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CompTIA A+ Certification Prep


Prepare for Your IT Career

What You’ll Learn

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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

Once you pass this certification exam, you could be a great candidate for any of the following job roles:

  • Data support technician
  • Help desk technician
  • End-user computing technician
  • Service desk analyst
  • Field service technician
  • System support specialist
  • Associate network engineer
  • Computer support specialist
  • Desktop support administrator

and similar

Class Details

The CompTIA A+ certification requires the student to successfully complete two exams:

The Core 1 exam, 220-1101 The Core 2 exam, 220-1102 After completing this program, students will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 and Core 2 exams. After successfully completing the A+ Core 1 and 2 exams, the student will earn the CompTIA A+ Certification.

If you’re a beginner in the IT industry and unsure which certifications to go for first, try the CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification prep class first.

Registering on the Ivy+ Career Link - Skills Training Portal

When you click "Register Now", you'll be redirected to the Ivy+ Career Link Skills Training page to create an account. Please select "New to Skills Training" even if you have an existing Ivy Tech account.

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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

Upcoming Classes

Class Location

Class Dates
  • Jun 3, 2024 – Jul 26, 2024 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays

100% Online, Instructor-Led
Contact: Jordan Steiner,

  • Jun 3, 2024 – Jul 26, 2024 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays

100% Online, Instructor-Led
Contact: Kim Thurlow,

  • Jun 3, 2024 – Jul 26, 2024 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays
Hamilton County

100% Online, Instructor-Led
Contact: Terry Cortese,

  • Jun 3, 2024 – Jul 26, 2024 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays

100% Online, Instructor-Led
Contact: Brooke LeMay,

Costs may vary by location given differences in the cost of supplies and class provider.