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CompTIA A+ Certification

The CompTIA A+ exam is your gateway to a career in IT support, including helpdesk, PC support, and basic network support.

The CompTIA A+ certification is ideal for beginners who want to pass a vendor-neutral exam. They are required if you want to work in any government role, including for companies that subcontract on government work.

Updated for the latest exam syllabus:

  • 220-1101 (Core 1)
  • 220-1102 (Core 2)

CompTIA A+ Certification Training

The A+ exam is very practical so getting hands-on experience configuring the services, devices and protocols is essential. These hands-on labs guide you through configuring DNS, DHCP, routers, firewalls, network switches, wireless and much more.

We take you by the hand and guide you through the A+ exam syllabus topics. There are more than $400 worth of CompTIA A+ practice tests included to guarantee your success come exam day.

CompTIA A+ certification is an ideal stepping stone for a range of careers including helpdesk, network support, PC engineer, security, wireless, system administration, network design and many others.

This A+ certification course shows you how to configure multiple protocols and technologies. You use free-trial software, virtual machines and free-to-download software (such as Cisco Packet Tracer) to configure all the labs.

Follow along every step of the way as our expert instructor shares tips and secrets you can use not only to pass the exam but to succeed in the real world of internetworking. You use free trials of software and free network emulators such as Cisco Packet Tracer so you don’t need to buy any expensive equipment.

All software can run on a Virtual Machine on your home PC. Download free trials and evaluation versions of Windows 10 and Windows Server so you can configure Windows security and Active Directory. Ubuntu is a free Linux distro you can download to try out your Linux configurations and commands.

CompTIA A+ jobs require you to support a broad range of hardware and software from multiple vendors which is typical in many small-to-medium sized companies. Although the exam is vendor neutral you will need to spend time using Microsoft and Linux software as well as a range of other vendors for firewall and wireless.

By the end of the course you will have configured IP subnetting, Windows, Linux, Apple, device security, bitlocker, wireless security, Active Directory, Windows Server, printer networking, RAID and much more.

You will have configured more devices and services than most support engineers do in five years, all with the guidance of our networking expert who has over 20 years working with large corporations installing and supporting their network equipment.

This course is 100% hands-on training. If you want to study the theory for your CompTIA A+ certification then please visit our sister website howtonetwork.com.

Take this course if you:

  • Want to lay a foundation for a career in IT
  • Want to pass the CompTIA A+ exam
  • Are new to the world of IT and want to learn all the basics
  • Don’t feel ready for advanced exams such as Cisco CCNA
  • Want an understanding of networking concepts, protocols and technology
  • Want to gain confidence in your hands-on IT skills
  • Want access to 400 A+ practice test questions
  • Want to gain an edge in your A+ exam
Module 1 Networking Concepts
Unit 1 File Transfer Protocol  
Unit 2 Secure Shell  
Unit 3 Telnet  
Unit 4 SMTP  
Unit 5 DNS  
Unit 6 HTTP  
Unit 7 POP3  
Unit 8 HTTPS  
Unit 9 Remote Desktop Connection  
Unit 10 NetBIOS  
Unit 11 DHCP  
Unit 12 LDAP  
Unit 13 SNMP  
Unit 14 UDP  
Unit 15 TCP  
Unit 16 Router  
Unit 17 Switch  
Unit 18 Hub  
Unit 19 Firewall  
Unit 20 NIC  
Unit 21 Power over Ethernet  
Unit 22 Internet of Things  
Unit 23 IPv6 Addressing  
Unit 24 RAID  
Unit 25 Hot Swap  
Unit 26 Subnetting 1  
Unit 27 Subnetting 2  
Unit 28 VLSM  
Unit 29 Running Backups  
Unit 30 TFTP Server  
Unit 31 VLAN  
Unit 32 Manage a Linux Printer  
Module 2 Wireless Networking
Unit 1 Wireless NIC  
Unit 2 Encryption  
Unit 3 Install WLC  
Unit 4 VoIP Endpoint  
Unit 5 DSL Modem  
Unit 6 Wifi Analyser  
Unit 7 Bluetooth  
Unit 8 IoT Thermostat  
Module 3 Operating Systems
Unit 1 Boot Methods - Windows  
Unit 2 Boot Methods - Linux  
Unit 3 Partitioning - Windows  
Unit 4 Hard Disk Layout - Linux  
Unit 5 Create Partitions and Filesystems - Linux  
Unit 6 Maintain the Integrity of Filesystems - Linux  
Unit 7 Microsoft Command Line Tools 1  
Unit 8 Microsoft Command Line Tools 2  
Unit 9 MS CLI 3  
Unit 10 MS OS Tools 1  
Unit 11 MS OS Tools 2  
Unit 12 MS OS Tools 3  
Unit 13 MS Control Panel  
Unit 14 MS Display Settings  
Unit 15 MS Printer Sharing  
Unit 16 MS Workgroups  
Unit 17 MS Map Network Drive  
Unit 18 Basic Linux Commands 1  
Unit 19 Basic Linux Commands 2  
Unit 20 Basic Linux Commands 3  
Unit 21 Basic Paramaters MacOS  
Unit 22 Basic Linux Scripting  
Module 4 Security
Unit 1 Smart Card Reader  
Unit 2 Port Security  
Unit 3 MAC Filtering  
Unit 4 Firewalls HW/SW  
Unit 5 Access Control Lists  
Unit 6 WPA2-TKIP  
Unit 7 TACACS  
Unit 8 MALWARE  
Unit 9 Bitlocker  
Unit 10 Limited User Account  
Unit 11 Layer 7 Firewall  
Unit 12 Enforce Strong Passwords  
Unit 13 Failed Attempts Lockout  
Unit 14 Disable Autorun  
Unit 15 Disable SSID  
Unit 16 WPA2 TKIP 2  
Unit 17 Wireless ACL  
Unit 18 Wireless - Remote Access  
Unit 19 Unified Threat Management  
Unit 20 Windows Firewall  
Unit 21 Disable Ports  
Unit 22 Port Forwarding  
Unit 23 Securing Data with Encryption: SSH  
Unit 24 Linux Firewall - IP Tables  
Unit 25 Linux Uncomplicated Firewall  
Unit 26 Install Microsoft Active Directory  
Unit 27 Organizational Units  
Unit 28 Active Directory Domains  
Unit 29 Active Directory Home Folder  
Unit 30 Active Directory - Login Script  
Module 5 Troubleshooting
Unit 1 Troubleshoot Performance Problems  
Unit 2 Troubleshoot Slow Processing Time  
Unit 3 Defragment Hard Drive  
Unit 4 Windows 10 God Mode  
Unit 5 Track Program Load Times  
Unit 6 Rollback Driver  
Unit 7 Safe Mode  
Unit 8 Incorrect Network Mask  
Unit 9 Restart Services  
Module 6 Exams
Unit 1 Exam 1  
Unit 2 Exam 2  
Unit 3 Exam 3  
Unit 4 Exam 4  
Module 7 Bonus Labs
Unit 1 Network Address Translation  
Unit 2 Quality of Service  
Unit 3 Evil Twin Attack  
Unit 4 SQL Injection  
Unit 5 Python Scripting  
Unit 6 PowerShell Scripting