CompTIA A+ and Network+ training by TrainACE, in Greenbelt, MD; Ashburn, VA; and online.
CompTIA A+ and Network+ Certifications are ideal qualifications for entry-level candidates in the IT Industry. Whether you are looking for a first job out of school or college or looking to switch industries mid-career, these foundational certifications will give you what you need to ace that interview or finally switch to a more lucrative and rewarding career.
What’s more, companies are finding that incorporating certified technicians within their organizations helps build confidence and value. More and more companies are requiring computer certifications, such as the CompTIA A+ and Network+ as a prerequisite for employment.
The CompTIA A+ component qualifies your skills and understanding of the maintenance and upkeep of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems, and printers. The CompTIA Network+ component proves your competence in configuring, maintaining, managing, troubleshooting, installing and configuring basic computer networks.
When it comes to employment, hiring managers often use the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications as a benchmark in the hiring process. The two classes often go hand-in-hand and you will find your job search much easier if you have both. For this reason, TrainACE offers a CompTIA A+/Network+ Bundle option where you can sign up for both classes together at a discount and complete them in a more efficient time frame.
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Schedule and Class Information
A+ / Network+ Training in Maryland, Washington D.C. or Northern Virginia
Delivery Style: 60% Hands-On, 40% Lecture
We run A+/Network+ classes at our two training locations in the Washington D.C. metro area: Ashburn, Virginia and Greenbelt, Maryland. Our A+/ Network+ course provides the student with a solid foundation in PC hardware and operating system knowledge (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1), as well as the hands-on training necessary to succeed in the IT industry / workforce. Additional program hours in networking concepts, combined with application software, makes the A+/ Network+ certification class an excellent stepping stone to more advanced certifications.
Classroom-Based Training Cost: $2,495 Per Enrollment (can be taken individually for $1,450/each)
Included: Books and Lab Kit
A+/Network+ Training Schedule
All Times Listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST)
|Greenbelt, MD||Tues | Thurs||6:00 pm - 10:00 pm||06/05/2018||08/23/2018|
|Ashburn, VA||Tues | Thurs||6:00 pm - 10:00 pm||06/05/2018||08/23/2018|
|Greenbelt, MD||Mon - Fri||8:30am - 5:00pm||06/07/2018||06/22/2018|
|Ashburn, VA||Sat||8:30am - 5:00pm||06/09/2018||08/25/2018|
|Ashburn, VA||Mon - Fri||8:30am - 5:00pm||06/14/2018||06/29/2018|
|Greenbelt, MD||Mon - Fri||8:30am - 5:00pm||07/05/2018||07/20/2018|
|Greenbelt, MD||Sat||8:30am - 5:00pm||07/14/2018||10/06/2018|
|Ashburn, VA||Mon-Fri||8:30am - 5:00pm||07/19/2018||08/03/2018|
|Greenbelt, MD||Mon | Weds||6:00pm - 10:00pm||07/30/2018||10/03/2018|
|Greenbelt, MD||Mon - Fri||8:30am - 5:00pm||08/02/2018||08/17/2018|
|Ashburn, VA||Mon - Fri||8:30am - 5:00pm||08/16/2018||08/31/2018|
|Greenbelt, MD||Mon - Fri||8:30am - 5:00pm||09/06/2018||09/21/2018|
Self-Paced Online Training
Some individuals have extremely busy schedules and cannot afford to take time off to come to a hands-on training class. For a more flexible option, give our online training a shot. Self-paced, online training allows attendees to experience the benefits of class room learning at anytime, anywhere! All of the online courseware follows CompTIA authorized curriculum. This ensures that you are well-prepared and ready to successfully take on the A+ and Network+ exams!
CompTIA A+ Essentials & Practical Online Training Package
This training package teaches students about areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security, troubleshooting, as well as the customer service and communication skills needed to work with clients. After completion of this online course, students will be familiar with computer hardware, laptops, motherboards, processors, memory, CPU, troubleshooting theory, preventative maintenance techniques, and develop an increased level of professionalism.
CompTIA Network+ Online Training Package
Completing this online, self-paced Network+ training will give you the knowledge you need to succeed. This training is vendor-neutral and will validate your competency in networking administration and support. Students will learn the practical knowledge required to install, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot networks on a variety of platforms.
Both our A+ and Network+ Self-Paced online training packages include the following features:
- Interactive & explanatory instruction & lectures
- User-friendly interface with comprehensive course curriculum
- Step-by-step instructional videos
- Live, virtual lab environment(s)
- Toll-Free Educational Support
- Money-Back Guarantee
Custom Training For Your Organization
Does your organization have special training needs? Let us know! We'll put together a customized training course proposal targeted to the specific needs of your staff. Select your ideal start-date, your location preference and your equipment requests and we will gladly compose a training plan for your company quickly and free of any obligation.
Concepts and skills covered in the CompTIA A+ Certification
After successfully passing the CompTIA A+ Certification you will be able to:
- Recognize different computer components and peripherals in a business environment and how they work
- Install, configure and maintain computer devices, PCs, mobile devices, software and basic networks
- Troubleshoot, diagnose, resolve and document common hardware and software issues
- Provide appropriate customer support and communicate clearly with peers and customers
- Understand the fundamentals of computer security and security best practices
- Understand the basics of virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment
- Install, configure and maintain common operating systems (including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux)
Concepts and skills covered in the CompTIA Network+ Certification
After successfully passing the CompTIA Network+ Certification you will be able to:
- Describe, design and implement functional networks
- Support the creation of virtualized networks
- Configure, manage, and maintain wired and wireless network devices
- Confidently utilize switches and routers to organize network traffic and create resilient networks
- Identify and troubleshoot connectivity issues, and then communicate issues with existing network configurations to peers
- Understand the basics of virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment
- Implement networking protocols, security, and standards
Recommended Training Audience and Prerequisites
A+ is an entry-level certification which provides a great starting point for a career in IT. It is a perfect opportunity for career changers or people just entering the work field to learn maintenance and upkeep of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems, and printers.
Network+ is a certification that ensures the knowledge of networking professionals with 18—24 months experience in the IT industry, or those that possess equivalent knowledge and skills. Network+ is an entry-level certification open to anyone who desires to learn networking basics as a foundation which can be applied towards other advanced networking certifications.
CompTIA A+ and Network+ Jobs
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CompTIA A+ certification will prepare you for a range of IT job roles including:
- IT Support Specialist
- Help Desk Technician
- Computer Operator
- Application Developer
- Information Security Specialist
- Desktop Support Technician
- PC and Hardware Repair
CompTIA Network+ certification will prepare you for a range of IT job roles including:
- Network Support Technician
- Systems Administrator
- Security Engineer
- Network Administrator
- Network Engineer
- Network Designer
CompTIA A+ / Network+ Certification Requirements
To become fully both A+ and Network+ certified, participants much pass three separate exams:
- 2 CompTIA A+ Exams: 220-901 & 220-902 ($205 each)
- 1 CompTIA Network+ Exam: N10-006 ($294)
The total cost of all three certification exams is $704.
DoD Directive 8570
Anyone looking to work in Information Assurance roles for the US Department of Defense must hold a number of cybersecurity and network support certifications. This includes both CompTIA A+ and Network+. With thousands of job openings in the Department of Defense and other government agencies throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC, TrainACE is well positioned to give you the instructor-led training you need to take advantage of our region being the ‘home’ of the US government and military.