A CompTIA Certification Program
Frequently Asked Questions
What is A+ Certification?
A+ Certification is the recognized industry-wide PC
Service Technician credential. A+ Certification validates the students expertise in
repairing and maintaining PCs.
This marketable certification is a must when employers seek
PC Technicians to support and maintain equipment in todays diverse network
environment. And when you get your certification through A+ preparatory courses at Harford
Community College, youll have obtained a skill level and depth of knowledge to
successfully pass your exam and to confidently perform in a business environment.
Why should I get certified?
It helps students get a foot in the door with either
a prospective employer or client. It lets others know your achievement level, and many
employers may use certification as either a condition for employment or reward
certifications earned with job advancement or promotions.
What kind of jobs can I qualify for and what salary can I expect?
Upon obtaining your certification, you can qualify
for a number of positions depending upon your background:
PC Maintenance Technician I
PC Maintenance Technician II
PC Maintenance Technician III
Help Desk Support
Seewww.salary.com for more information
Where do I get a job? Will you provide assistance?
Harford Community College offers counseling and
assistance in your job search. Advisors are available to help current students and
graduates with resume development and interview skills. visit the
Academic Advising and Transfer Services
website or contact them at 443-412-2301.
How long is the A+ program? What will I learn?
The A+ program consists of two intensive training
courses that include lectures and hands-on exercises to teach PC repair
skills and prepare students for the exams. The PC Repair Level I course
emphasizes basic skills, while the PC Repair Level II course builds on
Time for completion of this program varies depending
on when courses are taken.
What are the A+ Requirements?
The A+ exams are written by CompTIA (Computer
Technology Industry Association), and testing is administered by various
centers in the Country . Certification is awarded for successful completion
of the examination, and not for completion of preparation courses. There are no further A+
education requirements or exams once the student has become certified. For more
information on scheduling exams, visit www.2test.com.
What are the Prerequisites?
Prerequisites vary depending on the certification and
course. Students interested in enrolling in this program should attend Computer Counseling
Night held at the beginning of both the Fall and Spring semesters. Counseling Night is
FREE to the public and instructors will be available to answer questions. See
Calendar of Events for details.
Im still not sure the computer field is for me. What should I do?
Attend Computer Counseling night held at the
beginning of the Fall Semester on the Harford Community College
Campus. Itís free to the public. Computer training instructors will be
there to speak with you and help select the programs appropriate for
How much will this cost?
Costs vary depending on whether you opt to take the
Command Line/Desktop prerequisite course. See specific course listings and About
Certification Tests for fees.
Is Tuition Assistance available?
A+ and Net+ are approved for Veterans
Administration Educational benefits. Contact Janice Cassady at 443-412-2325. For tuition
assistance or loan deferment information, please contact Finance and Accounting at
443-412-2207. For Presidential Scholarship information, please
contact Toni Mitchell at
email@example.com or 443-412-2317.
For additional information, contact Pam Karwowski at 443-360-9108 or email
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