CompTIA A+

In this course, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

Length: 63 hours

The target student is anyone with basic computer user skills who is interested in obtaining a job as an IT professional or PC technician.  In addition, the course will help prepare students to achieve a CompTIA A+ Certification

  1. Describe and Understand personal Computer Components
  2. Describe and Understand Operating System Fundamentals
  3. Understand and Demonstrate PC Technician Professional Best Practices
  4. Install and Configure Peripheral Components
  5. Install and Configure System Components
  6. Maintain and Troubleshoot Peripheral Components
  7. Troubleshoot System Components
  8. Install and configure Operating Systems
  9. Maintain and Troubleshoot Microsoft Windows
  10. Understand Network Technologies
  11. Install and Manage Network Connections
  12. Support Laptops and Portable Computing Devices
  13. Support Printers and Scanners
  14. Understand Personal Computer Security Concepts
  15. Support Personal Computer Security

To be successful in this course, students should have the following skills and knowledge prior to registering:

  1. Familiarity with Windows®-based personal computers, including:
    • the ability to browse and search for information on the Internet
    • start up, shut down, and log on to a computer and network
    • run programs
    • move, copy, delete, and rename files in Windows Explorer®
  2. Basic knowledge of computing concepts, including:
    • the difference between hardware and software
    • the functions of software components, such as the operating system, applications, and file systems
    • how a computer network functions

Price: $1,900.00  Early Bird Pricing: $1,700.00 until August 14, 2018

Please Note:

  1. If you are Metro State alumni, you can qualify for 15% off the regular course price.  Visit our alumni page to sign-up for the discount code.
  2. If you sign-up through your workforce center, have your counselor contact us prior to registering to receive 15% off the regular course price.
  3. If you are a business with three or more people taking the course, contact us to receive 15% off the regular course price.
  4. The Institute for Professional Development does have a cancellation policy that you need to be aware of.

The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues.

The CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows®, iOS®, Android®, Apple OS X® and Linux®.  It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures.

The cost of the exams are included in the price of the course.

Session on:

  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. starting on September 4th through November 1, 2018 (63 hours total class time)

If your organization has at least 10 participants, and you desire to host the class at your site, please contact Beth Schaefer at 612-999-5834 or