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What is CompTIA A+?

Through Ivy Tech Community College, you can get your CompTIA A+ certification for free and get a high-paying career in the IT industry. CompTIA A+ is a comprehensive certification, trusted by employers across the IT industry. It establishes best practices in troubleshooting, networking and security across a variety of devices to set the stage for IT careers.

The certification also matches professional technical skills with communication skills. As businesses and governments worldwide continue to adopt mobile and cloud technology, they trust A+ certified professionals to keep their devices running and organizations working smoothly. Through a grant, Ivy Tech is able to offer this program and certification testing completely free to participants.


The CompTIA A+ program is a hands-on program that teaches technical skills and offers boot camps that teach soft skills to help students get a job upon completion of the certification. Eight-week paid internships are available during the program, as well as test preparation. Students are supported during the program by outside experts who provide one-on-one academic coaching, as well as wraparound support from the program coordinator.


Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the CompTIA A+ certification (free of charge). With this certification, graduates have the potential to earn $15-18 an hour starting salary in an IT role such as a Technical Support Specialist, Field Service Technician, IT Support Technician or Administrator.

Program Locations:

  • Indianapolis
  • Evansville
  • Fort Wayne
  • Valparaiso


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