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CompTIA A+ with Practice Lab

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  • Course Type Online Course
  • Course Duration 35 Hours
  • Course Access 12 Months
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The CompTIA A+ is recognised as one of the top entry-level certifications in the industry. It validates your understanding of the most common hardware and software technologies in business and certifies the skills to support complex IT infrastructures.
Course Description

Master the essentials of IT with our comprehensive CompTIA A+ course, complete with a hands-on practice lab. Designed for aspiring IT professionals, this course covers hardware, software, networking, and troubleshooting. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to confidently pass the CompTIA A+ certification exams and excel in your IT career. With our interactive practice lab, you'll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge in real-world scenarios, honing your practical skills. Enroll now and embark on a journey towards becoming a skilled and certified IT technician.

Practice Labs

Experience hands-on learning with our state-of-the-art practice lab, an essential feature of our CompTIA A+ course. Here's what you can expect:

  1. Real-World Simulations: Immerse yourself in practical scenarios that mirror actual IT environments, allowing you to apply your knowledge in a realistic setting.

  2. Interactive Exercises: Engage in interactive exercises that reinforce your understanding of key concepts and help you develop critical problem-solving skills.

  3. Virtual Networking: Build and configure virtual networks, gaining valuable experience in network setup, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

  4. Hardware and Software Simulations: Explore and interact with virtual hardware components and software applications, simulating real-world IT environments without the need for physical equipment.

  5. Safe Learning Environment: Experiment freely in a risk-free environment, making mistakes and learning from them to build confidence and proficiency.

  6. Unlimited Practice: Access the practice lab 24/7 for extensive hands-on practice, ensuring you have ample opportunity to refine your skills and deepen your understanding.

With our practice lab, you'll gain practical experience, strengthen your problem-solving abilities, and enhance your overall competence in IT. Take advantage of this invaluable tool and unlock your full potential in the world of technology. Enroll in our CompTIA A+ course today and elevate your IT career to new heights.

Training Features

  • 12 months unlimited access.
  • CompTIA A+ Practice Lab.
  • Online video tutorials created by expert instructors.
  • Downloadable workbook.
  • Mock exam at the end of each course.
  • Flashcard and educational games.
  • MTA Course completion certificates.

To add exam vouchers, please select the option to 'Add 2x CompTIA A+ Exam Vouchers' above. 

Why train with us?

We're an authorized CompTIA Training Partner, offering:

  • Bite-sized, self-paced course content for easy learning.
  • Step-by-step tutorial videos to prepare you for certification exams.
  • Access to courses on Mobile, Tablet, or Desktop.
  • State-of-the-art e-learning platform for a user-friendly experience.
  • Eligibility to apply for a TOTUM Pro Card.
  • Exceptional student support throughout your learning journey. Plus, our training comes with a 14-day money-back guarantee for your peace of mind.

Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 0808 175 1269 to make an enquiry.

Who is this course for?

Anyone looking to kick start their IT career.

By choosing online learning instead of a classroom based course, it eliminates the need for time away from work, saving you valuable time and money. It is ideal for those with tight schedules as our online courses give you 12 months unlimited access to all the course materials, so you can study at a pace that suits you. Allowing you to easily resume your studies whenever you have the time. All you need is internet connection to study, so you can study from the comfort of your home or any environment that suits you.

Course Assessment Process

To earn your official A+ certification from CompTIA, you will need to study the training courses and achieve a passing mark for both compulsory exams. These two exams include the 220-1101 exam which should be completed first before starting the 220-1102 exam.

  • CompTIA A+ 220-1101 - This exam covers covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing. 
  • CompTIA A+ 220-1102 - The second exam covers operating systems, security, software and operational procedures.  

To help you prepare for your exam, we provide a mock exam at the end of your course with over 100 multiple choice questions to ensure you’re fully prepared for the real thing. Once you’ve passed with at least 90%, you’ll be ready to book your exam as a private candidate. To make life easier, we can help you find an appropriate exam centre and give you all the information you need to secure your place.

