Online CompTIA A+ Training Course


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.

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.

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.

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.

Course Objectives

Learn the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting processes for most devices.

Be fully prepared to sit for the CompTIA 220-1001 and 220-1002 certification exams.

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Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac. 


COMPTIA A+ (220-1001)

Introduction to the 220-1001 section of the CompTIA A+ exam


Desktop and laptop assembly, motherboards, BIOS and Processors 


Troubleshooting cooling and power issues, maintaining and install hard drives and storage


Common approaches to network connections, router setup, TCP/IP and local networking


Mobile device security and virtualization

COMPTIA A+ (220-1002)

Introduction to the 220-1002 section of the CompTIA A+ exam


Tools for installing and maintaining Windows interfaces, command lines and remote desktops


Solving problems with boot process, startup and re-installation


Best practices for securing Windows from malicious software


Troubleshooting and maintaining MacOS and Linux operating systems


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.

Registration and Enrollment

This course is 100% online.

Start anytime with 6 months to complete.

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CompTIA A+ Training Boot Camp FAQs

The CompTIA A+ certification has become an industry standard for beginning a career in IT. It serves as proof that you have the knowledge and skills required to fill technical support and operational roles in information technology. CompTIA states that according to a report published by the International Data Corporation, 96% of hiring managers use IT certifications as a way of screening candidates for available job positions.

There are many different jobs for professionals who have obtained the CompTIA A+ certification. Some of these positions include IT support specialist, help desk technician, field service technician, Tier 1 support specialist, desktop support specialist, associate network engineer, systems support technician, junior systems administrator, service desk analyst, technical support specialist, desktop support administrator, end-user computer technician, and system support technician.

The IT field has grown immensely over the last several years as technology has continued to advance the way we do business and interact with one another, and with this, the need for qualified computer support technicians has increased dramatically. This growth in jobs is expected to continue at a 6% rate through 2031, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS reports that there were 875,700 job openings for computer support specialists in 2021 alone and predicts around 75,000 job openings for computer support specialists each year over the next decade.

The CompTIA A+ certification is the only industry-recognized credential that includes performance-based items that serve to prove you have the knowledge and skills to think on your feet and perform critical support tasks on the spot.

Not only will the CompTIA A+ certification qualify you for a variety of in-demand computer support jobs, but it could also help you gain a higher salary than peers who have not achieved certification. According to Glassdoor, the average annual salary you can expect in specific jobs with A+ certification as of October 2022 are IT support specialist - $50,764; field service technician - $50,261; desktop support analyst - $58,941; and Tier 1 help desk support - $47,180.

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