CompTIA Systems Support Specialist (CSSS)

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    CompTIA Systems Support Specialist (CSSS)

    The CompTIA Systems Support Specialist certification is aimed at IT professionals starting their careers or with some experience in system support and maintenance. It is obtained by earning two certifications: CompTIA A+, which covers general IT support, and CompTIA Linux+, focusing on Linux system management.

    Gaining this certification is a significant step in professional development, demonstrating a comprehensive skill set in IT system support. It reflects a commitment to mastering both general IT support and specialized Linux system skills, preparing individuals for diverse roles in today’s technology-driven IT environment.

    Alternatively, our IT Technician 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 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 official CompTIA Systems Support Specialist Course
    • Official CompTIA A+ Core 1 Exam, CompTIA A+ Core 2 Exam and CompTIA Linux+ Exam
    • Certified Tutor to provide assistance with course queries
    • Access to a full Support Team for assistance with examination, 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 Systems Support Specialist

    Vendor: CompTIA: The Computing Technology Industry Association

    Key learning objective: The CompTIA Systems Support Specialist (CSSS) certification focuses on equipping individuals with a comprehensive skill set for effectively supporting and managing IT systems, with a particular focus on Linux environments.

    *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 validation of your expertise, and is valid for life!

    Our Students

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    CompTIA Systems Support Specialist

    What You Will Learn

    The CompTIA Systems Support Specialist certification is crafted to equip individuals with the crucial skills and knowledge necessary for effective support and management of IT systems, with a particular focus on Linux environments.

      CompTIA A+

      The CompTIA A+ certification is a foundational IT certification that covers a broad range of topics essential for entry-level IT professionals. It emphasizes the understanding and troubleshooting of a variety of hardware and software, along with customer support skills. Additionally, it includes an understanding of basic networking, security fundamentals, and operational procedures, preparing individuals for roles in IT support and technical assistance.

      CompTIA Linux+

      The CompTIA Linux+ certification is focused on the Linux operating system, catering to professionals who need to manage Linux-based systems. It covers essential areas such as installation, system configuration, command line mastery, network settings, and security fundamentals specific to Linux. This certification is ideal for those seeking roles in IT that require a deep understanding of Linux, such as system administrators, network administrators, and technical support specialists.

      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. 

      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.

      £26.8K /

      per year

      Help Desk Technician

      £37.6K /

      per year

      IT Support Specialist

      £35.4K /

      per year

      Systems Administrator

      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.

      Why Choose ITonlinelearning?

      Customer-Approved Service since 2007

      You will benefit from our perfected learning & development formula by enjoying support that forms the crux of our values and mission. Our TrustScore of 4.9 has remained consistent with thousands of 5-star reviews, so we’re happy to report that our customers agree.

      An Endorsed Qualification & Reputation

      When we say accredited, we mean that official experts from our licensed organisations have evaluated and approved our training material to ensure it meets their refined standards. These qualifications thus make you a credible and reliable professional.

      Tailored Advice & Consulting

      There is no one-size-fits-all approach to achieving personal and professional goals. You deserve career consulting and employability advice tailored toward your specific skills, experience, and aspirations – luckily, this is our forte.

      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.

      CompTIA Systems Support Specialist (CSSS)
      Frequently Asked Questions

      You have questions, and we have all the answers

      The CSSS certification can lead to various IT roles, including system support specialist, IT support technician, network administrator, and system administrator, especially in environments using Linux.

      The time to complete the CSSS certification varies depending on your existing knowledge and study pace. Typically, it can take several months to a year to complete both the CompTIA A+ and Linux+ certifications, especially if you’re studying part-time.

      The CSSS certification demonstrates your ability to support and manage IT systems, including proficiency in Linux, which is highly valued in many IT roles. It can enhance your employability, qualify you for a wider range of job roles, and potentially lead to higher salaries and career advancement opportunities in the field of IT systems support and administration.