Course Overview
A+ Certification is a testing program sponsored by CompTIA that certifies the
knowledge and technical competency of entry-level computer service technicians. A+
Certification is a non-vendor, non-product specific certification program. It provides an
industry-recognized and valuable credential that may open doors with prospective
employers or lead to job advancement opportunities. The program is supported by major computer hardware and software vendors, distributors, resellers, and publications. A+ Certification covers two main areas of competency: Core Hardware and Operating System (OS) Technologies.

Audience

This course is designed for persons with basic end-user skills with Windows-based personal computer, who wish to begin a career in information technology by becoming personal computer services technicians, or who wish to prepare to take the CompTIA A+

Core Hardware examination. This course is targeted to an individual with basic end-user skills using Windows-based personal computers, who wishes to begin a career in information technology by becoming a personal computer service technician, or who wants to prepare to take the CompTIA A+ Operating Systems examination.

Prerequisites
None

Benefits
The Individual
Earning a CompTIA certification can help you get the right skills to begin and advance your career in the IT industry. Certified technicians are more knowledgeable and confident about the problems they handle than non-certified technicians, and can more easily adapt to
changing technologies. Whether you’re an entry-level technician or an experienced professional looking to expand your knowledge base, training toward and gaining CompTIA certifications can help you start a career.
The Employer
Having a certified workforce has many benefits, including a higher bottom line. CompTIA certifications teach technicians the skills they need to know to do their job. This leads to a more efficient and effective workforce.

Date & Time
January 12th – March 2010
5:00pm – 7:30pm

Costs
$1500.00 (tuition and course manual)
$900.00 (CompTIA A+ International Examinations)

Course outline CompTIA A+ Essentials & IT Technician
  • Electricity and power systems
  • CPU’s and Motherboards
  • Basic input/output system
  • Memory systems
  • Bus structures
  • Expansion cards
  • Ports, Connectors and cables
  • Data storage devices
  • Video and multimedia input/output devices
  • Printers
  • Portable computers and devices
  • Operating system management
  • Operating system monitoring
  • Operating system maintenance
  • Operating system troubleshooting
  • Connecting Computers
  • Networking Computers
  • Network Troubleshooting
  • Security
  • Windows installation and upgrades
  • Safety
  • Maintaining the PC environment
  • Professionalism and communication

Appendix A: PC hardware support basics
Appendix B: Certification exam and objectives Map
Appendix B: CompTIA A+ Acronyms

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