Please note that the CompTIA exam fees aren’t included in the course price. To find the latest exam prices, visit:

Once you’re fully prepared and ready to sit your exam, all you’ll have to do is purchase your exam voucher and sit your exam either online or at a test centre near you. Online testing offers you the ease and convenience to test for your certification from any quiet, distraction-free and secure location at any time. For more testing options, please visit CompTIA Testing Options

For in-person testing, you can use the Pearson Vue Test Locator to find test centre locations near you.

Got a question about exams? Contact our course advisors by email or by phone on 0808 175 1269. We're happy to help!


Our training works on all devices including Mobile phones, IPad’s, Android tablets, Macs and PC’s.

For the best viewing experience on our state-of-the-art eLearning platform we recommend an internet connection of 10Mbps or better. Please also use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your browser with Adobe Flash Player.

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Career Path

We've put together a list of relevant job titles you can apply for after achieving the CompTIA A+ certification (note that some careers may require further study, training and/or work experience):

  • IT Support Technician
  • 1st Line Support Engineer
  • Helpdesk Technician
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Hardware Installation Co-ordinator

Career Advice

Once you have achieved your certification, you'll have full access to our recruitment package for a wide range of information and advice - including:

  • How to put together a killer CV, Covering Letters and Thank You emails.
  • How to gain relevant work experience.
  • How to prepare for interviews.
  • How to understand Job adverts.
  • How to choose the right recruitment agency.
  • How to look for work on LinkedIn.
  • Information on dealing with redundancy.

Our careers advice section is available for you to see now. For more information about our career advice services, contact us on 0808 175 1269 to speak with one of our friendly course advisors today.

Career Development

Getting a CompTIA certification will always help you stand out from the crowd, now and in the future - whether you're just starting out, developing your career, or changing direction entirely.


Research by e-Skills UK has shown that IT and telecommunications now employs 1 in 20 of the UK workforce. It also suggests the digital sector will need nearly 300,000 new recruits by 2020 to meet the demand for skills in this area.

Course Outline

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 (Core 1)

Module 1 - CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Devices, Setups, and Installs

  • 1.1 Introduction to the Course, Meet the Instructor
  • 1.2 Appropriate Safety Procedures
  • 1.3 PC Components
  • 1.4 Guidlines for PC Disassembly
  • 1.5 Motherboards
  • 1.6 CPU Sockets
  • 1.7 PCI Bus
  • 1.8 Storage Bus (SATA and IDE)
  • 1.9 Discussing PC Components
  • 1.10 Common Connection Interfaces
  • 1.11 Wired and Wireless Connection Standards
  • 1.12 Install Peripheral Devices
  • 1.13 Guidlines and Discussion for Installing Peripheral Devices

Module 2 - CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Displays and Multimedia Devices

  • 2.1 Displays and Multimedia
  • 2.2 Display Device Connections and Cables
  • 2.3 Discussing Display Device Installation and Configuration
  • 2.4 Troubleshoot Display Devices
  • 2.5 Guidelines for Troubleshooting Display Devices
  • 2.6 Discussing Display Device Troubleshooting
  • 2.7 Install and Configure Multimedia Devices
  • 2.8 Discussing Multimedia Device Installation and Configuration

Module 3 - CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Supporting Multiple Drive Types

  • 3.1 Supporting Multiple Drive Types and Memory
  • 3.2 Memory Types
  • 3.3 RAM Types
  • 3.4 Memory Modules
  • 3.5 DIMM and SO-DIMM Technologies
  • 3.6 Parity and ECC RAM
  • 3.7 Memory Compatibility Issues
  • 3.8 Discussing System Memory Installation
  • 3.9 Install and Configure Mass Storage Devices
  • 3.10 Storage Adapters and Cables
  • 3.11 Solid State Drives
  • 3.12 Guidlines for Installing Mass Storage Devices
  • 3.13 Discussing Mass Storage Device Installation and Configuration
  • 3.14 Install and Configure Removable Storage
  • 3.15 Discussing Removable Storage Device Istallation and Configuration
  • 3.16 Configure RAID
  • 3.17 RAID Configuration Options
  • 3.18 Discussing RAID Configuration
  • 3.19 Troubleshoot Storage Devices
  • 3.20 Boot Failures
  • 3.21 Discussing Storage Device Troubleshooting

