CompTIA A+ Certification Program

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CompTIA A+ Certification Program


In partnership with the Office for Information Technology (OIT), the Office for Business & Community Economic Development’s Technology Empowerment Center is establishing a pilot program for the CompTIA A+ Certification Program for 15 carefully selected students, as a benchmark for individuals seeking to enter the workforce and have an interest in the IT field.

The CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT. The exam covers maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers. The program will develop an individual’s ability to perform essential IT tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventative maintenance, basic networking and security.

Two exams are necessary to be certified: CompTIA A+ 220-801 and CompTIA A+ 220-802

CompTIA A+ 220-801 covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking.

CompTIA A+ 220-802 covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as configuring common features (e.g. network connectivity and email) for mobile operating systems Android and Apple iOS.

Who: Anyone with basic computer user skills who is interested in obtaining a job as an IT professional or PC configuration technician.

Training Dates: TBA

Schedule: TBA

Cost: FREE (Training program sponsored by BCED and the Office for Equity and Diversity)

Where: Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55411

Selected applicants will receive:

  • Over 120 hours of classroom instruction
  • University of Minnesota e-mail
  • Access to recorded classes and e-courseware materials
  • Certification exam payment vouchers