November 30, 2022

Coastal Bend College

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Coastal Bend College to Offer a Non-credit CompTIA A+ Program

Coastal Bend College’s Department of Continuing Education has partnered with Ed2Go to provide the CompTIA A+ non-credit program completely online.

CompTIA’s A+ certification is the top credential for associate-level IT professionals. This 100% online course will prepare you for CompTIA A+ certification exams 220-1001 and 220-1002. You’ll learn how to install and configure operating systems, expand IT security, troubleshoot software and other common operational procedures.

According to PayScale.com, certified IT and computer support specialists can earn around $44,970 per year on average. Earning CompTIA A+ certification expands job opportunities for computer and IT support specialists because it focuses on knowledge that can be applied across computer systems and networks. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also lists “Computer Support Specialist” among its most promising career areas, expecting 10 percent annual growth in job opportunities over the coming decade.

The CompTIA A+ certification addresses performance-based topics and questions that prove you can think on your feet and solve systems, software and network problems in real-time. As the most respected associate-level IT certification in the industry, CompTIA A+ certification verifies that you have passed a standard that is supported by companies like Intel, Dell and HP. Support specialists install and support hardware, including computers, accessories, mobile devices and network equipment. They also monitor, maintain and troubleshoot hardware, networks, operating systems and applications. Every organization creates its own job titles. CompTIA A+ certified professionals could work as a service desk analyst, technical support specialist, desktop support administrator, help desk technician or system support specialist.

There are two different pricing options for this course, the course itself is $1695 or you can pay for the course and the exam at the same time which will cost $1995. The below textbook is included in both options.

  • A+ Guide to IT Technical Support

If you have any questions or would like to register for the veterinary assistant program at Coastal Bend College, please email ce@coastalbend.edu or call 361-354-2768.