CompTIA A+

  • For aspiring and practising IT professionals
  • Earn the ultimate benchmark to advance and join the ranks of senior IT professionals in the UK & globally
  • Enhance your confidence and skills to become an informed, multiskilled IT professional
  • Qualify and validate your skills with the support of expert Tutors, Study Coaches, and Recruitment Advisors
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    CompTIA A+

    CompTIA A+ is the one and only certification you need to get started in IT – there are simply no alternatives. If you’re passionate about succeeding in the rewarding world of IT, you’re going to need the industry-standard CompTIA A+ certification: employers are actively hiring professionals who hold this gold standard qualification, and for good reason.

    This is the essential validation of your skills that gives your career the boost it needs to stand out from the crowd. Don’t settle for mediocrity; join the ranks of top-performing IT professionals and take your career to the next level with CompTIA A+!

    This certification is highly valued in IT due to its focus on a wide range of valuable subjects like networking, laptop and mobile device setup, configuration of operating systems, security, and troubleshooting.

    After completing this certification, you can advance your education and boost your career by taking one of the most desirable certifications in the IT industry: the CompTIA Network+. Alternatively, our IT Specialist Career Programme is the preferred route for students looking to kickstart their careers and thrive as IT Professionals.

    Why study with us?

    • Stay motivated and manage your time effectively through regular one-to-one follow-ups with your certified Tutor and Study Coach
    • You have 24/7 access to your online courses, so you can study at your own pace and save on travel costs
    • Your official certification means that your experience is validated through industry-recognised material and highly valued in the UK (and the world!)
    • CompTIA CertMaster Labs give you the opportunity to implement your IT skills and gain practical, real-world experience
    • Your CV and LinkedIn profile will receive complete makeovers from your Recruitment Advisor to make sure you maximise your chances of securing rewarding opportunities
    • Career and recruitment support gives you advice on how to secure and succeed in job interviews, including mock interviews and exclusive interview preparation tailored toward your prospective company and role
    • Your expert Career Consultant will help you choose the right certification, and combine it with strategic guidance to make sure you achieve success in your professional journey

    Avoid the negative effects of making the wrong decision about your development journey, have an open Q&A with an expert. 

    What’s included?

    • Consultation with a Career Consultant to corroborate your course choice
    • Unlimited, 12-month access to the CompTIA A+ (Core 1 and Core 2) Courses
    • Official CompTIA A+ Core 1 and Core 2 Exams
    • Certified Tutor to provide assistance with course queries
    • Access to a full Support Team for assistance with examinations, notes, and study queries
    • Official CompTIA learning portal with access to videos, flash cards, and performance-based questions (PBQs) to maximise your chance of success
    • A professional, industry-oriented CV rewrite*
    • A LinkedIn profile overhaul to maximise your new networking opportunities*

    Certification: CompTIA A+

    Vendor: CompTIA: The Computing Technology Industry Association

    Course prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites to study this qualification

    Key learning objective: The CompTIA A+ focuses on knowledge and skills within the fields of hardware, operating systems, software troubleshooting, networking, troubleshooting, security, mobile devices, virtualisation & cloud computing, and operational procedures.

    *Value-added service that can be added at an additional cost

    Certification details

    ITonlinelearning is a verified CompTIA Authorised Partner (AP), which means that this certification has been rigorously assessed and approved to meet industry standards.

    Accrediting body
    As the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the go-to for individuals looking to enhance their skills and take their career to the next level. With a range of certifications covering everything from cyber security and cloud computing to networking, CompTIA has something for everyone! With over 2.5 million certifications awarded to date, you can trust that you’re in good hands with CompTIA.

    But CompTIA is more than just certifications – they’re a community of experts and professionals, passionate about advancing IT and promoting excellence. That’s why they offer a range of resources and support for their members, including training and development opportunities, networking events, and research and policy work.

    Certification expiry
    This certification showcases a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skillset, and so it is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue to ensure your skills remain aligned with best practices within the industry.

