(220-1001 & 220 1002)

Teach A+ the easy way

We designed this A+ course with two primary goals: to help your students excel in their future careers and to make it easier for you as an instructor to achieve this goal. Our courses integrate seamlessly with your current Learning Management System and are easily personalized to match your teaching style. We provide quizzes, assessments, and a practice exam that are automatically graded so you can put your primary focus where it should be: on teaching.

Virtual labs

Hands-On Experience

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

Get Students Career ready

Streamline Your Process

Students who have previously completed this course found themselves better equipped to take their exams. Streamline your process and prepare your students for a career as an IT professional, by providing them with the tools they need to excel in their CompTIA A+ 1001 and 1002 certification exams. 

Course Summary

Our A+ course helps prepare students to take the CompTIA A+ 1001 and 1002 certification exams. Through cutting edge instructional design, the Ascend A+ course helps instructors prepare their students for a career in IT. 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. Students 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

Instructor Tools

Slides

Gradebook

Student Progress Tracking

LMS Deep Link Integration

Video Lessons

Virtual Labs

Text Lessons

Assessments

Quizzes

Practice Exam

Instructor Tools

Slides

Gradebook

Student Progress Tracking

LMS Deep Link Integration

Course Features

Virtual Labs

Virtual labs give students experience practicing and implementing the skills they will learn about in this A+ course. These labs run on real hardware that enable students to develop the hands-on hardware and operating system skills required to jump into the IT industry. Within the sandbox environment, students can make mistakes and see how their actions affect a real system. This is different from a simulated lab where students are led through a simulated environment that has only one solution and a single path to accomplish a given task. A student’s access to a complete software and hardware resource helps them fully engage in discovery, solution finding, and problem solving. They will be able to earn their A+ certification or final grade with a truly hands-on approach that prepares them 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 a student’s learning experience and retention, preparing them for their A+ certification exams and getting them job ready.

Textbook Quality Written Content

Written by leading industry experts, our online A+ text material is designed to replace your textbook. The easy-to-follow structure of the text makes the life of the instructor and student easier. The detailed text lessons cover all the crucial topics necessary for students to pass their A+ certification exams and gain the computer hardware and operating systems knowledge they need in order to advance in their education and career. The written content (along with all other course material) is delivered on a professionally designed LMS that automatically tracks their progress as they 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 students know which areas they are understanding well, and which areas they may need to work on before taking their final exam.
The comprehensive final exam was created to help teachers assess a student’s understanding of the material from the first module to the last. Each quiz and final exam is linked to the instructor gradebook, so a teacher can track each student’s progress and have automatic grading. Instructors can also set the number of tries for each quiz to give students a chance to go back and review material if necessary. These assessments save instructors countless hours of having to prepare and grade quizzes and exams by themselves.

Easy-to-use LMS

Each course is built on our professionally designed Learning Management System (LMS). Ascend Education’s courses can fully integrate with popular LMS’s including Canvas, Blackboard, D2L and others, making it easy to track progress and manage the learning success of a given student or class. All course materials are integrated using deep linking integration. In this way, it never appears to the student that they have left the “home” environment of their own LMS. In instances where a given school does not have an LMS or allows integration, Ascend is only too happy to host the course inside our own Learning Management System, including delivering all the instructor tools and helpers described here.

Instructor Slides

Instructor slides provide structure for lectures. This A+ course has a downloadable slide deck that coordinates with instructional material in the course. Teachers can use the slides as they are or make any desired adjustments necessary to fit their planned lecture.

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Course Curriculum

What’s covered in the AWS Associate Level Solutions Architect 2020 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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