QUICK FACTS

Self-paced eLearning course includes 6-months access to online content, all eBooks, supplemental content, and related course materials, as applicable

Tuition: $2,299

Register: Click here to enroll

Contact: Call (434) 973-1945 for more information

COMPUTER TECHNICIAN (COMPTIA A+) ONLINE

THE COMPUTER TECHNICIAN (COMPTIA A+) PROFESSION

The Computer Technician (CompTIA A+) program from CATEC builds upon students’ existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer software and hardware in order to present fundamental concepts and techniques that technicians use every day on the job. Upon completing this course, students will gain the essential skills and technical expertise necessary to install, upgrade, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, repair and perform preventative maintenance on basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the CompTIA A+ (Core 1 and Core 2) Certification exams. For more information, click here.

THE COMPUTER TECHNICIAN (COMPTIA A+) PROFESSION PROGRAM

This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the CompTIA A+ (Core 1 and Core 2) Certification exam. Upon completing this course, students will be able to support the IT infrastructure through installing and configuring systems to secure applications, and devices. 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.  

  • National certification is available for students who complete this course including CompTIA A+ (Core 1 and Core 2) Certification exams 

DETAILED COURSE TOPICS COVERED

  • Hardware: Identifying, using, and connecting hardware components, devices, and connectors 

  • Windows Operating System: Installing and supporting the Windows OS including command line and client support 

  • Software Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting PC, laptop, and mobile device issues including application security support 

  • Networking: Understanding types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI, and SOHO 

  • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting device and network issues 

  • Security: Identifying and protecting against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections 

  • Mobile Devices: Installing and configuring laptops and other mobile devices (wearable technology, fitness monitors, etc.) including cloud computing 

  • Other OS and Technologies: Understanding the Mac OS, Linux, and mobile OS 

  • Operational Procedures: Following best practices for safety, environmental impacts, communication, and professionalism 

EACH COURSE INCLUDES

  • 24/7 instructor support and course mentoring 

  • Student and instructor collaboration 

  • Engaging labs, student exercises, course videos and animated simulations 

  • Student pre and post assessments and online performance tracking 

  • National and state certification opportunities 

  • A secure Student Portal which includes: career guidance, resume writing and other career resources 

HOW TO ENROLL

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CONTACT US

For inquiries about our Adult Education and Apprenticeship programs, contact:

  • Emily Thomas, CATEC Adult Education and Apprenticeship Office Associate/Database Administrator, by email or call (434) 973-1945

  • Shannon Tomlin, CATEC Adult Education and Apprenticeship Program Manager, by email or call (434) 973-1945