CompTIA A+ Certification Online Course

Course Format:Online Course
Self-Study Time:Approximately 200 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-2 Working Days (Email)
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Gain the Industry Standard CompTIA A+ Certification

The CompTIA A+ Certification Online Course covers the latest 220-1101 and 220-1102 examination specification which is an industry standard certification for entry-level IT Technicians. CompTIA A+ Certification is an ideal starting point for those starting or looking to establish a career in IT.

The A+ Certification Online Course can benefit those preparing for the CompTIA A+ Exams and is useful for those whose job duties include Technical Support Specialist, Field Service Technician, IT Support Technician and IT Support Administrator, and the course can also help those wanting to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to perform tasks on personal computers hardware and operating systems such as installation, PC building, system upgrades, repair, system configuration, troubleshooting, problem diagnosis and preventative maintenance.

The Core 220-1101 Exam will cover basic computer concepts, PC hardware, basic networking, mobile devices, and hardware troubleshooting. The Core 220-1102 Exam will cover operating systems, security, software troubleshooting and operational procedures.

Why Become A+ Certified:

  • It demonstrates proof of professional achievement.
  • It can increase your marketability.
  • It can provide greater opportunity for advancement in your field.
  • It is increasingly a requirement for further advanced training.
  • It raises customer confidence in individuals or in a companies service.
Course Format

This course is delivered through an online course portal and will give students 12 months access to their materials. The course includes interactive activities that to keep the student engaged, and each lesson includes Flash Cards, a short quiz and exercises to confirm your understanding of the subject. When returning to your studies you to return to the last point or to the furthest point you have read.

The CompTIA A+ Certification Course includes 180 pre-assessment questions, 440 quizzes, 719 flashcards, 2 full length tests and 180 post assessment questions. The course also includes 149 (2:28+ Hours) video tutorials.

Free Trial

We recommend that students register for and access a free trial of this course prior to enrolment.

Please Note: As this is a digital edition of the course, refunds cannot be issued once the access code has been issued. The free trial will give you access to the first lesson of the course materials so you can make sure the materials are suitable.

Free Trial Instructions:

  1. Follow the above link.
  2. Click on the Chapters and Lessons link.
  3. Click on the "Sign Up" link and create an account.
  4. You will receive an email to authorise your sign-up and once authorised simply follow the above link again and access the first lesson through the Chapters and Lessons link.
The CompTIA A+ Certification Course includes the following units:

The following topics are covered:

  • What Is A+ Certification?
  • What Does This Course Cover?
  • The CompTIA A+ Exam Objectives
  • A+ Certification Exam Objectives: 220-1101
  • Exam Objective Map
  • A+ Certification Exam Objectives: 220-1102
  • Exam Objective Map

The following topics are covered:

  • Understanding Motherboards
  • Understanding Processors
  • Understanding Memory
  • Understanding Cooling Systems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Installing and Configuring
  • Expansion Cards
  • Understanding Storage Devices
  • Understanding Power Supplies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Understanding Cables
  • Understanding Connectors
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Understanding Print
  • Technologies and Imaging Processes
  • Installing and Maintaining Printers
  • Summary
    Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Understanding Networking Principles
  • Identifying Common Network Hardware
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Understanding TCP/IP
  • Understanding Virtual Networks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Understanding Wireless Networking Technologies
  • Installing and Configuring SOHO Networks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Understanding Network Services
  • Understanding Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Working with Laptop and Mobile Device Hardware
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Understanding Mobile Connectivity
  • Understanding Mobile App Support
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Using the Troubleshooting Best Practice Methodology
  • Troubleshooting Motherboards, CPUs, RAM, and Power Problems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Troubleshooting Storage Drives and RAID Arrays
  • Troubleshooting Video, Projector, and Display Issues
  • Troubleshooting Common Mobile Device Issues
  • Troubleshooting Printer Problems
  • Troubleshooting Networking Problems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Understanding Operating Systems
  • Understanding Applications
  • Introduction to Windows 10
  • Preparing for the Exam
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Interacting with Operating Systems
  • The Windows Registry
  • Disk Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Installing and Upgrading Windows
  • Command?Line Tools
  • Networking in Windows
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • macOS and Linux
  • Applications on macOS
  • Best Practices
  • Tools
  • System Preferences
  • Features
  • Basic Linux Commands
  • Linux and Windows
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Physical Security Concepts
  • Physical Security for Staff
  • Logical Security
  • Malware
  • Mitigating Software Threats
  • Social Engineering Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
  • Common Security Threats
    Exploits and Vulnerabilities
  • Security Best Practices
  • Destruction and Disposal Methods
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Working with Windows OS Security Settings
  • Web Browser Security
  • Securing a SOHO Network (Wireless)
  • Securing a SOHO Network (Wired)
  • Mobile Device Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Troubleshooting Common Microsoft Windows OS Problems
  • Troubleshooting Security Issues
  • Best Practices for Malware Removal
  • Troubleshooting Mobile OS Issues
  • Troubleshooting Mobile Security Issues
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Scripting
  • Remote Access
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Understanding Safety Procedures
  • Understanding Environmental Controls
  • Understanding Policies, Licensing, and Privacy
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Documentation and Support
  • Change Management Best Practices
  • Disaster Prevention and Recovery
  • Demonstrating Professionalism
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Assessment Test questions
  • Assessment Test questions
  • Practice Exam 1 (Exam 220-1101)
  • Practice Exam 1 (Exam 220-1102)
  • Practice Exam 2 (Exam 220-1101)
  • Practice Exam 2 (Exam 220-1102)
  • Practice Exam 3 (Exam 220-1101)
  • Practice Exam 3 (Exam 220-1102)
  • Practice Exam 4 (Exam 220-1101)
  • Practice Exam 4 (Exam 220-1102)
Additional Content

