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Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), a non-profit trade association, was created in 1982 as the Association of Better Computer Dealers, representatives of five microcomputer dealerships. CompTIA is a provider of professional certifications for the information technology (IT) industry.

INTRODUCTION

CompTIA’s A+ certification is the starting line for a career in IT.

CompTIA A+ 220-801 covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking.

CompTIA A+ 220-802 covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as configuring common features (e.g. network connectivity and email) for mobile operating systems Android and Apple iOS.

CREDIBILTY

CompTIA A+ certification proves that you have the basic necessary skills as an IT Service technician. Government agencies like U.S. Dept. of Defense and private companies like Dell, IBM, Lenovo, CompuCom and Intel prefer having IT technicians with a CompTIA A+ certification. Even your current employer will give more value to you than your colleague who does not have this certification.

Why get the CompTIA A+ certification?

The A+ certification is an excellent resume booster. If you are in the job hunt, adding this to your arsenal can be very beneficial when it comes to obtaining that job, and procuring a good salary. More career option, Proof that you are serious, Money Sever, Money Maker.To state the obvious, credentials are important for IT job seekers. The organization you already work for might require the A+ now, or plan on doing so in the future. If your job search strategy includes obtaining other IT certifications, the A+ is a great place to start, and gives you a strong foundation for those other cert.

What kind of experience and pre-requisites should I have before attempting the CompTIA A+ exams?

CompTIA recommends that a person have the equivalent knowledge of at least 6 to 12 months of hands-on experience in the lab or field. However, many people take the exam with less experience. No other certifications are required as pre-requisites.

What do I get when I pass?

When you pass both exams, you will become CompTIA A+ Certified. CompTIA A+ certification proves that you have the basic necessary skills as an IT Service technician and In the industry standard in terms of measuring a technicians hardware and software knowledge.  starting line for a career in IT field.

The CompTIA website lists Canon, Cognizant, Computacenter, Fujitsu, Ricoh, Toshiba, Unisys and Intel recommend it.At the testing center you will receive a printed score report after each exam you take. Hold onto these as proof that you passed. Afterward you can either download your certificate in PDF format from CompTIA

Better Career Options

Recruiting agencies prefer candidates with more certifications. CompTIA A+ will be preferred list of certifications for the job-seeker. The CompTIA website lists Canon, Cognizant, Computacenter, Fujitsu, Ricoh, Toshiba, Unisys and Intel recommend or require CompTIA A+ certifications for their IT staff or partners.

BENIFIT

The certification can be kept relevant through CompTIA’s Continuing Education Program. For certified professionals enrolled in the Continuing Education Program, the higher-level certifications that will renewal include, but not limited to, Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, ISC(2), Novell, Oracle and Red Hat

Performance-Based Objectives and Skills Gained

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be practically aware about:

·         PC hardware

·         Networking

·         Laptop

·         Printer

·         Operational procedure

·         Operating system

·         Security

·         Mobile device

·         Troubleshooting

 

The training programs for CompTIA A+ 220-801 in detail are as follow:

Section 0: Introduction

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CompTIA A+ Training Course Overview)

Section 1:  PC Hardware

·         BIOS Settings

·         Motherboard Components

·         RAM

·         Expansion Cards

·         Storage Devices

·         The CPU

·         Interfaces

·         Computer Power

·         Computer Components

·         Display Devices

·         Connector Types

·         Computer Peripherals

Section 2: Networkig

·        Network Connectors

·        Network Cabling

·        TCP/IP

·        Common Network Ports

·        Wireless Networking Standards

·        Installing a Wireless Router

·        Internet Connection Types

·        Network Types

·        Common Network Devices

·        Networking Tools

Section 3: Laptops

·        Laptop Hardware

·        Laptop Displays

·        Laptop Features

 

Section 4: Printers

·        Printer Types

·        Installing Printers

·        Printer Maintenance

Section 5: Operational Procedures

·        Computer Safety Procedures

·        Environmental Controls

·        Communication and Professionalism

·        Dealing with Prohibited Activity

 

CompTIA A+ 220-802

Section 1: Operating Systems

·        Microsoft Operating Systems

·        Installing Windows

·        The Windows Command Line

·        Operating System Tools

·        The Windows Control Panel

·        Configuring Windows Networking

·        Windows Preventive Maintenance

·        Windows Security

·        Client-Side Virtualization

 

Section 2: Security

·        Security Prevention Methods

·        Common Security Threats

·        Securing a Windows Workstation

·        Disposing of Sensitive Data

·        Securing a SOHO Network

 

Section 3: Mobile Devices

·        Mobile Operating Systems

·        Network Connectivity and Email

·        Securing Mobile Devices

·        Mobile Device Hardware

·        Mobile Device Synchronization

 

Section 4: Troubleshooting

·        Troubleshooting Theory

·        Common Hardware Problems

·        Hard Drive Troubleshooting

·        Troubleshooting Video

·        Troubleshooting Networks

·        Operating System Troubleshooting

·        Troubleshooting Security Issues

·        Laptop Troubleshooting

·        Troubleshooting Printers

 

 

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