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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2017-18

A+ Certificate


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Important Information


Short Description


This certificate program prepares students for CompTIA A+ certification exams and validates the skills needed by computer support professionals. The program confirms a technician’s ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance, and basic networking, as well as tasks related to security, safety and environmental issues, and communication and professionalism.

Type of Credential


Credit Certificate 

Program Code


594

Contacts and Additional Information


Department Chair/Program Coordinator:
CCBC Essex, Noell Damron
443-840-2811 or ndamron@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Semester Sequence


This certificate can be completed in a single semester (with permission from the department). Alternatively, students may choose to take fewer credits over multiple semesters.

Courses Needed for This Program*


Program Requirements and Electives - 14 Credits


Total Credits Required for Certificate: 14*


Note


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

Program Description


The program prepares students for the industry recognized CompTIA A+ certification exams and validates the latest skills needed by today’s computer support professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software vendors, distributors, and resellers. The Certificate program confirms a technician’s ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance, and basic networking. The exams also cover domains such as security, safety and environmental issues and communication and professionalism.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. setup and maintain computer systems hardware and software configuration;
  2. manage system drivers and peripherals, network configuration, and system troubleshooting;
  3. diagnose and repair physical and software issues both in person and remotely;
  4. take the CompTIA A+ certification exam;

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