security

Lesson 19: Using Support and Scripting Tools

  • Use Remote Access Technologies

  • Implement Backup and Recovery

  • Explain Data Handling Best Practices

  • Identify the Basics of Scripting

Lesson 20: Implementing Operational Procedures

  • Implement Best Practice Documentation

  • Use Proper Communication Techniques

  • Use Common Safety and Environmental Procedures

Exams

The course culminates in two exams, known as CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) and CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102).

CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101)

The CompTIA A+ certification exam objectives are to test your competency as an IT support professional. The test covers the following areas: mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualisation and cloud computing, and network troubleshooting.

Exam Details:

  • Maximum of 90 questions

  • Duration: 90 minutes

  • Passing Score: 675 (on a scale of 100-900)

CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102)

This exam tests the skills required to install and configure operating systems. It also covers expanded security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures.

Exam Details:

  • Maximum of 90 questions

  • Duration: 90 minutes

  • Passing Score: 700 (on a scale of 100-900)

Both exams consist of multiple-choice questions, drag-and-drop activities, and performance-based items. Our course includes mock exams and practice test questions to ensure you’re fully prepared.

Remember that your enrolment with us includes your CompTIA exam voucher