CompTIA A+ Certification (Voucher Included) - San Francisco State University
IT and Software Development

CompTIA A+ Certification (Voucher Included)

60 Hours
3 Months

A CompTIA A+ certified professional is a qualified computer technician who has demonstrated the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware and software components. To become CompTIA A+ certified, an individual must pass two exams: the Core 1 and Core 2 exams.

A CompTIA A+ certified professional will typically be responsible for setting up and maintaining personal computers, printers, scanners, and other peripheral devices. The professional may also be required to install and configure operating systems, as well as troubleshoot hardware and software issues. Additionally, the CompTIA A+ certified professional will be expected to provide end-user support and advise users on the best and most secure ways to use their computer systems.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Install and properly connect hardware for Windows PCs, Macs, and Linux PCs
• Install and set up operating systems for Windows PCs, Macs, and Linux PCs
• Maintain and troubleshoot problems in those computers

• Section 01 – Configuring BIOS
• Section 02 – Motherboards
• Section 03 – Expansion Slots
• Section 04 – RAM Types and Features
• Section 05 – Install and Configure PC Expansion Cards
• Section 06 – Install and Configure Storage Devices
• Section 07- CPU’s and Cooling Methods
• Section 08- PC Connection Interfaces
• Section 09- Power Supplies
• Section 10- Custom Computer Specifications
• Section 11- Installing Displays
• Section 12- PC Connectors
• Section 13- Installing Peripheral
• Section 14 – Installing Multifunction Devices and SOHO Networks
• Section 15 – Printer Technologies
• Section 16 – Printer Maintenance
• Section 17 – Networking
• Section 18 – Properties and Characteristics of TCP/IP
• Section 19 – TCP vs. UDP
• Section 20 – Wi-Fi Networking Standards and Encryption Types
• Section 21 – Install and Configure SOHO Wireless/Wired Router
• Section 22 – Architecture and Internet Connection Types
• Section 23- Networking Tools
• Section 24- Laptop Hardware Components
• Section 25- Mobile Devices
• Section 26 – Mobile Device Ports and Accessories
• Section 27 – Troubleshooting Theory
• Section 28 – Troubleshooting RAID Arrays and Hard Drives
• Section 29- Troubleshooting Video
• Section 30- Troubleshooting Network Issues
• Section 31- Troubleshooting Printers
• Section 32- Windows Operating Systems
• Section 33 – Command Line Tools
• Section 34 – Microsoft Operating System Features and Tools
• Section 35 – Control Panel Utilities
• Section 36 – Windows Networking on Client Desktops
• Section 37 – Preventative Maintenance
• Section 38 – Features and Functionality of the Mac OS and Linux Operating Systems
• Section 39- Client-Side Virtualization
• Section 40- Cloud-based Concepts
• Section 41- Network Host Properties
• Section 42- Mobile Operating Systems
• Section 43- Mobile Device Network and E-mail
• Section 44- Security
• Section 45- Prevention Methods
• Section 46- Windows Security Settings
• Section 47 – Security Best Practices
• Section 48 – Securing Mobile Devices
• Section 49 – Troubleshooting Common PC Tools
• Section 50 – Common PC Security Issues
• Section 51 – Common Mobile Operating Systems Troubleshooting
• Section 52 – Common Safety Practices
• Section 53 – Maintenance Tools and Techniques
• Section 54 – Privacy and Licensing Concepts

All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

Internet Connection
• Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
Hardware Requirements
• Processor – 2GHz Processor or Higher
• Memory – 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

Software Requirements
• Operating Systems – Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
• Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
• Internet Browsers – Google Chrome is highly recommended
• Cookies MUST be enabled
• Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
• Adobe PDF Reader

CompTIA A+ Certification is a valuable credential for those working in the IT field. It validates a person’s skills and knowledge in key areas such as hardware, operating systems, troubleshooting, networking, security, and more. With the A+ certification, employers can be confident that an employee has the skills and experience necessary to help maintain and support their business’s IT systems.

The A+ certification is especially beneficial for those looking to get a job in IT, as it gives employers an assurance of the skills and knowledge they can expect from the employee. It also demonstrates a commitment to continuing education and staying up-to-date with the ever-changing IT landscape.

In addition to enhancing employability, the A+ certification can help employees advance their careers and increase their earning potential. It also serves as a great way to network with other IT professionals and stay connected to the industry.

Relevancy – With annual reviews and enhancements, this program guarantees accurate and relevant curriculum that meets employer requirements for the knowledge and skills demanded to successfully enter the workforce.
Career Readiness – Our Career Kit is designed to provide students with the practical tools they’ll need to help find a job once they have completed training and earned their certification. With our Career Kit, students are sure to impress! Using our practical templates and prompts, students can present their BEST self to future employers.
Curriculum Format – We believe career training should be engaging and fun, not exhausting, and boring. To achieve this, we have developed our program with a mix of formats including reading material, video lectures, procedure videos, interactive activities and games, knowledge check ins, and section assessments. By incorporating a balanced mixture of interactivity, engagement, and comprehension testing, this program ensures a well-rounded experience for students that will not only fully prepare them to enter the workforce but also provide a fun, entertaining way to learn. With real-life procedure videos, students are provided a combination of comprehensive instructions, visual and auditory demonstrations, and hands-on practice exercises.

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With our programs, you can learn and study at your own pace with access 24/7/365 for the duration of your program. This means you can learn on your own terms and work around your own schedule.
Our online training comes with access to real, live support personnel that will help you through every step from our admissions adviser who will assist you with selecting the right training for you, to our student adviser who will be there with you during your entire training journey.
We have tailored our programs to provide comprehensive training in the technical and soft skills employers are looking for. With direct input and feedback from industry leaders and hiring managers, our program aligns with exactly what you need to successfully enter the workforce.
Our career training not only gives you the knowledge you need but preparation for the certification exams relevant to your desired career path. If you are pursuing an exciting new career in a field with a national certification, our program will both prepare you to sit for the exam but will often include a voucher for the exam cost.
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Our training programs have been developed with real learners and professionals in mind, so our programs incorporate real-world case studies and virtual simulations that will provide examples and interactions with real-life situations you may encounter during your career. These allow you to learn by experience with circumstances similar to what will be your daily responsibilities on the job.
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Our training curriculum was developed with you in mind, looking at modern day learners and their needs. Our curriculum contains a mix of formats including reading, listening, watching, and interacting that will immerse you into a fun and engaging learning experience you will not only enjoy but not want to end.

Program Description

For anyone wanting to enter the IT world, the CompTIA A+ certification is a great start! The A+ by CompTIA is recognized as one of the top entry-level certifications in the industry. It provides you with a solid foundation in hardware, software and troubleshooting skills in order to build or supplement your technical knowledge. This online course, offered by our accredited school partners, will prepare you for the CompTIA A+ 220-1101 and 220-1102 exams (CompTIA A+ 1100 Series). Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!

For those wishing to improve their IT professional skills and who want to be prepared to take the A+ certification exams.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: • Install and properly connect hardware for Windows PCs, Macs, and Linux PCs • Install and set up operating systems for Windows PCs, Macs, and Linux PCs • Maintain and troubleshoot problems in those computers
This course provides students with qualified support professionals to guide them through their learning experience. The student support team is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and registration or enrollment questions. Support advisers also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement.
Though you are given a full 4 months to complete this program, the average time to completion is only 3 months!


To request more information, you can contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at San Francisco State University.

Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at San Francisco State University.

Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.