CompTIA A+ Hardware Online Certification Course

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20 contact hours
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2 Continuing Education Units
Course and Certificate:

Explore a broad range of hardware technologies to prepare for an entry-level computer service technician positions. This course covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues. The goal is to pass the CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam.

After completion of CompTIA A+ Hardware Online Certification Course, students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • 901 Hardware
  • 901 Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
  • 901 Mobile Devices
  • 901 Networking
  • 902 Operational Procedures
  • 902 Other Operating Systems and Technologies
  • 902 Security
  • 902 Software Troubleshooting
  • 902 Windows Operating Systems


No prior coursework or experience is required.


 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam. 

This course prepares students for the CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam:

Module 1 – Computing Overview
This module introduces the students to the PC Pro and the basic skills a student should have
before taking this course, and the content of the PC Pro course. Students will learn how to use
the simulator to complete the lab exercises. This module also provides an overview of the basic
elements and functions of computer hardware and operating systems.

Module 2 – PC Technician
This module examines the roles of the PC technician: protection and safety of users and
computers, acting in a professional manner, maintaining computer systems, troubleshooting
systems, and utilizing Windows tools and utilities to view configuration information and manage

Module 3 – System Components
In this module students will learn concepts about the components that make up computer
systems. Students will explore the basics of cases, form factors, power supplies, motherboards,
PC expansion buses, processors, memory, BIOS, video, and cooling devices.

Module 4 – Peripheral Devices
This module teaches the students about the following peripheral devices: IO interfaces, USB
devices, IEEE 1394-based products, display devices, and sound devices. Students will also
receive guidelines for installing devices.

Module 5 – Storage
This module discusses concepts about the storage of digital data. Students will become familiar
with storage devices, storage device interfaces, optical media, and file systems. They will also
learn details about managing files, using RAID arrays, and optimizing hard disk performance.

Module 6 – Networking
This module examines the fundamentals of networking. Student will learn of the components
that make up a network. They will learn about network addressing, networking media (cabling),
IP configuration settings, 802.11 wireless networks, Infrared (IrDA) and Bluetooth.

Module 7 – Printing
In this module students will learn concepts about selecting, installing, configuring, and managing printers. They will learn about different types of printers, printer languages, and the components that make up network printing.

Module 8 – Mobile Devices
This module discusses portable computing devices. Topics covered include classifications for
portable devices, components in a notebook system, PC cards, batteries, and power management.

 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System. 

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