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CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation


Hands-On Training for Your IT Career

What You’ll Learn

The CompTIA A+ program is designed for entry-level Information Technology (IT) professionals. Through a mix of hands-on lab and classroom experiences, students will gain the knowledge required to assemble components based on customer requirements. They will also learn to install, configure, and maintain PCs and mobile devices for end users, and understand the basics of networking. The program prepares students to diagnose, resolve, and document common hardware and network issues while applying troubleshooting skills. Students will complete the program with a foundational knowledge of virtualization, scripting, desktop imaging, and deployment. Preparation includes practice tests and assignments based on the certification exams.

Career Options

The CompTIA A+ certification qualifies you for a number of entry-level jobs in the IT field, including Help Desk Technician, IT Support Specialist, and Associate Network Engineer. This course prepares students to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam and also enables them to keep their existing certifications up to date. This program is designed to validate a student’s expertise and empower them to expand their skill set for career advancement.

Class Details

  • Prior to enrolling, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least one year of work experience supporting hardware/software and/or computer networks.
  • This program prepares students to take one or both of the following exams: the 220-1101 and 220-1102.
  • Students enrolled in one of the Information Technology Support associate degree or certificate programs are eligible to complete the CompTIA A+ certification as part of their coursework by taking ITSP 132 and ITSP 134 or ITSP 136.

This workforce certification is available for free to qualifying students through the Next Level Jobs program. You are eligible to earn this free certification from Ivy Tech if you fulfill all of the following requirements:

  • You are an Indiana resident, and
  • You have a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency, and
  • You have not previously received an associate degree or higher (bachelor's, master's, etc.)

Learn more about Next Level Jobs at Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech skills training classes do not earn you college credit on their own, but they may crosswalk into Ivy Tech's academic degree programs should you decide to pursue that route in the future. Speak with your advisor to learn more about getting credit for prior learning.

Upcoming Classes

We’re sorry, this class is not currently scheduled at any Ivy Tech location, but it may be offered again in the future.

Contact your local Ivy Tech campus with questions about when this class may be offered.