Module 4 - CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Accounting for CPUs and Internal

  • 4.1 Install Upgrade CPUs
  • 4.2 Multiprocessing and Multicore Processors
  • 4.3 Discussing CPU Upgrades
  • 4.4 Configure and Update BIOS UEFI
  • 4.5 Discussing BOIS-UEFI Configuration and Updates
  • 4.6 Install Power Supplies
  • 4.7 Discussing Power Supply Installation
  • 4.8 Troubleshoot Internal System Components
  • 4.9 POST and Boot Problems
  • 4.10 Boot Troubleshooting and Log Entries
  • 4.11 Motherboard Component Problems
  • 4.12 Discussing System Component Troubleshooting

Module 5 - CompTIA A+ 220-1101 All About Network Theories

  • 5.1 Wired Networks
  • 5.2 Common Ethernet Network Implementations
  • 5.3 Taps and Mirrors
  • 5.4 Discussing Wired Networks
  • 5.5 Network Hardware Devices
  • 5.6 Switches
  • 5.7 Power Over Ethernet
  • 5.8 Discussing Network Hardware Devices
  • 5.9 Wireless Networks
  • 5.10 Access Points and Wireless Network Modes
  • 5.11 Discussing Wireless Networks
  • 5.12 Internet Connection Types
  • 5.13 Wireless Internet Service Providers WISP
  • 5.14 Discussing Internet Connection Types
  • 5.15 Network Configuration Concepts
  • 5.16 The TCIP-IP Protocol Suite
  • 5.17 Internet Protocol and IP Addressing
  • 5.18 Public and Private IP Addresses
  • 5.19 IPv6
  • 5.20 Discussing Network Configuration Concepts
  • 5.21 Network Services
  • 5.22 DNS
  • 5.23 Dynamic and Static IP Configurations
  • 5.24 DNS Records MX and A
  • 5.25 Web Servers and HTTP-HTTPS
  • 5.26 Discussing Network Services

Module 6 - CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Network Operations and Diagnostics

  • 6.1 Configuring and Troubleshooting Networks
  • 6.2 Network Connections in Windows
  • 6.3 Install and Configure SOHO Networks
  • 6.4 Configure SOHO Network Security
  • 6.5 Firewalls
  • 6.6 Port Fowarding and Port Triggering
  • 6.7 Windows Firewall
  • 6.8 Network Security and Embedded Appliances
  • 6.9 Configure Remote Access
  • 6.10 Discussing Remote Access Configuration
  • 6.11 Troubleshoot Network Connections
  • 6.12 IP Configuration Issues
  • 6.13 Routing Issues
  • 6.14 Discussing Network Connection Troubleshooting

Module 7 - CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Cloud and Virtualization Computing

  • 7.1 Configure Client-Side Virtulaization
  • 7.2 Hypervisors
  • 7.3 Processor Support and Resource Requirements
  • 7.4 Virtual Networks
  • 7.5 Client-Side Virtualization
  • 7.6 Cloud Computing Concepts
  • 7.7 Internal and External Shared Resources
  • 7.8 Cloud Service Options
  • 7.9 Virtual Desktops
  • 7.10 Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
  • 7.11 Discussing Cloud Computing Concepts

Module 8 - CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Laptop Features and Troubleshooting

  • 8.1 Use Laptop Features
  • 8.2 Expansion Options
  • 8.3 Discussing Laptop Features
  • 8.4 Install and Configure Laptop Hardware
  • 8.5 Discussing Laptop Hardware Installation and Configuration
  • 8.6 Troubleshoot Common Laptop Issues
  • 8.7 Discussing Troubleshooting Common laptop Issues

Module 9 - CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Syncing and Setup of Mobile Devices

