A+ Certification Training - Network Technology and Systems Administration (NTSA) Department

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CNET-105-01- PC Hardware & Software - This course includes hardware and software topics relevant to the personal computer PC troubleshooting. Emphasis is placed on developing essential troubleshooting and repair skill and preparation for the A+ certification exam.  Students are prepared for all parts of the A+ exam.

CompTIA  A+ Certification - CompTIA A+ certification validates the latest skills needed by today's computer support professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software vendors, distributors and resellers. CompTIA A+ confirms a technician's ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking. The exams also cover domains such as security, safety and environmental issues and communication and professionalism.

CompTIA A+ ensures the right people have the right skills. While many of the essential skills are universal, there are additional skills required to support the needs of businesses. By offering certification options for specific job scenarios, CompTIA A+ gives individuals the ability to grow their careers in a certain area, and employers the flexibility to choose the exam combination that best fits their needs.

A+ Certification Tracks

A+ Certification Tracks
CompTIA A+ Exam CompTIA A+ Certified Technical Role Examples Non-Technical Role Examples




IT Technician
  • Enterprise Technician
  • PC Technician
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • Field Technician
  • PC Support Technician
  • Student
  • Sales
  • SMB Office Manager
220-603 Remote Support Technician
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Call Center Technician
220-604 Depot Technician
  • Bench Technician

Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and discuss their long-range academic plan.

For more information, contact:

Lesley Buehler
Dean, Business, Technology, and Career Technical Education Division

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may also be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with the instructor.

More at Textbooks: Information and Purchasing, including Online Orders, Newark Center Textbooks and Supplies, Book Buybacks, and Textbook Costs.