CompTIA Combined A+ and Network+ Course

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A+ Network+

Get A+ and Network+ certified in just 7 days. On this combined A+ and Network+ course, you’ll study official CompTIA curriculum and sit your A+ and Network+ exams onsite at the Firebrand Training Centre.

Developed by CompTIA, the A+ and Network+ are vendor-neutral and globally recognised certifications. The A+ is an ideal starting point for your career in IT while the Network+ proves you have the knowledge needed to start a career in networking.

On this combined A+ and Network+ course, you’ll study the official curriculum for both certifications. The A+ certification will teach you how to:

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  • Install and configure hardware
  • Explain basic network principles
  • Perform common troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Identify threats and vulnerabilities

After studying the A+ curriculum and sitting your exam, you’ll move onto the Network+ curriculum. As well as studying emerging technologies, like mobile, cloud and virtualisation, you’ll cover the five key areas of the Network+:

  • Networking Concepts
  • Infrastructure
  • Network Operations
  • Network Security
  • Network Troubleshooting and Tools

Get A+ and Network+ certified on this official CompTIA course

Firebrand is an authorised CompTIA Platinum Partner. You’ll get access to experienced instructors and up-to-date course material, officially approved by CompTIA. During this accelerated course, you’ll also sit the following A+ and Network+ exams:

  • CompTIA A+ Exam 220-901
  • CompTIA A+ Exam 220-902
  • CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-007

You can also achieve your CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications separately on these accelerated courses:

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  1. You'll be trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 7-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass 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
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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

Network+ N10-007

Networking Concepts

  • Explain the purposes and uses of ports and protocols.
  • Explain devices, applications, protocols and services at their appropriate OSI layers
  • Explain the concepts and characteristics of routing and switching.
  • Given a scenario, configure the appropriate IP addressing components.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of network topologies, types and technologies.
  • Given a scenario, implement the appropriate wireless technologies and configurations.
  • Summarize cloud concepts and their purposes
  • Explain the functions of network services.

Infrastructure

  • Given a scenario, deploy the appropriate cabling solution.
  • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate placement of networking devices on a network and install/configure them.
  • Explain the purposes and use cases for advanced networking devices.
  • Explain the purposes of virtualization and network storage technologies.
  • Compare and contrast WAN technologies.

Network Operations

  • Given a scenario, use appropriate documentation and diagrams to manage the network.
  • Compare and contrast business continuity and disaster recovery concepts.
  • Explain common scanning, monitoring and patching processes and summarize their expected outputs.
  • Given a scenario, use remote access methods.
  • Identify policies and best practices.

Network Security

  • Summarize the purposes of physical security devices.
  • Explain authentication and access controls.
  • Given a scenario, secure a basic wireless network.
  • Summarize common networking attacks.
  • Given a scenario, implement network device hardening
  • Explain common mitigation techniques and their purposes.

Network Troubleshooting and Tools

  • Explain the network troubleshooting methodology.
  • Given a scenario, use the appropriate tool.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common wired connectivity and performance issues.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common wireless connectivity and performance issues.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common network service issues.

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

  • CompTIA A+ 220-1001 (Core 1)
    • Number of questions: Maximum of 90 questions
    • Type of questions: Multiple choice, drag and drops and performance-based
    • Exam duration: 90 Minutes
    • Passing score: 675 (on a scale of 900)
    • Languages: English
  • CompTIA A+ 220-1002 (Core 2)
    • Number of questions: Maximum of 90 questions
    • Type of questions: Multiple choice, drag and drops and performance-based
    • Exam duration: 90 Minutes
    • Passing score: 700 (on a scale of 900)
    • Languages: English
  • CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-007
    • Number of questions: Maximum of 90 questions
    • Type of questions: Multiple choice, drag and drops and performance-based
    • Exam duration: 90 Minutes
    • Passing score: 80% (720 on a scale of 100-900)
    • Languages: English, Japanese and German

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

  • Firebrand Value Add material
  • Professor Messer’s CompTIA A+ Course Notes
  • Professor Messer's CompTIA Network N10-007+ Course Notes

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.

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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.

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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: GIAC, CREST 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 GIAC, CREST or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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We recommend you have:

  • Experience building a computer and setting up devices in Windows OS
  • Knowledge of home networks (ISP connection)
  • Familiarity with the Windows desktop Environment (Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8)
  • 6-12 months' hands-on experience in the lab or field

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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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