A+ Series 2016

CompTIA  A+ provides the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in PC support. This course is designed to help you learn the skills required to gain an internationally recognised and endorsed IT accreditation.

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Is this for you?

This is a great course suitable for beginners to the IT industry. Gaining the A+ qualification is essential for anyone looking to pursue a career in IT support for roles such as IT Support Technician, PC Support, IT Helpdesk Engineer etc. 

 

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 100 CPD points upon successful completion

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Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type

course

Duration

Around 100 hours

About this course

A+ (220-1001) DOMAIN 1: MOBILE DEVICES

Laptop Hardware and Components

Install Laptop Display Components

Laptop Features

Types of Mobile Devices

Mobile Device Accessories and Ports

Mobile Device Networks and Apps

Mobile Device Synchronization

A+ (220-1001) DOMAIN 2: NETWORKING

Ports, Protocols and their Purpose

Networking Hardware Devices

SOHO Networks

Wireless Networking Protocols

Server Types

IP Addressing

Internet Connection Types

A+ (220-1001) DOMAIN 3: HARDWARE

Cable Types, Features and Purposes

Common Connector Types

RAM Types

Install and Configure Storage Devices

Internal PC Parts

Peripheral Types

Power Supply Types and Features

PC Configurations

Install and Configure Common Devices

Configure Printers and Settings

A+ (220-1001) DOMAIN 4: VIRTUALISATION AND CLOUD COMPUTING

Cloud Computing Concepts

Client-Side Virtualisation

A+ (220-1001) DOMAIN 5: HARDWARE AND NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING

Troubleshooting Methods

Troubleshoot Hardware Problems

Troubleshoot Hard Drives and RAIDs

Troubleshoot Video and Display Issues

Troubleshoot Mobile Device Issues

Troubleshoot Printers

Wired and Wireless Network Problems

A+ (220-1002) DOMAIN 1: OPERATING SYSTEMS

Compare and Contrast Operating Systems

Windows Versions

OS Installation and Upgrade Methods

Operating System Features and Tools

Control Panel Utilities

Application Installation Concepts

Windows Networking Configuration

MAC Features

Basic Linux Commands

A+ (220-1002) DOMAIN 2: SECURITY

Physical Security Measures

Logical Security Concepts

Wireless Security Protocols

Detect, Remove and Prevent Malware

Threats and Vulnerabilities

Windows OS Security Settings

Workstation Security Best Practices

Securing Mobile Devices

Destruction and Disposal Methods

SOHO Network Security

A+ (220-1002) DOMAIN 3: SOFTWARE TROUBLESHOOTING

Windows OS Troubleshooting

Troubleshoot PC Security Issues

Malware Removal Best Practices

Common Mobile Device Symptoms

Mobile OS and App Security Issues

A+ (220-1002) DOMAIN 5: OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES

Documentation Best Practices

Change Management Best Practices

Disaster Prevention and Recovery

Common Safety Procedures

Personal Safety

Environmental Impacts and Controls

Licensing, Privacy, Prohibited Content

Communication and Professionalism

Scripting Basics

Remote Access Technologies

Final Thoughts

* Vendor specific exams may need to be organised separately. Please speak to our Course Advisor for details.

Aims and Objectives

Ultimately the aim of this A+ training course is to help put you in the perfect position to sit the CompTIA A+ examinations 220-901 and 220-902*.

You'll learn how to install, repair, upgrade, configure, optimise and troubleshoot on PCs and operating system.

During your training you will learn how to install, repair, upgrade, configure, optimise and troubleshoot on PCs and operating systems - essential, valuable skills in demand in the IT industry.

Pre-Requisites

Before starting this course a familiarity with computers and basic computer terminology would be an advantage but no formal IT qualifications are required to be obtained prior to starting this course. 

 

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 

 

Self-Funded: 

  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

 

 

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

 

 

Career Path

If you study this A+ training course you will have the ability to work as an IT Professional, maybe as an IT Support Technician, or work on a helpdesk in an IT support department or even start your own business up as a self-employed technician repairing PCs etc. 

Further on from this training you could look to specialise in Server Support, Network Support or IT Security. All these options will require additional study to full grasp the technical abilities but could lead to a rewarding career as a Network Support Technician, Server Support Technician or IT Support Manager for example. 

