CompTIA A+ - Just 4 Days

Why

What do our customers say?

"Get ready for fast hard training, all day every day. This course put me through 625 pages of technical data in 3 days of studies + 1 day of exams. Four days in Im CompTia A+ Certified and hungry for more. This is exhausting and effective - and fun! "
Tom Bullgaard, Marel - CompTIA A+ (4 days), 5/11/2012 to 8/11/2012

Four reasons why you should sit your A+ course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be A+ trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 4-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your A+ course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass A+ first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study A+ with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 68.075 students saving more than one million hours since 2001

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What

CompTIA A+, A+ certification

Achieve your A+ certification in just four days – that’s 20% faster than traditional training. On this accelerated A+ course, you’ll study official CompTIA curriculum and sit A+ exams 220-901 and 220-901 onsite at the Firebrand Training Centre.

Developed by CompTIA, the A+ is a comprehensive vendor-neutral certification and an ideal starting point for your career in IT. If you’re already an IT professional, the CompTIA A+ certification will validate your existing skills.

On this accelerated A+ course, you’ll learn how to configure and support operating systems. You’ll also study the fundamentals of virtualisation, cloud computing, software troubleshooting and security.

Train at twice the speed on this official A+ course

Firebrand is an authorised CompTIA Platinum Partner. This means you’ll get access to experienced instructors and up-to-date course material, officially approved by CompTIA. During your accelerated course, you’ll also sit your CompTIA A+ exams.

Are you aiming to achieve the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications quickly? Get both certifications in just one week with Firebrand’s combined A+ and Network+ course.

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CompTIA A+ 220-901

Hardware

  • Given a scenario, configure settings and use BIOS/UEFI tools on a PC
  • Explain the importance of motherboard components, their purpose and properties
  • Compare and contrast various RAM types and their features
  • Install and configure PC expansion cards
  • Install and configure storage devices and use appropriate media
  • Install various types of CPUs and apply the appropriate cooling methods
  • Compare and contrast various PC connection interfaces, their characteristics and purpose
  • Install a power supply based on given specifications
  • Given a scenario, select the appropriate components for a custom PC configuration to meet customer specifications or needs
  • Compare and contrast types of display devices and their features
  • Identify common PC connector types and associated cables
  • Install and configure common peripheral devices
  • Install SOHO multifunction device/printers and configure appropriate settings
  • Compare and contrast differences between the various print technologies and the associated imaging process
  • Given a scenario, perform appropriate printer maintenance

Networking

  • Identify the various types of network cables and connectors
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of connectors and cabling
  • Explain the properties and characteristics of TCP/IP
  • Explain common TCP and UDP ports, protocols and their purpose
  • Compare and contrast various Wi-Fi networking standards and encryption types
  • Given a scenario, install and configure SOHO wireless/ wired router and apply appropriate settings
  • Compare and contrast Internet connection types, network types and their features
  • Compare and contrast network architecture devices, their functions and features
  • Use appropriate networking tools

Mobile Devices

  • Install and configure laptop hardware and components
  • Explain the function of components within the display of a laptop
  • Given a scenario, use appropriate laptop features
  • Explain the characteristics of various types of other mobile devices
  • Compare and contrast accessories and ports of other mobile devices

Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshoot common problems related to motherboards, RAM, CPU and power with appropriate tools
  • Troubleshoot hard drives and RAID arrays with appropriate tools
  • Troubleshoot common video, projector and display issues
  • Troubleshoot wired and wireless networks with appropriate tools
  • Troubleshoot and repair common mobile device issues while adhering to the appropriate procedures
  • Troubleshoot printers with appropriate tools

CompTIA A+ 220-902

Windows Operating Systems

  • Compare and contrast various features and requirements of Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
  • Install Windows PC operating systems using appropriate methods
  • Apply appropriate Microsoft command line tools
  • Use appropriate Microsoft operating system features and tools
  • Use Windows Control Panel utilities
  • Install and configure Windows networking on a client/desktop
  • Perform common preventive maintenance procedures using the appropriate Windows OS tools

