CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTia's A+ Certification is an industry recognized entry-level credential for IT Technicians.

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The A+ training course covers troubleshooting, preventative maintenance, basic networking, installation as well as communication skills, and professionalism. The target student is anyone with basic computer user skills who is interested in obtaining a job as an IT professional or PC technician.

Possible Job Roles:

  • Help Desk Technician
  • IT Support Technician
  • Hardware Installation Technician
  • Computer Service Technician
  • Network Support Technician
  • PC Technician
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Field Support

Recommended Training

Certification Exam (s) Course (s)
CompTia A+ Certification 220-701
CompTIA® A+ Certification

Continuing Education Requirements

All CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certifications obtained after January 1, 2011 will be valid for three years. Certifications can be renewed by passing the current CompTIA exam or by participating in the Continuing Education (CE) Program. CE credits can be earned for participating in qualified activities including attending relevant training, earning other industry certifications, writing articles, white papers, and blogs on industry topics.


Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8570.1 will only recognize CompTIA certifications with CE designations to meet the DoD Information Assurance certification requirements. Certifications earned prior to 2011 may be updated by enrolling in the CE program.

Other CompTIA Certifications

CompTIA Network+ Certification
CompTIA Security+ Certification
CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician Certification
CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification

Unsure which program is right for you? Learn more about our programs: Contact a Programs & Services Advisor at 512-346-8110 or email