A+ is a globally-recognized, training program that lays the foundation for a career in information technology. Primary learning objectives include identifying, using, and connecting hardware components and devices; installing and supporting Windows OS including command line & client support; distinguishing features of Mac OS, Linux and mobile OS; troubleshooting PC and mobile device issues including application security support; explaining types of networks and connections to include TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO; troubleshooting network and device problems; protecting against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections; configuring laptops and other mobile devices; comparing and contrasting cloud-computing concepts and client-side virtualization; and leading best practices in information technology for safety, environmental impacts, and communication and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to sit for the A+ Core 1 and Core 2 credential exams offered by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).
Note: Prospective students with limited computer experience should begin with computer fundamentals courses before enrolling in A+. The computer fundamentals course series is ICT Computing Essentials, followed by Introduction to Windows 10; both courses are offered online.