Additional Information

A+ Series 2016 Course Training Centres

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Athlone Pitman Training Athlone, C/O Athlone Chamber, Unit 12, Inis Oir, Golden Island, Athlone Enquire &
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Carlow Pitman Training Carlow, Unit 1, Deerpark Business Complex, Dublin Road, Carlow Enquire &
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Clare Pitman Training Clare, Unit 10, Tracklands Business Park, Ennis, Co. Clare Enquire &
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Cork Pitman Training Cork, Unit 4, Airport East Business & Technology Park, Cork Enquire &
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Dublin Pitman Training Dublin, 3 Westland Square, Pearse Street, Dublin Enquire &
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Dundalk Pitman Training Dundalk, First Floor, Ramparts Shopping Centre, The Ramparts, Dundalk, Co Louth Enquire &
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Galway Pitman Training Galway, Centrepoint, Liosban Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway Enquire &
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Kerry Pitman Training Kerry, 2nd Floor Davcon Building, Monavalley Business Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry Enquire &
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Laois Pitman Training Laois, Kea-Lew Business Park, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois, Enquire &
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Limerick Pitman Training Limerick, Unit 8 Chapel Court, Cathedral Place, Limerick Enquire &
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Maynooth Pitman Training Maynooth, Unit H 11 - First Floor, Maynooth Business Campus, Straffan Road, Maynooth Enquire &
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Mullingar Pitman Training Mullingar, Castle House, Castle Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Enquire &
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Naas Pitman Training Naas, Monread Shopping Centre, Monread Road, Naas Enquire &
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Sligo Pitman Training Sligo, Abbey House, JFK Parade, Sligo Enquire &
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Swords Pitman Training Swords, Chamber Buildings, North Street, Swords, Co.Dublin Enquire &
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Waterford Pitman Training Waterford, Unit 630C, Northern Extension, IDA Business Park, Cleaboy Road, Waterford Enquire &
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Wexford Pitman Training Wexford, Unit 10, Westpoint Business Park, Clonard, Wexford Town Enquire &
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Wicklow Pitman Training Wicklow, 10 Bullford Business Campus, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow Enquire &
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Carlow
Pitman Training Carlow, Unit 1, Deerpark Business Complex, Dublin Road, Carlow R93 K409
Cork
Pitman Training Cork, Unit 4, Airport East Business & Technology Park, Cork T12 KW88
Dublin
Pitman Training Dublin, 3 Westland Square, Pearse Street, Dublin D02 N567
Dundalk
Pitman Training Dundalk, First Floor, Ramparts Shopping Centre, The Ramparts, Dundalk, Co Louth A91 R820
Galway
Pitman Training Galway, Centrepoint, Liosban Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway H91 RYD2
Kerry
Pitman Training Kerry, 2nd Floor Davcon Building, Monavalley Business Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry V92 XY58
Limerick
Pitman Training Limerick, Unit 8 Chapel Court, Cathedral Place, Limerick V94 F6K2
Maynooth
Pitman Training Maynooth, Unit H 11 - First Floor, Maynooth Business Campus, Straffan Road, Maynooth W23 R9V4
Mullingar
Pitman Training Mullingar, Castle House, Castle Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91 Y896
Naas
Pitman Training Naas, Monread Shopping Centre, Monread Road, Naas W91 YR12
Sligo
Pitman Training Sligo, Abbey House, JFK Parade, Sligo V94 YH6Y
Swords
Pitman Training Swords, Chamber Buildings, North Street, Swords, Co.Dublin K67 A347
Wexford
Pitman Training Wexford, Unit 10, Westpoint Business Park, Clonard, Wexford Town Y35 YX60
Waterford
Pitman Training Waterford, Unit 630C, Northern Extension, IDA Business Park, Cleaboy Road, Waterford X91 HY58
Laois
Pitman Training Laois, Kea-Lew Business Park, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois, R32 W0DT
Laois
Pitman Training Laois, Kea-Lew Business Park, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois, R32 W0DT
Athlone
Pitman Training Athlone, C/O Athlone Chamber, Unit 12, Inis Oir, Golden Island, Athlone H91 RYD2
Clare
Pitman Training Clare, Unit 10, Tracklands Business Park, Ennis, Co. Clare V95 F3C5
Wicklow
Pitman Training Wicklow, 10 Bullford Business Campus, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow A63 TP65

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