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CompTIA A+/Network+ Training Combo

CompTIA A+/Network+ Training Combo

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Want to break into the IT industry faster and for less money? Save big when you enroll in our accelerated and cost-effective A+/Network+ Combo. Our A+/Network+ Combined training package is the ideal entry-level qualification to help you break into IT quickly.

Most employers look for both the A+ and Network+ certifications as an essential requirement for IT roles. Having both will make your job search that much easier. You can enroll in each of these courses separately, but if you are looking to get moving and you have the time and focus to succeed, this training course will get you there faster for less.

Whether you are looking for a first job out of school or college or looking to switch industries mid-career, A+ and Network+ are the foundational qualifications that will give you what you need to ace that interview or finally change to a more lucrative and rewarding career. You will learn how to perform duties related to Help-Desk and Computer support roles including installing, configuring and managing desktop computers and basic network administration.

A+ and Network+ certification satisfies DOD 8570 IAT Level I

 

Our A+/Network+ class includes access to iLabs, provided by InfoSec Learning LLC

 

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"The extra study groups are extremely helpful, I highly recommend making sure you attend them. They are an opportunity to ask questions and seek further instruction in areas in which you may need help. I am so pleased I attended this school! Plus they have a free retake option, which means you can retake a class if you feel you need more time and clarification. They really care about your success, and they make that clear. Thank you TrainACE!!!!"

Jennifer Dudley CompTIA A+/Net+ Combo Student

 

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"My experiance with ACE was great. The Tu/Th night classes fit my busy schedule. Most important, my instructor Rita made the very intense A+ Security and Networking course entertaining. I went from zero to hero with friends and family when it comes to computers. Thanks ACE and Rita for a brain awakening, exciting course."

Craig Youmans CompTIA A+/Net+ Combo Student

 

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    • Greenbelt & Live-Online

      08/03/24 - 10/26/24

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    Get your CompTIA A+/Network+ Training Combo training in our convenient IT training centers in Maryland or Virginia.


    Why Take A+/Network+ Combo Training?

    Gain the Knowledge and Skills to Succeed

    Prepare for CompTIA certifications and gain the knowledge and skills you need to excel in the field of information technology. Our comprehensive and hands-on CompTIA certification training will help you gain the knowledge and skills to troubleshoot technology problems, configure networks, and support end-users. With a focus on supporting and securing computer systems and networks, our vendor-neutral certification training is applicable across various IT domains.

    Expand Your Career Opportunities with CompTIA Certifications

    As a leading provider of IT certifications, CompTIA sets the standard for assessing an individual's understanding of IT support and network administration. By earning CompTIA certifications, you validate your baseline skills and demonstrate your competence in the area. Whether you aspire to be a network administrator, technical support specialist, or security analyst, CompTIA certifications are considered an independent signal of your expertise and are recognized worldwide.

    Real-World Experience and Hands-On Training

    Our CompTIA certification training takes a practical approach, emphasizing real-world experience and hands-on learning. Our instructors, who have extensive industry experience, guide you through interactive labs and simulations, allowing you to apply your knowledge in simulated IT environments. This hands-on training builds your confidence and prepares you to handle real-world situations in your IT career.

    Prepare for CompTIA Certifications and Enhance Your Career

    Our CompTIA certification training program covers a wide range of certifications, including A+, Network+, Security+, and more. By enrolling in our training program, you'll gain the knowledge and skills you need to prepare for these certifications and enhance your career opportunities. CompTIA certifications are highly regarded and validate your expertise in specific areas of IT support, making you a valuable asset to organizations that rely on computer systems and networks.

    Enroll in Our CompTIA Certification Training Today

    Don't miss the opportunity to launch your IT career and gain industry-recognized CompTIA certifications. Enroll in our comprehensive and hands-on CompTIA certification training program today. With our training, you'll gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials to excel in the IT industry. Prepare for CompTIA certifications, expand your career opportunities, and become a sought-after IT professional.

     

    What you need to know before taking CompTIA A+/Network+ Combo training

    CompTIA A+: The Perfect Starting Point for Your IT Career

    CompTIA A+ is an entry-level certification that serves as a solid foundation for your IT journey. Whether you're new to the industry or have some basic computer knowledge and skills, this certification is the perfect starting point. No prerequisites are required to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam, making it accessible to everyone.

