The CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for computer support technicians. The international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. CompTIA A+ certified technicians also have excellent customer service and communication skills to work with clients. CompTIA A+ is part of the certification track for corporations such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and Novell.
Other technology companies, including CompuCom and Ricoh, have made CompTIA A+ certification mandatory for their service technicians. More than 700,000 people worldwide have become CompTIA A+ certified since the program’s inception in 1993.
The latest version of CompTIA A+ is CompTIA A+ 2015 Edition. Two exams are necessary to be certified: CompTIA A+ Essentials, and CompTIA A+ Practical Application,
CompTIA A+ Essentials measures the necessary competencies of an entry-level IT professional with a recommended 500 hours of hands-on experience in the lab or field. It tests for the fundamentals of computer technology, networking and security, as well as the communication skills and professionalism now required of all entry-level IT professionals.
CompTIA A+ Practical Application is an extension of the knowledge and skills identified in CompTIA A+ Essentials, with more of a "hands-on" orientation focused on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems.
Training with Maegis Ltd
Our Learn@M training system allows you to study at times that suit you, with support from our staff over the internet, by email and by telephone. Additional learning comes through private 1:1 workshops in our training centre at times that suit your schedule. Online testing and practice exams show how you are progressing and ensure that you are ready for the real exam.
The system comes at three levels:
- Learn@M:Study in our Centre with tutor support as well as telephone and e-mail mentoring if you continue to study away from the Centre, and hands-on workshops the Centre. Self-study can take 50 – 70 hours per course, and there is no heavy time pressure
- Learn@M training costs £500 plus VAT
- A CompTIA exam costs about £119 – you will sit two - we suggest you book the exams with us when ready, rather than tying up money during your training