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CompTIA A+ (PC Technician)  


The CompTIA A+ is taught in a practical workshop evironment. Students will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the following tasks on personal computer hardware and operating systems:

  • Installation, of software.
  • PC building (in a practical environment)
  • System upgrades, system Repairs & System configuration
  • Troubleshooting & Problem diagnosis
  • Preventative maintenance.  

Students will learn how to support PC hardware in a business setting, including installation, troubleshooting, component replacement, networking, and security.

 This course is aligned to qualification  24293 - National Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support unit standard ID 10313, 14908, 252210, 14919, 14938, 114636, 14921, 14917, 14932, 14937, 14922, 123397, 115789, NQF level 4, 69 credits.


Available Exams and Certifications

This course will prepare you to write the CompTIA A+ certification. The CompTIA A+ is the most essential IT certification for establishing an IT career. If you’re new to the IT industry, this will help you put your best foot forward. And if you’re already an IT professional, the CompTIA A+ certification validates your skills and can boost your career.


 This course is aligned to qualification  24293 - National Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support unit standard ID 10313, 14908, 252210, 14919, 14938, 114636, 14921, 14917, 14932, 14937, 14922, 123397, 115789, NQF level 4, 69 credits. Should you want to claim these credits a PoE (Portfolio of Evidence) must be submitted. Please indicate to the sales consultant that you wish to claim these.

Course Accreditations

Learnfast is a CompTIA Authorized Partner. CompTIA’s Authorised Partner Programme works collaboratively with organisations throughout the globe to increase market impact, customer satisfaction and revenue to enhance student career opportunities.


Did you know? Learnfast won the CompTIA award for the fastest growing partner in the past financial year. View the certificate HERE.


Who Should Attend

- Anyone that would like to get started in IT. A+ is the starting point for a career in IT.
Anyone that would like to prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification 



R9000 Incl Vat (Per Person, Includes Manual, Dataset USB)


R2000 Incl VAT (Per CompTIA A+ Exam Voucher - 2 vouchers are required) (Valid for 12 months from the issue date and can be redeemed at an Authorised PearsonVUE Testing Centre)


PLEASE NOTE: Learnfast serves a full lunch during break as well as coffee, tea and biscuits as part at no extra cost. We also cater for special meals.


5 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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Why CompTIA A+?

Watch this video explain how CompTIA A+ is the worlds most respected IT foundational course and certification.


Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • Learnfast retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses Learnfast will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at Learnfast only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. Learnfast is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Personal Computer System Components 

  • Identifying Components of Motherboards 
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Processors 
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Memory 
  • Identifying Characteristics of Ports and Cables 
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Cooling Systems 

Storage Devices, Power Supplies, and Adapters 

  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Storage Devices 
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Power Supplies 
  • Identifying Input Devices 
  • Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Adapter Cards 

Understanding Display Devices 

  • Understanding Display Types and Settings 
  • Understanding Video Standards and Technologies 

Understanding Laptops and Portable Devices 

  • Understanding Laptop Architecture  
  • Laptop Power Management 

Installing and Configuring Printers 

  • Understanding Printer Types and Processes 
  • Installing and Configuring Printers 

Operating System Features and Interfaces 

  • Understanding Operating Systems 
  •  Using Operating Systems 

Installing and Configuring Operating Systems 

  • File Systems and Directories
  • Installing Operating Systems 
  • Upgrading Operating Systems 
  • Performing a Repair Install 
  • Common Installation Problems 
  • Installing Device Drivers 
  • Optimizing Windows 
  • Identifying Boot Sequences 

Troubleshooting Theory and Preventive Maintenance 

  • Understanding Troubleshooting Theory
  • Understanding Preventive Maintenance

Troubleshooting Operating Systems, Hardware, Printers, and Laptops 

  • Identifying Troubleshooting Resources  
  • Understanding Operating System and Hardware Symptoms 
  • Troubleshooting Common Laptop Issues 

Understanding Networking 

  • Understanding Networking Principles 
  • Identifying Common Network Hardware 
  • Comparing Network Types 

Understanding Network Security Fundamentals 

  • Understanding  Security  
  • Security Solutions 
  • Identifying Security Problem Areas

Understanding Operational Procedures

  • Understanding Safety and Environmental Issues 
  • Applying Proper Safety and Disposal Procedures 
  • Demonstrating Communication Skills and Professionalism 

Installing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting Hardware 

  • Installing, Configuring, and Maintaining PC Components  
  • Identifying Tools and Diagnostics for PC Components 
  • Removing, Installing, and Configuring Components 
  • Using Tools and Diagnostic Procedures for Personal Computer Components 

Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Laptops

  • Disassembling and Reassembling Laptops 
  • Replacing Laptop Components 

Resolving Printer Problems

  • Troubleshooting Printer Problems 
  • Performing Preventive Maintenance 

Operating System Structures and Commands

  • Using Operating Systems  
  • Understanding and Navigating Directory Structures 
  • User File Locations 
  • System File Locations 
  • Font Files 
  • Managing Temporary Files 
  • Program Files 
  • Offline Files 

Operating System Utilities and Troubleshooting Issues 

  • Performing Preventive Maintenance on Operating Systems 
  • Dealing with Boot Issues 
  • Solving Windows File-Related Problems 
  • Using Windows-Based Troubleshooting Utilities 
  • Disk and Remote Management 
  • System Performance and Optimization 

Installing and Troubleshooting Networks 

  • Installing and Configuring SOHO Networks 
  • Troubleshooting Client-Side Connectivity Issues 

System Security 

  • Security Basics 
  • Viruses and Malware 
  • Recognizing Common Attacks 
  • Recovering Operating Systems 
  • Security and Troubleshooting 
  • Access Control 
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