    Prepare for Success with Commitment and Determination

    While CompTIA A+ training is not a walk in the park, success is within your reach. With commitment and determination, you can conquer the course and emerge victorious. Even if you're new to the industry, our training program provides you with the knowledge and support you need to succeed. We believe in your potential and are here to guide you every step of the way.

    Network+: The Perfect Companion to A+ Certification

    In the IT industry, CompTIA Network+ often goes hand-in-hand with A+ certification. Many organizations consider both certifications as essential for their entry-level IT positions. By obtaining both A+ and Network+ certifications, you enhance your marketability and increase your chances of landing a job. But it's not just about the certifications; it's about applying your technical learning in practical scenarios.

    Hands-On Learning for Real-World Application

    At TrainACE, we believe in the power of hands-on learning. Our Network+ classes emphasize practical experience, ensuring you can put your technical skills to use in the real world. We provide a high percentage of hands-on learning as part of the training experience, preparing you to take action beyond the technical exams. With our training, you'll not only pass the exams but also be ready to apply your knowledge in real-world scenarios.

    Enroll in Our CompTIA A+/Network+ Combo Training Today

    Are you ready to take your IT career to the next level? Enroll in our comprehensive CompTIA A+/Network+ Combo training program. With our training, you'll gain the knowledge, skills, and certifications that employers value. Our commitment to hands-on learning and practical application sets us apart, ensuring you're prepared for success in the IT industry.

     

    Exam and Certification Requirements:

     

    To become A+ Certified, you must pass two exams: 1001 and 1002. TrainACE’s A+ training course will prepare you for both.

    Current exam number 220-1001 and 220-1002

    • Maximum of 90 questions per Exam
    • Time Length 90 minutes per Exam
    • Passing Score 1001 675 and 1002 700
    • Format Multiple Choice and Performance-Based Questions

    Current exam number N10-007

    • Maximum of 90 questions
    • Time Length 90 minutes
    • Passing Score 720
    • Format Multiple Choice, Drag and Drops and Performance-Based Questions

     

    Who needs A+/Network+ Combo Certification?

     

    Job titles that CompTIA A+ will prepare you for:

    • IT Support Specialist
    • Service Desk Technician
    • Help Desk Technician
    • IT Operations Technician
    • Desktop Support Technician
    • PC and Hardware Repair

     

    Skills and Concepts:

    Module 1 / Peripheral Devices

    Motherboard Components

    • System Case Types
    • Disassembling a PC
    • Motherboard Layout and Sizes
    • Bus Architecture
    • Motherboard Components
    • Expansion Slots
    • Labs - Identifying PC Components

    Connection Interfaces

    • I/O Ports and Cables
    • USB Ports
    • Other Port Types
    • Wireless Ports
    • Expansion Cards
    • Input Devices
    • Installing and Configuring Peripherals

    Display Devices

    • Display Device Types
    • Comparing Display Devices
    • Modern Display Connectors
    • Other Display Connectors
    • Video Cards
    • Touchscreens and Digitizers
    • Troubleshooting Display Problems

    Audio and Multimedia Devices

    • Audio Devices
    • Imaging Devices
    • Multimedia Devices
    • Labs - Identifying PC Ports, Connecting Peripheral Devices, Upgrading the Graphics Adapter

    Removable Storage Devices

    • Storage Devices
    • Storage Adapters and Cables
    • Installing Storage Devices
    • Optical Disc Drives
    • Flash Drives
    • Tape Drives

    Module 2 / System Components

    Mass Storage Devices

    • Hard Drives
    • Solid State Drives
    • Troubleshooting Hard Drives
    • Installing RAID Arrays
    • Troubleshooting RAID
    • Labs - Adding Storage Devices

    System Memory

    • Random Access Memory (RAM) Types
    • RAM Configurations
    • Installing and Upgrading Memory
    • Labs - Upgrading Memory

    Processors

    • Central Processing Unit (CPU)
    • CPU Architectures
    • Other CPU Features
    • CPU Packaging
    • Cooling Systems
    • Installing and Upgrading CPUs

