Online CompTIA A+ Training Course

Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam

CompTIA's A+ certification is the top credential for associate-level IT professionals. This 100% online course will prepare you for CompTIA A+ certification exams 220-1001 and 220-1002. You’ll learn how to install and configure operating systems, expand IT security, troubleshoot software, and perform other common operational procedures. Excelsior University accepts 2 credits towards a degree program for successful completion of the CompTIA A+ certification exam.

Excelsior took all of my credits. I was able to jump right into upper-level courses.

Kevin Feeley
BS in Electrical Engineering
HVCC Class of 2005

Job Outlook for CompTIA A+ Certified IT Professionals

  • According to, certified IT and computer support specialists can earn around $44,970 per year on average.
  • Earning CompTIA A+ certification expands job opportunities for computer and IT support specialists because it focuses on knowledge that can be applied across computer systems and networks.
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also lists computer support specialist among its most promising career areas, expecting 10% annual growth in job opportunities over the coming decade.

Online CompTIA A+ Training Course FAQs

The CompTIA A+ certification addresses performance-based topics and questions that prove you can think on your feet and solve systems, software, and network problems in real-time.

As the most respected associate-level IT certification in the industry, CompTIA A+ certification verifies that you have passed a standard that is supported by companies like Intel, Dell, and HP.

Support specialists install and support hardware, including computers, accessories, mobile devices, and network equipment. They also monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot hardware, networks, operating systems, and applications.

Every organization creates its own job titles. CompTIA A+ certified professionals could work as service desk analysts, technical support specialists, desktop support administrators, help desk technicians, or system support specialists.

Online CompTIA A+ Training Course Objectives

  • Learn the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting processes for most devices
  • Be fully prepared to sit for the CompTIA 220-1001 and 220-1002 certification exams

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to take this course. This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.


  • CompTIA A+ (220-1001)

    Introduction to the 220-1001 section of the CompTIA A+ exam

  • Hardware

    Desktop and laptop assembly, motherboards, BIOS and processors

  • Hardware Part II

    Troubleshooting cooling and power issues; maintaining and installing hard drives and storage

  • Networking

    Common approaches to network connections, router setup, TCP/IP, and local networking

  • Mobile and More

    Mobile device security and virtualization

  • CompTIA A+ (220-1002)

    Introduction to the 220-1002 section of the CompTIA A+ exam

  • Windowns

    Tools for installing and maintaining Windows interfaces, command lines, and remote desktops

  • Troubleshooting

    Solving problems with boot process, startup, and re-installation

  • Security

    Best practices for securing Windows from malicious software

  • Mac & Linux

    Troubleshooting and maintaining MacOS and Linux operating systems


David Grimes
David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and nonprofit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in technology education

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