The PC Technology and A+ Certification Course Bundle allows students to purchase our PC Technology – Level 3 Course together with the A+ Certification Online Course for a discounted price of only £525.00.
This course bundle is an ideal combination for those who want to learn more about computers and the various components within them and also gain both the Open Awards – Level 3 Certification and the industry specific A+ Certification qualification.
The PC Technology – Level 3 Online course is is ideal for students who know how to use computers but want to take that next step and learn more about the different components that make up a PC and maybe take their first steps into a career as a PC Technician. The course aims to give the student a good understanding of PC Hardware, the Windows Operating System as well as guidance on maintenance, networking and security issues.
On successful completion of this course students will receive the PC Technology Open Awards Level 3 Certificate Award with 8 Open Awards Credits.
The CompTIA A+ Certification Online Course covers the latest 220-1001 & 220-1002 examination syllabus. CompTIA A+ Certification and is an ideal starting point for a career in IT as it covers the maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers, validates an understanding of common hardware and software technologies, and is an industry standard certification for entry-level IT Technicians.
The CompTIA A+ 220-1001 course materials cover mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing and network troubleshooting.
CompTIA A+ 220-1002 course materials cover installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting and operational procedures.
The course includes a pre-assessment, 24 lessons covering both A+ exams, a post assessment, practice tests and additional MeasureUp test prep software. Online performance labs can also be purchased for £165.00 as an additional item when ordering this course.
On Completion of the A+ Certification Courses, you can apply for your internationally recognised A+ 220-1001 and 220-1002 Examinations.
- Unit 1: Introduction to PC Hardware
- Unit 2: PC Hardware Components
- Unit 3: Installing PC Hardware
- Unit 4: Hardware, Diagnostics & Troubleshooting
- Unit 5: Supporting Mobile Devices
- Unit 6: Networking Technologies
- Unit 7: Understanding the Internet
- Unit 8: The Windows Operating System
- Unit 9: Maintaining Windows
- Unit 10: System Security Issues
- Unit 1: Troubleshooting
- Unit 2: The Open Systems Interconnection Specifications
- Unit 3: Computer Power Supplies
- Unit 4: Memory
- Unit 5: Computer Expansion
- Unit 6: Physical Storage
- Unit 7: Input-Output Devices
- Unit 8: Display Devices
- Unit 9: Operating Systems
- Unit 10: Windows Management
- Unit 11: Network Basics
- Unit 12: Network Cables and Connectors
- Unit 13: Network Protocols
- Unit 14: Wireless Networking
- Unit 15: Windows Networking
- Unit 16: Virtualization and Cloud Computing
- Unit 17: Mobile Devices
- Unit 18: Security Principals
- Unit 19: Security Technologies
- Unit 20: Securing Devices and Data
- Unit 21: SOHO Network Configuration
- Unit 22: Printers and Multi-Function Print Devices
- Unit 23: Custom Computers
- Unit 24: Operational Procedures
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete the PC Technology Course. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for the 12 month period. The A+ Certification course is a one-year license from when you activate your code and is designed as a self-study course, and email support is available when required. The license needs to be activated within 12 months of purchase. As the home study courses are self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer, and we do not impose a cut-off date for study.
The PC Technology Course is assessed through coursework which is detailed in the course materials.
The A+ Certification assessment is through the A+ Certification 220-1001 and 220-1002 Examinations. Each examination is 90 minutes in length and has a maximum of 90 questions. The questions are set in a multiple choice (single and multiple response), drag and drop and performance-based format.
On successful completion of this course students will receive our PC Technology Diploma with comprehensive feedback, and providing the assignments have been completed to the required standard, students will also receive the Understanding PC Technology Level 3 Open Awards Quality Endorsed Unit Course Certificate with 8 Open Awards Credits.
The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
You can find further information on qualifications/certificates and their levels on the Ofqual’s level descriptors page.
The certification is issued through Open Awards. Open Awards are an Awarding Body Organisation approved by Ofqual. Set up in 1981, Open Awards (Previously the North West Region of the National Open College Network – OCNNW) have been in business for over 30 years and are a not for profit organisation and a registered charity.
On completion of the A+ course, you can apply for the Internationally-Recognised CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and 220-1002 Examinations.
Examinations must be sat at a registered Pearson VUE testing centre and are currently £130.00 + VAT each.
You can find or register for your nearest exam centres by selecting the Test Takers option from the Pearson Vue Website.