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CompTIA A+ Training Course

CompTIA A+ Is A Building Block To Your Future In IT


Our 5-day CompTIA A+ training course will provide everything you need to achieve the IT industry’s entry-level IT certification, CompTIA A+. Our CompTIA A+ training course is intended to enhance skills and knowledge on the maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, operating systems and printers, and prepare you to take the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and CompTIA A+ 220-802 exams.

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£2595Excl. VAT

Course Outline

Motherboard Components

    Connection Interfaces
  • I/O Ports and Cables
  • USB Ports
  • Other Port Types
    Display Devices
  • Display Device Types
  • Comparing Display Devices
  • Modern Display Connectors
  • Other Display Connectors
  • Video Cards
    Audio and Multimedia Devices
  • Audio Devices
  • Imaging Devices
  • Multimedia Devices
    Removable Storage Devices
  • Storage Devices
  • Storage Adapters and Cables
  • Installing Storage Devices
  • Optical Disc Drives
  • Flash Drives
  • Tape Drives
    Mass Storage Devices
  • Hard Drives
  • Solid State Drives
  • Troubleshooting Hard Drives
  • Installing RAID Arrays
  • Troubleshooting RAID
    System Memory
  • Random Access Memory (RAM) Types
  • Central Processing Unit (CPU)
  • CPU Architectures
  • Other CPU Features
  • CPU Packaging
  • Cooling Systems
  • Installing and Upgrading CPUs
    BIOS and UEFI
  • BIOS and UEFI System Firmware
  • Configuring Component Properties
  • Configuring Devices and Boot Properties
    Power Supplies
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Power Supply Unit (PSU)
  • Connector Types and Voltages
    Troubleshooting System Components
  • Troubleshooting Basic Hardware Problems
  • Troubleshooting Power Problems
  • Troubleshooting POST
  • Troubleshooting Motherboard Components
  • Laptop Types
  • Laptop Features
    Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Device Types
  • Mobile Accessories and Ports
  • Printer Types
    Configuring Printers
  • Installing Printers
  • Configuring Printers
  • Sharing and Networking Printers
    Troubleshooting Printers
  • Routine Printer Maintenance
  • Maintaining Laser Printers
  • Maintaining Other Printer Types
  • Troubleshooting Print Errors
  • Troubleshooting Print Defects
  • Network Architectures
  • Basic Network Concepts
  • Network Topologies
  • The OSI Model
  • Types of Network
    Ethernet Networks
  • OSI Model Physical Layer
  • Twisted Pair Cabling and Connectors
  • Installing and Testing Network Cables
  • Fiber Optic Cabling and Connectors
  • OSI Model Data Link Layer
  • Network Cards
  • Hubs, Bridges, and Switches
  • Troubleshooting Wired Links
    Wireless Networks
  • Wireless Network Devices
  • Wi-Fi Standards
  • Wireless Network Security
    Internet Connections
  • Internet Connection Types
  • Legacy Internet Access Methods
    Internet Protocol
  • OSI Model Network Layer
  • The TCP/IP Suite
  • Internet Protocol and IP Addressing
  • Subnet Masks
  • Classless Addressing
  • Configuring IP
  • Troubleshooting IP
  • IP Version 6
    Routers and Firewalls
  • IP Routing Basics
  • TCP and UDP Ports
  • Configuring a SOHO Router Firewall
    Troubleshooting Networks
  • Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Internet Application Services
  • File and Printer Sharing Services
    Windows Operating System
  • What is an Operating System?
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 8
    Managing Storage
  • Disk Partitions
  • File Systems
  • Disk Management Tool
  • Adding Arrays (Dynamic Storage)
  • Drive Status
    Managing Applications
  • Managing Software
  • Managing Services
  • msconfig
    Managing Devices
  • Configuring Hardware
  • Device Manager
  • Display and Sound Settings
    Managing Performance
  • Viewing System Information
  • Performance Monitor
  • Advanced System Properties
    Troubleshooting Windows
  • Troubleshooting Models
  • Troubleshooting Procedures
  • Event Viewer
  • Windows Error Reporting
  • Windows Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting Windows Errors
  • Troubleshooting Application Errors
    Managing Users
  • User and Group Accounts
  • Managing User Accounts
    Maintenance and Backup
  • Disk Maintenance Utilities
  • Task Scheduler
  • Patch Management
  • Data Backup
  • Restoring User Profiles
    Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Security Fundamentals
  • Security Policies
  • Social Engineering
  • Network Footprinting and Fingerprinting
  • Network Attack Strategies
    Viruses and Malware
  • Types of Malware
  • Anti-Virus Software
  • Malware Symptoms
  • Researching Malware
    Securing Workstations
  • Digital Security
  • Authentication
  • Password and Account Policies
  • Workstation Security
  • Physical Security
    Securing Data
  • Data Policies
  • Corporate Security Policy
  • Data Encryption
  • Data Disposal Methods
  • Incident Response Policies
    Configuring Network Connections
  • Network Card Properties
  • Establishing Networking Connections
  • Configuring Internet Protocol (IP)
  • Establishing Internet Connections
  • Remote Access Utilities
    Securing Network Connections
  • Configuring the Browser
  • Network and Host Firewalls
  • Windows Firewall
  • Securing SOHO Networks
    Configuring Shared Resources
  • Domains
  • Workgroups and Homegroups
  • Configuring File and Folder Sharing
  • NTFS File and Folder Permissions
    Virtualization and Services
  • Virtualization Basics
  • Purposes of Virtual Machines
  • Security Requirements
  • Cloud Computing
  • Networked Host Services
    Linux Operating System
  • Linux Distros and Shells
  • Linux Disk and File Management Commands
  • Securing a Linux File System
  • Managing Linux User Accounts
    OS X
  • Apple Macs and OS X
  • OS X File Management
  • OS X Users and Passwords
  • OS X Software Management
  • OS X Networking
    Mobile Operating Systems
  • Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile
  • Features of Mobile Operating Systems
  • Cellular Data Networks
    Mobile OS Security and Troubleshooting
  • Mobile OS Security
  • Mobile OS Access Control
  • Mobile OS Policies
  • Mobile OS Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting Mobile OS Issues


