CompTIA A+ - Only 4 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your A+ course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be A+ certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be A+ trained in record time
  2. Our A+ course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass A+ first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We're sure you'll pass your A+ course first time. But if you don’t, come back within a year, and only pay for accommodation and exams. Everything else is free
  4. You’ll learn more A+. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn A+ faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying A+ with the best. We have won the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) "Training Company of the Year" a record three times. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 58,888 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study A+ courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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"I was provided with study material 6 weeks before my course date which allowed me to get an idea of what I would be covering on the course. My overall experience was great as the training facility provided me everything I needed. My instructor was always there to help as well. "
S.B, Comms Care. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (16/5/2016 to 19/5/2016)

"If you are prepared for the course to be really full on and intensive then its a good experience- staff at the centre were helpful and friendly to make the time here good. "
C.H. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (4/4/2016 to 7/4/2016)

"Excellently delivered Comptia A+ course."
Malcolm Austin, Comms-Care. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (4/4/2016 to 7/4/2016)

"Very good course with a steady pace of learning to help you pass the qualification."
K.B, Housemark. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (4/4/2016 to 7/4/2016)

"I really enjoyed the course and the method in which was taught. The environment is completely focused on the course which really helped me take everything in and remember it!"
Thomas Welch, James Paget Hospital . - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (4/4/2016 to 7/4/2016)

"Excellent facilities, intense but thorough training. Great support all the time. An excellent environment for learning. "
J.B. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (29/2/2016 to 3/3/2016)

"I really learnt a lot at my short stay with Firebrand would definitely comeback again."
Anonymous - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (29/2/2016 to 3/3/2016)

"Enjoyed training with Firebrand. The facilities and the course itself were great. The trainer made the course enjoyable and explained things well."
L.J. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (29/2/2016 to 3/3/2016)

"Again, the trainer is very good."
Jack Mersey, NBC universal. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (1/2/2016 to 4/2/2016)

"Full on classes. With in-depth explanations, and supportive staff. Very engaging in a fast paced learning environment."
A.S. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (1/2/2016 to 4/2/2016)

"A good study pace with awesome staff to help you get the result you desire. First Class."
Chris Dawson. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (2/11/2015 to 5/11/2015)

"Really good. A lot to take on in 4 days but teacher handles it very well."
Damian Livan, Kuehne + Nagel. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (26/10/2015 to 29/10/2015)

"It is a great experience being here; I felt I got to know the Hotel staff very well as they were so approachable and friendly. The tutor was very motivating and understanding, whilst also being approachable and easy to talk to. Being so far away from home really helped me to focus and thank you to Firebrand Training and the Wyboston Lakes staff, (especially the chefs and waitresses on the late shift). "
Daniel Bishop, Telis Ltd. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (29/6/2015 to 2/7/2015)

"Great training environment with friendly staff and knowledgeable instructors"
Liam Kilroy, Exertis Micro P. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (29/6/2015 to 2/7/2015)

"Passed my A+ with bags of career advice. For me at 19 it is amazing! The Training Centre Manager and the Firebrand instructor were superb and all staff on desk helped me with worries too."
Joshua Tye, Ormistan Support/Etec. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (27/4/2015 to 30/4/2015)

"The instructor was an enthusiastic and friendly tutor, who managed to break down the long days and copious coursework into manageable chunks. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Tough course, but a lot of support provided, definitely will come back."
Harry Evans, Colette Associates Ltd.. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (27/4/2015 to 30/4/2015)

"Its an amazing way of learning, fast and fun! We had the amazing instructor techniques which was a fantastic and unforgettable experience!"
Kat Grimshaw, Sentinel Housing Association. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (27/4/2015 to 30/4/2015)

"I needed to quickly and efficiently recertify my A+ qualification. Firebrand provided an excellent mean to achieve this."
Adrian Coughlan, USAF. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (2/3/2015 to 5/3/2015)

"Great staff! Great complex! You have should study hard before you come. Don't expect to pass without effort. They don't hand out answers!"
Paul Geddes, manx telecom. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (27/10/2014 to 30/10/2014)

"A brilliant course. The instructors are great."
Nicholas Minifie, Mini Solutions Ltd. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (30/6/2014 to 3/7/2014)

"The whole experience has been great, The instructor was fantastic and the course was pitched at the right level for me."
Thomas Whitmarsh, Self Supporting. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (30/6/2014 to 3/7/2014)

