Ideal Institute of Technology’s CompTIA A+ course can help you prepare to diagnose any laptop and desktop. In this course you will learn some of the key procedures in fixing any computer that is having hardware or software problems. The course also helps students prepare for CompTIA A+ industry standard certification, which is required to get entry level jobs in Information Technology Industry. It is a three-month program designed for students seeking a carrier in IT. The A+ Certification program is one of the largest certifications that is developed and sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association or CompTIA with the goal of standardizing qualifications for professionals that are working in the IT industry.
What will I learn?
After completing the computer repair technician course you will be able to detect and repair malfunctions of any desktop and laptop. You will be trained on replacing and repairing any part of the computer. Practical hours of the program will give hands-on training in computer repair course. You will also learn how to scan any system for virus, malware, adware and remove them from system. You will be trained to upgrade any operating system and any micro application installed on computer.
- Basic skills and knowledge in computer technology such as PC installation, configuration and networking
- Skills and knowledge in configuring mobile devices such as tablets, laptops and smartphones that will connect to the network
- Safety procedures in installation and management of computer networks
- Knowledge and skills for email management and system security
- Basic skills and knowledge in computer repair, troubleshooting skills for different computer hardware
- Solving network connectivity issues
- Skills and knowledge in the installation and configuration of operating systems such as Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux
- Skills and knowledge in cloud computing and important operational procedures
Students who successfully complete a CompTIA A+ Certification Prep course will be able to secure jobs as IT specialists who can create, manage and troubleshoot computer systems and networks. He may apply for work locally or he may pursue jobs internationally by taking additional training if needed.
On average, A+-certified IT pros earn over $55,000 per year; according to the 2013 IT Skills and Salary Report by CompTIA authorized partner Global Knowledge. Labor estimates predict some technology fields will experience growth of over 20 percent by the year 2020. A chart showing the average pay scale for the computer repair technician salary is below.
Requirement for Admission:
All candidates must be at least sixteen (16) years of age before enrolling. A high school diploma is required to enroll in the course. Students who don’t have their high school diploma can first register for our HSEAP (former GED) program and then can start their computer repair technician course. Students are required to successfully complete the course to receive the certificate of completion from the school.
A Day in Computer Repair Technician’s life:
A CompTIA A+ technician works for a company that provides computer repair services to clients. You will be working as a field technician who travels to the job site to diagnose and fix the problems. A usual day for a CompTIA A+ technician will be:
- Report to office
- First thing is to pick up a call list from the clients.
- The first task might be a non-functioning DVD or CD drive. You, as the technician, will diagnose the problem and replace the part needed for the computer.
- The next stop is a grandpa, who has a laptop that has been freezing a lot lately. Most probably it has adware or virus installed on it. You will run a scan program on his laptop and let the program remove any unwanted ads and viruses. Rebooting the computer should end the job there.
- It’s probably lunch time!! Stop at your favorite eatery to grab some welcome food after those three successful jobs.
- Next call is a doctor’s office. A blank screen fills one of their computers in the reception area. You get into the BIOS setup to check and make sure all the settings are proper and you find out the booting sequences has been changed from USB port instead of HDD. You switch the sequence and BOOM, it is back to normal operation.
- A working women having problems with her desktop is the last job of the day. The computer is running windows vista operating system and she wants you to upgrade the system to Windows 7. You check the hardware compatibility with new software and all the tests goes flawless. You begin the installation of new OS and it’s done. That was quick!!
- Time to head home!!