    BIOS and UEFI

    • BIOS and UEFI System Firmware
    • Configuring Component Properties
    • Configuring Devices and Boot Properties
    • Diagnostics and Monitoring
    • Configuring BIOS Security
    • Upgrading Firmware
    • Labs - System Setup

    Power Supplies

    • Electrical Circuits
    • Power Supply Unit (PSU)
    • Connector Types and Voltages
    • Installing a Power Supply Unit

    Custom Configuration

    • Configuring Computers for Business
    • Configuring Computers for Home Use

    Module 3 / Troubleshooting and Mobile Devices

    Troubleshooting System Components

    • Troubleshooting Basic Hardware Problems
    • Troubleshooting Power Problems
    • Troubleshooting POST
    • Troubleshooting Motherboard Components
      • Labs - Removing and Installing FRUs, Testing Hardware Components, Diagnosing System Errors

    Laptops

    • Laptop Types
    • Laptop Features
    • Laptop Expansion Options
    • Laptop Power Supplies

    Mobile Devices

    • Mobile Device Types
    • Mobile Accessories and Ports

    Troubleshooting Mobile Devices

    • Laptop and Mobile Disassembly
    • Upgrading Laptop FRUs
    • Upgrading Laptop System Components
    • Troubleshooting Mobile Displays
    • Troubleshooting Mobile Connectivity Issues
    • Troubleshooting Laptop Power Troubleshooting Other Mobile Issues
    • Labs - Removing and Installing Laptop FRUs

    Module 4 / Printer and Network Hardware

    Printers

    • Printer Types
    • Laser Printers
    • Inkjet Printers
    • Impact Printers
    • Thermal Transfer Printers

    Configuring Printers

    • Installing Printers
    • Configuring Printers
    • Sharing and Networking Printers
    • Labs - Installing a Printer

    Troubleshooting Printers

    • Routine Printer Maintenance
    • Maintaining Laser Printers
    • Maintaining Other Printer Types
    • Troubleshooting Print Errors
    • Troubleshooting Print Defects
    • Labs - Printer Maintenance

    Network Architectures

    • Basic Network Concepts
    • Network Topologies
    • The OSI Model
    • Types of Network

    Ethernet Networks

    • OSI Model Physical Layer
    • Twisted Pair Cabling and Connectors
    • Installing and Testing Network Cables
    • Fiber Optic Cabling and Connectors
    • Coaxial Cabling and Connectors
    • OSI Model Data Link Layer
    • Network Cards
    • Hubs, Bridges, and Switches
    • Troubleshooting Wired Links
    • Ethernet over Power
    • Labs - Connecting to a Switch

    Module 5 / Networks

    Wireless Networks

    • Wireless Network Devices
    • Wi-Fi Standards
    • Wireless Network Security
    • Configuring a SOHO Access Point
    • Troubleshooting Wireless Links

    Internet Connections

    • Internet Connection Types
    • Legacy Internet Access Methods
    • Broadband Internet Access Methods
    • Wireless Internet Access Methods
    • Labs - Connecting to an Access Point

    Internet Protocol

    • OSI Model Network Layer
    • The TCP/IP Suite
    • Internet Protocol and IP Addressing
    • Subnet Masks
    • Configuring IP
    • Classless Addressing
    • Troubleshooting IP
    • IP Version 6

    Routers and Firewalls

    • IP Routing Basics
    • TCP and UDP Ports
    • Configuring a SOHO Router Firewall

    Troubleshooting Networks

    • Domain Name System (DNS)
    • Internet Application Services
    • File and Printer Sharing Services
    • Remote Terminals and Network Management
    • Labs - Troubleshooting a Network

     

    Module 1 / Supporting Windows (1)

    Windows Operating System

    • What is an Operating System?
    • Microsoft Windows 7
    • Microsoft Windows 8
    • Microsoft Windows Vista
    • Windows System Requirements
    • Windows Upgrade Paths
    • Labs - The Windows Desktop (Windows 8.1 / Windows 10), Hyper-V, Virtual Machines, and Windows 7

    Administration Tools

    • Control Panel and System Properties
    • User Account Control
    • Administrative Tools
    • Command Prompt and Text Editors
    • File Explorer
    • Shut Down
    • Windows Registry
    • Labs - System Administration Tools

