CompTIA A+

CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in 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. 


Program Overview

Educational Credential:

CompTIA® A+ Certification  upon passing the exam


No. of Classes Required:

3 Courses

Educational Format:



Contact Information:




Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED

Courses in the CompTIA A+ Program

Required Courses

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+ 220-1001 covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware, and network connectivity issues. CompTIA A+ 220-1002 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.