"After failing an exam midweek I was feeling the pressure of the hard schedule but with the guidance of my instructor I was able to focus on my problem areas and pass my subsequent exam and even raised re-sat the failed exam at the end of the week to leave with all the qualification I intended to pass."
Phillip Edwards, n/a. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (30/6/2014 to 3/7/2014)

"I found the course enjoyable. Learning is condensed into 4 days but the topics are well balanced and thoroughly explored."
Lara Voce, FCO. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (13/1/2014 to 16/1/2014)

"Great staff, some of the most knowledgeable instructors I've ever encountered, excellent facilities with plentiful resources, refreshments, and snacks, and the hotel accommodation are four star. Very Good"
Stephan Powers, USAF / L-3 Communications. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (18/11/2013 to 21/11/2013)

"Not for the faint-hearted, but if you are really sure you want to learn then firebrand is an excellent way to do it, i have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and look forward to my next Firebrand Courses (probably N+ and Sec+)"
David Charlton, Stevens Group LTD. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (18/11/2013 to 21/11/2013)

"I found the course to be exciting and action packed, the information was flying around the class and blown into the subconscious, this made for easy learning and more important great fun! "
Stuart Cohen, Cohort Technology. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (16/9/2013 to 19/9/2013)

"This is my first experience of a condensed training course and although hard work and mentally challenging the course was made pleasurable by the course tutor and his professionalism and course delivery. Recommended. "
Paul White, Manx Telecom. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (16/9/2013 to 19/9/2013)

"Nice relaxing setup with good training facilities and excellent instructor. Important to do some home study before the course if you are a novice in IT."
P.M, FCO. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (16/9/2013 to 19/9/2013)

"Firebrand training is quick, intense, and informative. Best bang for the buck."
Jesse Eissens. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (16/9/2013 to 19/9/2013)

"Really good experience. Training to the highest standard. Long hours but well worth the work as you achieve so much. Accommodation to a high standard and food excellent. Trainer very knowledgeable and a very likeable person"
Tracy B Buckby, Homes and Communities Agency. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (16/9/2013 to 19/9/2013)

"Excellent teacher, lots of energy and enthusiasm knows his stuff and I have lots of useful knowledge to take back to my work envioments Big thumbs up."
Sharon Kimberlin, Pera Management. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (15/7/2013 to 18/7/2013)

"Intense, windblowing IT"
Anonymous - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (4/3/2013 to 7/3/2013)

"Fast paced, intensive but thoroughly enjoyable, excellent tutor. well worth attending."
Anonymous, MOD - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (4/3/2013 to 7/3/2013)

"Great enthusiastic instructor who radiated his attitude to everyone "
Terry Kirk, Saferspaces ltd. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (4/3/2013 to 7/3/2013)

"Very enjoyable experience, at no time did I feel I was in over my head, great course. Do it the Firebrand way."
Anuj Bedi, Fujitsu. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (12/1/2013 to 15/1/2013)

"The training did not just teach me how to pass an exam, they taught me good fundamentals that are relevant to my job as a PC repair technician very pleased."
James Taylor, Fujitsu. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (12/1/2013 to 15/1/2013)

"Excellent instruction friendly energetic very very good."
Michael Timmins, Fujitsu. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (12/1/2013 to 15/1/2013)

"Fast + furious. Well worth the experience"
Stuart Dawkins, Fujitsu. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (12/1/2013 to 15/1/2013)

"Excellent, only word to describe it. Definitely not for the faint hearted, near on twelve hour days and revising (personally) until the early hours of the morning. if you are willing to do that, then you will see the benefits and results."
Shaun Williamson, Greenfields Community Housing. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (3/9/2012 to 6/9/2012)

"The course was well taught and the instructor really knew his stuff. If youre willing to put the work in, the rewards are there for the taking."
Anonymous - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (3/9/2012 to 6/9/2012)

"Pretty intense, but very comfortable surroundings environment and facilities. You get out whatever you put in......"
Anon.. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (19/3/2012 to 22/3/2012)

"Adequate room, all that's needed for study. Very good instructor, very knowledgeable and very affable. Good facilities, good food. All the guys on my course were excellent. Would definitely come back for more punishment! :-)"
Garry Wright, Milsteda Systems Ltd. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (5/12/2011 to 8/12/2011)

