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CompTIA A+ (220-1001 & 220-1002 Core Series) Certification

Course Overview

The CompTIA A+ (220-1001 & 220-1002 Core Series) is an industry recognised IT certification. Individuals that are interested in beginning a career in the IT sector will benefit from this qualification. You will learn job-ready IT skills that are required as standard for any business.

Due to the recent changes in the CompTIA syllabus, this course has been updated to reflect the new digital environment. You will gain IT skills and knowledge, to carry out tasks in an entry-level IT role.

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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exams: Included
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Live Labs Included
  • 24/7 access
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exams: Included
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Live Labs Included
  • 24/7 access
Course Details

Is the CompTIA A+ Certificate course suitable for me?

Want to start a career in IT? This course is the ideal place to get started, as there are no prerequisites to get started.

Experienced IT technicians looking to improve their basic IT skills should also consider taking this training course, to gain the CompTIA A+ certification, which will help you stand out when applying for promotions and advanced roles.

If you are embarking on a career in IT, you may wish to enrol on our IT Support Job Academy Programme, or add additional CompTIA qualifications, such as: 

How will the CompTIA A+ Certificate course benefit me?

There are many benefits of studying a CompTIA A+ qualification. The benefits will change depending on your level of experience and future career choices.

For current IT Professionals

Gain a widely respected certificate that will improve your progress prospects over others, providing the ability for you to earn a higher salary.

Individuals interested in the IT sector

Receive a competitive edge over other candidates when applying for an entry-level IT job role, and gain confidence with your new skill set and knowledge.

What jobs can I apply for after my CompTIA A+ Certificate training?

CompTIA A+ certified IT professionals have many different positions available in the IT or IT maintenance sector. A few options include:

  •  IT Support Analyst - £28k
  •  IT Support Technician - £25k
  •  IT Engineer - £34K

(Source: ITJobsWatch)

Following on from this course, you also can study more advanced levels of CompTIA qualifications.

Why study the CompTIA A+ Certificate course with e-Careers?

We're here to help you succeed! We will support you along your training journey and prepare you to pass your exam.

Our team are on hand to help you along your journey, and we make sure all our students are supported during their time studying with us. Delegates have access to our Live Chat Tutor Support, and so you can study confidently knowing help is there if needed.  

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 595,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training.

We have also refined our processes, partner relationships, and course materials to offer you a high-quality training solution.

Other reason to study with us include:

  •  Improved employability
  •  Various payment options, with interest-free payment options. 
  •  We are a recognised trainer by CompTIA
  •  We have partnered with CompTIA, therefore all teaching material provided has been officially approved by the awarding body.
  •  High-end resources.
  •  All content provided is regularly reviewed to ensure it is up-to-date and relevant. You will only receive the latest material that is essential for passing the official exams and helping you carry out tasks in your new IT role.

CompTIA A+ Certificate Syllabus

CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) Modules

  •  Introduction
  •  Motherboards, Processors, and Memory
  •  Internal Expansion, Storage Devices, and Power Supplies
  •  Peripherals and Connectors
  •  Custom PC Configurations
  •  Installing and Configuring Printers
  •  Networking Fundamentals
  •  Introduction to TCP/IP
  •  Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks
  •  Network Services, Virtualisation, and Cloud Computing
  •  Understanding Laptops
  •  Understanding Mobile Devices
  •  Mobile Device Connectivity and Synchronisation
  •  Troubleshooting Methodology and Resolving Core Hardware Problems
  •  Hardware and Network Troubleshooting 

CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002) Modules

  •  Introduction
  •  Operating Systems Basics
  •  Operating Systems Administration
  •  Working with Windows 10
  •  Working with Windows 8/8.1
  •  Working with Windows 7
  •  Working with macOS and Linux
  •  Scripting and Remote Access
  •  Security Concepts
  •  Securing Operating Systems
  •  Troubleshooting Operating Systems and Security
  •  Documentation and Professionalism
  •  Safety and Environmental Concerns

CompTIA A+ Certificate Exam Details

 Number of questions - 90 questions per exam (there are two).

 Exam FormatMultiple-choice questions, drag and drops and performance-based.

 Duration90 minutes per exam.

 Pass mark - 220-1001: 675 marks needed (out of 900).

 Pass mark220-1002: 700 marks needed (out of 900). 

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