CompTIA A+ 220-1001

Course code: LE038

Fast-track your career in the IT industry all from the comfort of your own home!

  • Develop your knowledge in areas such as installation, preventive maintenance and security.
  • Take advantage of the visual demonstrations and multimedia presentations included in your course materials.
  • Test your knowledge by taking practice exams and quizzes.
  • Improve your knowledge of hardware, software and troubleshooting.
This course is only available to study online.
Course overview

This internationally recognised certification is your ticket to a career in IT.

Study at your own time and pace. You will have a full 12 months to complete the course.

Enrol today with a flexible study option to suit you and your busy lifestyle… deadlines and timetables are a thing of the past!

Course Duration

Up to 12 months.

Course Outcome

You will receive a CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Certificate of Completion.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


One exam.

Course content
  • Laptop hardware and components
  • Laptop display types and installing display components
  • Laptop features such as special function keys, docking stations and port replicators
  • Mobile device types
  • Wired and wireless mobile device ports and accessories
  • Network connectivity and application support
  • Synchronization methods, connection types and software requirements
  • TCP and UDP ports: protocols and their purpose
  • Common networking hardware
  • Basic wired and wireless network configurations for small or home offices
  • Wireless networking protocols
  • Networked hosts services
  • Common network configurations
  • Internet and network types and features
  • Networking tools
  • Cable types and their features
  • Common connector types
  • RAM types and installation
  • Install and configure storage devices
  • Storage devices and configuration
  • Motherboards, CPUs and add-on cards
  • Peripheral devices such as speakers, signature cards, game controllers, etc.
  • Power supply types
  • Custom PC configurations based on customer needs and specifications
  • Common device configurations
  • Configuration of multifunction devices and printers for small or home offices
  • Print technologies, including installation and maintenance
  • Cloud concepts: common models, different types of cloud-based services and apps, virtual desktops, shared resources, and elasticity
  • Client-side virtualisation: virtual machine purpose and setup
  • Best practices for solving problems
  • Troubleshooting problems for motherboards, RAM, CPUs and power
  • Troubleshooting hard drives and RAID arrays
  • Troubleshooting video, projector and display issues
  • Troubleshooting common mobile device problems
  • Troubleshooting common printer issues
  • Troubleshooting common wired and wireless network problems
Extra info


To receive the full CompTIA A+ 220-1001 certification, you will need to complete an exam. Exams are held at Pearson Vue centres and cost approximately £100.

Course Duration

With this flexible home learning course, you can fast-forward, rewind or repeat all the online classes so you can go at your own pace with no strict deadlines. You will have a full 12 months to complete the course.

Study Method

This blended learning solution offers a highly interactive and engaging learning environment with video demonstrations, multi-media presentations and educational games to assist with your study. Fun quizzes and exam stimulators after each module reinforce your confidence and aid progression to the next stage. This course also includes the use of social networking forums, so you chat and gain friendly advice and support from other students. 

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of your training course, you will receive a CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Certificate of Completion, so you can showcase your achievement to future employers. 


No previous knowledge is required to enrol onto this course. However, we recommend you have a basic knowledge of IT.

To receive the full CompTIA certification, you will need to sit an exam, at the cost of around £100 at a Pearson Vue centre.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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