PVCC Workforce Services CompTIA

CompTIA A+ / ONLINE

This 60-hour class will prepare you for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. CompTIA A+ is a globally recognized, vendor-neutral exam designated for IT professionals. This class covers network connectivity issues, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware, and PC hardware and peripherals. You will learn iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux, security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures, and installing and configuring operating systems including Windows. This course includes the exam voucher.

  • Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals.

  • Configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS and administer client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software.

  • Troubleshoot and problem solve core service and support challenges while applying best practices for documentation, change management, and scripting.

  • Support basic IT infrastructure and networking.

  • Configure and support PC, mobile and IoT device hardware.

  • Implement basic data backup and recovery methods and apply data storage and management best practice.

FastForward logoThis class is eligible for financial assistance through FastForward. Visit our FastForward page for more information. 


CompTIA Network+ / ONLINE

This 40-hour course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems.  Increase your knowledge of networking concepts and acquire the required skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration.  This class prepares you for the CompTIA Network+ certification (Exam N20-006).  This course includes a voucher for the exam.

  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Support the creation of virtualized networks

FastForward logoThis class is eligible for financial assistance through FastForward. Visit our FastForward page for more information. 


CompTIA Security+ / ONLINE

This 32-hour class prepares you for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. CompTIA Security+ is an entry-level, international, vendor-neutral credential designed for IT security professionals to identify risk, participate in risk mitigation activities, provide infrastructure, information, operational, and application security.

  • Security+ focuses on the latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management and intrusion detection.
  • The new Security+ certification covers the Junior IT Auditor/Penetration Tester job role, in addition to the previous job roles for Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, and Security Administrator.

FastForward logoThis class is eligible for financial assistance through FastForward. Visit our FastForward page for more information. 


Job Outlook for Computer Support Specialists

Employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. More support services will be needed as organizations upgrade their computer equipment and software. Computer support staff will be needed to respond to the installation and repair requirements of increasingly complex computer equipment and software. However, a rise in cloud computing could increase the productivity of computer support specialists, slowing their growth at many firms. Smaller businesses that do not have information technology (IT) departments will contract services from IT consulting firms and increase the demand for computer support specialists in those firms. Employment of support specialists in computer systems design and related services firms is projected to grow 24 percent from 2018 to 2028.

Employment growth also may come from increasing demand for IT support services from healthcare industries. This field is expected to greatly increase its use of IT, and support services will be crucial to keep everything running properly.

-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Tuition

CompTIA A+:  Full Tuition: $2,502  /   FastForward Tuition: $834
CompTIA Network+:  Full Tuition: $1,716  /  FastForward Tuition: $572
CompTIA Security+:  Full Tuition: $1,611  /  FastForward Tuition: $537

What organization certifies this program?

CompTIA 

How do I register?

To register on our online registration system follow the link below under Upcoming CompTIA classes.  

Financial Assistance

This class is eligible for financial assistance through FastForward and the Financial Assistance for Noncredit Training Resulting in Industry Credentials (FANTIC). Go to www.pvcc.edu/fastforward for more information.


CompTIA Waitlist

Tell us which CompTIA class you'd like to take and we will email you as soon as the class is open for registration.