This course will fully prepare you to take and pass CompTIA® A+ certification exams through true-to-life simulations, experience with multiple operating systems, and practice exams.
LabSim replicates $35,000 of computer hardware and software and challenges students with real-world scenarios. In one simulation, students can install hardware in a PC, boot it up, and then configure that hardware in the operating system. The scenarios they encounter in the course replicate everyday situations they will experience on the job as an IT technician.
The capstone simulations allows students to demonstrate mastery of specific PC technician skills. The course also provides sandbox simulations that give students an environment where they can experiment using a variety of hardware.
Rather than gaining experience with only one operating system, the system helps teach students how to complete tasks in several popular operating systems, including Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Linux, macOS, BIOS/UEFI, and more.
This offering includes practice exams ComptTIA's A+ 220-1001 and 220-1002 certification exams. Students can build confidence and testing acumen by practicing as many times as they like.
CompTIA's commitment to mobile device support suggests strong continued demand for its certificate holders. According to the BLS analysis, as organizations upgrade their devices, networks and security, demand for support professionals will continue to grow.
BLS data indicates that computer support specialists earn $54,760 per year or $26.33 per hour on average. As income can depend on a wide range of factors, CompTIA® notes that one category of computer support, help desk tier 2 support, averages around $45,000 per year.
Much faster than average
Computer and information technology (IT) support specialists are in demand. Nearly every organization that uses computers and computing devices needs user and technology support. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects computer support jobs to grow 8% between now and 2029, twice the rate of overall job growth.
CompTIA® A+ certification training is instructed by researchers from the UTSA Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS), a world's foremost cyber security think tank for multidisciplinary education and development of operational infrastructure security capabilities.
Over the past 15 years, the CIAS has been on the forefront of cyber security training efforts. The CIAS has been called upon by Congress, with support from the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, to strengthen the nation's cyber security preparedness.