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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 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