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CompTIA A+


What is the course about?
A+ Certification is a testing program by Computer Trade and Industry Association (CompTIA), that certifies the competency of entry-level (6 months experience) Service Technicians in the Computer Industry.

Anyone who wants an internationally recognised credential as a competent entry-level Computer Service Professional can take the A+ examination.

Who is the course for?
Earning A+ Software Certification means that the individual possesses the knowledge, skills and customer relations skills essential for a successful entry-level Computer Service Technician.

The test covers a broad range of Hardware and Software technologies, but are not related to any vendor-specific products.

What qualification will I obtain?
On completion of the course you will be prepared to take the following Comp TIA exams:
• Core Exam :Adaptive exam consisting of up to 30 questions in 30 minutes.
• DOS / Windows Exam :Adaptive exam consisting of up to 30 questions in 30 minutes.

At UXL, we combine the A+ Course with the City & GuildsNVQ for IT Practitioners (ICT systems support). This enables studenst to gain another qualification to further enable their career progression.

What are the progression opportunities?
Progression to CompTIA Network+ or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) would be the next step to a successful career as a Computer / Network Technician.

What qualifications and qualities do I need?
Delegates should be able to recognise the main components of a PC and different data media such as floppy disks, CD-ROM etc.

You should be able to use Windows File Manager or Explorer to create directories and sub-directories, and be able to move, copy or rename files and directories.

How long does the course last?
The course runs for 24 weeks for the Evening class and 18 weeks for the Weekday course.

How much does the course cost?
Nothing! The course is FREE

What's on the CompTIA A+ Exams?
The CompTIA A+ exam consists of two exams - the A+ Core Hardware exam and the A+ OS Technologies exam. The objectives for the exams can be found at CompTIA's web site.


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