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We designed this A+ course with two primary goals: to help you excel in your career and to prepare you for the necessary certification exams. Equipped with our text lessons, videos, assessments and virtual labs you can better prepare yourself for challenges you may encounter in the workplace as an IT professional.

Virtual labs

Hands-On Experience

Unlike other A+ courses on the market, our course provides you with hands-on experience that simulates a real work environment. Our advanced labs can be solved in a variety of ways, allowing you to expand your knowledge even further and better prepare for the 1001 and 1002 exams, as well as the workforce.

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Prepare for your exams

Not only does this course equip you with the tools needed to excel on the 1001 and 1002 exams, it also better prepares you for the challenges you may encounter in the workplace. Your annual subscription includes textbook quality written content, visual aids, and video demonstrations. It’s details like this that have helped individuals who have taken this course achieve an excellent pass rate on their A+ Certification exams.  

Course Summary

Our A+ course helps prepare you to take the CompTIA A+ 1001 and 1002 certification exams. For those pursuing certification, this course will prepare you to pass the A+ exam with a high degree of confidence on the first try. A+ is the entry level IT certification industry-standard, with more than 1 million certification tests administered. One of the fundamental DoD certifications, A+ is taught at thousands of colleges and Universities across the country and throughout the world. Individuals who want an A+ certification are required to pass two exams: Core 1 (1001) and Core 2 (1002). An A+ certification proves base-line competence as an IT professional. Those with this certification can qualify for several different jobs including, technical support specialist, field service technician, associate network engineer, data support technician, desktop support administrator, and many more. 

Video Lessons

Virtual Labs

Text Lessons

Assessments

Quizzes

Practice Exam

Video Lessons

Virtual Labs

Text Lessons

Assessments

Quizzes

Practice Exam

Course Features

Virtual Labs

Virtual labs give you experience practicing and implementing the skills you’ll learn about in this A+ course. These labs run on real hardware that enable you to develop the hands-on hardware and operating system skills required to work in the IT industry. Within the sandbox environment, you can make mistakes and see how their actions affect a real system. This is different from a simulated lab where participants are led through a simulated environment that has only one solution and a single path to accomplish a given task. Your access to a complete software and hardware resource helps you fully engage in discovery, solution finding, and problem solving. You will be able to earn your A+ certification or final grade with a truly hands-on approach that prepares you for the workforce.

State-of-the-art videos

Ascend Education’s videos are engaging and present the most current content available in computer hardware and operating systems training. The format of our videos was designed by expert instructional designers in order to increase learning absorption; studies have shown that instructional videos that are less than 6 minutes in length result in improved learning. 

The video content for this course includes definitions, examples, comparisons, an overview of difficult topics found in the text and thorough demonstrations of what is covered in the material. This format enhances your learning experience and retention, preparing you for your A+ certification exams and challenges that you may encounter on the job. 

Textbook Quality Written Content

Written by leading industry experts, our online A+ text material is designed to replace your textbook. The detailed text lessons cover all the crucial topics necessary for you to pass the A+ certification exams and gain the computer hardware and operating systems knowledge needed in order to advance in your career. The written content (along with all other course material) is delivered on a professionally designed LMS that automatically tracks your progress as you complete a given section. 

Assessments

This A+ course includes practice quizzes and a final exam prepared by industry experts. Practice quiz questions are found in each section of the course and will help you know which areas you are understanding well, and which areas you may need to work on before taking their final exam. 

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Course Curriculum

What’s covered in the A+ 1001 & 1002 course curriculum:

  • Windows versions and features.
  • Non-Windows operating systems.
  • Operating system installation and upgrades.
  • Applications and scripting
  • Using Microsoft Windows Control Panel’s users related utilities.
  • Operating system troubleshooting.
  • Installing hardware and display components.
  • Laptops features and mobile device types.
  • Accessories and mobile device synchronization.
  • Mobile device network connectivity and application support.
  • TCP and UDP ports.
  • Configuring a wired/wireless network.
  • Wireless networking protocols.
  • Network hosts.
  • Networking.
  • Implementing network concepts.
  • Network types.
  • Networking tools.
  • Basic cable types.
  • Connectors.
  • Random Access Memory.
  • Storage solutions.
  • Working with motherboards, CPU’s & add-on cards.  cards.
  • Working with peripheral. 
  • Disk partitioning methods and file systems.
  • Installing system configuration settings.
  • Application software installation and configuration methods.
  • Basics of scripting.
  • Using system restore.
  • Working with BitLocker.
  • Logical security concepts.
  • Microsoft Windows OS security settings.
  • Implementing security best practices to secure a workstation.
  • Troubleshooting PC security issues.
  • Using data destruction and disposal methods.
  • Troubleshooting Microsoft Windows issues.
  • Working with tools and methods of malware prevention, detection, and removal.
  • Malware removal best practices.

And overview of Hardware and Network Troubleshooting. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

$232 USD

Some job titles that use + are Data Support Technician, Help Desk Tech, System Support Specialist and Associate Network Engineer.

It is recommended to have 9-12 months of related hands-on experience in a lab or in the field.

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