eLearning - CompTIA A+ (220-1001 & 220-1002 Core Series) Training with Live Labs & Official Exams

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Personal Learning Accounts

Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Open/Distance Learning

Location

Location
Flexible

Start Date

Start Date
Flexible

In a nutshell

A Personal Learning Account is a new initiative from the Welsh Government. It is a free and flexible way to learn. The initiative will offer people the chance to access free, part-time courses that offer flexible and convenient learning around their existing lifestyle.

CompTIA is the world's largest vendor-neutral IT certification body. The CompTIA A+ course has been specially designed for individuals looking to start a career in the IT sector.

By the end of this course, you’ll become a confident problem solver, with the capability of supporting current core technologies from cloud and security to data management.

Whether you are an IT Technician looking to update your existing knowledge, or a complete novice looking to move into the IT industry for the first time, this course is suited for you.

This course is for...

...anyone over 19, living in Wales, in employment and earning less than £26,000 a year.

...taking the next step in your career in the IT sector.

...anyone looking to start or further their career in IT.

Course content

Key learning points in the course include:

  • Laptops, desktop PCs, smartphones, tablets, wearables, e-readers, GPS
  • Windows 10, 7, 8, 8.1, Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OS X, Chrome OS
  • Mobile device network connectivity, application support and device synchronization
  • Networking hardware devices (Routers, switches, access points, cloud-based network controller, PoE, etc.)
  • Networked hosts, server role, Internet appliances, legacy systems
  • PC hardware tools and components, BIOS/UEFI settings, solid state drives (M2, NVME, SATA 2.5), RAID 10, hot swappable storage configurations
  • Custom PC configurations including virtualization workstations and NAS devices
  • Sharing multifunction devices and printers via OS settings, wired and wireless connections, 3D printing
  • Logical security concepts, Active Directory security settings, software tokens, MDM policies, MAC address filtering, certificates, VPN, DLP, email filtering
  • Security protocols and encryption (WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES), authentication methods (single-factor, multifactor, RADIUS, TACACS), security threat identification and prevention
  • Privacy concerns and policies (PII, PCI, GDPR, PHI)

There will be two CompTIA A+ Exams.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal requirements, but you’ll need a keen interest in the subject.

 

Additional information

This course is delivered by eLearning. This means that you should be motivated to study in a self-paced, self-organised manner using an internet enabled device.

The course includes exams which are invigilated online and you need to have access to an internet enabled device with a microphone and a webcam.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact us on 01633 466130 / 07485 314832
or email pla@coleggwent.ac.uk.

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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