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Comp TIA A+

Comp TIAA A+ computers
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), A+ certification validates foundation-level knowledge and skills necessary for a career in information technology support. The international, vendor-neutral CompTIA A+ certification proves a student’s competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting.

Show the world what you know by obtaining internationally recognized industry certifications in computer hardware, networking and information security. CompTIA provides vendor neutral certifications that many employers require for entry level employment. Not only can you get the training for positions in these three IT areas at the college, you can now sit for the certification exams here on campus. Registered students may purchase exam vouchers at a significant discount. For information on scheduling exams and purchasing discount vouchers at Prince George's Community College, e-mail ITCerts@pgcc.edu. For more information on CompTIA certifications, visit www.comptia.org

 Registered students that complete the CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation courses DPR 697 and DPR 698 can request to schedule to take the CompTIA A+ exam and purchase discount vouchers at Prince George’s Community College. 

 Students who pass both the 801 and 802 exams are eligible for college credit for INT 1540 and INT 2540 for a total of 7 credits.

DPR-697 CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation Part 1     6.5 CEUs
This course is the first of a two part series designed to train those that want to become computer support technicians. CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for computer support technicians. The international, vendor neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventive maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. Topics covered include hardware, operating systems, networking and security.  Required text is Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, Fourth Edition (Exams 220-801 & 220-802) McGraw-Hill/Osborne.

20 sessions, $620*(includes a 125 lab fee)
 

87395      MWTH           2/2-3/19              6:30-9:45p.m.    LH-201A

DPR-698 CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation Part 2     6.5 CEUs
This course is the second of a two part series designed to train those that want to become CompTIA A+ certified computer support technicians. The practical applications of hardware, operating systems, networking and security will be covered in this course.   The same text is used for both Part 1 and Part 2.  

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation Part 1.

20 sessions, $620*(includes a 125 lab fee)

87398     MWTH              3/23-5/13        6:30 - 9:45 p.m.   LH-210A

 

 DPR-320 Repair and Maintenance of Personal Computers     1.2 CEUs

 Learn how to differentiate between hardware and software-related problems. Topics will include: basic safety tips and the care and feeding of the hard disk drive. Text and tool kit required as specified in first class. Prerequisites: Introductory-level knowledge of MS-DOS or Windows.

4 sessions, $130* (includes a $30 lab fee) 

82495    F                        11/7-12/5       6:00 - 9:00 p.m.      LH-210A

87400    F                        2/27-3/20       6:00 - 9:00 p.m.      LH-210A

87404    F                        4/10-5/1       6:00 - 9:00 p.m.      LH-210A

DPR-303 Build Your Own Computer    1.8 CEUs

In this class, students will build an IBM-compatible computer under the guidance of the instructor. Class lecture will focus on the steps involved in building a computer from scratch. Lab time will include extensive teacher involvement with the student. The student will be responsible for purchasing the computer components as specified in the parts list and vendor information provided at the first class. Meets concurrently with credit course INT-1560. 

4 sessions, $160* (includes a $25 lab fee)

83705       F         11/21-12/12        6-9 p.m.                    CAT-315

                 S         12/13-12/13        9 a.m.-3 p.m.            CAT-315