CompTIA A+

Course Description

In order to receive CompTIA A+ certification a candidate must pass two exams. The first exam is CompTIA A+ 220-901 Certification Exam and the second exam is CompTIA A+ 220-902. These exams measures necessary competencies for an entry-level IT professional with the equivalent knowledge of at least 12 months of hands-on experience in the lab or field. Successful candidates will have the knowledge required to:

  • Assemble components based on customer requirements
  • Install, configure and maintain devices, PCs and software for end users
  • Understand the basics of networking and security/forensics
  • Properly and safely diagnose, resolve and document common hardware and software issues
  • Apply troubleshooting skills
  • Provide appropriate customer support
  • Understand the basics of virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment

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10 Days

Course Price

R 5949

Entry Requirements

Computer Literacy

Training Options

Day Classes
Monday to Friday (08h30 – 16h00)

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Monday to Thursday (18h00 – 21h00)

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(08h00 – 12h00)

Course Content

220-901: CompTIA A+ Hardware

1.1 Given a scenario, configure settings and use BIOS/UEFI tools on a PC.
1.2 Explain the importance of motherboard components, their purpose, and properties.
1.3 Compare and contrast various RAM types and their features.
1.4 Install and configure PC expansion cards.
1.5 Install and configure storage devices and use appropriate media.
1.6 Install various types of CPUs and apply the appropriate cooling methods.
1.7 Compare and contrast various PC connection interfaces, their characteristics and purpose.
1.8 Install a power supply based on given specifications.
1.9 Given a scenario, select the appropriate components for a custom PC configuration, to meet customer specifications or needs.
1.10 Compare and contrast types of display devices and their features.
1.11 Identify common PC connector types and associated cables.
1.12 Install and configure common peripheral devices.
1.13 Install SOHO multifunction device / printers and configure appropriate settings.
1.14 Compare and contrast differences between the various print technologies and the associated imaging process.
1.15 Given a scenario, perform appropriate printer maintenance.

220-901: CompTIA A+ Networking

2.1 Identify the various types of network cables and connectors.
2.2 Compare and contrast the characteristics of connectors and cabling.
2.3 Explain the properties and characteristics of TCP/IP.
2.4 Explain common TCP and UDP ports, protocols, and their purpose.
2.5 Compare and contrast various WiFi networking standards and encryption types.
2.6 Given a scenario, install and configure SOHO wireless/wired router and apply appropriate settings.
2.7 Compare and contrast Internet connection types, network types, and their features.
2.8 Compare and contrast network architecture devices, their functions, and features.
2.9 Given a scenario, use appropriate networking tools.

220-901: CompTIA A+ Mobile Devices

3.1 Install and configure laptop hardware and components.
3.2 Explain the function of components within the display of a laptop.
3.3 Given a scenario, use appropriate laptop features.
3.4 Explain the characteristics of various types of other mobile devices.
3.5 Compare and contrast accessories & ports of other mobile devices.

220-901: CompTIA A+ Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

4.1 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common problems related to motherboards, RAM, CPU and power with appropriate tools.
4.2 Given a scenario, troubleshoot hard drives and RAID arrays with appropriate tools.
4.3 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common video, projector and display issues.
4.4 Given a scenario, troubleshoot wired and wireless networks with appropriate tools.
4.5 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and repair common mobile device issues while adhering to the appropriate procedures.
4.6 Given a scenario, troubleshoot printers with appropriate tools.

220-902: CompTIA A+ Windows Operating Systems

1.1 Compare and contrast various features and requirements of Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1).
1.2 Given a scenario, install Windows PC operating systems using appropriate methods.
1.3 Given a scenario, apply appropriate Microsoft command line tools.
1.4 Given a scenario, use appropriate Microsoft operating system features and tools.
1.5 Given a scenario, use Windows Control Panel utilities.
1.6 Given a scenario, install and configure Windows networking on a client/desktop.
1.7 Perform common preventive maintenance procedures using the appropriate Windows

220-902: CompTIA A+ Other Operating Systems and Technologies

2.1 Identify common features and functionality of the Mac OS and Linux operating systems.
2.2 Given a scenario, setup and use client-side virtualization.
2.3 Identify basic cloud concepts.
2.4 Summarize the properties and purpose of services provided by networked hosts.
2.5 Identify basic features of mobile operating systems.
2.6 Install and configure basic mobile device network connectivity and email.
2.7 Summarize methods and data related to mobile device synchronization.

220-902: CompTIA A+ Security

3.1 Identify common security threats and vulnerabilities.
3.2 Compare and contrast common prevention methods.
3.3 Compare and contrast differences of basic Windows OS security settings.
3.4 Given a scenario, deploy and enforce security best practices to secure a workstation.
3.5 Compare and contrast various methods for securing mobile devices.
3.6 Given a scenario, use appropriate data destruction and disposal methods.
3.7 Given a scenario, secure SOHO wireless and wired networks.

220-902: CompTIA A+ Software Troubleshooting

4.1 Given a scenario, troubleshoot PC operating system problems with appropriate tools.
4.2 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common PC security issues with appropriate tools and best practices.
4.3 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common mobile OS and application issues with appropriate tools.
4.4 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common mobile OS and application security issues with

220-902: CompTIA A+ Operational Procedures

5.1 Given a scenario, use appropriate safety procedures.
5.2 Given a scenario with potential environmental impacts, apply the appropriate controls.
5.3 Summarize the process of addressing prohibited content/activity, and explain privacy,
5.4 Demonstrate proper communication techniques and professionalism.
5.5 Given a scenario, explain the troubleshooting theory.

CTU Training Solutions | Updated: February 22nd, 2017