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Get CompTIA A+ Certified

The CompTIA A+ learning path builds a foundation of skills required for entry-level information technology careers. You'll learn about technical and support issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security.

29 courses  //   231 videos  //   32 hours of training

CompTIA A+ training

This learning path prepares you to earn your A+ certification, one of the most popular credentials for technical support and other entry-level IT roles. You’ll learn the basics of installing, troubleshooting and supporting hardware and networks as you progress through 29 courses tied to the nine A+ certification exam objectives. Upon completion, you’ll have a foundation of knowledge and skills needed to start a career in a help desk, field service technician or other support role.

Learning path components

A+ Practice Exam
Practice Exam
A+ Practice Exam

A+ Practice Exam

Prepare for your A+ exam and test your domain knowledge.

Number of questions: 231

Introduction to CompTIA A+
Course
Introduction to CompTIA A+

Introduction to CompTIA A+

Start your A+ journey off strong with this introductory course on the CompTIA A+ and its structure, uses and what to expect from the exam.

6 videos
24 minutes of training

Safety and Professionalism
Course
Safety and Professionalism

Safety and Professionalism

Professionalism and safety go hand-in-hand. Take a moment to review the fundamentals of professional communication, physical safety, troubleshooting theory and more.

5 videos
36 minutes of training

The Visible Computer
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The Visible Computer

The Visible Computer

Brush up on your knowledge of computer hardware and software with this course on PC components, OS types, super users and more.

10 videos
79 minutes of training

CPUs
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CPUs

CPUs

Get to grips with the details of central processing units, or CPUs, with this course covering CPU cores, caching, sockets and more.

7 videos
73 minutes of training

RAM
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RAM

RAM

Out of RAM, out of luck. Brush up on your knowledge of RAM with this course covering RAM installation, technology, types and more.

5 videos
39 minutes of training

Firmware
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Firmware

Firmware

Explore one fundamental, permanent aspect of a system: firmware. In this course, you'll look at BIOS, POST, System Setup and more.

4 videos
36 minutes of training

Motherboards
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Motherboards

Motherboards

Brush up on your knowledge of the motherboard with this course on motherboard form factors, chipsets, installation and more.

5 videos
41 minutes of training

Power Supplies
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Power Supplies

Power Supplies

Power supplies aren't as simple as they appear. Explore the details with this course on power supply design, protection, troubleshooting and more.

7 videos
66 minutes of training

Mass Storage Technologies
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Mass Storage Technologies

Mass Storage Technologies

Make sure you're storing things the smart way with this course on mass storage technologies, including solid state drives, magnetic disk drives and SCSI.

5 videos
39 minutes of training

Implementing Mass Storage
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Implementing Mass Storage

Implementing Mass Storage

There's more to storage than just keeping a backup. Expand your knowledge of RAID, file systems, dynamic disks and more.

13 videos
114 minutes of training

Essential Peripherals
Course
Essential Peripherals

Essential Peripherals

Update your knowledge of essential peripherals with this course on USB, optical media, Thunderbolt and more.

9 videos
75 minutes of training

Building a PC
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Building a PC

Building a PC

Improve your knowledge of booting, installing Windows, post-installation tasks and more.

5 videos
56 minutes of training

Windows Under the Hood
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Windows Under the Hood

Windows Under the Hood

Take a closer look at Windows with this course covering the Windows registry, services, processes, toolset and more.

10 videos
83 minutes of training

Users, Groups and Permissions
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Users, Groups and Permissions

Users, Groups and Permissions

Make sure no one has access to the wrong information with this course on users, groups and permissions.

7 videos
64 minutes of training

Maintaining and Optimizing Operating Systems
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Maintaining and Optimizing Operating Systems

Maintaining and Optimizing Operating Systems

Get the most out of your OS with this course covering maintaining and optimizing operating systems, system restore, backing up your files and more.

6 videos
43 minutes of training

Working with the Command-Line Interface
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Working with the Command-Line Interface

Working with the Command-Line Interface

Get to grips with the complexities of the command-line interface in this course that covers working with drives, files and folders, advanced Windows and Linux commands and more.

11 videos
116 minutes of training

Troubleshooting Operating Systems
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Troubleshooting Operating Systems

Troubleshooting Operating Systems

Explore the art of troubleshooting an OS with this course covering troubleshooting boot problems and applications, kernel panic and more.

6 videos
45 minutes of training

Display Technologies
Course
Display Technologies

Display Technologies

Keep an eye out for trouble with this course on display technologies. You'll look at the details of resolutions and aspect ratios, multiple monitors, projects, graphics cards and more.

8 videos
54 minutes of training

Essentials of Networking
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Essentials of Networking

Essentials of Networking

Keep your machines talking to each other with this course on the essentials of networking, including hubs and switches, WANs and routers, structured cabling and more.

8 videos
76 minutes of training

Local Area Networking
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Local Area Networking

Local Area Networking

Explore the complexities of LAN with this course covering network IDs and subnet masks, router configuration, port forwarding and more.

24 videos
204 minutes of training

Wireless Networking
Course
Wireless Networking

Wireless Networking

Explore wireless networking with this course covering wireless network hardware, enterprise wireless, troubleshooting connections and more.

9 videos
86 minutes of training

The Internet
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The Internet

The Internet

Take ninety minutes to deepen your knowledge of the internet's complexities with this ninety-minute course covering dial-up and broadband, remote desktop connections, FTP, proxy servers and more.

14 videos
94 minutes of training

Virtualization
Course
Virtualization

Virtualization

Dig deeper into the real details of the virtual world with this course on virtualization, covering cloud computing, virtual machines and more.

6 videos
48 minutes of training

Portable Computing
Course
Portable Computing

Portable Computing

Laptops aren't as simple as they appear. Improve your knowledge of portable computing with this course on laptop hardware, troubleshooting, displays and more.

6 videos
39 minutes of training

Understanding Mobile Devices
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Understanding Mobile Devices

Understanding Mobile Devices

Brush up on your knowledge of mobile devices with this course covering mobile connections, OSes and more.

5 videos
40 minutes of training

Care and Feeding of Mobile Devices
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Care and Feeding of Mobile Devices

Care and Feeding of Mobile Devices

Dig deeper into mobile devices with this course covering mobile devices and email, synchronization, security and more.

6 videos
53 minutes of training

Printers and Multifunction Devices
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Printers and Multifunction Devices

Printers and Multifunction Devices

Take a closer look at the world of printers with this course covering inkjet, thermal, impact and laser printers, printer installation and troubleshooting, 3D printing and more.

9 videos
79 minutes of training

Securing Computers
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Securing Computers

Securing Computers

Get to grips with system attack and defense through this course on securing computers. Includes modules on physical security, social engineering, malware, incident response and more.

10 videos
91 minutes of training

Getting Organized
Course
Getting Organized

Getting Organized

Review your organization strategies with this course on documents, data, change management, data destruction and more.

5 videos
37 minutes of training

 

What you’ll learn.

The CompTIA A + certification exams (220-1001 and 220-1002) include nine primary objectives:

  • Mobile devices
  • Networking technology
  • Hardware
  • Virtualization and cloud computing
  • Network troubleshooting
  • Installing and configuring operating systems
  • Expanded security
  • Software troubleshooting
  • Operational procedures

Who is this for?

A familiarity with computers and networks is recommended, but not required. This certification path is designed for:

  • Support specialists
  • Field service technicians
  • Desktop support analysts
  • Help desk support
  • Anyone looking to build a foundation of IT skills and get certified!

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