CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTIA A+ is an internationally recognized qualification for aspiring computer technicians, & is the starting point for a career in IT as it serves as an entry level for most of the IT related jobs and qualifications.
 
Successful candidates will have the knowledge required to:


  • Assemble components based on customer requirements

  • Install, configure, and maintain PCs, mobile devices, 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 scripting, virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment

Subjects:

    •    CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001)
    •    CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002)
 

COURSE OVERVIEW

CompTIA A+ CORE 1 (220-1001)
 

1.0 Mobile Devices

  • Install and configure laptop hardware and components.
  • Install components within the display of a laptop.
  • Use appropriate laptop features
  • Compare and contrast characteristics of various types of other mobile devices.
  • Connect and configure accessories and ports of other mobile devices
  • Configure basic mobile device network connectivity and application support
  • Use methods to perform mobile device synchronization.


2.0 Networking

  • Compare and contrast TCP and UDP ports, protocols, and their purposes
  • Compare and contrast common networking hardware devices.
  • Install and configure a basic wired/wireless SOHO network.
  • Compare and contrast wireless networking protocols.
  • Summarize the properties and purposes of services provided by networked hosts
  • Explain common network configuration concepts.
  • Compare and contrast Internet connection types, network types, and their features.
  • Use appropriate networking tools.


3.0 Hardware

  • Explain basic cable types, features, and their purposes.
  • Identify common connector types.
  • Install RAM types.
  • select, install and configure storage devices
  • install and configure motherboards, CPUs, and add-on cards
  • Explain the purposes and uses of various peripheral types
  • Summarize power supply types and features.
  • select and configure appropriate components for a custom PC configuration to meet customer specifications or needs
  • Install and configure common devices.
  • Configure SOHO multifunction devices/printers and settings.


4.0 Virtualization and Cloud Computing

  • Install and maintain various print technologies.
  • Compare and contrast cloud computing concepts.
  • Set up and configure client-side virtualization.
     

5.0 Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

  • Use the best practice methodology to resolve problems.
  • Troubleshoot problems related to motherboards, RAM, CPUs, and power
  • Troubleshoot hard drives and RAID arrays
  • Troubleshoot video, projector, and display issues
  • Troubleshoot common mobile device issues while adhering to the appropriate procedures
  • Troubleshoot printers
  • Troubleshoot common wired and wireless network problems
     

CompTIA A+ CORE 2 (220-1002)
 

Operating Systems

  • Compare and contrast common operating system types and their purposes.
  • Compare and contrast features of Microsoft Windows versions.
  • Summarize general OS installation considerations and upgrade methods
  • Use appropriate Microsoft command line tools.
  • Use Microsoft operating system features and tools.
  • Use Microsoft Windows Control Panel utilities
  • Summarize application installation and configuration concepts.
  • Configure Microsoft Windows networking on a client/desktop.
  • Use features and tools of the Mac OS and Linux client/desktop operating systems
     

Security

  • Summarize the importance of physical security measures.
  • Explain logical security concepts.
  • Compare and contrast wireless security protocols and authentication methods.
  • Detect, remove, and prevent malware using appropriate tools and methods.
  • Compare and contrast social engineering, threats, and vulnerabilities.
  • Compare and contrast the differences of basic Microsoft Windows OS security settings.
  • Implement security best practices to secure a workstation.
  • Implement methods for securing mobile devices.
  • Implement appropriate data destruction and disposal methods.
  • Configure security on SOHO wireless and wired networks.
     

Software Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshoot Microsoft Windows OS problems.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve PC security issues.
  • Use best practice procedures for malware removal.
  • Troubleshoot mobile OS and application issues.
  • Troubleshoot mobile OS and application security issues.
     

Operational Procedures

  • Compare and contrast best practices associated with types of documentation
  • Implement basic change management best practices.
  • Implement basic disaster prevention and recovery methods.
  • Explain common safety procedures.
  • Explain environmental impacts and appropriate controls.
  • Explain the processes for addressing prohibited content/ activity, and privacy, licensing, and policy concepts.
  • Use proper communication techniques and professionalism.
  • Identify the basics of scripting.
  • Use remote access technologies.
     

 ENTRANCE CRITERIA:

    •    Grade 10 AND
    •    Learners must be at least 16 years of age AND
    •    Learners must be able to read and write in English
 

HOW IT WORKS

Learners attend instructor- led sessions at our Richards Bay centre, training includes practicals. Seats are limited to 08 learners per class ensuring each learner receives individual attention and gain the required skill to perform tasks at hand. 
 

ASSESSMENT & CERTIFICATION


Learners are assessed continuously throughout their learning experience at InfoAvenue to ensure understanding and skill gain. On successful course completion learners will receive InfoAvenue Course Mastery Certification. International exams are optional and can be written at any Pearson Vue Testing Centre in South Africa at a fee. 

PAYMENT STRUCTURE 

Registration Fee

R300 (Payable on Registration, once off)
cash payment: R4 900

TERMS  
R2 500 Deposit, R1 000 for 3 months 

Course Duration

  • 20 Days (working individuals, full time and part-time classes are available)
  • 4 Months (School leavers & unemployed individuals) 

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