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Certificate In System Support And Maintenance (COMPTIA A+)

HARDWARE - NETWORK TECHNICIAN / CERTIFICATE IN SYSTEM SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE (COMPTIA A+)

INTRODUCTION

Since its launch in 1993, over 1,000,000 people are A+ certified in the world by 2014 itself. CompTIA conducted a focused research on what additional skills are needed for an IT Technician and on the basis of feedback received, CompTIA A+ has been updated to reflect both the changes in technology and the unique requirements of evolved IT worker job roles. The goal is to ensure that this benchmark credential remains current and relevant, offering the most value to the candidate, employer and overall market.

CompTIA A+ formerly consisted of one exam focused on hardware technologies and concepts and another on operating systems technologies and concepts. These two skill categories remain the foundation for the technical skills and knowledge needed by entry-level IT workers. However, as technologies, businesses, working environments and customers have evolved, so have the necessary skills of the IT worker. The exam updates reflect the demand for IT workers with a well-rounded skill set.

The updated offering still consists of two tests. However, both include hardware and operating system concepts along with additional domains such as security, safety and environmental issues and communication and professionalism. This structure validates both the knowledge and application of concepts and skills identified by subject matter experts as necessary for entry-level IT workers. In recognition of the evolution of the entry-level IT professional, the updated CompTIA A+ now offers alternative validation paths for specific job scenarios.

 

INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAMS

  • CompTIA A+ 220-901
  • CompTIA A+ 220-902

 

COURSE CONTENTS/MODULES

NIIT Certified System Support and Maintenance Technician

The course Installing, Configuring, Managing, and Troubleshooting a PC focuses on computer systems and the components that make up a computer. It teaches how to install, maintain, and configure the Windows OS and different computer components and peripherals. The course also enables students to set up computer networks and mitigate computer security threats. In addition, the course educates students on how to carry out troubleshooting, preventative maintenance, and other safety procedures. 

After completing this course, the students should be able to:

Describe computers and their components. 

Install, maintain, and troubleshoot computer components and peripherals. 

Diagnose and troubleshoot issues affecting laptops and personal computing devices. 

Install and configure the Windows OS.

Describe OS boot sequences, methods, user interfaces, startup utilities, and system tools and utilities. 

Carry out preventative maintenance and safety procedures. 

Describe computer networks, their components, network connectivity options and methods. 

Mitigate computer security threats. 

Describe green computing and its approaches. 

Appropriately use communication skills at the workplace.

 

Pre-requisites:

  • Basic working knowledge of a PC





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