What is the CompTIA A+ Certification and Why Do I Need It?

Are you looking to start a career in information technology? Do you strive for better opportunities, higher salaries, and career fulfillment? The CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for an exciting career in IT, and we’ve got a training course to help you pass the first of two exams.

Taught by expert author Mark Long, our 8-hour training course will provide detailed training on the key concepts and terms that will be covered in the CompTIA A+ 220-801 certification exam, which is the first of the two exams needed. Stay tuned for our CompTIA A+ 220-802 certification training course, which will be released next month.

Long has been working in the IT business for more than 30 years, with 18 years at BellSouth Telecommunications working as a trainer, developer, network architect and administrator, and data security specialist. He currently works as a trainer, consultant, and technical writer specializing in information technology.


What do the exams cover?

In order to receive the CompTIA A+ certification, you will need to pass two exams:

The CompTIA A+ 220-801 exam covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops, and related hardware, and basic networking.

The CompTIA A+ 220-802 exam covers the skills needed to for the installation and configuration of PC operating systems, as well as the configuration of common features, such as network connectivity and email, for mobile operating systems Android and Apple iOS.


What job can I get?

Jobs that look for a CompTIA A+ certificate include:

  • technical support specialist
  • field service technician
  • IT support technician
  • IT support administrator
  • IT support specialist
 How do I prepare for the exams?

We’ve got the training you need to build up your skills and get ahead with your career! Check out our CompTIA A+ 220-801 certification training course, which will teach you everything you need to know to prepare for a career in IT and pass the exam. Plus, we’ll soon be releasing our CompTIA 220-802 certification training course, also taught by Mark Long, allowing you to train for, and pass, both of the required exams to acquire your certification and get started in your career.




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