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CompTIA A+ Training Course

  • 6 Months
  • 290 Course Hours
  • $1,695

Overview

Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam

Open the door to an exciting career in computer technology with a certification in CompTIA A+ certification.  CompTIA's A+ certification is the top credential for associate-level IT professionals. This 100% online course will prepare you for CompTIA A+ certification exams 220-1001 and 220-1002. You’ll learn how to install and configure operating systems, expand IT security, troubleshoot software and other common operational procedures. 

CompTIA™ A+ Certification is vendor neutral and internationally recognized, giving you a competitive advantage no matter what country you're working in and what hardware you're working with.

“I would recommend the CompTIA A+ course to someone in my position. If you need to get this type of IT information quickly all in one place and for a good price, the class is great for that,”  - David P.
 
 
This is a Mississippi WIOA approved program.  Those interested in seeing if they qualify to use WIOA funding to pay for this training should contact their local MS WIN Job Center. 
 
 

What you will learn

  • Improve your business and communication skills to help you convey project goals and objectives, in a clear and compelling manner
  • Learn project leadership skills to influence decision and impact choices, on immediate and long-term directions
  • Gain project management skills to effectively prioritize work, anticipate consequences of actions, potential problems, opportunities for change, and set and meet realistic deadlines.
  • Time management skills
  • Earn a CompTIA Project+ certification you can list on your resume, after passing CompTIA Project+ exam
  • The Project+ certification does not need to be renewed

How you will benefit

  • Utilize the skills required to plan and manage a small-to-medium-size project through to successful completion
  • Gain knowledge to manage the project life cycle, manage resources and stakeholders, and appropriate communication
  • Create, write, and maintain project documentation to support the completion of larger projects
  • Identify the basic aspects of the Agile methodology

How this course is taught

  • This is a non-credit program offered in partnership with ed2go.  You do not have to be admitted to the university to enroll in this program. 
  • This is an open enrollment program, which means you can enroll and start at any time.  There are no set start and end dates. 
  • This course is entirely online and can be completed at a pace and time that is convenient for you.  There are not set times you must attend classes.  
  • You will have 6-months from the date of enrollment to complete this program.  

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course.


 

Job Outlook

Earning a CompTIA A+ Certification is a critical first step in opening the door to your Information Technology Career.  Earning CompTIA A+ certification expands job opportunities for computer and IT support specialists because it focuses on knowledge that can be applied across computer systems and networks.

Earn $44,000+ annually
According to PayScale.com, certified IT and computer support specialists can earn around $44,970 per year on average.
 
Expected 10% Job Growth
The Bureau of Labor Statistics also lists "Computer Support Specialist" among its most promising career areas, expecting 10 percent annual growth in job opportunities over the coming decade.

 

Objectives

In the CompTIA A+ course you will: 

  • Learn the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting processes for most devices.
  • Be fully prepared to sit for the CompTIA 220-101 and 220-1002 certification exams.

 

 

Curriculum

COMPTIA A+ (220-1001)
Introduction to the 220-1001 section of the CompTIA A+ exam
 
HARDWARE
Desktop and laptop assembly, motherboards, BIOS and Processors
 
HARDWARE PART II
Troubleshooting cooling and power issues, maintaining and install hard drives and storage
 
NETWORKING
Common approaches to network connections, router setup, TCP/IP and local networking
 
MOBILE AND MORE
Mobile device security and virtualization
 
COMPTIA A+ (220-1002)
Introduction to the 220-1002 section of the CompTIA A+ exam
 
WINDOWS
Tools for installing and maintaining Windows interfaces, command lines and remote desktops
 
TROUBLESHOOTING
Solving problems with boot process, startup and re-installation
 
SECURITY
Best practices for securing Windows from malicious software
 
MAC & LINUX
Troubleshooting and maintaining MacOS and Linux operating systems

 

 
 

Instructor

David Grimes
David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.

 

FAQs

WHY SHOULD I GET COMPTIA A+ CERTIFIED?
The CompTIA A+ certification addresses performance-based topics and questions that prove you can think on your feet and solve systems, software and network problems in real-time.
 
WHY DOES COMPTIA A+ CERTIFICATION MATTER FOR IT SUPPORT SPECIALISTS?
As the most respected associate-level IT certification in the industry, CompTIA A+ certification verifies that you have passed a standard that is supported by companies like Intel, Dell and HP.
 
WHAT DO IT/COMPUTER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS DO?
Support specialists install and support hardware, including computers, accessories, mobile devices and network equipment. They also monitor, maintain and troubleshoot hardware, networks, operating systems and applications.
 
WHICH JOB TITLES IS THE COMPTIA A+ CERTIFICATION ASSOCIATED WITH?
Every organization creates its own job titles. CompTIA A+ certified professionals could work as a service desk analyst, technical support specialist, desktop support administrator, help desk technician or system support specialist.
 
DO I HAVE TO BE ADDMITTED TO MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TO ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?
No, you do not have to be an admitted student to Mississippi State University to enroll in this program.  Our online non-credit advanced career training programs are open to all. 
 
DO I HAVE TO BE ADDMITTED TO MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TO ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?
No, you do not have to be an admitted student to Mississippi State University to enroll in this program.  Our online non-credit advanced career training programs are open to all. 
 
WHEN CAN I START THE COURSE?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
 
AM I GUARANTEED A JOB?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
 
CAN I GET FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. Financing is available through other private, military, and government funding options.  Learn more about financial assistance.  

