CompTIA A+ Computer Certification

Bitterroot College CompTIA A+ Certification program is a Workforce Training program which does not require college admission.

The Bitterroot College CompTIA A+ program prepares students to function as computer professionals in multiple technical, business, and healthcare settings. Computer technicians serve many technical support and IT operation roles with job titles such as Support Specialist, Field Service Technician, Desktop Support Analysts, and Help Desk Tier 2 Support. The program prepares students to support computer users, troubleshoot and problem-solve computer issues, and connect users to the data they need to do their jobs regardless of the devices being used. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to sit for CompTIA’s A+ Certification Exams 220-901 and 220-902Program covers: 1) Hardware: Identifying, using, and connecting hardware components and devices; 2) Windows Operating System: Installing and supporting the Windows OS including command line and client support; 3) Software Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting PC and mobile device issues including application security support; 4) Networking: Understanding types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI, and SOHO; 5) Hardware and Network Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting device and network issues; 6) Security: Identifying and protecting against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections; 7) Mobile Devices: Installing and configuring laptops and other mobile devices; 8) Other OS and Technologies: Understanding the Mac OS, Linux, and mobile OS; and 9) Operational Procedures: Following best practices for safety, environmental impacts, communication, and professionalism.

Bitterroot College CompTIA A+ Certification program provides 120 hours of classroom instruction.

Application, Cost, Dates, and Deadlines

Next Program Offering

  • Application/Fee Deadline: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Program Dates: February 19 through May 21, 2019
  • Program Fee: $3,500 (see Program Information for fee assistance options)

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Employment Outlook

Computer Support Specialist jobs are predicted to grow nationally by 11% and in Montana by 13.7% between 2016 and 2026. The median national annual salary for Computer Support jobs is $52,810; in Montana, the average annual salary is $45,670. For more employment information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook and the Montana Job Projections 2016-2026.

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