  • 9.1 Syncing and Setup of Mobile Devices
  • 9.2 Connect and Configure Mobile Devices
  • 9.3 Configure Mobile Device Network Connectivity
  • 9.4 Mobile VPN Configuration
  • 9.5 Email Configuration Options
  • 9.6 Discussing Mobile Device Network Connectivity Configuration
  • 9.7 Support Mobile Apps
  • 9.8 Discussing Mobile App Support

Module 10 - CompTIA A+ 220-1101 All Things Printing

  • 10.1 All Things Printing
  • 10.2 Discussing Laser Printer Maintenance
  • 10.3 Maintain Inkjet Printers
  • 10.4 Discussing Inkjet Printer Maintenance
  • 10.5 Maintain Impact, Thermal, and 3D Printers
  • 10.6 Discussing Impact, Thermal, and 3D Printer Maintenance
  • 10.7 Install and Configure Printers
  • 10.8 Discussing Printer Installation and Configuration
  • 10.9 Troubleshoot Print Device Issues
  • 10.10 Install and Configure Imaging Devices
  • 10.11 Discussing Device Installation and Configuration

CompTIA A+ 220-1102 (Core 2)

Module 1 - CompTIA A+ 220-1102 Operating System Management

  • 1.1 Introduction to the Course, Meet the Instructor
  • 1.2 Identify Common Operating Systems
  • 1.3 Microsoft Windows
  • 1.4 Work and Education Features
  • 1.5 Windows System Limits
  • 1.6 Apple Operating Systems
  • 1.7 Linux Disk and File Management
  • 1.8 Discussing OS Types
  • 1.9 Use Windows Features and Tools
  • 1.10 Administrative Tools
  • 1.11 Manage Files in Windows
  • 1.12 System Hierarchies
  • 1.13 File Attributes
  • 1.14 Discussing Windows Features and Tools
  • 1.15 Manage Disks in Windows
  • 1.16 Discussing File Management in Windows
  • 1.17 The Windows Disk Management Console
  • 1.18 Discussing Windows Disk Management
  • 1.19 Manage Devices in Windows
  • 1.20 Device Manager
  • 1.21 Discussing Windows Device Manager

Module 2 - CompTIA A+ 220-1102 Configuring and installing the OS

  • 2.1 Configuring and Installing the OS
  • 2.2 Installation Boot Methods
  • 2.3 Disk Formatting and Partitioning
  • 2.4 Networking Considerations
  • 2.5 Post Installation Tasks
  • 2.6 OS Installation Types
  • 2.7 Unattended Installations
  • 2.8 Maintain OSs
  • 2.9 OS Updates
  • 2.10 Anti-Malware Updates
  • 2.11 Scheduled Backups
  • 2.12 Task Schedulers part 1
  • 2.13 Task Schedulers part 2
  • 2.14 Install Windows 10 Demonstration
  • 2.15 Discussing OS Maintenance

Module 3 - CompTIA A+ 220-1102 Tools to Troubleshoot and Maintain the OS

  • 3.1 Install and Manage Windows Applications
  • 3.2 Windows OS Tools
  • 3.3 Application and Print Services
  • 3.4 Task Manager
  • 3.5 Manage Windows Performance
  • 3.6 Windows Performance Management Tools
  • 3.7 Troubleshoot Windows
  • 3.8 Event Viewer
  • 3.9 The System Configuration Utility
  • 3.10 Troubleshooting Tips Boot Process
  • 3.11 Troubleshooting Tips for Windows System Issues
  • 3.12 Blue Screens and Spontaneous Shutdowns
  • 3.13 Troubleshooting Tips for File and Memory Corruption
  • 3.14 Safe Boot
  • 3.15 System Repair Disc
  • 3.16 System Restore
  • 3.17 Guidelines for Troubleshooting Windows Issues

