CompTIA A+

A globally-recognised entry level qualification for those considering a future role as an IT Technician. This 10 day hands-on course will cover hardware and software components, giving attendees the core skills and abilities required in the workplace. 
Attendees can obtain discounted vouchers from RTC Aldershot to sit the CompTIA A+ online exams post course. 

Next Scheduled Date: 29 Nov 2021

  • Location: CTP Aldershot Training Centre
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Funding:
    Contract Funded
  • Course Fee: 10 Days IRTC (£267.00)
  • Exam Fee: £190.00
  • Course Fee
    Post-October 2021:

    10 Days IRTC (£267.00)
  • Exam Fee Post-October 2021: £190.00
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Why take this course?

This 10 day course will provide attendees who have little prior experience of maintaining Desktop PCs with the skills and basic knowledge required to start a career as an IT Technician or Support Engineer. You will build a range of systems, desktops and laptops, and install a variety of different desktop operating systems.

Is this the right course for me?

This is an ideal entry level qualification which is industry standard for those starting out in an IT support role. The CompTIA A+ will provide the skills and experience for any application towards an entry level IT support role. No prior knowledge is required. 

The course will give attendees the following skills:

  • Hardware - The ability to identify, use and connect hardware components and devices
  • Operating Systems - Install and support windows OS, understand Mac OS, Linux and mobile OS
  • Software Troubleshooting - learn how to troubleshoot PC and mobile device issues including application security support
  • Networking - types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, Wifi, Soho
  • Hardware & Network Troubleshooting - troubleshoot device and network issues
  • Security - identify & protect against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections
  • Mobile Devices - install & Configure laptops and other mobile devices
  • Virtualization & Cloud Computing
  • Operational Procedures - follow best practices for safety, environmental impacts and communication

Qualifications

Comptia A+ 220-1001 and 220-1002

Eligibility

The course is intended for those Service leavers who have a basic "user-level" knowledge of the PC, eg: basic keyboard skills, user of Windows.

Fees & Funding

  • Course Fee 10 Days IRTC (£267.00)
  • Exam Fee £190.00

Course Content

The CTP CompTIA A+ course is split between A+ 220-1001 Hardware and A+ 220-1002 software components over the 10 days, in line with the two A+ optional exams which can be completed post course. 

CompTIA A+ 220-1001

Attendees will cover the following:
  • Install and configure PC system unit components and peripheral devices.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot display and multimedia devices.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot storage devices.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot internal system components.
  • Explain network infrastructure concepts.
  • Configure and troubleshoot network connections.
  • Implement client virtualisation and cloud computing.
  • Support and troubleshoot laptops.
  • Support and troubleshoot mobile devices.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot print devices.

CompTIA A+ 220-1002

Attendees will cover the following:
  • Support operating systems.
  • Install, configure, and maintain operating systems.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows.
  • Configure and troubleshoot network connections.
  • Manage users, workstations, and shared resources.
  • Implement physical security.
  • Secure workstations and data..
  • Troubleshoot workstation security issues.
  • Support and troubleshoot mobile devices.
  • Implement operational procedures.

Exam Details

A+ has 2 exams

CompTIA A+ 220-1001 covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing and network troubleshooting.

CompTIA A+ 220-1002 covers installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting and operational procedures.

Number of Questions

Maximum of 90 questions per exam

Type of Questions

Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance based

Length of Test

90 Minutes per exam

Passing Score

220-1001: 675 (on a scale of 100-900)
220-1002: 700(on a scale of 100-900)


Attendees can purchase discounted vouchers from the admin team at RTC Aldershot, and these must be used within 1 year of purchase.  Those completing exams are encouraged to use the CompTIA online testing portal where you can complete the exam from home or any suitable location. 
Further details on the requirements for sitting the remote exam are available on the CompTIA website here:

https://www.comptia.org/testing/testing-options/about-testing-options

Your exam score will be seen immediately on completion of the exam, and you will be able to download a score report. Exam Certificates are not issued, but CTP will issue a Certificate of Attendance on completion of the course. 


Career Opportunities

This course will provide you with the practical experience  to apply for entry level IT technician or support engineer roles. It is recommended that attendees complete the exam and gain the recognised qualification for your CV. 

Supporting Documents

CompTIA A+

Scheduled dates and locations

Here are the next available dates. To check availability or to book a place contact
  • Date Location Availability
  • 29 Nov 2021 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 10 Jan 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Fully booked
  • 14 Feb 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Reserve spaces available
  • 28 Mar 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 9 May 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 20 Jun 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 25 Jul 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 19 Sep 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
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