Computer Fundamentals: Introduction to the A+ Exam

What is the A+ certification, why does it matter, and how can you attain it? This course discusses how the 2019 version is different, summarizes the two required exams, explains how to register, and discusses what to expect when taking the tests.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 14, 2019
Duration
27m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 14, 2019
Duration
27m
Description

Aspiring tech support professionals benefit from obtaining the CompTIA A+ certification. In this course, Computer Fundamentals: Introduction to the A+ Exam, you will learn about the A+ credential and where it fits in a broad program of career-oriented certification. First, you will discover what’s new with the 2019 refresh of the exams and know the topic areas covered by both tests. Then, you will see how to register, and what the testing experience is like. Finally, you will explore how to use the Pluralsight videos in combination with other methods to create a successful study strategy. When you are finished with this course, you will have the knowledge you need to dive into the nine courses in Pluralsight’s A+ learning track and work towards achieving an important industry certification that can help launch your career in IT tech support.

About the author
About the author

Glenn is President of Independent Software Inc., a Denver IT consultancy. He has been teaching advanced computer seminars around the world since 1988. He developed official Server 2008 courseware for Microsoft. Glenn has written 18 commercial books for McGraw-Hill, Wiley, IDG and Sybex. He is also a sought-after expert witness.

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Course Overview
Hi everyone! My name is Glenn Weadock, and welcome to my course, Computer Fundamentals: Introduction to the A+ Exam. I'm a consultant and seminar leader at Independent Software, Inc. in Colorado and an author of 18 books on Windows, networking, and certification. This mini-course introduces the Pluralsight Learning Track for aspiring computer technicians who want to achieve the A+ certification to help launch their career in tech support. Some of the major topics that we will cover include, What is the A+ certification? Why is it a valued and respected credential? What do the exams cover? How do you register? And what are some tried-and-true study strategies? Now by the end of this course, you'll know how the A+ certification fits into the world of IT credentials and how the 2019 exams have changed. You'll learn about the differences between the two tests, as well as details on test duration, question types, and test center procedures. We'll show you how to sign up, give you a preview of the testing experience, and help you maximize your chances of success by using Pluralsight videos and other resources in combination. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with basic computer usage, but no advanced knowledge is required. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into the A+ Certification Learning Track with nine courses covering each of the A+ exam's knowledge domains. I hope you'll join me on this preview of your A+ certification journey with the Computer Fundamentals: Introduction to the A+ Exam course at Pluralsight.