    Managing Storage

    • Disk Partitions
    • File Systems
    • Disk Management Tool
    • Adding Arrays (Dynamic Storage)
    • Drive Status
    • Command Line Disk Management
    • Mount Points and Disk Images
    • Labs - Disk Management

    Managing Files

    • File Explorer
    • OneDrive
    • Navigating Directories using a Command Prompt
    • File Management using a Command Prompt
    • Labs - File Management

    Managing Applications

    • Managing Software
    • Managing Services
    • Msconfig
    • Task Manager
    • Windows 8 Task Manager
    • Labs - Application Management

     

    Module 2 / Supporting Windows (2)

    Managing Devices

    • Configuring Hardware
    • Device Manager
    • Display and Sound Settings
    • Power Options
    • Labs - Device Management

    Managing Performance

    • Viewing System Information
    • Performance Monitor
    • Advanced System Properties
    • Labs - System Management and Performance

    Troubleshooting Windows

    • Troubleshooting Models
    • Troubleshooting Procedures
    • Event Viewer
    • Windows Troubleshooting Tools
    • Troubleshooting Windows Errors
    • Troubleshooting Application Errors
    • Labs - Event Viewer

    Managing Users

    • User and Group Accounts
    • Managing User Accounts

    Installing Windows

    • Windows Installation Overview
    • Installation Boot Methods
    • Preparing the Hard Disk
    • Completing an Attended Installation
    • Options for Deploying Windows
    • Labs - Installing Windows 8, Installing Windows Vista

     

    Module 3 / Supporting Windows (3)

    Troubleshooting Boot Problems

    • BIOS and UEFI
    • Troubleshooting Boot Problems
    • System Restore
    • Advanced Boot Options Menu
    • System Repair and Reinstallation
    • Labs - Boot Troubleshooting, Advanced Recovery Options

    Maintenance and Backup

    • Disk Maintenance Utilities
    • Task Scheduler
    • Patch Management
    • Data Backup
    • Restoring User Profiles
    • Labs - Windows Maintenance Tasks

    Threats and Vulnerabilities

    • Security Fundamentals
    • Security Policies
    • Social Engineering
    • Network Footprinting and Fingerprinting
    • Network Attack Strategies
    • Vulnerabilities and Zero-day Attacks
    • Password Attacks

    Viruses and Malware

    • Types of Malware
    • Anti-Virus Software
    • Malware Symptoms
    • Researching Malware
    • Quarantine and Remediation
    • Preventing Malware Infections
    • Security Center and Windows Defender
    • Labs - Anti-Virus Software

    Securing Workstations

    • Digital Security
    • Authentication
    • Password and Account Policies
    • Workstation Security
    • Physical Security
    • Labs - Account and Password Policies

    Securing Data

    • Data Policies
    • Corporate Security Policy
    • Incident Response Policies
    • Data Encryption
    • Data Disposal Methods

     

    Module 4 / Supporting Windows Networks

    Configuring Network Connections

    • Network Card Properties
    • Establishing Networking Connections
    • Configuring Internet Protocol (IP)
    • Establishing Internet Connections
    • Remote Access Utilities

    Securing Network Connections

    • Configuring the Browser
    • Network and Host Firewalls
    • Windows Firewall
    • Securing SOHO Networks
    • Labs - Network Connections and Windows Firewall

    Configuring Shared Resources

    • Domains
    • Workgroups and Homegroups
    • Configuring File and Folder Sharing
    • NTFS File and Folder Permissions
    • Labs - Windows Homegroup Networking

    Virtualization and Services

    • Virtualization Basics
    • Purposes of Virtual Machines
    • Security Requirements
    • Cloud Concepts
    • Networked Host Services
    • Labs - Windows Domain Networking

     

    Module 5 / Linux, OS X, and Mobile OS

    Linux Operating System

    • Linux Distros and Shells
    • Linux Disk and File Management
    • Securing a Linux File System
    • Managing Linux User Accounts
    • Linux Software and Patch Management
    • Troubleshooting Linux OS
    • Labs - Installing and Configuring Linux

