CompTIA A+ 2019 is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT.
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.
9 skills that you master and validate with CompTIA A+
Identifying, using, and connecting hardware components and devices
2 WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMS
Install and support Windows OS including command line & client support
3 SOFTWARE TROUBLESHOOTING
Troubleshoot PC and mobile device issues including application security support
Explain types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO
5 HARDWARE & NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING
Troubleshoot device and network issues.
Identify and protect against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections
7 MOBILE DEVICES
Install & configure laptops and other mobile devices
8 OTHER OS & TECHNOLOGIES
Understand Mac OS, Linux and mobile OS
9 OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES
Follow best practices for safety, environmental impacts, and communication and professionalism
Jobs that use A+ and their average salaries
Field Service Technician
Desktop Support Analyst
Help Desk Tier 2 Support
More Domain Knowledge
CompTIA A+ staff have more core domainknowledge than uncertified staff with thesame amount of experience. In addition,CompTIA certified staff with less than 1year experience even demonstrate moredomain knowledge than uncertified staffwith 3 years experience.
The CompTIA IT Employment snapshotshows an average salary of $48,620 for computer user support specialists.
Long Term Job Growth
The CompTIA IT Employment snapshotshowed a 2.3% growth from 2015 to 2016with a 16% growth forecasted for the next10 years. More than 23,500 job postings in2016 required applicants to have CompTIA A+ certification.
Over 1,100,000 holdA+ certification,including thousands ofgovernment IT workersand contractors.