Computer Technician (CompTIA A+) Online Certification Program

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CompTIA A+ Professional Development Certificate

The Computer Technician (CompTIA A+) program from Continuing Education at ECC builds upon students’ existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer software and hardware to present fundamental concepts and techniques that technicians use every day on the job. Upon completing this course, students will gain the essential skills and technical expertise necessary to install, upgrade, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, repair, and perform preventative maintenance on basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the CompTIA A+ (Core 1 and Core 2) Certification exams.

The Computer Technician (CompTIA A+) Profession

This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the CompTIA A+ (Core 1 and Core 2) Certification exam. Upon completing this course, students will support the IT infrastructure by installing and configuring systems to secure applications and devices.

Educational Requirements

Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.

National certification is available for students who complete this course, including CompTIA A+ (Core 1 and Core 2) Certification exams.

What do I need to learn for CompTIA A+ certification?

  • Hardware: Identifying, using, and connecting hardware components, devices, and connectors
  • Windows Operating System: Installing and supporting the Windows OS, including command line and client support
  • Software Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting PC, laptop, and mobile device issues, including application security support
  • Networking: Understanding types of networks and connections, including TCP/IP, WIFI, and SOHO
  • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting device and network issues
  • Security: Identifying and protecting against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections
  • Mobile Devices: Installing and configuring laptops and other mobile devices (wearable technology, fitness monitors, etc.), including cloud computing
  • Other OS and Technologies: Understanding the Mac OS, Linux, and mobile OS
  • Operational Procedures: Following best practices for safety, environmental impacts, communication, and professionalism