CompTIA A+ Training Course
CompTIA™ A+ Certification Training
CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in Information Technology and is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. Companies like Intel, Dell, Ricoh, Nissan, Blue Cross and Blue Shield and HP all look for the CompTIA A+ certification when hiring for jobs like IT support specialist, IT field service technician, desktop support analyst and help desk tier 2 support.
Program At a Glance
Career Area: Information Technology
Ideal for: Individuals with an interest or background in Information Technology or computer support
Average Salary in Mississippi: $46,000+ annually
Average Salary in U.S.: $53,000+ annually
Job Outlook: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Computer Support Specialist" are among the most promising career areas, expecting 10 percent annual growth in job opportunities over the coming decade.
Program Format: Online via partnership with ed2go
Program Length: Self-paced; students have 6 months to complete the course after enrolling
Tuition Cost: $1,695 - Financial assistance is available
What Does a CompTIA A+ Specialist Do?
CompTIA A+ is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles and will help you launch your IT career – it's about much more than PC repair. Having IT certifications makes a great first impression when you’re looking for a job. Some of the many entry-level jobs that CompTIA A+ certification training prepares you for include: IT Support Specialist, Help Desk Technicians, Service Desk Analyst, Technical Support Specialist, Data Support Administrator, and Field Service Technician.
About the CompTIA A+ Certification Training Program
Mississippi State University's online CompTIA A+ program will prepare you for CompTIA A+ certification. You can earn this certification after you pass two exams. The CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-1001, covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing and network troubleshooting. The CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-1002 covers installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting and 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.
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
“I would recommend the CompTIA A+ course
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What You Receive When You Complete the Program?
Upon successfully completing the course, you'll be awarded a certificate of completion from Mississippi State University.
Ready to Enroll
Admission to the CompTIA A+ Certification Training Program is open to any interested student. Those who enroll should have basic knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems—for example, how to power up and log on to a machine, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills.
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WHAT DOES COMPTIA STAND FOR?
CompTIA stands for Computing Technology Industry Association, and it's the top supplier of vendor-neutral IT certifications worldwide. CompTIA is a non-profit trade association that has been in existence for over 20 years and has issued more than 2 million IT certifications. Its certifications are highly sought-after in companies of all sizes around the globe.
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA or Pell Grant. Financing is available through other private, military, and government funding options. Learn more about financial assistance.