    OS X

    • Apple Macs and OS X
    • OS X File Management
    • OS X Users and Passwords
    • OS X Software Management
    • OS X Networking
    • OS X Diagnostic Utilities
    • OS X Troubleshooting

    Mobile Operating Systems

    • Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile
    • Features of Mobile Operating Systems
    • Cellular Data Networks
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Networks
    • Mobile Device Synchronization

    Mobile OS Security and Troubleshooting

    • Mobile OS Security
    • Mobile OS Access Control
    • Mobile OS Policies
    • Mobile OS Troubleshooting Tools
    • Troubleshooting Mobile OS Issues
    • Troubleshooting Mobile Wireless Issues
    • Troubleshooting Mobile Security Issues

    Safety and Environmental Procedures

    • Local Government Regulations
    • Electrical Safety
    • Cable Management and Lifting Techniques
    • Component Handling
    • Environmental Controls
    • Power Problems
    • Disposal and Recycling
    • Labs - Implementing an Anti-ESD Service Kit, Cleaning and Preventive Maintenance

    Skills and Concepts for CompTIA Network+:

    Module 1 / Local Area Networks

    Topologies and the OSI Model

    • Key Features of Networks
    • Network Topologies
    • The OSI Model
    • Physical Layer
    • Data Link Layer
    • Network Layer
    • Transport Layer
    • Upper Layers
    • OSI Model Summary
    • Labs
      • VM Orientation

    Ethernet

    • Transmission Media
    • Media Access Control
    • Broadcast Domains
    • Ethernet Frames
    • Ethernet Deployment Standards
    • MAC Addressing
    • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
    • Packet Sniffers
    • Labs
      • Configuring Ethernet Networking

    Hubs, Bridges, and Switches

    • Hubs and Bridges
    • Switches
    • Switch Interface Configuration
    • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
    • Power over Ethernet (PoE)

    Infrastructure and Design

    • Network Infrastructure Implementations
    • Planning an Enterprise Campus Network
    • Network Hierarchy and Distributed Switching
    • Software Defined Networking
    • Planning a SOHO Network
    • TCP/IP Protocol Suite

    Policies and Best Practices

    • Procedures and Standards
    • Safety Procedures
    • Incident Response Policies
    • Security and Data Policies
    • Password Policy
    • Employee Policies

     

    Module 2 / IP Addressing

    Internet Protocol

    • IPv4
    • IPv4 Address Structure
    • Subnet Masks
    • IP Routing Basics
    • ipconfig / ifconfig
    • ICMP and ping
    • Labs
      • Configuring IPv4 Networking

    IPv4 Addressing

    • IPv4 Addressing Schemes
    • Classful Addressing
    • Public versus Private Addressing
    • Subnetting and Classless Addressing
    • Planning an IPv4 Addressing Scheme
    • Public Internet Addressing
    • VLSM
    • Multicast and IGMP
    • Labs
      • Configuring IPv4 Subnets

    IPv6 Addressing

    • IPv6 Address Format
    • IPv6 Addressing Schemes
    • IPv6 Address Autoconfiguration
    • Migrating to IPv6
    • Labs
      • Configuring IPv6 Networking

    DHCP and APIPA

    • IPv4 Address Autoconfiguration
    • Configuring DHCP
    • DHCPv6
    • Labs
      • Configuring Address Autoconfiguration

    Module 3 / Internetworking

    Routing

    • Routing Basics
    • Routing Algorithms and Metrics
    • Dynamic Routing Protocols
    • Administrative Distance and Route Redistribution
    • IPv4 and IPv6 Internet Routing
    • High Availability Routing
    • Installing and Configuring Routers
    • Routing Troubleshooting Tools
    • Labs
      • Configuring Routing

    TCP and UDP

    • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
    • User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
    • TCP and UDP Ports
    • Port Scanners
    • Protocol Analyzers
    • Labs
      • TCP and Port Scanning

    Name Resolution and IPAM

    • Host Names and FQDNs
    • Domain Name System
    • Configuring DNS Servers
    • Resource Records
    • Name Resolution Tools
    • IP Address Management (IPAM)
    • Labs
      • Configuring Name Resolution and IPAM

