CompTIA A+ Online Instructor lectures CompTIA Accredited Course CMT11O - Academy of York

CompTIA A+ Online Instructor lectures CompTIA Accredited Course CMT11O

Course Outcomes

The CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for computer support technicians. This international certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. CompTIA A+ certified technicians will understand the basic functionality of the operating system and basic troubleshooting methodology, practice proper safety procedures and will effectively learn how to interact with customers and peers.

Two exams are necessary to be certified:

  • CompTIA A+ Essentials, exam code 220-901
  • CompTIA A+ Practical Application, exam code 220-902.

CompTIA A+ Essentials measures the necessary competencies of an entry-level IT professional with a recommended 500 hours of hands-on experience in the lab or field. Successful students will have the knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of computer technology, networking and security, as well as the communication skills and professionalism now required of all entry level IT professionals.
CompTIA A+ Practical Application is an extension of the knowledge and skills identified in CompTIA A+ Essentials, with more of a “hands-on” orientation focused on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems.

On-line Instructor lectures

Via the web (internet access is required) this course provides a comprehensive and effective learning solution that engages students with on-line lectures, white board discussions, industry expert demonstrations and hands-on lab simulations. Our complex and industry-leading labs simulate a R250 000 hardware, software, and networking laboratory. You will learn how to configure hardware, install drivers, manage operating system settings, and configure network devices, all within your browser.

Section quizzes reinforce your learning, while certification practice exams give you a realistic exam preparation experience. Know when you’re ready to take your IT certification exams using the course progress and achievement reports.

What you will learn

CompTIA A+ Certification: Essential

  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Operating Systems
  • Electricity and Power Supplies
  • CPUs and Motherboards
  • The Basic Input and Output System
  • Memory Systems
  • Bus Structures
  • Expansion Cards
  • Peripheral Connection Types
  • Data Storage Devices
  • Video Output and Image Input Devices
  • Connection Computers
  • Networking Computers
  • Portable Computers
  • Monitoring and Management
  • Operating System Troubleshooting
  • Security
  • Windows installation and Upgrades
  • Safety and Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting Hardware 

CompTIA A+ Certification: Practical Application

  • Power Systems
  • CPUs and Motherboards
  • Memory Systems
  • Expansion Cards
  • Data Storage Devices
  • Printers and Scanners
  • Mobile Computing
  • Windows Management & maintenance
  • Windows Maintenance
  • Networking Troubleshooting
  • Security

Entry Requirements

Students taking this course should have user-level skills and knowledge of personal computers. Internet access will also be required with each course using +-3GB.

Course fee

Course Name Course Code Price before bursary Price after bursary* Payment plan option available Once off payment price
CompTIA A+ Course Code: CMT11O R12,500 R7,500* R750   over 10 months R6,000
Study period: up to 12 months                                                             Registration fee: R1,500

*Prospective students need to contact Academy of York to determine if they qualify for a bursary

Additional Requirements

We recommend the following requirements for a standard PC setup

  • Personal computer with minimum 1GHz (x86) or 1.4GHz (x64) processor (2GHz or faster recommended).
  • 1 GB of RAM or more (4 GB recommended; 8 GB enables you to host all the virtual machines specified for all the practice exercises in the book).
  • 15 GB free hard disk space (60 GB recommended; 80 GB enables you to host all the virtual machines specified for all the practice exercises in the book).
  • DVD-ROM drive or DVD-Writer drive.
  • Super VGA (1,024 x 768) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor.
  • Keyboard and Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device.
  • Internet access

CompTIA Assessment and Certification

The CompTIA A+ Course is externally examined at Pearson VUE Testing Centres. You will need to contact your nearest testing Centre two weeks in advance, before writing the external exams. Please note that your exam fees are not included in your tuition fee. Exams can be booked online at

On successful completion of your external exams you will receive the internationally recognised CompTIA A+ Certificate.

AOY Accreditation

The Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, HWSETA, SABPP, PMSA, CompTIA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and is provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private College.

This course is accredited by CompTIA.

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