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CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (A+/Network+)

- Only 7 Days

On this accelerated CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS) certification course, you’ll develop the fundamental skills to configure, support and troubleshoot operating systems and common wired and wireless networks.

Your expert instructor will accelerate your learning of official CompTIA A+ and Network+ curriculum. Immersing you through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review learning methodology, you’ll get a minimum of 12 hours quality training per day.

In addition to your new operating system and networking capabilities, you’ll learn fundamental IT operations knowledge covering:

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  • Cloud computing technologies
  • Virtualisation
  • Mobile technologies
  • Cyber security
  • Software troubleshooting

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.

You’ll sit your A+ and Network+ exams at the Firebrand training centre during the course. Covered by your Certification Guarantee. Upon successful completion of all exams, you will achieve the A+ and Network+ credentials as well as the aligned CIOS Stackable Certifcation - proving your skills as an IT Operations Specialist.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online CIOS courses
  2. You'll be CIOS certified in just 7 days. With us, you’ll be CIOS trained in record time
  3. Our CIOS course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass CIOS first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn CIOS faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying CIOS with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 75360 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business

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Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

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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+ N10-006

Network architecture

  • Explain the functions and applications of various network devices
  • Compare and contrast the use of networking services and applications
  • Install and configure the following networking services/applications
  • Explain the characteristics and benefits of various WAN technologies
  • Install and properly terminate various cable types and connectors using appropriate tools
  • Differentiate between common network topologies
  • Differentiate between network infrastructure implementations
  • Given a scenario, implement and configure the appropriate addressing schema
  • Explain the basics of routing concepts and protocols
  • Identify the basics elements of unified communication technologies
  • Compare and contrast technologies that support cloud and virtualisation
  • Given a set of requirements, implement a basic network

Network operations

  • Use appropriate monitoring tools
  • Analyse metrics and reports from monitoring and tracking performance tools
  • Use appropriate resources to support configuration management
  • Explain the importance of implementing network segmentation
  • Install and apply patches and updates
  • Configure a switch using proper features
  • Install and configure wireless LAN infrastructure and implement the appropriate technologies in support of wireless capable devices

Network security

  • Compare and contrast risk related concepts
  • Compare and contrast common network vulnerabilities and threats
  • Implement network hardening techniques
  • Compare and contrast physical security controls
  • Install and configure a basic firewall
  • Explain the purpose of various network access control models
  • Summarise basic forensic concepts

Troubleshooting

  • Implement network troubleshooting methodology
  • Analyse and interpret the output of troubleshooting tools
  • Common troubleshooting issues:
  • Wireless
  • Copper cable
  • Fibre cable
  • Network
  • Security
  • WAN

Industry standards, practices, and network theory

  • Analyse a scenario and determine the corresponding OSI layer
  • Explain the basics of network theory and concepts
  • Deploy the appropriate wireless standard
  • Deploy the appropriate wired connectivity standard
  • Implement the appropriate policies or procedures
  • Summarise safety practices
  • Install and configure equipment in the appropriate location using best practices
  • Explain the basics of change management procedures
  • Compare and contrast ports and protocols
  • Configure and apply the appropriate ports and protocols

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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
  • CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-006
    • Number of questions: Maximum of 90 questions
    • Type of questions: Multiple choice questions, drag and drops and performance-based
    • Exam duration: 90 Minutes
    • Passing score: 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:

  • CompTIA A+ Complete Review Guide Exams 220-901 and 220-902 (ISBN: 978-1119137894)
  • CompTIA Network+ Review Guide: Exam N10-007, 4th Edition (ISBN: 978-1-1194-3230-2)

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation*
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee*
  • On-site exams**
  • Exam vouchers**
  • Practice tests**
  • Certification Guarantee***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware**
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

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Before sitting this CIOS certification course, 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

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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"Was good , especially for people who need to find a foundation in IT"
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"The training was presented well by the instructor. I like the way the instructor went into detail into some of the topics but didn't over complicate the information. I like the way he showed us how we can implement real world situations. "
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"The training was well structured and it had a lot of practical work that we was able to get involved with. "
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