The A+ Certification is an industry recognized certification course for PC Troubleshooting and Repair as well as PC configuration and maintenance. The A+ syllabus was designed by CompTIA an independent body made up of leading industry manufactures such Hewlett Packard, Dell, IBM, Microsoft and many others who assist in the design of the CompTIA syllabus to ensure they meet with industry requirements.
The A+ certification is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in working in IT configuring, upgrading and supporting PCs in the workplace.
The A+ syllabus is broken into 2 core areas covering Hardware and Software configuration of PCs and there are two associated examinations that need to be passed in order to attain the A+ Certificate.
Broadly speaking the A+ hardware component covers the full spectrum of components making up a PC and their configuration and background. The course goes “under the bonnet” of a typical PC to help learn how it works, how it can be configured and upgraded and how to fix them when something goes wrong. From a basic understanding of PC hardware the course will cover details of how the PC architecture was designed and how to configure and setup devices.
The A+ software component focuses on the operating systems running on our PCs. The syllabus has been updated to include coverage of Windows 2000 and Windows Me, 98 as typical desktop operating systems. You’ll learn how to configure networking components in the operating system, how to share drives and printers, how to setup software drivers as well as configure the desktop and multimedia components of a PC.
You can attend the A+ course at IACT either as an intensive Day course running of 6 days – 3 days of Hardware and 3 days of software – or as an evening class running over 10 weeks 2 evenings per week. We recommend attending the PC Troubleshooting and Repair course first and certainly having a good understanding of general PC usage prior to attending the course.