CompTIA A+ is a globally recognised, vendor-neutral certification held by IT professionals around the world provides the basic knowledge required for a career in IT.

Our 5-day CompTIA A+ instructor-led training course, includes hands-on experience with computers and hardware.

About the Course

CompTIA A+ is the premier qualification that validates the skills required to excel in the role of a Computer Technician or Support Professional.

Who Should Attend

We recommend our CompTIA A+ training course for anybody looking for a career in IT, or looking to achieve CompTIA A+ certification.

Materials Provided

  • Courseware Book
  • CompTIA A+ 220-901 & 220-902 Exam Preparation Manual
  • A Knowledgeable & Skilled Tutor

Organisational Benefits

  • Increased customer satisfaction and decreased support costs through improved service, increased productivity and greater technical self-sufficiency.
  • CompTIA A+ reflects the type of skills that are needed to excel in the role of a Computer Support Professional.

Individual Benefits

  • Recognition and rewards for productive employees by validating their expertise.
  • The possibilities for advancement are almost endless once you begin your career in the IT industry with the CompTIA A+ Certification


There are no prerequisites to attend this course, but we recommend having a good basic knowledge of computing and Windows-based PCs.


There is no prereading that needs to be undertaken with this course.

Exam Overview

CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 exams are available worldwide as of 15-Dec-2015. To certify, locate a Pearson VUE testing center and purchase your exam voucher through the CompTIA Marketplace.

Exam Type

Classroom Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no Professional Qualification Credits associated with our training course.


CompTIA A+ Certificate

Next Steps

Improve your understanding of the upkeep of IT related products with our 4-day CompTIA Network+ training course.


Once you have successfully passed the CompTIA A+ examination, you will be awarded the CompTIA A+ Certificate.

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