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COMPTIA A+

Start Your Cyber Security or Other IT Career with CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTIA A+ Training & Certification

Are you looking to begin a career in IT? CompTIA training is the perfect start!

Learn the basics of personal computer hardware and operating systems including installation, upgrade, repair, configuration, optimization, troubleshooting, and preventative maintenance. In addition, learn how to support personal computers, mobile devices, and small networks in a business setting, including hardware and software troubleshooting, Windows installation and configuration, networking, and security.

This class consists of two subjects, A+ Essentials (220-1001) and A+ Practical Applications (220-1002), which will prepare you for CompTIA’s A+ certification exam. Tech certifications help you land an IT job by providing confirmation of knowledge at a national standard. Read more about IT certification benefits.

To request more information or a complete syllabus for any of our IT career training programs, contact us today!

Is This CompTIA Training for Me?

Learning the skills taught in our CompTIA A+ will qualify you for any number of entry-level positions in desktop support, computer user support, help desk tier I-III, and general IT support.

Get the Knowledge and Certifications You Need to Launch Your I.T. Career in One Program!

If you’re trying to launch a new career, check out our Computer User Support Specialist program which can help you get “job-ready” with CompTIA training in A+, Network+, and Security+. Get three industry-recognized CompTIA certifications plus ITIL in one 25-day high velocity IT training program!

Contact us anytime to request more information or a complete syllabus.

Prerequisites for CompTIA A+ Certification Training

There are no prerequisites required for this A+ course. A typical student will understand basic fundamentals of computer technology, networking, security, operating systems, and troubleshooting.

Not sure which career path is best for you? Do you want to be qualified for a job and have access to open employment opportunities once you complete your CompTIA training? LeaderQuest career services can help you with that and more!

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Course at a Glance

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BASE TRAINING PERIOD

10 Days

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IT CERTIFICATION

CompTIA A+

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SKILL LEVEL

Entry level with no prerequisites

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LIVE INSTRUCTOR

This course is available at any LQ campus

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VA APPROVED

This course is eligible for VA tuition benefits

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What You'll Learn

CompTIA A+ Course Objectives:

  • Identify the components of standard desktop personal computers
  • Identify fundamental components and functions of personal computer operating systems
  • Identify best practices followed by professional personal computer technicians
  • Install and configure operating systems
  • Maintain and troubleshoot installations of Microsoft Windows
  • Identify network technologies
  • Install and manage network connections
  • Support laptops, portable computing devices, printers, and scanners
  • Identify personal computer security concepts
  • Support personal computer security
  • Install, configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and replace computer hardware, system components, and peripherals
  • Maintain and troubleshoot the Windows operating system
  • Install a small-office/home-office network, and troubleshoot network connections
  • Secure personal computers
    Unit 1: A+ Essentials
    • Lesson 1: Motherboards and expansion cards
    • Lesson 2: CPUs and power supplies
    • Lesson 3: Memory and physical storage
    • Lesson 4: Connections
    • Lesson 5: Peripheral devices
    • Lesson 6: Printers
    • Lesson 7: Notebooks
    • Lesson 8: Networking basics
    • Lesson 9: The physical network
    • Lesson 10: Networking protocols
    • Lesson 11: Wireless networking
    • Lesson 12: Professional conduct
    Unit 2: A+ Practical Applications
    • Lesson 1: Troubleshooting basics
    • Lesson 2: Client operating systems
    • Lesson 3: Configuring the operating system
    • Lesson 4: Configuring hardware settings
    • Lesson 5: Networking PCs
    • Lesson 6: Authentication and user security
    • Lesson 7: Securing systems and data
    • Lesson 8: Preventative maintenance
    • Lesson 9: Securing networks
    • Lesson 10: Troubleshooting system hardware
    • Lesson 11: Display and printer troubleshooting
    • Lesson 12: Network troubleshooting
    • Lesson 13: Operating system troubleshooting
    • Lesson 14: Mobile devices
    • Lesson 15: Operating system installation and upgrades

    Job Outlook

    Individuals who complete CompTIA A+ training and certification qualify for the following or similar job roles:

    • Tier 1 Help Desk
    • Desktop Support
    • Help Desk Consultant
    • Computer Support Specialist
    • IT Support Representative

    Job Growth Rate:

    Projected job growth rate for Computer Support Technicians with CompTIA certifications is 18% from 2010 – 2020*

    Salary Range:

    The median national salary range for : $46,000 – $66,000**

    CompTIA A+ Certification Course
    *Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition
    **Median national salary ranges are based on job titles and salary information from 0*Net OnLine

