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CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTIA A+ certification is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of Computer Service Technicians. A+ certification means that the candidate can adequately diagnose, repair, configure and install hardware and operating systems as well as troubleshoot and upgrade personal computers.

Career concentrations that benefit from CompTIA A+ training include Network Infrastructure (network support technician, network analyst, network administrator, hardware installation coordinator, computer operator, project manager); Programming (systems analyst, software quality assurance specialist, software architect, software application support, programmer, operating systems specialist, project manager); and Technical Writing (technical writer, project manager).

A+ Certification Training Courses

CIT 1100, PC Maintenance and Upgrading, 2 credit hours
Introduction to maintaining and upgrading personal computers (PCs). Includes

  • System component identification, configuration, assembly and disassembly
  • Upgrading procedures
  • Basic troubleshooting techniques
  • Preventative maintenance

CIT 1111, Computer and Hardware Maintenance, 3 credit hours
Covers aspects of hardware support relating to personal computers (PCs) in preparation for the CompTIA A+ Core exam. Includes

  • System troubleshooting
  • System board
  • Drive subsystems
  • Memory
  • Input/output devices
  • Multimedia

CIT 1112, Advanced System Maintenance, 3 credit hours
Covers maintaining and servicing modern personal computer systems. Includes

  • Advanced hardware
  • Operating systems
  • Troubleshooting
  • Networks
  • Printers and other peripheral devices


Contact Information

Dr. Felix Davis, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1536
(630) 942-2134

Nazia Naqvi, Program Advisor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1E13
(630) 942-2081

Dan Jacobson, Program Support Specialist

Business and Applied Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034
(630) 942-2592