CompTIA™ Certification Training: A+, Network+, Security+

Online CompTIA IT Certification Training

Prepare for CompTIA™ A+, NETWORK+ and SECURITY+ Certification 

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is considered the world's leading technology association. Since its founding in 1982, CompTIA has set standards for certification in IT support, from hardware and devices to networks and cybersecurity. This 100% online course will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to launch an IT career via the CompTIA's A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications.

Job Outlook

Job Outlook for CompTIA Certified Professionals

Computer and information technology (IT) support specialists are in demand. Nearly every organization that uses computers and computing devices needs user and technology support. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects computer support jobs to grow 10% between now and 2027, twice the rate of overall job growth.

BLS data indicates that computer support specialists earn $54,760 per year or $26.33 per hour on average. As income can depend on a wide range of factors, CompTIA notes that one category of computer support, help desk tier 2 support, averages around $45,000 per year.

CompTIA's commitment to mobile device support suggests strong continued demand for its certificate holders. According to the BLS analysis, as organizations upgrade their devices, networks and security, demand for support professionals will continue to grow.

Course Objectives

  • Learn the fundamentals of IT
  • Discover how to build and manage a data network
  • Understand how to troubleshoot networking issues
  • Learn about routing and switching, risk assessment, and data recovery
  • Practice concepts that will prepare for CompTIA™ A+, Security+ and Network+ certifications
  • Prepare to take and pass CompTIA™ A+, Security+ and Network+ certification exam processes

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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites prior to taking this course. You should have a basic understanding of computer systems and networks.

Curriculum

CompTIA™ A+ 220-1001

Hardware, networking and mobile 


CompTIA™ A+ 220-1002

Security and troubleshooting for Windows, Mac and Linux


CompTIA™ Network+ N10-007

Foundations of networking and infrastructure; virtualization and the cloud, subnets and VLANs


CompTIA™ Security+ SY0-501

Securing networks from attacks; business continuity and risk mitigation

Instructor

David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.

Registration and Enrollment

This course is 100% online. Start any time.

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CompTIA Certification Training A+, Network+, Security+ FAQs

The A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications are sequential. A+ focuses on devices; Network+ is dedicated to the hardware, software and protocols for networking; and Security+ adds the layer of core security functions across devices, networks and the organizations that deploy them.

According to CompTIA, the A+ certification is often associated with baseline or entry-level support positions such as service desk analyst, technical support specialist, field service technician, associate network engineer, data support technician, desktop support administrator, end-user computing technician, help desk technician, system support specialist.

According to CompTIA, the Security+ certification is often associated with junior IT auditor or penetration tester positions. Other titles might include systems administrator, network administrator or security administrator, and network analyst.

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