Module 4 - CompTIA A+ 220-1102 Network Management Tools

  • 4.1 Network Management Tools
  • 4.2 Network Connectivity
  • 4.3 IP Addressing and Connection Types
  • 4.4 Proxy Settings
  • 4.5 Windows Client Configuration
  • 4.6 Location Services
  • 4.7 Firewalls
  • 4.8 Network Troubleshooting
  • 4.9 Remote Desktop Tools
  • 4.10 Desktop Management and Remote Monitoring Tools
  • 4.11 Disscussion Topics

Module 5 - CompTIA A+ 220-1102 Sharing Resources and Wrights Management

  • 5.1 Sharing Resources and Wrights Management
  • 5.2 User Group Accounts
  • 5.3 Local Secutity Policy
  • 5.4 SSO and Credential Manager
  • 5.5 Workgroups and Homegroups
  • 5.6 Network and Sharing Center
  • 5.7 Network Share Configuration
  • 5.8 NTSF File and Folder Permissions
  • 5.9 Configure Active Directory Accounts and Policies
  • 5.10 Domain Membership and Group Policy Objects
  • 5.11 Basic AD Functions
  • 5.12 Account Locks and Password Resets

Module 6 - CompTIA A+ 220-1102 Threats and Security Measures

  • 6.1 Threats and Security Measures
  • 6.2 Logical Security Concepts
  • 6.3 Encryption
  • 6.4 PKI and Certificates
  • 6.5 Execution Control
  • 6.6 NAC
  • 6.7 Discussing Logical Decurity Concepts
  • 6.8 Threats and Vulnerablilities
  • 6.9 Types of Password Attacks
  • 6.10 Discussing Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • 6.11 Physical Security Controls
  • 6.12 Discussing Physical Security Measures

Module 7 - CompTIA A+ 220-1102 Policies to Protect Data

  • 7.1 Policies to Protect Data
  • 7.2 Implement Security Best Practices
  • 7.3 Guidlines for Implementing Security Best Practices
  • 7.4 Discussing Security Best Practices Implementation
  • 7.5 Implement Data Protection Policies
  • 7.6 ACLs and Directory Permissions
  • 7.7 Full Disk Encryption
  • 7.8 Guildlines for Implementing Data Protection Policies
  • 7.9 Discussing Data Protection Policies
  • 7.10 Protect Data During Incident Response
  • 7.11 Discussing Data Protection During Incident Response

Module 8 - CompTIA A+ 220-1102 Prevent Malware and Security Threats

  • 8.1 Prevent Malware and Security Threats
  • 8.2 Detect, Remove, and Prevent Malware
  • 8.3 Trojan Horses and Spyware
  • 8.4 Sources of Malware Infection
  • 8.5 Best Practices for Malware Removal
  • 8.6 Discussing Detecting, Removing, and Preventing Malware Infections
  • 8.7 Troubleshoot Common Workstation Security Issues
  • 8.8 Discussing Troubleshoot Common Workstation Security Issues

Module 9 - CompTIA A+ 220-1102 Supporting and Troubleshooting Mobile Devices

  • 9.1 Supporting and Troubleshooting Mobile Devices
  • 9.2 Secure Mobile Devices
  • 9.3 IOT Internet of Things
  • 9.4 Discussing Mobile Device Security
  • 9.5 Troubleshoot Mobile Device Issues
  • 9.6 Mobile Device Security Troubleshooting
  • 9.7 Discussing Troubleshooting Mobile Devices

Module 10 - CompTIA A+ 220-1102 Implementing Operational Procedures

  • 10.1 Implementing Operational Procedures
  • 10.2 Environmental Impacts and Controls
  • 10.3 Discussing Environmental Impact and Controls
  • 10.4 Create and Maintain Documentation
  • 10.5 Discussing Documentation Creation and Maintenance
  • 10.6 Use Basic Change Management Best Practices
  • 10.7 Discussing Change Management Best Practices
  • 10.8 Implement Disaster Prevention and Recovery Methods
  • 10.9 Discussing Implement Disaster Prevention and Recovery Methods
  • 10.10 Basic Scripting Concepts
  • 10.11 Discussing Scripting
  • 10.12 Professionalism and Communication
  • 10.13 Discussing Professionalism and Communication Skills


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