"I found the training very enjoyable and would recommend it to anyone else."
S.H, TNT. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (5/12/2011 to 8/12/2011)

"Intense, but good - a short sharp dose of what you need to know."
B.H. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (7/11/2011 to 10/11/2011)

"An excellent location and surroundings for further education. I would not hesitate to participate on a future course at this training centre."
Anonymous - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (18/7/2011 to 21/7/2011)

"The course pace was just right "
Garth Newboult, N/A. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (18/7/2011 to 21/7/2011)

"The instructor has delivered the best lecture I have ever had, in just few days I got my certification."
Moses Ajogbeje, RCHL. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (18/4/2011 to 21/4/2011)

"Very pleased with the full immersion approach, it really helped with the discipline to study fully. I particularly appreciated the enthusiasm and knowledge of the tutor who was excellent in every way. "
Duncan Dale. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (18/4/2011 to 21/4/2011)

"Excellent tutorials and lectures. "
Mahbubur Rahman, British Heart Foundation. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (31/1/2011 to 3/2/2011)

"I was very impressed with the hotel, training materials and level of knowledage of the instructor. Very impressed with the overall experience. Will definately come back again."
A.S.. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (6/12/2010 to 9/12/2010)

CompTIA A+

Firebrand Training is an Authorised Partner of CompTIA. This means that you are guaranteed the highest level of instructor and course material, all of which is officially approved by CompTIA.

The goal of this four-day accelerated course is to provide professionals with the basic hardware, software, and networking skills necessary to function in a variety of information technology positions. CompTIA's A+ certification is the premier certification that validates the skills required to excel in the role of a computer technician or support professional.

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Combined, the A+ and Network+ certifications are backed by major computer hardware and software vendors, distributors, resellers and publications.

Firebrand Training's Program for A+ Certification affords students the ability to live, learn, and take the actual CompTIA exams on-site at our education centre in the UK.

Our program is delivered in a distraction-free, immersed environment with on-site, deluxe accommodation - utilising a curriculum adapted specifically for accelerated learning. Our instructors are cross-certified industry professionals (ranging from renowned authors to senior information technology consultants) with extensive real-world knowledge that is effectively relayed throughout course.

Instructors are available at all times to provide individual and group attention, lead lab exercises and practice sessions, and ensure the students' success. Our attention to detail shows in our unsurpassed instruction and customer service, our classroom and testing facilities, and our individual and corporate success stories.

From the skilful crafting of our unique curriculum to our careful selection of courseware to every detail of your training comfort, Firebrand Training is the best way to obtain your A+ certification. Other training providers cannot match our commitment to quality instruction-led training and top-notch educational facilities.

If you're interested in both the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, you can go on our one week accelerated dual course.

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The A+ is an internationally recognised course that teaches hardware and software skills. It is developed directly from the CompTIA A+ and reflects the type of skills that are needed to excel in the role of a Computer Support Professional.

Reasons for A+ certification include career advancement, personal improvement, skills enhancement, and higher salaries:

  • Certifications tend to lead to higher wages.
  • Increased customer satisfaction and decreased support costs through improved service, increased productivity and greater technical self-sufficiency.
  • Excellent return on training and certification investments by providing a standard method of determining training needs and measuring results.
  • Reliable benchmark for hiring, promoting and career planning.
  • Recognition and rewards for productive employees by validating their expertise.
  • The combined CompTIA A+/Net+ certification can be utilised toward the achievement of Microsoft's MCSA certification.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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CompTIA Courseware

Firebrand Training uses CompTIA courseware for the highest standard training of A+ certified professionals. Each delegate will be provided with comprehensive course manuals which will become a useful post course support aid.

Through lecture, group discussion, and lab work, you will learn the following concepts and skills:

CompTIA A+ 220-901 topics:

Hardware

  • Given a scenario, configure settings and use BIOS/UEFI tools on a PC.
  • Explain the importance of motherboard components, their purpose and properties.
  • Compare and contrast various RAM types and their features.
  • Install and configure PC expansion cards.
  • Install and configure storage devices and use appropriate media.
  • Install various types of CPUs and apply the appropriate cooling methods.
  • Compare and contrast various PC connection interfaces, their characteristics and purpose.
  • Install a power supply based on given specifications.
  • Given a scenario, select the appropriate components for a custom PC configuration to meet customer specifications or needs.
  • Compare and contrast types of display devices and their features.
  • Identify common PC connector types and associated cables.
  • Install and configure common peripheral devices.
  • Install SOHO multifunction device/printers and configure appropriate settings.
  • Compare and contrast differences between the various print technologies and the associated imaging process.
  • Given a scenario, perform appropriate printer maintenance.

