Why CompTIA A+ is the Industry Standard for establishing a career in Tech

March 30, 2022

What is the CompTIA A+ Certification?

CompTIA A+ Certified Professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to networking to virtualisation and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT Careers into today’s digital world.

Why is it so important?

CompTIA A+ is the only Industry Recognised Certification with performance testing to prove Tech Professionals can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks. It is trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in end point management and technical support roles. CompTIA A+ appears in more tech support job listings than any other IT Certification.

What roles can I apply for with CompTIA A+?

Once you have completed your CompTIA A+ Certification you will be eligible to apply for the following roles:

  • Help Desk Technician
  • Desktop Support Specialist
  • Associate Network Engineer
  • System Support Technician
  • Junior Systems Administrator
  • Field Service Technician

What is the Average Salary for a CompTIA A+ Technician?

The current average salary for Tech Professionals holding the CompTIA A+ Certification and employed in one of the above roles is £22,000 with a minimum of £18,000 and a maximum of £28,000.

Students enrolled with the Nuyew Tech Academy then progress onto the intermediate CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ Certifications before choosing an advanced Cyber Security, Cloud Networking or Data Analysis Certification. The average salary for these more advanced roles is obviously far higher with Cyber Security providing the largest Average Salary of £72,500 for experienced Tech Professionals.

What will I learn?

  • Hardware

Identifying, using, and connecting hardware components and devices, including the broad knowledge about different devices that is now necessary to support the remote workforce.

  • Operating Systems

Install and support Windows OS including command line & client support. System configuration imaging and troubleshooting for Mac OS, Chrome OS, Android and Linux OS.

  • Software Troubleshooting

Troubleshoot PC and mobile device issues including common OS, malware and security issues.

  • Networking

Explain types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO.

  • Troubleshooting

Troubleshoot real-world device and network issues quickly and efficiently.

  • Security

Identify and protect against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections.

  • Mobile Devices

Install & configure laptops and other mobile devices and support applications to ensure connectivity for end- users.

  • Virtualisation & Cloud Computing

Compare & contrast cloud computing concepts & set up client-side virtualisation.

  • Operational Procedures

Follow best practices for safety, environmental impacts, and communication and professionalism.

How long does it take?

As a guide, Students who can allocate 10 hours per week to studying tend to complete the initial CompTIA ITF+ (Foundations) and CompTIA A+ Certifications within 2 to 3 months.

Students are then eligible to work with our dedicated Career Support Team to start the process of securing employment in the Tech Industry.

The Nuyew Tech Academy can help you launch a new and exciting career in IT and Technology through our Fully Accredited Training and Career Support Packages.

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