    Monitoring and Scanning

    • Performance Monitoring
    • Network Monitoring Utilities
    • Logs and Event Management
    • Simple Network Management Protocol
    • Analyzing Performance Metrics
    • Patch Management
    • Vulnerability Scanning
    • Labs
      • Performance Testing and Monitoring

    Network Troubleshooting

    • Troubleshooting Procedures
    • Identifying the Problem
    • Establishing a Probable Cause
    • Establishing a Plan of Action
    • Troubleshooting Hardware Failure Issues
    • Troubleshooting Addressing Issues
    • Troubleshooting DHCP Issues
    • Troubleshooting Name Resolution
    • Troubleshooting Services

    Module 4 / Applications and Security

    Applications and Services

    • TCP/IP Services
    • HTTP and Web Servers
    • SSL / TLS and HTTPS
    • Email (SMTP / POP / IMAP)
    • Voice Services (VoIP and VTC)
    • Real-time Services Protocols
    • Quality of Service
    • Traffic Shaping
    • Bottlenecks and Load Balancing
    • Multilayer Switches
    • Labs
      • Configuring Application Protocols

    Virtualization, SAN, and Cloud Services

    • Virtualization Technologies
    • Storage Area Networks (SAN)
    • Fibre Channel and Infiniband
    • iSCSI
    • Cloud Computing
    • Configuring Cloud Connectivity

    Network Security Design

    • Security Basics
    • Common Networking Attacks
    • Network Segmentation and DMZ
    • Virtual LANs (VLAN)
    • VLAN Trunks
    • Network Address Translation (NAT)
    • Device and Service Hardening
    • Honeypots and Penetration Tests

    Network Security Appliances

    • Basic Firewalls
    • Stateful Firewalls
    • Deploying a Firewall
    • Configuring a Firewall
    • Deploying a Proxy
    • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
    • Denial of Service
    • Labs
      • Configuring a NAT Firewall

    Authentication and Endpoint Security

    • Authentication and Access Controls
    • Social Engineering
    • Authentication Technologies
    • PKI and Digital Certificates
    • Local Authentication
    • RADIUS and TACACS+
    • Directory Services
    • Endpoint Security
    • Network Access Control
    • Labs
      • Secure Appliance Administration

    Module 5 / Operations and Infrastructure

    Network Site Management

    • Network Cabling Solutions
    • Distribution Frames
    • Change and Configuration Management
    • Network Documentation and Diagrams
    • Labeling
    • Physical Security Devices
    • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
    • Network Link Management
    • Power Management
    • Backup Management
    • Labs
      • Network Inventory Management

    Installing Cabled Networks

    • Twisted Pair Cable (UTP / STP / ScTP)
    • Twisted Pair Connectors
    • Wiring Tools and Techniques
    • Cable Testing Tools
    • Troubleshooting Wired Connectivity
    • Other Copper Cable Types
    • Fiber Optic Cable and Connectors
    • Transceivers and Media Converters

    Installing Wireless Networks

    • Wireless Standards (IEEE 802.11)
    • Wireless Network Topologies
    • Wireless Site Design
    • Troubleshooting Wireless Connectivity
    • Wireless Security
    • Wi-Fi Authentication
    • Extensible Authentication Protocol
    • Troubleshooting Wireless Security
    • Wireless Controllers

    Installing WAN Links

    • Wide Area Networks (WAN)
    • Telecommunications Networks
    • Modern Telecommunications Networks
    • Local Loop Services
    • Installing WAN Links
    • Wireless WAN Services
    • Internet of Things

    Configuring Remote Access

    • Remote Access Services (RAS)
    • MPLS and PPP
    • SIP Trunks
    • Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
    • SSL / TLS / DTLS VPNs
    • IPsec
    • Internet Key Exchange / ISAKMP
    • Remote Access Servers
    • Remote Administration Tools
    • Managing Network Appliances
    • Remote File Access
    • Labs
      • Configuring Secure Access Channels • Configuring a Virtual Private Network
    Additional FAQs and Facts

    What is the CompTIA A+/Network+ combined certification training?

    The CompTIA A+/Network+ combined certification training is an accelerated program that prepares you to earn both the A+ and Network+ certifications together. It provides a cost-effective way to gain the foundational skills needed to launch your IT career.

