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Information Technology - CompTia ITF and A+ Certifications

Class Dates: May 13th—September 15th*
Tuition: $2,700 (Grant funding opportunities available with registration)

Unlock a world of opportunities with the CompTIA ITF+ certification training to gain a solid foundation in essential IT concepts, preparing you for a dynamic career in the rapidly evolving tech industry. Plus, get ready to earn your CompTIA A+ credential by mastering computer hardware, software, networking, security, and more.

Tailored for those without prior experience, this comprehensive CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) certification program covers essential areas of information technology, including PC hardware, operating systems, applications, networking, programming, databases, and security. This foundational knowledge is necessary to develop your IT skill set and prepare for a successful start in IT.

To further enhance your resume and career, you will also be prepared to pass the CompTIA A+ exams (220-1101 & 220-1102). Earning the globally recognized A+ certification demonstrates your IT competence and opens doors to entry-level IT jobs such as technical support specialists, help desk technicians, or field service technicians.

Our CompTIA A+ course content equips you with the skills to effectively diagnose and troubleshoot common software, hardware, and connectivity issues. It also provides you with a solid foundation in network fundamentals to effectively manage network infrastructure, enhance connectivity, and contribute to efficient communication within organizations. Furthermore, you will gain practical experience in assembling and disassembling multiple computer parts, honing your skills in computer hardware.

The CompTIA A+ certification is vendor-neutral and adaptable to different technology platforms, providing a solid foundation to pursue specialized certifications. With this employer-desired expertise, you will be an indispensable asset in any organization as you ensure smooth system operations and handle technical challenges.

Upon successful completion of the lessons and exercises in this bundled certification program, you will receive an exam voucher for the CompTIA's ITF+ and A+ certification exams, which covers the cost to sit for the certifying exams upon eligibility.

This 18-week* program includes:

• 240 hours of online training

• Online manuals

• Interactive sessions and real-world simulations

• Assistance with grant opportunities to cover tuition

• Access to communication with qualified instructors

• Certification fees for certification exams

• Assistance with job placement

• Access to NCMC facilities and learning resources

Registration Deadline: Monday, April 29th.

* Completion time may vary per student


Instructor and Requirements


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.  
  • Labs included in this program are not supported on mobile devices (i.e., phones and tablets). 
  • Please note that a Windows environment is required to complete some course assignments.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows 10 or later. Access to Windows 11 is needed for the textbook module "Installing Windows"  
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later. 
  • Chromebook 113 or later 
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible. 
  • Microsoft Word. To complete your assignments, you may need Microsoft Word 2003 or higher, or an equivalent word-processing program, such as OpenOffice, which is available to download for free. 
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. (Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.) 

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