Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the CompTIA A+ Certification cost?
The CompTIA A+ certification exam costs $492.
What is the CompTIA A+ Certification?
The CompTIA A+ certification is an entry-level credential designed for those hoping to enter the world of information technology (IT). According to CompTIA, the A+ certification is the only industry-recognized credential with performance testing to prove professionals can think on their feet and complete critical IT support tasks. It is trusted by employers worldwide as a way to identify the go-to person in endpoint management and technical support roles.
When you obtain this in-demand credential, you demonstrate the baseline technical and soft skills that a field service technician must have—making it a valuable starting point if you want to acquire an entry-level to intermediate IT role.
What kind of salary can I expect with a CompTIA A+ Certification?1000 (from boot camp)
According to the Certification Magazine 2022 Salary Survey, the average CompTIA A+ salary is $100,660 in the U.S. and $96,330 worldwide. Pay depends on several factors, including years of experience, the city where you are employed, and more. Because the roles and responsibilities of those with CompTIA A+ certification vary widely, it may be more helpful to look at the average salary of specific jobs you may acquire, as reported by Glassdoor in December 2022.
- IT Support Specialist – $54,670
- Network Engineer – $90,923
- IT Specialist – $70,278
- Network Administrator – $72,945
- Field Service Technician – $61,305
What kinds of jobs can I get with a CompTIA A+ Certification?
While there is never a guarantee of a specific position, you will qualify for several jobs once you earn your CompTIA A+ certification. Some of the roles you will be prepared for with an A+ certification include an IT support specialist, help desk technician, desktop support analyst, field service technician, and more.
Is CompTIA A+ worth it?
According to CompTIA, if you want to break into the IT industry, obtaining your A+ certification is worth it, as it proves you have the foundational knowledge to begin a career in this in-demand field.
The A+ certification helps you get in the door with an entry-level position in IT. Eventually, you can even expand and specialize in other areas as you grow in your field. Not only will you have upward career mobility with this certification, but organizations are responding to the need for heightened tech talent.
In fact, according to the 2022 Dice Tech Salary Report, the average tech salary increased by 6.9% from 2021 to 2022—with average tech salaries breaking the six-figure mark for the first time in the 17 years the report has been conducted.
Does this course prepare you for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification exams, 220-1101 and 220-1102, and receive an exam voucher with your enrollment.
When can I start this course?
You can register for the boot camp whenever you are ready. Our team will help you select the session that will best fit you.
Can I register for courses if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
How long does it take to complete this course?
The boot camp is 5 days in length. You will have 3 months from the completion of the Boot Camp to access all Boot Camp materials.
What kind of support will I receive?
The boot camp instructor will be available during the session to answer any questions. You will also have access to the Infosec Skills platform where you will be able to create support requests, as needed.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of your boot camp session, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from Infosec and the school or organization that you registered through.
Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to take the next step in your career and stand out to potential employers s. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are noncredit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
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