The course includes the following additional content:


The pre-assessment is designed as a guide to assess the students’ knowledge of the course topics before they begin the course. The results will help them to understand what you need to learn and after going through the course contents they will be able to score higher on this and the other practice tests in the course.

Practice Exams:

Prepare for your exam with this simulated test environment. Each practice test comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

Post Assessment:

This is final indicator to gauge a student’s readiness, and should be attempted after all of the exercises and practice tests have been completed.

MeasureUp Test Prep Software

Official MeasureUp practice test software is included with the course materials which gives students 180 days access to over 400 Questions and Robust Explanations. MeasureUp offer quality test content so that you will be prepared for your exams. All objectives of the exam are covered in depth so students are ready for any question. The practice tests are written by industry experts in this subject area.

Please Note: The MeasureUp practice exam requires the use of Chrome as your browser in order to study with the simulation type questions and is not compatible with mobile devices. Your MeasureUp access code will be emailed as part of your course access and needs to be redeemed within 90 days of being issued.

Live Labs: Optional (Available for £165.00):

Online Live Labs can be purchased for £165.00 as an additional item when ordering from our website. The live labs are available for 12 months and give you access to real computer equipment, networked together and conveniently accessible over the internet using virtualization. A Live Lab has equipment such as computers, servers, switches or routers, that a user is free to configure.

The benefits of live-labs are:

  • Exam based practical tasks
  • Real equipment, absolutely no simulations
  • Access to the latest industry technologies
  • Available anytime, anywhere on any device
  • Break and Reset functionality
  • No hardware costs

Before taking this course, you should have user-level skills and knowledge of personal computers and a good working knowledge of the windows operating system. CompTIA recommends that students have 6 to 12 months experience in the IT support industry although is not essential.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can register at any time and have 12 months to complete the course. The course is designed as a self-study course, but if you have any problems you can email our support email service. As the course is self-study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer. 

3-Month Extensions are available at £90.00 per course for students who don't complete the course within the 12-month licence period, although this needs to be arranged prior to the expiry of the course licence.


Assessment is in the form of the CompTIA A+ Certification 220-1101 and 220-1102 examinations. Each examinations has 90 questions over a 90 minute period.

The questions are set in a multiple choice (single and multiple response), drag and drop and performance-based format. The Exams are graded on a scale of 100 – 900, with the 220-1101 exam having a minimum passing score of 675 and the 220-1102 exam having a minimum passing score of 700.

Performance-based questions test your ability to solve problems in a simulated environment. Further Information on PBQs can be found on the CompTIA Website.

CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTIA A+ CertificationOn completion of the A+ course, you can apply for the CompTIA A+ 220-1101 and 220-1102 Examinations.

Examinations must be sat at a registered Pearson VUE testing centre and are currently £142.00 + VAT each.

You can find or register for your nearest exam centres by selecting the Test Takers option from the Pearson Vue Website.

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