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CompTIA A+

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Course Information

Certification summary

The CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT. The CompTIA A+ is an industry-recognised global certification which validates your abilities and professionalism in the vast field of IT support, computer hardware and mobile devices.

Exam Information

Exams summary

In order to receive the CompTIA A+ certification, you must pass two exams:

CompTIA A+: 220-801
CompTIA A+: 220-802

A closer look...

The A+ certification consists of two exams: A+ 220-801; A+ 220-802; and focuses on the development of hardware and software support skills including being able to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosis, preventative maintenance and basic networking. It also covers the communication and customer services skills you'll need to support end users.

Career & Job Opportunities

In the UK, the average salary of a CompTIA A+ technician is £24,300pa. The average salary for an A+ graduate is estimated to be £17,500pa. After graduation, you will easily find work for example as a Hardware Engineer or a 1st line Support Technician. Below is a short list of the starting range of career opportunities offered to A+ Technicians:

    • Systems Administrator;
    • Systems Engineer;
    • Technical Support Specialist;
    • Field Service Technician;
    • Desktop Support Specialist;
    • 1st Line Support Engineer;
    • IT Support Administrator;
    • PC Technician;

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of CompTIA A+ technicians are being offered a salary of more than £22,700pa in the UK.

The two exams

The CompTIA A+ is the latest generation in CompTIA technology and as such there is no current retirement plan for its exams. Below is a breakdown of the exams for this certification and how they are made up.

More Exam Information


This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed:

- PC Hardware.
- Networking.
- Laptops.
- Printers.
- Operational Procedures.


CompTIA A+ 220-801

CompTIA A+ 220-801 covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking. Here are the module chapters and the key topics that will be covered within the module:

  • Chapter 1: PC Hardware
    • 1.1 Configure and apply BIOS settings
    • 1.2 Differentiate between motherboard components, their purposes, and properties
    • 1.3 Compare and contrast RAM types and features
    • 1.4 Install and configure expansion cards
    • 1.5 Install and configure storage devices and use appropriate media
    • 1.6 Differentiate among various CPU types and features and select the appropriate cooling method
    • 1.7 Compare and contrast various connection interfaces and explain their purpose
    • 1.8 Install an appropriate power supply based on a given scenario
    • 1.9 Select appropriate components for a configuration, to meet customer specifications
    • 1.10 Given a scenario, evaluate types and features of display devices
    • 1.11 Identify connector types and associated cables
    • 1.12 Install and configure various peripheral devices
  • Chapter 2: Networking
    • 2.1 Identify types of network cables and connectors
    • 2.2 Categorise characteristics of connectors and cabling
    • 2.3 Explain properties and characteristics of TCP/IP
    • 2.4 Explain common TCP and UDP ports, protocols, and their purpose
    • 2.5 Compare and contrast wireless network standards and encryption types
    • 2.6 Install, configure, and deploy a SOHO wireless/wired router using appropriate settings
    • 2.7 Compare and contrast Internet connection types and features
    • 2.8 Identify various types of networks
    • 2.9 Compare and contrast network devices and their functions and features
    • 2.10 Given a scenario, use appropriate networking tools
  • Chapter 3: Laptops
    • 3.1 Install and configure laptop hardware and components
    • 3.2 Compare and contrast the components within the display of a laptop
    • 3.3 Compare and contrast laptop features
  • Chapter 4: Printers
    • 4.1 Explain the differences between the various printer types and summarise the associated imaging process
    • 4.2 Given a scenario, install and configure printers
    • 4.3 Given a scenario, perform printer maintenance
  • Chapter 5: Operational Procedures
    • 5.1 Given a scenario, use appropriate safety procedures
    • 5.2 Explain environmental impacts and the purpose of environmental controls
    • 5.3 Given a scenario, demonstrate proper communication and professionalism
    • 5.4 Explain the fundamentals of dealing with prohibited content/activity

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More Exam Information


This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed:

- Operating Systems.
- Security.
- Mobile Devices.
- Troubleshooting.


CompTIA A+ 220-802

CompTIA A+ 220-802 covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as configuring common features (e.g. network connectivity and email) for mobile operating systems Android and Apple iOS. Here are the module chapters and the key topics that will be covered within the module:

  • Chapter 1: Operating Systems
    • 1.1 - Operating Systems
    • 1.2 - Install and Configure
    • 1.3 - Command Line Tools
    • 1.4 - Features and Tools
    • 1.5 - Control Panel
    • 1.6 - Networking
    • 1.7 - Preventative Maintenance
    • 1.8 - Security Settings
    • 1.9 - Virtualisation
  • Chapter 2: Security
    • 2.1 - Prevention Methods
    • 2.2 - Security Threats
    • 2.3 - Secure a Workstation
    • 2.4 - Data Disposal
    • 2.5 - Wireless Network
    • 2.6 - Wired Network
  • Chapter 3: Mobile Devices
    • 3.1 Basic Features
    • 3.2 Connectivity and Email
    • 3.3 Security
    • 3.4 Hardware
    • 3.5 Synchronization
  • Chapter 4: Troubleshooting
    • 4.1 - Troubleshooting Theory
    • 4.2 - Motherboard, RAM, CPU, Power
    • 4.3 - Hard Drives and RAID Arrays
    • 4.4 - Video and Display
    • 4.5 - Wired and Wireless Networks
    • 4.6 - Operating System
    • 4.7 - Security
    • 4.8 - Laptops
    • 4.9 - Printers

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