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CompTIA A+ Technician

Do you want to gain hands-on experience in a lab or the field in an entry level IT position? Then the CompTIA A+ certification is for you


Globally recognised validation of your ability

An internationally sought after qualification for computer technicians

Engaging role

Learn the skills required to install, configure, upgrade and maintain PC workstations, the Windows OS and SOHO networks

Great earnings

 Average salary starts at £23,250 in an entry level position but increases for experienced technicians

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Average salary after completing

Average Salary
IT Support
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You can earn
Average Salary
Group IT Director
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You can earn an average of £74,900.00 a year

82% of UK startups said the tech skills gap was their biggest challenge

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CompTIA A+ is the most essential IT certification for establishing your IT career.

If you’re new to the IT industry, this will help you grasp a more in depth understanding and demonstrate it in your professional career. Plus, if you’re already an IT professional, the CompTIA A+ certification will validate your skills and boost your career.

The certification is held by over 1 million IT professionals worldwide.

Your quick course guide

Certification: CompTIA A+ IT Technician

Study time: Full time – 15 to 20 days | Part time – three to four months

Vendor: CompTIA

Provider: Skillsoft

Student support: StudentCare™ and expert mentors

Prerequisites: None but we recommend a basic understanding of computer systems and network technologies, or some hands on experience and/or 12 months work experience

Assessment: Exam based – CompTIA 220-901 + 220-902

Resources: Internet access and email

Ideal for: PC support, IT and user support, IT manager, helpdesk engineer or desktop engineer

Included in your modules

Configure and apply BIOS settings
Differentiate between motherboard components, their purposes and properties
Compare and contrast RAM types and features
Install and configure expansion cards
Install and configure storage devices and use appropriate media
Differentiate among various CPU types and features and select the appropriate cooling method
Compare and contrast various connection interfaces and explain their purpose
Identify types of network cables and connectors
Explain properties and characteristics of TCP/IP
Explain common TCP and UDP ports protocols and their purpose
Install and configure laptop hardware and components
Compare and contrast the components within the display of a laptop
Compare and contrast laptop features
Explain the differences between the various printer types and summarise the associated imaging process
Given a scenario install and configure printers
Operational procedures
Using appropriate safety procedures
Explaining environmental impacts and the purpose of environmental controls
Compare and contrast the features and requirements of various Microsoft operating systems
Given a scenario install and configure the operating system using the most appropriate method
Given a scenario use appropriate operating system features and tools
Setup and configure Windows networking on a client/desktop
Apply and use common prevention methods
Compare and contrast common security threats
Implement security best practices to secure a workstation 
Explain the basic features of mobile operating systems
Establish basic network connectivity and configure email
Compare and contrast hardware differences in regards to tablets and laptops
Given a scenario explain the troubleshooting theory
Given a scenario troubleshoot common problems related to motherboards
RAM CPU and power with appropriate tools
Given a scenario troubleshoot hard drives and RAID arrays with appropriate tools
Given a scenario troubleshoot common video and display issues

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