Interested in computers, how they work, and tearing them apart? The CompTIA® A+ certification is the starting point for a career in PC repair and IT.
A+ Certification is an industry-wide, globally recognized credential for today’s PC Repair Technicians. It is a marketable certification that organizations seek when hiring PC Technicians to support and maintain PCs in a diverse network environment. Whether a student pursues A+ Certification for its own merit or as a starting point for other certifications, the courses offered at Harford Community College give a firm foundation of knowledge, ability, and skills in the field of maintenance and PC Repair.
CompTIA® A+ Certification (upon successful completion of the industry exam)
NO. OF COURSES
TIME TO COMPLETE
Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED®.
- Fundamentals of PC Repair
- PC Repair Level 1
- PC Repair Level 2
What can I do when I complete the program?
In order to receive CompTIA A+ certification, you must pass two exams. CompTIA A+ 220-1101 covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware, and network connectivity issues. CompTIA A+ 220-1102 covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X, and Linux. It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing, and operational procedures.
CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT. Students who complete the program may continue to earn Network+ and Security+ certifications, pursue a credit Cyber Defense certificate or an Information Assurance and Cybersecurity degree, or begin working as PC Repair Tech.