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Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam

CompTIA's A+ certification is the top credential for associate-level IT professionals. This 100% online course will prepare you for CompTIA A+ certification exams 220-1001 and 220-1002. You’ll learn how to install and configure operating systems, expand IT security, troubleshoot software and other common operational procedures.


“I would recommend the CompTIA A+ course to someone in my position. If you need to get this type of IT information quickly all in one place and for a good price, the class is great for that,” David P.



Job Outlook for CompTIA A+ Certified IT Professionals

  • According to, CompTIA A+ certified professionals can earn up to C$56,000 per year on average.

  • CompTIA found that several technology support roles were projected to experience double-digit growth between 2018 and 2026 in Canada.



Why should I get COMPTIA A+ certified?

The CompTIA A+ certification addresses performance-based topics and questions that prove you can think on your feet and solve systems, software and network problems in real-time.


Why does COMPTIA A+ certification matter for IT Support Specialists?

As the most respected associate-level IT certification in the industry, CompTIA A+ certification verifies that you have passed a standard that is supported by companies like Intel, Dell and HP.


What do IT/Computer Support Specialists do?

Support specialists install and support hardware, including computers, accessories, mobile devices and network equipment. They also monitor, maintain and troubleshoot hardware, networks, operating systems and applications.


Which job titles are the COMPTIA A+ certification associated with?

Every organization creates its own job titles. CompTIA A+ certified professionals could work as service desk analysts, technical support specialists, desktop support administrators, help desk technicians or system support specialists.


Course Objectives

  • Learn the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting processes for most devices.

  • Be fully prepared to sit for the CompTIA 220-1001 and 220-1002 certification exams.



Prerequisites and Requirements

  • There are no prerequisites to take this course.

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.



COMPTIA A+ (220-1001)

Introduction to the 220-1001 section of the CompTIA A+ exam



Desktop and laptop assembly, motherboards, BIOS and Processors



Troubleshooting cooling and power issues, maintaining and install hard drives and storage



Common approaches to network connections, router setup, TCP/IP and local networking



Mobile device security and virtualization


COMPTIA A+ (220-1002)

Introduction to the 220-1002 section of the CompTIA A+ exam



Tools for installing and maintaining Windows interfaces, command lines and remote desktops



Solving problems with boot process, startup and re-installation



Best practices for securing Windows from malicious software



Troubleshooting and maintaining MacOS and Linux operating systems



David Grimes

David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.


Registration and Enrollment

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