Networking

  • Identify the various types of network cables and connectors.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of connectors and cabling.
  • Explain the properties and characteristics of TCP/IP.
  • Explain common TCP and UDP ports, protocols and their purpose.
  • Compare and contrast various WiFi networking standards and encryption types.
  • Given a scenario, install and configure SOHO wireless/ wired router and apply appropriate settings.
  • Compare and contrast Internet connection types, network types and their features.
  • Compare and contrast network architecture devices, their functions and features.
  • Given a scenario, use appropriate networking tools.

Mobile Devices

  • Install and configure laptop hardware and components.
  • Explain the function of components within the display of a laptop.
  • Given a scenario, use appropriate laptop features.
  • Explain the characteristics of various types of other mobile devices.
  • Compare and contrast accessories and ports of other mobile devices.

Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common problems related to motherboards, RAM, CPU and power with appropriate tools.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot hard drives and RAID arrays with appropriate tools.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common video, projector and display issues.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot wired and wireless networks with appropriate tools.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot and repair common mobile device issues while adhering to the appropriate procedures.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot printers with appropriate tools.

CompTIA A+ 220-902 topics:

Windows Operating Systems

  • Compare and contrast various features and requirements of Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1).
  • Given a scenario, install Windows PC operating systems using appropriate methods.
  • Given a scenario, apply appropriate Microsoft command line tools.
  • Given a scenario, use appropriate Microsoft operating system features and tools.
  • Given a scenario, use Windows Control Panel utilities.
  • Given a scenario, install and configure Windows networking on a client/desktop.
  • Perform common preventive maintenance procedures using the appropriate Windows OS tools.

Other Operating Systems and Technologies

  • Identify common features and functionality of the Mac OS and Linux operating systems.
  • Given a scenario, set up and use client-side virtualisation.
  • Identify basic cloud concepts.
  • Summarise the properties and purpose of services provided by networked hosts.
  • Identify basic features of mobile operating systems.
  • Install and configure basic mobile device network connectivity and email.
  • Summarise methods and data related to mobile device synchronisation.

Security

  • Identify common security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Compare and contrast common prevention methods.
  • Compare and contrast differences of basic Windows OS security settings.
  • Given a scenario, deploy and enforce security best practices to secure a workstation.
  • Compare and contrast various methods for securing mobile devices.
  • Given a scenario, use appropriate data destruction and disposal methods.
  • Given a scenario, secure SOHO wireless and wired networks.

Software Troubleshooting

  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot PC operating system problems with appropriate tools.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common PC security issues with appropriate tools and best practices.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common mobile OS and application issues with appropriate tools.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common mobile OS and application security issues with appropriate tools.

Operational Procedures

  • Given a scenario, use appropriate safety procedures.
  • Given a scenario with potential environmental impacts, apply the appropriate controls.
  • Summarise the process of addressing prohibited content/ activity, and explain privacy, licensing and policy concepts.
  • Demonstrate proper communication techniques and professionalism.
  • Given a scenario, explain the troubleshooting theory.

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You'll sit the following exams at our training centre, covered by our certification guarantee:

  • CompTIA A+ Essentials, exam code 220-901
    • Covering mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware, PC hardware and peripherals and network connectivity issues
  • CompTIA A+ Practical Application, exam code 220-902
    • Covering setup of operating systems like Windows, iOS, Apple OS X, Linux and Android

Both CompTIA A+ exams consist of a maximum of 90 multiple choice questions and are 90 minutes in duration.

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The official COMPTIA A+ courseware

We pre-ship study materials for your preparation, and provide the complete courseware as part of your course package for your training needs.

Included:

  • eBook: CompTIA A+ Complete Review Guide Exams 220-901 and 220-902 ISBN: 9781119137894

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** On site testing is not included in our PMI, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Students who are successful in the A+ certification preparation course should possess:

  • Experience building a computer, set up devices in Windows OS
  • Set up and understands home network (ISP connection)
  • Familiar with Windows desktop Environment (Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, and XP)

Students who are successful in accelerated training and certification ALL possess:

  • The drive and motivation to succeed and advance their careers

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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