 
 
 

Overview

Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam

Open the door to an exciting career in computer technology with a certification in CompTIA A+ certification.  CompTIA's A+ certification is the top credential for associate-level IT professionals. This 100% online course will prepare you for CompTIA A+ certification exams 220-1001 and 220-1002. You’ll learn how to install and configure operating systems, expand IT security, troubleshoot software and other common operational procedures. 

CompTIA™ A+ Certification is vendor neutral and internationally recognized, giving you a competitive advantage no matter what country you're working in and what hardware you're working with.

“I would recommend the CompTIA A+ course to someone in my position. If you need to get this type of IT information quickly all in one place and for a good price, the class is great for that,”  - David P.
 
 
This is a Mississippi WIOA approved program.  Those interested in seeing if they qualify to use WIOA funding to pay for this training should contact their local MS WIN Job Center. 
 
 

What you will learn

  • Improve your business and communication skills to help you convey project goals and objectives, in a clear and compelling manner
  • Learn project leadership skills to influence decision and impact choices, on immediate and long-term directions
  • Gain project management skills to effectively prioritize work, anticipate consequences of actions, potential problems, opportunities for change, and set and meet realistic deadlines.
  • Time management skills
  • Earn a CompTIA Project+ certification you can list on your resume, after passing CompTIA Project+ exam
  • The Project+ certification does not need to be renewed

How you will benefit

  • Utilize the skills required to plan and manage a small-to-medium-size project through to successful completion
  • Gain knowledge to manage the project life cycle, manage resources and stakeholders, and appropriate communication
  • Create, write, and maintain project documentation to support the completion of larger projects
  • Identify the basic aspects of the Agile methodology

How this course is taught

  • This is a non-credit program offered in partnership with ed2go.  You do not have to be admitted to the university to enroll in this program. 
  • This is an open enrollment program, which means you can enroll and start at any time.  There are no set start and end dates. 
  • This course is entirely online and can be completed at a pace and time that is convenient for you.  There are not set times you must attend classes.  
  • You will have 6-months from the date of enrollment to complete this program.  

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course.


 

Job Outlook

Earning a CompTIA A+ Certification is a critical first step in opening the door to your Information Technology Career.  Earning CompTIA A+ certification expands job opportunities for computer and IT support specialists because it focuses on knowledge that can be applied across computer systems and networks.

Earn $44,000+ annually
According to PayScale.com, certified IT and computer support specialists can earn around $44,970 per year on average.
 
Expected 10% Job Growth
The Bureau of Labor Statistics also lists "Computer Support Specialist" among its most promising career areas, expecting 10 percent annual growth in job opportunities over the coming decade.

 

Objectives

In the CompTIA A+ course you will: 

  • Learn the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting processes for most devices.
  • Be fully prepared to sit for the CompTIA 220-101 and 220-1002 certification exams.

 

 

Curriculum

COMPTIA A+ (220-1001)
Introduction to the 220-1001 section of the CompTIA A+ exam
 
HARDWARE
Desktop and laptop assembly, motherboards, BIOS and Processors
 
HARDWARE PART II
Troubleshooting cooling and power issues, maintaining and install hard drives and storage
 
NETWORKING
Common approaches to network connections, router setup, TCP/IP and local networking
 
MOBILE AND MORE
Mobile device security and virtualization
 
COMPTIA A+ (220-1002)
Introduction to the 220-1002 section of the CompTIA A+ exam
 
WINDOWS
Tools for installing and maintaining Windows interfaces, command lines and remote desktops
 
TROUBLESHOOTING
Solving problems with boot process, startup and re-installation
 
SECURITY
Best practices for securing Windows from malicious software
 
MAC & LINUX
Troubleshooting and maintaining MacOS and Linux operating systems

 

 
 

Instructor

David Grimes
David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.

 

FAQs

WHY SHOULD I GET COMPTIA A+ CERTIFIED?
The CompTIA A+ certification addresses performance-based topics and questions that prove you can think on your feet and solve systems, software and network problems in real-time.
 
WHY DOES COMPTIA A+ CERTIFICATION MATTER FOR IT SUPPORT SPECIALISTS?
As the most respected associate-level IT certification in the industry, CompTIA A+ certification verifies that you have passed a standard that is supported by companies like Intel, Dell and HP.
 
WHAT DO IT/COMPUTER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS DO?
Support specialists install and support hardware, including computers, accessories, mobile devices and network equipment. They also monitor, maintain and troubleshoot hardware, networks, operating systems and applications.
 
WHICH JOB TITLES IS THE COMPTIA A+ CERTIFICATION ASSOCIATED WITH?
Every organization creates its own job titles. CompTIA A+ certified professionals could work as a service desk analyst, technical support specialist, desktop support administrator, help desk technician or system support specialist.
 
DO I HAVE TO BE ADDMITTED TO MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TO ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?
No, you do not have to be an admitted student to Mississippi State University to enroll in this program.  Our online non-credit advanced career training programs are open to all. 
 
DO I HAVE TO BE ADDMITTED TO MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TO ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?
No, you do not have to be an admitted student to Mississippi State University to enroll in this program.  Our online non-credit advanced career training programs are open to all. 
 
WHEN CAN I START THE COURSE?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
 
AM I GUARANTEED A JOB?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
 
CAN I GET FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. Financing is available through other private, military, and government funding options.  Learn more about financial assistance.  

 
 
 

Registration Information

WIOA Approved

This is a Mississippi WIOA approved program.  Those interested in seeing if they qualify to use WIOA funding to pay for this training should contact their local MS WIN Job Center. 

The CompTIA A+ program is 100% online and allows you to enroll at any time.  After enrolling you will have 6 months to complete the program at a pace that is convenient for you.  You can get started today by clicking the "Enroll Now" button below and completing your registration at our partner ed2go site.