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This course provides the first half of the CompTIA A+ certification.



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£99 inc VAT (was £199)
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Offer ends 31 December 2021
Study method
Online, self-paced
1 month
CompTIA A+
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately

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The CompTIA A+ 901 training course is the ideal foundational qualification to begin a career working with cutting edge information technologies. It covers laptops, desktops, tablets and mobiles and this qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills to troubleshoot networking and security issues within operating systems such as Windows, Apple, Android and more.

The CompTIA A+ certification is the first step towards a professional IT support career. This training course includes the globally recognised CompTIA A+ 220-901 training course, which is the first part of the CompTIA A+. This will cover all the knowledge required to provide computer maintenance support.


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Why study CompTIA A+ online?

Technological improvements and advances in educational design mean that studying online is no longer just a low cost alternative to traditional training methods. In many respects our online courses offer training which is superior to the majority of available “classroom” options.

Not only is the effectiveness of the training process enhanced, but also the convenience and overall cost efficiency of studying online makes it a compelling option for training. You can learn at your own pace and can repeat each section as many times as required unlike in a classroom environment.

Studying at your own pace, rewinding and going over the material as often as you need improves your long-term memory retention and makes studying more rewarding.


Module 1: Introduction to Personal Computers and IT Certification

Course And Instructor Introduction
Personal Computer Concepts – Part 1
Personal Computer Concepts – Part 2
Becoming An IT Professional
Certification Basics

Module 2: Internal Hardware Components

Motherboards – Part 1
Motherboards – Part 2
BIOS Part 1
BIOS Part 2
Power Supplies
Central Processing Unit – Part 1
Central Processing Unit – Part 2
Memory – Part 1
Memory – Part 2

Module 3: Storage Fundamentals

Storage Overview
Magnetic Drives
Solid State and Flash Drives
Optical Drives
RAID Technologies
Tape Drives
Installing Hard Drives

Module 4: Expanding Hardware Capabilities

Expansion Components Overview – Part 1
Expansion Components Overview – Part 2
Expansion Technologies – Part 1
Expansion Technologies – Part 2
Video Cards
Sound Cards
Networking Interface Cards
Alternative Expansion Devices

Module 5: Working with Peripheral Devices

Peripheral Devices Overview
Input Devices – Part 1
Input Devices – Part 2
Input Devices – Part 3
Output Devices: Video Monitors – Part 1
Output Devices: Video Monitors – Part 2
Output Devices: Printers And Scanners – Part 1
Output Devices: Printers And Scanners – Part 2
Output Devices: Printers And Scanners – Part 3
Output Devices: Printers And Scanners – Part 4
Input And Output Devices

Module 6: Mobile Devices

Mobile Devices Overview
Laptop Computer Components - Part 1
Laptop Computer Components - Part 2
Laptop Computer Expansion Capabilities
Replacing Portable Computer Components
Additional Mobile Devices - Part 1
Additional Mobile Devices - Part 2
Mobile Device Ports And Connectors

Module 7: Computer Networking

Networking Fundamentals – Part 1
Networking Fundamentals – Part 2
Network Devices – Part 1
Network Devices – Part 2
Cable And Connectors – Part 1
Cables and Connectors – Part 2
TCP-IP Fundamentals – Part 1
TCP-IP Fundamentals – Part 2
TCP-IP Fundamentals – Part 3
TCP-IP Fundamentals – Part 4
TCP-IP Fundamentals – Part 5
TCP-IP Fundamentals – Part 6
Internet Connectivity
Wireless Networks – Part 1
Wireless Networks – Part 2

Module 8: Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Models - Part 1
Troubleshooting Models - Part 2
Troubleshooting Physical Issues - Part 1
Troubleshooting Physical Issues - Part 2
Troubleshooting Physical Issues - Part 3
Troubleshooting Physical Issues - Part 4
Troubleshooting Networking Issues - Part 1
Troubleshooting Networking Issues - Part 2
Troubleshooting Mobile Devices
Troubleshooting Printers

Please note that the official exam is not included, however for those who complete the course, they will receive a completion certificate upon request.

Who is this course for?

This training course is perfect for those who are new to IT and wish to gain an understanding of the fundamentals in order to begin their IT career on a solid foundation. This course is also ideal for those IT professionals who are looking to validate their experience with a leading certification.


There are no official prerequisites to study this training course.

Career path

IT Technician
1st Line Support
2nd Line Support
IT Engineer
Service Desk Administrator
IT Support Analyst

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Julia asked:

Once I've paid will I get a permanent access to the course materials or will it expire in one month or some other time period?


Access is 1 month

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Felix asked:

does the advertised fees include exam fees ?


No, the course follows the exam syllabus for the CompTIA A+. CompTIA A+ exams in the UK cost £120 so obviously not included in the course cost. Course does include practice questions to enable you to know when to schedule the official exam and we can issue a completion certificate for students who do not want to sit the official CompTIA exams.

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Marian asked:

So there are 8 exams in total?


No one exam that covers all 8 modules

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nik asked:

do i have to pass the exam to get a job or the certificate after completion would be enough?


It will depend on the requirements of the employer. Passing the exam demonstrates that you have understood the information on the course and have passed the official accredited qualification. Therefore, we would recommend sitting the official exam once you have completed the course.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.