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Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 

Our online course prepares you for A+ certification exams 220-1001 and 220-1002. Launch your career as an associate-level IT professional.

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Ready to pursue a lucrative career in the IT industry? CompTIA’s A+ certification is the top credential for associate-level IT professionals. This 100% online course will successfully prepare you for the CompTIA A+ certification exams (220-1101 & 220-1102).

You will learn essential exam topics such as various computer hardware and software aspects, including mobile devices, networking technology, virtualization, cloud computing, security, and operational procedures.  

Upon course completion, you will receive an exam voucher for each of the A+ certification exams, which covers the cost to sit for the certifying exams upon eligibility. 

  • According to the 2022 Dice Tech Salary Report, the average tech salary has increased by 6.9% from 2021 to 2022, with average tech salaries now breaking the six-figure mark for the first time in the 17 years of the report’s existence.
  • The Certification Magazine 2023 Salary Survey reports that the average CompTIA A+ salary is $108,170 in the U.S. and $99,980 worldwide. Pay depends on several factors, including years of experience, the city where you are employed, and more. 
  • To have a better understanding of the average salary for specific job titles, Glassdoor reported in November 2023 the following figures: IT support specialist ($56,564), network engineer ($100,385), IT specialist ($77,439), network administrator ($85,628), and field service technician ($55,214).  


The CompTIA A+ certification is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in information technology (IT). It is an entry-level qualification that is highly recognized in the industry. The certification requires performance testing to validate that professionals possess the necessary skills to solve critical IT support tasks efficiently.


Acquiring the A+ certification demonstrates you possess the essential technical and soft skills required for a field service technician, making it an excellent starting point for individuals who wish to pursue entry-level to intermediate IT positions. Employers worldwide need these trained professionals for endpoint management and technical support roles.


Earning your CompTIA A+ certification opens several job opportunities for you, although it cannot guarantee a specific position. With an A+ certification, you become eligible for several roles, such as an IT support specialist, a help desk technician, a desktop support analyst, a field service technician, and many others.

  • Master fundamental concepts of multiple operating systems to maintain and support them effectively
  • Develop troubleshooting skills for software, hardware, and connectivity issues
  • Acquire knowledge of network fundamentals, protocols, and troubleshooting techniques
  • Gain in-depth experience in assembling and disassembling computer parts to expand your IT expertise 
  • Prepare to take CompTIA 220-1101 and 220-1102 certification exams
  • Course is aligned to the CompTIA Network+
  • Optional hands-on learning activities with simulations and live virtual machine labs
  • Opportunity to practice on multiple-choice questions to prepare you for your Network+ certification exam

There are no prerequisites to enroll in this CompTIA A+ course. However, you should have a basic knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems. For example, how to power up and log on to a machine, use a mouse and keyboard, and basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills.

This course is for you if you are interested in pursuing a career in information technology, specifically related to PC technology— and will prepare you to obtain a CompTIA A+ Certification designation.

CompTIA recommends all A+ exam applicants have up to 12 months of hands-on experience in the lab or field before taking the certification exam.