Computer Essentials Course

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GET TRAINED & NATIONALLY CERTIFIED in a few days. National Certification Included in Tuition. 

New Career Training Institute’s accelerated home study CompTIA A+ Computer Essentials
Certificate program features a blended 200-hours of online lecture or paper-based study material in the comfort of your own home, and mentoring to prepare you for a new career.. National Certification Included in Tuition.

How long does it take to complete this program? 

This program is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace.

*Average completion time for this program if you study on a full time basis is about 4 weeks

*Average completion time for this program if you study on a part time basis is about 6 weeks

CompTIA A+ Computer Essentials/Certificate
 
Our IT CompTIA A+ Computer Essentials Certificate provides instruction for information systems professionals and programming students for the areas of computer hardware and software. Topics covered include installation, maintenance and trouble shooting of personal computer hardware, operating systems, and software. Please note: completion of the IT CompTIA A+ Computer Essentials Certificate (two) courses prepares the student to test for the CompTIA A+ Certificate.

The CompTIA® A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT! This program covers core hardware and operating systems technologies.

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of configuring, installing, diagnosing, repairing, upgrading, and maintaining computers and associated technologies. This certificate program will also provide the foundations needed to pass the certification exams.

This course presents a comprehensive overview of computer system fundamentals and an introduction to operating systems. Students working through hands-on activities and labs gain skills in assembling components, install, configure and maintain devices, PCs and operating system software, understand the basics of networking and security, laptops, printers, and properly diagnose, resolve common hardware and software issues while applying troubleshooting skills. CompTIA’s A+ Certification is a widely accepted IT industry standard certification for PC technology for an entry-level IT professional. Prerequisite: working knowledge of Microsoft Windows (computer literacy, proficiency with a mouse, and file management).


This course presents a comprehensive advanced exposure to computer operating systems and hardware. Students working through hands-on activities and labs gain skills in assembling components, install, configure and maintain devices, PCs and software, understand the basics of networking and security/forensics, laptops, printers and properly diagnose, document, resolve common hardware and operating system software issues while applying troubleshooting skills. Students also gain understanding of appropriate customer support; understand the basics of virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment. CompTIA’s A+ Certification is a widely accepted IT industry standard certification for PC technology for an entry-level IT professional.

Prerequisite: working knowledge of Microsoft Windows (computer literacy, proficiency with a mouse, and file management).

Specifics About the Course:

  • Classes are divided into two components: Home study learning /lecture and Clinical Lab experience
  • Learning /lecture – is done at your own pace on your schedule (approximately total 200 hours).
  • Clinical Lab experience – Students are required to complete hands-on practical training at a pre-approved clinical setting.
  • Course Materials – are included.
  • Tutoring – One-on-one communication with your instructor.
  • Exam Preparation – FREE CERTIFICATION PREPARATION prior to students taking their certification exams.
  • Certification Exams are administered on site at clinical lab session.
  • Clinical Class size – Class sizes are kept small to maximize instructor to student learning.
  • Payment – affordable, interest free, low monthly payment plans.
  • Tuition $799
  • Separate Registration Fee $260
  • Completion Time: The length of this program is (approximately 200 hours).

Complete your course work online, through the mail, or in combination.

You can study either via the paper-based or the online method: Click here for a full breakdown of how it Works