Other Operating Systems and Technologies

  • Identify common features and functionality of the Mac OS and Linux operating systems
  • Set up and use client-side virtualisation
  • Identify basic cloud concepts
  • Summarise the properties and purpose of services provided by networked hosts
  • Identify basic features of mobile operating systems
  • Install and configure basic mobile device network connectivity and email
  • Summarise methods and data related to mobile device synchronisation

Security

  • Identify common security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Compare and contrast common prevention methods
  • Compare and contrast differences of basic Windows OS security settings
  • Deploy and enforce security best practices to secure a workstation
  • Compare and contrast various methods for securing mobile devices
  • Use appropriate data destruction and disposal methods
  • Secure SOHO wireless and wired networks

Software Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshoot PC operating system problems with appropriate tools
  • Troubleshoot common PC security issues with appropriate tools and best practices
  • Troubleshoot common mobile OS and application issues with appropriate tools
  • Troubleshoot common mobile OS and application security issues with appropriate tools

Operational Procedures

  • Use appropriate safety procedures
  • Given a scenario with potential environmental impacts, apply the appropriate controls
  • Summarise the process of addressing prohibited content/ activity, and explain privacy, licensing and policy concepts
  • Demonstrate proper communication techniques and professionalism
  • Explain the troubleshooting theory

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What’s on the CompTIA A+ exam?

CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam tests foundational knowledge of hardware, networking, mobile devices and troubleshooting.

The CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam covers installing, configuring and supporting operating systems – including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux. This exam also tests knowledge of security, virtualisation fundamentals, cloud computing, operational procedures and software troubleshooting.

What does the CompTIA A+ exam cost?

The CompTIA A+ exams 220-901 and 220-902 cost £176 each. Exam vouchers for these exams are included in Firebrand’s accelerated A+ course and you will be able to sit these exams during your training.

Are there any example CompTIA A+ exam questions?

Yes – Firebrand provides free CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA A+ exam questions. Access your free practice tests now.

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You'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • CompTIA A+ Exam 220-901
    • Number of questions: Maximum of 90 questions
    • Type of questions: Multiple choice and Performance-based
    • Exam duration: 90 Minutes
    • Passing score: 675 (on a scale of 900)
    • Languages: English
  • CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902
    • Number of questions: Maximum of 90 questions
    • Type of questions: Multiple choice and Performance-based
    • Exam duration: 90 Minutes
    • Passing score: 700 (on a scale of 900)
    • Languages: English

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In addition to official course material and onsite exams, you’ll receive:

  • CompTIA A+ Complete Review Guide Exams 220-901 and 220-902 (eBook) - ISBN: 9781119137894

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 78 79 16 53.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Before attending this accelerated course, you should have:

  • Experience building a computer
  • Experience setting up devices in Windows OS
  • Knowledge of home networks (ISP connection)
  • Familiarity with Windows desktop environments

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call 78 79 16 53 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.

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Reviews

We've currently trained 68.075 students in 12 years. We asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently,
96,69% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:

"Get ready for fast hard training, all day every day. This course put me through 625 pages of technical data in 3 days of studies + 1 day of exams. Four days in Im CompTia A+ Certified and hungry for more. This is exhausting and effective - and fun! "
Tom Bullgaard , Marel. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (5/11/2012 to 8/11/2012)

"Quietly environment, Great teacher, Good food & Just study. Stay Sharp"
K.L.K, ServiceGruppen. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (2/5/2011 to 5/5/2011)

"It was a very pleasant stay :-)"
Søren Fischer, Rigshospitalet. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (1/2/2010 to 4/2/2010)

"It was a good place to study CompTIA A+, good food and the personnel was super."
Peter Hogstedt, Unemployed. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (23/11/2009 to 26/11/2009)

"The best course I've ever been on. Even though it was tough, we had a good time and the instructor knew everything. I strongly recommend this course."
Mickey Larsen, Rigshospitalet. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (23/11/2009 to 26/11/2009)

"The course is very intensive. However, the Instructor was a very enthusiastic, and motivating tutor."
Anonymous - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (25/6/2018 to 28/6/2018)

"Thorough review of course material. Knowledgeable and engaging instructor."
A.C, Ministry of Defence. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (25/6/2018 to 28/6/2018)

"Firebrands accelerated A+ course really will get you certified in just 4 days. Great instructor, great training with a group of focused professionals."
Anonymous - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (21/4/2018 to 24/4/2018)

