CompTIA A+

Certificate program (CompTIA)


About CompTIA A+ programme

CompTIA A+ certification is a comprehensive, vendor-neutral credential that proves a technician's competency in installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security, and troubleshooting of both hardware and software.

This training is suitable for the people who are willing to start their career as entry-level information technology professionals or personal computer (PC) service technicians. You will gain foundational knowledge and skills to carry out tasks that are necessary for maintaining the organizations IT environment. You will gain skills to install, configure, and optimize personal computer hardware and operating systems.

CompTIA A+ certified professionals have mastered the technologies found in today’s extensive and varied IT environments, from mobile to traditional devices and operating systems. They can confidently handle the most challenging technology problems more efficiently.

Earning a CompTIA A+ Certification gives you the confidence to start your IT career on the right path.

CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven, problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world. 

  • The only credential with performance-based items to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks at the moment
  • Trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in endpoint management & technical support roles
  • Regularly re-invented by IT experts to ensure that it validates core skills and abilities demanded in the workplace


Your CompTIA A+ certification is good for three years from the day of your exam.

You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA A+ certification.

Collect at least 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years, upload them to your certification account, and A+ will automatically renew.

Objectives of CompTIA A+

This CompTIA A+ aims at making you understand the most common hardware and software technologies in business and how to support complex IT infrastructures.

The CompTIA A+ Core Series requires candidates to pass two exams: Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002) covering the following new content:

  • Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals
  • 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 scripting
  • Support basic IT infrastructure and networking
  • Configure and support PC, mobile, and IoT device hardware
  • Implement basic data backup and recovery methods and apply data storage and management best practices

Entry requirements for CompTIA A+

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ or
  • Basic familiarity with PCs and networks.

CompTIA A+ Course Subjects

This CompTIA A+ course covers the following;

  • Personal Computer Components
  • Operating System Fundamentals
  • PC Technician Professional Best Practices
  • Installing and Configuring Peripheral
  • Installing and Configuring System Components
  • Installing and Configuring Operating
  • Maintaining and Troubleshooting Microsoft Windows
  • Network Technologies
  • Installing and Managing Network Connections
  • Supporting Laptops and Portable Computing Devices
  • Supporting Printers and Scanners
  • Personal Computer Security Concepts
  • Supporting Personal Computer Security

Colleges offering CompTIA A+

CompTIA A+

Data to Information College
Uasin Gishu County

CompTIA A+

Institute of Software Technologies
Nairobi County

CompTIA A+

Mombasa Aviation Training Institute
Mombasa County

CompTIA A+

Webb Institute
Nairobi County