    The A+ portion covers PC hardware, networking, mobile devices, operating systems, security and troubleshooting. The Network+ portion then builds on those fundamentals, diving deeper into networking concepts, infrastructure, operations, security and troubleshooting.

    By bundling the training for these two popular entry-level certs, you can prepare for a variety of IT support and junior network admin roles in a streamlined way. Most employers look for both A+ and Network+ as key qualifications for IT jobs.

    What are the benefits of the combined A+ and Network+ training?

    There are several advantages to choosing a combined A+ and Network+ certification training program:

    • Cost savings - Bundling the courses together is more affordable than taking each class separately. You get two certifications for a reduced price.

    • Time efficiency - The accelerated format allows you to complete both trainings and earn your dual certification faster than doing them individually. You'll be ready to apply for jobs sooner.

    • Comprehensive skill set - Gaining both hardware, OS, mobile device, networking and security skills gives you a well-rounded foundation to handle any entry-level IT support role.

    • Hands-on experience - Good combined programs incorporate extensive hands-on labs and practice, so you'll be ready to put your new knowledge to work immediately on the job.

    • Exam readiness - The training will fully prepare you to sit for the A+ and Network+ certification exams and get your credentials quickly. Quality programs include the exam vouchers.

    What jobs can I get with the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications?

    Earning your CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications qualifies you for a variety of entry-level IT jobs, such as:

    • Help desk technician
    • Technical support specialist
    • Field service technician
    • IT support specialist
    • Desktop support analyst
    • Junior network administrator
    • Systems support specialist
    • Network support specialist

    The A+ establishes you have the core skills to troubleshoot and problem solve a wide range of IT issues, from security to networking to operating systems. The Network+ proves you have more specialized knowledge of wired and wireless networking, with the ability to design, configure, manage and troubleshoot networks.

    With this combined skill set, you'll be an attractive candidate for any organization looking to hire entry-level IT talent. The CompTIA A+ and Network+ are trusted industry standards for launching an IT career.

    How long does the CompTIA A+/Network+ combined training take?

    The time to complete a CompTIA A+/Network+ combined training program varies depending on the format and your schedule. Typical options include:

    • Bootcamp - Accelerated, instructor-led bootcamps can be completed in as little as 1-2 weeks of full-time intensive training. This is the fastest route.

    • Online - Online self-paced courses provide more flexibility to fit studying around your schedule. Expect to spend 2-3 months if you can devote several hours per week.

    • Nights/Weekends - Some programs offer evening or weekend classes to accommodate working professionals. These may stretch over 2-6 months.

    Keep in mind you'll want to spend additional time outside of class studying and preparing for your certification exams. Most students are ready to sit for the A+ and Network+ exams after 2-3 months of focused work.

    The key is choosing a format that fits your learning style, schedule and how quickly you want to be job-ready. Accelerated bootcamps are the fastest path to certification.

    What should I look for in a CompTIA A+/Network+ certification training program?

    To choose the best CompTIA A+/Network+ certification training program for your needs and goals, look for one that provides:

    • Comprehensive coverage of the certification exam objectives
    • Extensive hands-on labs and practice questions
    • Experienced instructors with real-world IT experience
    • Flexible scheduling options to fit your life
    • Included certification exam vouchers and/or money-back guarantee
    • Exam pass rates and job placement statistics
    • Positive reviews from past students
    • Accreditation and employer recognition

    The best programs go beyond just teaching the material - they provide the hands-on experience, job search guidance, and certification exam preparation to ensure you're ready to launch your IT career successfully. Consider your unique needs and select a reputable provider that will help you meet your goals.

    CompTIA Certification Facts

    Number of Certification Holders

    • There are over 2 million CompTIA certification holders worldwide.

    Certification Growth

    • CompTIA certification numbers grew by over 25% from 2020 to 2021.

    Salary Increase with Certification

    • Professionals with CompTIA certifications earn on average $12,000 more than those without.

    Popular Job Roles

    • Common roles for CompTIA certified professionals include IT support specialist, network administrator, cybersecurity analyst, and systems administrator.

    Number of Exams

    • CompTIA offers over 30 individual certification exams across different IT domains.

    These stats demonstrate the widespread reach and value of CompTIA certifications for both individuals and organizations in the global technology industry.

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