CompTIA A+ Certification

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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.

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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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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  2. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass 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
  4. 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
  5. You’ll learn 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
  6. You’ll be studying 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 72,589 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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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 220-1001 (Core 1)
    • 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 220-1002 (Core 2)
    • 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:

  • Professor Messer's CompTIA A+ 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.

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 080 80 800 888.

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: 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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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

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 72,589 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.75% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

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"Lots of information. well paced for the amount of content to go through. relaxed training environment."
S.P.. (7/11/2019 to 10/11/2019)

"Excellent tutor. Firebrand look after you whilst you stay with them. "
T.L.. (7/11/2019 to 10/11/2019)

"Fantastic course, brilliant instructor and a really pleasant environment. It was really easy to focus and I enjoyed every moment of it."
A.E.. (22/6/2019 to 25/6/2019)

"The course was well devised and covered the content needed for the exam. knowledgeable lecturer. "
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"Course days are long and intensive but worth the time and money"
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