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CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) Certification Crash Course

Learn how to pass the 220-1001 A+ Exam

David Prowse

The CompTIA A+ Certification is the most well-known IT certification in the world. With over 1,000,000 people who have passed the exam, it is accepted by many companies as the gold standard regarding PC troubleshooting, Windows installation and configuration, mobile devices, and much more. CompTIA just updated their A+ certification. This live training course is designed to explain key concepts of the all-new Core 1 exam from a hands-on perspective so that attendees can learn not only how to pass the exam, but also how to work with the technology in the real-world. David L. Prowse, best-selling CompTIA A+ author and expert, will explore key topics to help you pass the exam.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

This Certification Crash Course will dive into:

  • Laptops and mobile devices
  • Computer networking
  • Computer hardware and peripherals
  • Virtualization and cloud computing
  • Hardware and network troubleshooting
  • Sample questions so you can review exam-taking tips and techniques

This training course is for you because...

  • You are studying for and need to pass the A+ 220-1001 exam
  • Your company or organization requires a CompTIA A+ certification
  • You desire to increase your computer awareness as it applies to tools, technologies, and configuration.
  • You wish to bolster your resume with the addition of the highly-sought after A+ certification.


There are no official prerequisites for this course. However, attendees are expected to have a basic knowledge of computers. CompTIA does not require any prerequisites but recommends 6 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field.

About your instructor

  • David L. Prowse is an author, technologist, and technical trainer. He has penned a dozen books for Pearson Education, including the well-received CompTIA A+ Exam Cram and CompTIA Security+ Cert Guide. He also develops video content, including the CompTIA A+ LiveLessons video course. Over the past two decades he has taught CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification courses, both in the classroom and via the Internet. David has 20 years of experience in the IT field, and loves to share that experience with his readers, watchers, and students.

    He runs the website www.davidlprowse.com in support of his books and videos.


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Day 1

Segment 1: Mobile Devices

Length: 60 minutes

(10 Minute Break)

Segment 2: Networking

Length: 50 minutes

(10 Minute Break)

Segment 3: Computer Hardware

Length: 50 minutes

Day 2

Segment 1: Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Length: 60 minutes

(10 Minute Break)

Segment 2: Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

Length: 50 minutes

(10 Minute Break)

Segment 3: Additional Troubleshooting and Quiz Questions

Length: 50 minutes