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The New CompTIA A+ Core Series

CompTIA A+ is the foundation of your IT career
CompTIA A+ is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. It is about much more than PC repair.

  • Candidates are better prepared to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Technicians understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security.
  • A+ supports the ability to connect users to the data they need to do their jobs regardless of the devices being used.

Coming in January 2019 – The New CompTIA A+ Core Series
CompTIA A+ Exam Codes 220-1001 & 220-1002 (Core 1 & Core 2) will be available January 15, 2019. The new CompTIA A+ Core Series covers expanded content on these growing parts of the IT support role including an expansion of baseline security topics and a different approach in defining competency in operational procedures.

Why is it different?
CompTIA A+ is the only industry-recognized credential with performance-based items to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks in the moment. It is trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in endpoint management & technical support roles. CompTIA A+ is regularly re-invented by IT experts to ensure that it validates core skills and abilities demanded in the workplace.

About the exam
CompTIA A+ is the preferred performance-based qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. A+ certified professionals identify issues and problem solve more effectively than those without certification. CompTIA A+ supports the ability to connect users to the data they need to do their jobs regardless of the devices being used. In order to receive the CompTIA A+ certification, candidates must pass two exams: Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002). Successful candidates will have the skills to:

  • Support basic IT infrastructure, including endpoint management, advanced device connectivity troubleshooting, and basic networking
  • Configure and support PC, mobile and IoT device hardware, including components, connectors, and peripherals
  • Implement basic data backup and recovery methods and apply data storage and management best practices
  • Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals, including detecting and removing malware, addressing privacy concerns, physical security and device hardening
  • Configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android, and iOS and administer client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve core service and support challenges while applying best practices for documentation, change management, and the use of scripting in IT support

What’s in this Version?
The new CompTIA A+ Core Series includes expanded content on these growing parts
of the IT support role:

A general expansion of baseline security topics core to the IT support role, including

  • Physical versus logical security concepts and measures
  • Social engineering
  • Malware detection and removal
  • Device hardening for not just PCs but devices in general

A dramatically different approach in defining competency in operational procedures

  • Importance of documentation and using best practices
  • Change management
  • Basic disaster prevention and recovery
  • Privacy concerns, including GDPR and handling PII
  • Scripting basics
  • Use of remote access

Networking and device connectivity are broadened

  • Cloud and virtualization are now weighed more heavily
  • Managing networking and device connectivity includes IoT devices
    and related protocols
  • Includes the concept of Internet appliances and endpoint management servers
  • Added wireless mesh networks to network types

Learn with Babbage Simmel

A+1001: CompTIA A+ Certification Exam: Core 1 (220-1001)
Gain the knowledge to assemble personal computer (PC) components to customer requirements and install, configure and maintain PCs, mobile devices and end-user software in this 5-day CompTIA A+ (220-1001) certification training course. Students will acquire a solid understanding of the basic networking and current security requirements such as diagnosis, resolution, and documentation of common hardware issues, troubleshooting and customer support. Students will also explore virtualization concepts, hardware, and network troubleshooting, understand desktop imagining procedures and software deployment throughout this in-depth course.

A+1002: CompTIA A+ Certification Exam: Core 2 (220-1002)
Acquire the essential skills needed to install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, upgrade, secure, and perform preventive maintenance on PC and digital device operating systems (OS). In this 5-day CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002) certification training course, students will explore various operating systems including Windows, MAC, and Linux. Throughout the course, students will work with Microsoft command line tools and control panels with the desktop environment and learn basic scripting. Students will also explore security and troubleshooting objectives for desktop, mobile and wireless systems as well as operational procedures.

Click HERE to learn more about CompTIA Training Opportunities at Babbage Simmel or call (614) 481-6555.