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Obtaining a Discounted Voucher for Certification Exams

Successful completion of CompTIA A+ Part I and CompTIA A+ Part 2 will prepare you for the current exam and allow you to purchase discounted vouchers. For information on purchasing discount vouchers at Prince George's Community College, e-mail ITCerts@pgcc.edu.

Become A+ Certified

        CompTIA

IT success stories start with CompTIA A+ certification. Earning this certification validates understanding of the most common hardware and software technologies in business and certifies the skills necessary to support complex IT infrastructures.  A+ certified professionals have mastered the technologies found in today's extensive and varied  IT environments, from mobile to traditional devices and operating systems.

Prince George's Community College is a proud Academy Partner of CompTIA - The voice of information technology.

CompTIA A+ Certification

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. A tool kit is included in the price of the course.
20 sessions, $670*(includes a $150 lab fee)

21041 9/11 - 10/25 MWTh 6:30 PM - 9:45 PM Annex C Room 043
21043 9/12 - 10/31 Tu 6:30 PM - 9:45 PM Annex C Room 043
  9/16 - 10/21 Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Annex C Room 043

Note SYN 21043 meets on Tuesdays and Saturdays

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. Prerequisite: Successful completion of CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation Part 1.
20 sessions, $670*(includes a $150 lab fee)

21042 10/26 - 12/14 MWTh 6:30 PM - 9:45 PM Annex C Room 043
21044 11/7 - 12/12 Tu 6:30 PM - 9:45 PM Annex C Room 043
  10/26 - 12/16 Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Annex C Room 043

Note SYN 21044 meets on Tuesdays and Saturdays


CompTIA A+ Enhanced Program *NEW* 

Get prepared for today's job hunt challenge by registering for our newly designed A+ enhanced program. Successful completion of CompTIA A+ Part I and CompTIA A+ Part 2 will prepare you for the current exam. In addition, there continues to be an unprecedented shortage of people with security clearances for jobs in the public sector. The need for a security clearance or background check is prevalent in most industries. Introduction to Security Clearance and Background Checks will provide you with a career advantage, at no additional cost.  Most occupational specialties require employers to have a pool of potential employees who have the ability to meet and pass the challenges of rigorous background checks and security clearance screening processes.  Our course will put you on the right track towards career advancement. Students must complete this course to receive a certificate for the CompTIA A+ Enhanced Program.

Courses needed for this certification:

  • DPR - 697 CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation Part I
  • DPR - 697 CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation Part II
  • CAM - 300 Introduction to Security Clearance and Background Checks

To learn more about CAM-300 click here

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, $210* (includes a $55 lab fee); tool kit is included in the price of the course.

21045 9/15 - 10/6 Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Annex C Room 043

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.
4 sessions, $210* (includes a $55 lab fee); tool kit is included in the price of the course.

21046 10/13 - 11/3 Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Annex C Room 043