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    • Nov 16 - Dec 4, 2020
    • Daytime Classes
    • Jan 4 - Jan 15, 2021
    • Daytime Classes
    • Nov 9 - Dec 11, 2020
    • 6:00pm – 10:00pm MST
    • Jan 4 - Feb 5, 2021
    • 6:00pm – 10:00pm MST
    Until it is deemed safe to return to the classroom, all of our courses are being delivered in a virtual, online format. The health, well-being, and safety of our students and colleagues is our top priority. We are monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely and adjusting our training offering accordingly
    • Nov 9 - Nov 20, 2020
    • Daytime Classes
    • Dec 14 - Jan 8, 2021
    • Daytime Classes
    • Nov 9 - Dec 11, 2020
    • 6:00pm – 10:00pm MST
    • Jan 4 - Feb 5, 2021
    • 6:00pm – 10:00pm MST
    Until it is deemed safe to return to the classroom, all of our courses are being delivered in a virtual, online format. The health, well-being, and safety of our students and colleagues is our top priority. We are monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely and adjusting our training offering accordingly
    • Nov 2 - Nov 13, 2020
    • Daytime Classes
    • Nov 30 - Dec 11, 2020
    • Daytime Classes
    • Jan 4 - Jan 15, 2021
    • Daytime Classes
    • Nov 9 - Dec 11, 2020
    • 6:00pm – 10:00pm CST
    • Jan 4 - Feb 5, 2021
    • 6:00pm – 10:00pm CST
    Until it is deemed safe to return to the classroom, all of our courses are being delivered in a virtual, online format. The health, well-being, and safety of our students and colleagues is our top priority. We are monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely and adjusting our training offering accordingly
    • Nov 9 - Nov 20, 2020
    • Daytime Classes
    • Dec 14 - Jan 8, 2021
    • Daytime Classes
    • Nov 9 - Dec 11, 2020
    • 6:00pm – 10:00pm CST
    • Jan 4 - Feb 5, 2021
    • 6:00pm – 10:00pm CST
    Until it is deemed safe to return to the classroom, all of our courses are being delivered in a virtual, online format. The health, well-being, and safety of our students and colleagues is our top priority. We are monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely and adjusting our training offering accordingly
    • Nov 16 - Dec 4, 2020
    • Daytime Classes
    • Jul 27 - Aug 7, 2020
    • Daytime Classes
    • Nov 9 - Dec 11, 2020
    • 6:00pm – 10:00pm EST
    • Jan 4 - Feb 5, 2021
    • 6:00pm – 10:00pm EST
    Until it is deemed safe to return to the classroom, all of our courses are being delivered in a virtual, online format. The health, well-being, and safety of our students and colleagues is our top priority. We are monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely and adjusting our training offering accordingly

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    MILITARY EDUCATION BENEFITS

    Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC):
    VET TEC is a new tuition and housing assistance program designed to help veterans get short term technology training without using their GI Bill® benefits. If you’re a military veteran with at least one day of unexpired GI Bill® entitlement, you may be eligible, subject to approval by LeaderQuest. Learn more about VET TEC and whether this program is right for you.

    Post 9/11 GI Bill® Education Program:
    The Post 9/11 GI Bill® is an education benefit program for Active Duty, Selected Reserve, and National Guard service members who served on active duty after September 10, 2001.

    Veterans Workforce Investment Program (VWIP):
    VWIP provides resources for the training necessary to prepare eligible veterans for meaningful employment within the labor force.

    The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program:
    The VR&E VetSuccess program, also known as Voc-Rehab or Chapter 31, offers disabled vets counseling, training, education and other services needed to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.

    Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA):
    MyCAA provides up to $4,000 (over 2 years) of Financial Assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    LeaderQuest IT Impact Scholarship:
    LeaderQuest’s core purpose is to create meaningful outcomes that impact lives. The LeaderQuest IT Impact Scholarship was launched in 2019 to help us further fulfill that mission. Learn more and view application.

    FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS FOR IT AND CYBER SECURITY TRAINING

    Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult and Dislocated Worker Program:
    This program provides government funding for employment and training services. WIOA aids eligible adults and dislocated workers in both finding and qualifying for meaningful employment.

    Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA):
    TAA is a federally funded employment program. It provides benefits to workers who lose their jobs or had their hours reduced as a result of foreign trade. Benefits may include training, job search allowances, relocation allowances, and other reemployment services.

    PRIVATE TRAINING LOAN OPTIONS

    LeaderQuest has partnered with Climb Credit! Climb Credit offers tuition financing at fixed interest rates starting at 5%. They offer high approvals and low monthly payments. Climb’s online application takes minutes to complete with instant pre-approval. Apply with a qualifying co-borrower for the best rates.

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