The CompTIA A+ certificate is widely recognised and prepares the individual to enter the market as PC Technician. The CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for validating vendor-neutral skills expected for an entry level computer technician and will open the door for an exciting career in computer technology.
This course is also known as Gateway to IT world.
The CompTIA A+ certification ensures that the successful candidate has the important knowledge and skills necessary which covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, networking, and the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as configuring common features for mobile operating systems Android, Linux and Apple iOS.
Hardware: Identifying, using, and connecting hardware components and devices
Networking: Explain types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO
Mobile devices: Installing & configuring laptops and other mobile devices
Windows Operating Systems: Installing and supporting Windows OS including command line & client support
Hardware & Network Troubleshooting: Troubleshoot device and network issues
Other Operating System and Technologies: Mac OS, Linus and Mobile OS
Software Troubleshooting: Troubleshoot PC and mobile device issues including application security support
Security: Identify and protect against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections
Operational Procedures: Follow best practices for safety, environmental impacts, and communication and professionalism
Prerequisite: Not required, just ease of using PC.
SQA Framework: The CompTIA A + program also offers a number of shorter curricula which are related to SQA standalone HN Units. These are also assessed by means of restricted response questions and practical labs and so can give credit transfer to complete units. Learner can earn up to 48 credits upon passing all exams successfully.
CompTIA A+ 2019 is the foundation of your IT career
CompTIA A+ is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. It is about much more than PC repair.
Candidates are better prepared to troubleshoot and problem solve.
Technicians understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security.
A+ supports the ability to connect users to the data they need to do their jobs regardless of the devices being used.
CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world.
The only credential with performance-based items to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks in the moment
Trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in end point management & technical support roles
Regularly re-invented by IT experts to ensure that it validates core skills and abilities demanded in the workplace
This course is also known as Gateway to IT world.
The new CompTIA A+ Core Series requires candidates to pass two exams: Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002).
The main topics include:
Virtualization and Cloud Computing
Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
The core-2019 course includes the following new contents from the previous 900 series:
Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals
Configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS and administer client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software
Troubleshoot and problem solve core service and support challenges while applying best practices for documentation, change management, and scripting
Support basic IT infrastructure and networking
Configure and support PC, mobile and IoT device hardware
Implement basic data backup and recovery methods and apply data storage and management best practices
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In the UK, the average salary of a CompTIA A+ technician is £25,300pa. The average salary for an A+ graduate is estimated to be £17,500pa. After graduation, you will easily find work for example as a Hardware Engineer or a 1st line Support Technician. Below is a short list of the starting range of career opportunities offered to A+ Technicians:
Technical Support Specialist
Field Service Technician
Desktop Support Specialist
1st Line Support Engineer
IT Support Administrator
Hands on Experience
We have a workshop where we provide all type of PC, Laptop spare parts to our clients to get experience. Students will get the chance to assemble and disassemble desktop and /Laptop computers under the supervision of our experienced IT Support Associate
What ITPT will be providing?
Lab based experience
Hands out during the course delivery
Access to ITPT Students Website Portal
Volunteer work experience (provided if offered by any of our IT Support Associates)
In house course completion certificate will be awarded on successful completion.
Work experience letter will be awarded if attended.
One to one interaction with the instructor (for special required students)
Disabled candidates accommodations
Job hunting help is aligned with our courses.
Extra days to use ITPT labs besides their normal course days
Modes of Learning:
You have the option of undertaking this course via following learning modes:
1.) Face to Face (Classroom based Learning): You will attend the class each week on its specified day and time at your designated centre (Edinburgh or Glasgow)
2.) Virtual Learning: Live traditional face to face class will broadcast remotely via our online settings through Microsoft Team
3.) Blended Learning: Mixture of Face to face and Virtual learning (must inform when joining the course).
4.) ELearning is available for this course.
Method of Provision/ Student Support:
We have made available diverse and flexible learning methods to accommodate a wider variety of learners:
Our Courses & Training Classes Suit the following:
The IT training classes which we are currently offering are suitable for a wide range of candidates including:
Adult returnees to education
Individuals who intend to leave school and further their career path in a college or equivalent
Individuals who are in employment and wish to enhance their career prospects
Individuals who wish to start a new career in IT
Individuals who wants to get promotion at work
Individuals who wants to upgrade in their IT skills
Individuals who intend to progress their career after the study of either the NQ in Computing, the NQ in Information Systems
Individuals who intend to progress their career after the study of the PDA into further study at HN level
Individuals who wish to study on a part-time (day or evening) or day-release mode
Course Funding: SAAS PTFG: Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland
This course is funded by SAAS part time funding which is available to eligible individuals only;
SAAS General funding eligibility requirement:
1. You have to be a resident of Scotland
2. Either employed or unemployed, if working then earning must be less/equals to
25k a year
3. Have not used the SAAS funding in this Academic Year.
Students do not need to pay it back as this is a grant not a loan.
This funding is different from the full time funding which can be applied by someone who previously granted for a degree, postgrad or any other full time studies (HNC/HND) etc. but not in a same session
Part time funding cannot be received on a same session if one is already receiving any part/full time funding for other courses.
Part Time funding can only be used for one course per academic year
SAAS part time funding academic year starts from Aug to July.
For more information please visit the below link
To check your eligibility:
Please follow the below link to check if you qualify for the course funding;
If you do not qualify for SAAS part-time funding, you have the option to self-fund the course.
Fees are payable in advance at the start of the course unless otherwise agreed.
We also provide flexible fee installments to help students in paying their fees.
There are a number of other funding opportunities available to UK and EU students to help them to pay for their studies. Contact the college for more details.