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    CompTIA A+

    What You Will Learn

    The CompTIA A+ focuses on knowledge and skills within the fields of hardware, operating systems, software troubleshooting, networking, troubleshooting, security, mobile devices, virtualisation & cloud computing, and operational procedures

      CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101)

      • Mobile Devices: You will learn about the various types of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, and how to troubleshoot and repair them.
      • Networking: You will gain an understanding of networking concepts, including LANs, WANs, and protocols such as TCP/IP.
      • Hardware: You will learn about the different types of hardware components and how they work together, as well as troubleshooting techniques for hardware issues.
      • Virtualisation and Cloud Computing: You will gain an understanding of virtualisation and cloud computing, including the differences between the two and how they are used in business environments.
      • Hardware and Networking Troubleshooting: You will learn about common hardware and networking troubleshooting techniques and how to identify and resolve issues.

      CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102)

      • Operating Systems: You will gain an understanding of different types of operating systems and how they work, including Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
      • Security: You will learn about various security concepts, including firewalls, antivirus software, and encryption.
      • Software Troubleshooting: You will learn about troubleshooting techniques for software issues and how to resolve them.
      • Operational Procedures: You will gain an understanding of operational procedures, such as backup and recovery, and how to implement them in a business environment.

      Your Success is Assured

      Expert Career Consultants

      Our expert Career Consultants select qualifications that align perfectly with your aspirations by collaborating with you to identify your desired end-goal.

      Certified Tutors

      Our certified Tutors are there to assist you with course questions, exam queries, and revision so you have all the support you need to ace your exams.

      Study Coaches and Mentors

      Your Study Coach and Mentor is dedicated to guiding and supporting you throughout your journey by providing motivation, encouragement, and monitoring progress.

      Experienced Recruitment Advisors

      Your Recruitment Advisor will provide you with the tools you need to succeed, like an industry-oriented CV, LinkedIn profile overhaul, and exclusive resources.

      The Key to Your Success

      Your Expert Career Consultant has received extensive training in the solutions we offer, and they understand that making the wrong choice can have a negative impact on your career, and overall well-being. They’re here to: 

      • Get to know you, your goals, and your experience 
      • Help you through the best options for you
      • Make sure you choose the right path: financially, psychologically, and professionally. 

      Career and Progression Prospects

      Information Technology is used in a plethora of sectors, but here are a few roles you’re qualified to explore with this certification:

      IT Support

      Desktop Support Technician

      Helpdesk Support

      First Line Support

      Second Line Support

      Service Desk Analyst

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      Full Student Success Team

      To drive your success forward to the finishing line of your goals, our team comprises of professionals available at the press of a button to provide clarity on questions you have regarding your exam booking and preparation, portal and logins, assignments, as well as quizzes. You can also access one-to-one Tutor and Mentor Support so that your queries can be resolved swiftly and comprehensively. Our Tutors are experienced and certified in their fields, too!

      Bolster Your Income Potential & Job Security

      Your certification will provide you with a significant competitive advantage by validating your skills and knowledge – with that, you can either contribute toward your current company or grow in another one.

      Finance that suits your lifestyle

      You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your lifestyle in order to advance your skills. With your development at the forefront of our mission, we have personalised financing options so that you can live comfortably whilst investing in your future.

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      Projecting Your Salary

      We want to help you achieve the best outcome in your studies so that you can flourish in your selected development pathway.

      £26.9K /

      per year

      IT Technician

      £47.5K /

      per year

      IT Manager

      £59.8K /

      per year

      Chief Information Officer

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      CompTIA A+
      Frequently Asked Questions

      You have questions, and we have all the answers

      CompTIA A+ is a widely recognised entry-level certification for IT professionals. It validates the skills needed to install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot personal computers, mobile devices, operating systems, and peripherals.

      The CompTIA A+ certification was created for individuals looking for a career in IT, professionals that require an understanding of IT for their jobs, and employees working in IT-based organisations. This certification is also beneficial for experienced IT professionals who wish to validate their skills and experience through an industry-recognised qualification.

      The CompTIA A+ is assessed and awarded by means of 2 examinations: the Core 1 (220-1101) and Core 2 (220-1102). These exams comprise of a maximum of 90 multiple choice (single and multiple response, drag & drop, as well as performance based) questions per exam. Each exam is 90 minutes long. You will be required to score 75% (675 out of 900) for the CompTIA A+ Core 1, and 78% (700 out of 900) for the CompTIA A+ Core 2, or higher in order to pass.

      This certification showcases a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skillset, and so it is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue to ensure your skills remain aligned with best practices within the industry.