"I would recommend a course at firebrand. It is learning in a friendly environment and quite easy to follow. The instructor was happy to retrace anything I didnt understand."
Mark Clarke, unemployed. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (21/4/2018 to 24/4/2018)

"My knowledge of hardware and the internet has increased exponentially over the short period I have had here. The course is hard work with long days and I would recommend doing some pre-reading. However, it is a good route to gaining skills and certification."
M.S.. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (21/4/2018 to 24/4/2018)

"Came into this training with very little knowledge and am now leaving with more than I could have imagined in such a short time."
K.K., USAF. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (21/4/2018 to 24/4/2018)

"Very insightful and enjoyable course. Tutor was really good, great at explaining everything and very approachable. The facilities on site were great too, and the unlimited coffee was also a bonus!"
Ryan Lay. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)

"I've learnt a lot in the four days of being at Firebrand. I have learnt more in these past few days than I did in a period of weeks during my time at school. Looking forward to the next course!"
M.E, Alcom Computing . - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (8/5/2017 to 11/5/2017)

"A great learning experience, great tutor and has given me confidence in my ability. Highly recommend!"
Ben Hunter, NHS CPFT. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (6/2/2017 to 9/2/2017)

"Firebrand has allowed me to develop my core IT skills. From this I have gained more confidence in being able to tackle particular areas within IT and know which methods to put in place when troubleshooting an issue. "
A.B, Reliance Acsn. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (6/2/2017 to 9/2/2017)

"This training is amazing if you want to boost your IT knowledge and get qualifications quickly. The days are long and hard but if your willing to put the effort in then it is worth while. "
J.P, Fourteen IP . - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (12/12/2016 to 15/12/2016)

"The people I've dealt with have been nothing but friendly, helpful and warm. A pleasure to study in a nice environment with like minded people."
J.G, Amicus Trust Ltd.. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (14/11/2016 to 17/11/2016)

"Professional training and the instructor is very knowledgeable."
Oliver Rose, OmniCyber Security. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (10/10/2016 to 13/10/2016)

"I had a really good experience at Firebrand. There was excellent support and the training was very extensive."
Peter Stockting. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (5/9/2016 to 8/9/2016)

"The instructor was extremely engaged in her walk through the topics needed for passing."
Jacob Boetius Matschowsky Gauguin, DONG Energy. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (5/9/2016 to 8/9/2016)

"Whilst it has been a tiring week I've thoroughly enjoyed the learning process and speed of the course here."
Robin Sawtell. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (25/7/2016 to 28/7/2016)

"I was provided with study material 6 weeks before my course date which allowed me to get an idea of what I would be covering on the course. My overall experience was great as the training facility provided me everything I needed. My instructor was always there to help as well. "
S.B, Comms Care. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (16/5/2016 to 19/5/2016)

"If you are prepared for the course to be really full on and intensive then its a good experience- staff at the centre were helpful and friendly to make the time here good. "
C.H. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (4/4/2016 to 7/4/2016)

"Excellently delivered Comptia A+ course."
Malcolm Austin, Comms-Care. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (4/4/2016 to 7/4/2016)

"Very good course with a steady pace of learning to help you pass the qualification."
K.B, Housemark. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (4/4/2016 to 7/4/2016)

"I really enjoyed the course and the method in which was taught. The environment is completely focused on the course which really helped me take everything in and remember it!"
Thomas Welch, James Paget Hospital . - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (4/4/2016 to 7/4/2016)

"Excellent facilities, intense but thorough training. Great support all the time. An excellent environment for learning. "
J.B. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (29/2/2016 to 3/3/2016)

"I really learnt a lot at my short stay with Firebrand would definitely comeback again."
Anonymous - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (29/2/2016 to 3/3/2016)

"Enjoyed training with Firebrand. The facilities and the course itself were great. The trainer made the course enjoyable and explained things well."
L.J. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (29/2/2016 to 3/3/2016)

"Again, the trainer is very good."
Jack Mersey, NBC universal. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (1/2/2016 to 4/2/2016)

"Full on classes. With in-depth explanations, and supportive staff. Very engaging in a fast paced learning environment."
A.S. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (1/2/2016 to 4/2/2016)

