CompTia A+

CompTIA A+ certification is the most essential IT certification that students can earn in order to establish a successful career in IT. Over one million IT professionals have earned their A+ certification. This course is suitable for anyone who wants a fulfilling IT career working in cloud computing, networking, mobility, security or systems administration.

CompTia A+
Duration12 weeks
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateTBC
AttendanceTuesday: 6pm - 9pm
Fee(s)£500* Full-funding for this course may be available. Please contact us for more information
Course Content

In order to receive the CompTIA A+ certification, candidates must pass two exams: 220-901 and 220-902. Successful candidates will have the knowledge required to:

  • Assemble components based on customer requirements
  • Install, configure and maintain devices, PCs and software for end users
  • Understand the basics of networking and security, including forensics
  • Apply troubleshooting skills to diagnose, resolve and document common hardware and software issues
  • Provide appropriate customer support
  • Understand the basics of virtualization, desktop imaging and deployment

Learning and Assessment

Learning is through hands on activities with presentations and is assesssed via 2 x 90 minute exams.

What Can I Do Next?

Career Opportunities and Progression

CompTia A+ certified professionals can qualify for careers in Technical Support Specialist, Field Service Technician, IT Support Technician IT Support Administrator and IT Support Specialist. Learners can progress onto other certified IT Qualifications.


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