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CompTIA A+ Core 1

Online Certification Course from Password Technical College
Program Description

Is an essential introduction to the world of information technology (IT) and computing. CompTIA A+ is a globally recognized certification that validates the fundamental skills needed to work in technical support and IT services roles.

In this course, students will explore the basics of hardware and software, learning how they work and interact to create complete computer systems. We will cover a wide range of topics, from installing and configuring hardware components to troubleshooting software and networks.

The ultimate goal of the course is to prepare students to pass the CompTIA A+ 220-1101 exam, which is the first of two exams required to obtain the CompTIA A+ certification.

Entry Level



Program Objectives

After completing this program, learners will be able to:

  • Hardware: Identifying, using, and connecting hardware components and devices, including the broad knowledge about different devices that is now necessary to support the remote workforce

  • Operating Systems: Install and support Windows OS including command line & client support. System configuration imaging and troubleshooting for Mac OS, Chrome OS, Android and Linux OS.

  • Software Troubleshooting: Troubleshoot PC and mobile device issues including common OS, malware and security issues.

  • Networking: Explain types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO

  • Troubleshooting: Troubleshoot real-world device and network issues quickly and efficiently

  • Security: Identify and protect against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections

  • Mobile Devices: Install & configure laptops and other mobile devices and support applications to ensure connectivity for end- users

  • Virtualization & Cloud Computing: Compare & contrast cloud computing concepts & set up client-side virtualization Operational Procedures: Follow best practices for safety, environmental impacts, and communication and professionalism

Certification Opportunities

These certifications can complement CompTIA A+ and enhance an individual's skill set, making them more competitive in the job market and opening up opportunities in various IT roles, such as technical support specialist, network technician, system administrator, and IT security specialist.

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