CompTIA A+ Certification
What is CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the world’s $3 trillion information technology industry. CompTIA membership extends into more than 100 countries and includes companies at the forefront of innovation; the channel partners and solution providers they rely on to bring their products to market; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their technology investments.
CompTIA A+® Certification
CompTIA A+ certification validates the latest skills needed by today's computer support professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software vendors, distributors and resellers. CompTIA A+ confirms a technician's ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking. The exams also cover domains such as security, safety and environmental issues and communication and professionalism.
CompTIA A+ is part of the certification track for corporations such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and Novell. Other technology companies, including CompuCom and Ricoh, have made CompTIA A+ certification mandatory for their service technicians.
How does my CompTIA certification apply to other industry certifications?
CompTIA certifications often apply toward advanced certifications, such as Microsoft's MSCA and Novell's CNE certification. Taking a CompTIA exam as an elective toward an advanced certification will give you the distinction of having a dual certification - an advantage in today's job market.
The Australian College of Information Technology A+ Certification Course
This practical “hands-on” course will teach support newcomers the fundamental principles
of supporting desktop and portable computers and operating systems.
On course completion,students will be able to:
Students should have successfully completed PC Fundamentals or have basic experience of using a PC, Windows and browsing the Web. The following key skills are recommended: