October 10, 2014

ANSON SMITH at 203-332-5229

HCC Offering CompTIA A+
Certification Course

Starts Oct. 20

BRIDGEPORT – Housatonic Community College is offering a CompTIA A+ certification course starting Oct. 20.

The CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT. This course prepares students for industry-recognized certification and covers all topics related to the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exams, including the maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems, and printers.

The course will cover assembling components based on customer requirements; and installing, configuring and maintaining devices, PCs and software for end users. It will cover basics of networking and security/forensics, and properly and safely diagnosing, resolving and documenting common hardware and software issues while applying troubleshooting skills. Successful candidates will be exposed to customer support, as well as the basics of virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment.

The 12-week course, to be taught by Michael Cook, will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct 20–Jan. 14 (no classes Dec. 22 and Dec. 24), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Room 366 in Beacon Hall. Tuition for the course is $895, including the textbook, exam vouchers, and computer repair kit.