"A good study pace with awesome staff to help you get the result you desire. First Class."
Chris Dawson. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (2/11/2015 to 5/11/2015)

"Really good. A lot to take on in 4 days but teacher handles it very well."
Damian Livan, Kuehne + Nagel. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (26/10/2015 to 29/10/2015)

"It is a great experience being here; I felt I got to know the Hotel staff very well as they were so approachable and friendly. The tutor was very motivating and understanding, whilst also being approachable and easy to talk to. Being so far away from home really helped me to focus and thank you to Firebrand Training and the Wyboston Lakes staff, (especially the chefs and waitresses on the late shift). "
Daniel Bishop, Telis Ltd. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (29/6/2015 to 2/7/2015)

"Great training environment with friendly staff and knowledgeable instructors"
Liam Kilroy, Exertis Micro P. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (29/6/2015 to 2/7/2015)

"Passed my A+ with bags of career advice. For me at 19 it is amazing! The Training Centre Manager and the Firebrand instructor were superb and all staff on desk helped me with worries too."
Joshua Tye, Ormistan Support/Etec. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (27/4/2015 to 30/4/2015)

"The instructor was an enthusiastic and friendly tutor, who managed to break down the long days and copious coursework into manageable chunks. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Tough course, but a lot of support provided, definitely will come back."
Harry Evans, Colette Associates Ltd.. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (27/4/2015 to 30/4/2015)

"Its an amazing way of learning, fast and fun! We had the amazing instructor techniques which was a fantastic and unforgettable experience!"
Kat Grimshaw, Sentinel Housing Association. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (27/4/2015 to 30/4/2015)

"I needed to quickly and efficiently recertify my A+ qualification. Firebrand provided an excellent mean to achieve this."
Adrian Coughlan, USAF. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (2/3/2015 to 5/3/2015)

"Great staff! Great complex! You have should study hard before you come. Don't expect to pass without effort. They don't hand out answers!"
Paul Geddes, manx telecom. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (27/10/2014 to 30/10/2014)

"A brilliant course. The instructors are great."
Nicholas Minifie, Mini Solutions Ltd. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (30/6/2014 to 3/7/2014)

"The whole experience has been great, The instructor was fantastic and the course was pitched at the right level for me."
Thomas Whitmarsh, Self Supporting. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (30/6/2014 to 3/7/2014)

"After failing an exam midweek I was feeling the pressure of the hard schedule but with the guidance of my instructor I was able to focus on my problem areas and pass my subsequent exam and even raised re-sat the failed exam at the end of the week to leave with all the qualification I intended to pass."
Phillip Edwards, n/a. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (30/6/2014 to 3/7/2014)

"I found the course enjoyable. Learning is condensed into 4 days but the topics are well balanced and thoroughly explored."
Lara Voce, FCO. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (13/1/2014 to 16/1/2014)

"Great staff, some of the most knowledgeable instructors I've ever encountered, excellent facilities with plentiful resources, refreshments, and snacks, and the hotel accommodation are four star. Very Good"
Stephan Powers, USAF / L-3 Communications. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (18/11/2013 to 21/11/2013)

"Not for the faint-hearted, but if you are really sure you want to learn then firebrand is an excellent way to do it, i have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and look forward to my next Firebrand Courses (probably N+ and Sec+)"
David Charlton, Stevens Group LTD. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (18/11/2013 to 21/11/2013)

"I found the course to be exciting and action packed, the information was flying around the class and blown into the subconscious, this made for easy learning and more important great fun! "
Stuart Cohen, Cohort Technology. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (16/9/2013 to 19/9/2013)

"This is my first experience of a condensed training course and although hard work and mentally challenging the course was made pleasurable by the course tutor and his professionalism and course delivery. Recommended. "
Paul White, Manx Telecom. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (16/9/2013 to 19/9/2013)

"Nice relaxing setup with good training facilities and excellent instructor. Important to do some home study before the course if you are a novice in IT."
P.M, FCO. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (16/9/2013 to 19/9/2013)

"Firebrand training is quick, intense, and informative. Best bang for the buck."
Jesse Eissens. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (16/9/2013 to 19/9/2013)

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