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CompTIA A+ On-Ramp Points You in the Right Direction towards Certification

Apr 05, 2016

Free pre-training program offers expert advice, learning resources and more

Downers Grove, Ill. – A free online training course on what it takes to earn CompTIA A+ certification is available from CompTIA, the technology industry trade association and leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications and education for the world’s technology workforce.

The free CompTIA A+ On-Ramp course features expert instructor advice, classroom materials and video tutorials, all designed to simplify the certification process.

“The industry is asking for more and better qualified individuals and the CompTIA A+ On-Ramp course is an example of a program that can help individuals perform to the standards we’ve set,” said Dr. James Stanger, senior director, product management, CompTIA. “If the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, the pathway to becoming CompTIA A+ certified starts with the On-Ramp course.”

The CompTIA A+ On-Ramp includes three online classes, each just 10 to 14 minutes long, but packed with tips and advice from instructors and others who have successfully completed the certification journey.

How to Get CompTIA A+ Certified covers the options available for exam preparation. Whether its traditional classroom instruction, e-learning or self-study, there’s a training option that’s right for every candidate. The class is led by Dr. Jean Andrews, author of the best-selling A+ Guide to IT Technical Support.

Skills You’ll Master When You Earn Your CompTIA A+ Certification explores eight important skills learned while training for the exam, and how those skills fit into a career as an IT professional. Stephen Schneiter, instructor development manager for the CompTIA Instructor Network, leads this session.

I’m Certified! What’s Next? offers tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your certification. This class is led by Logan Murphy, a CompTIA A+ certified IT professional and the grand prize winner of a contest celebrating the one millionth CompTIA A+ certification.

Each CompTIA A+ On-Ramp class is available online, anytime, via a computer or mobile device. To get started, visit

CompTIA A+ is a globally recognized credential and carries ISO/ANSI accreditation status. More than one million IT professionals around the world have earned the certification since it was introduced in 1993. The latest CompTIA A+ exams feature new cutting-edge content in areas critical to IT operations, including security, networking, operating systems, IT operations, troubleshooting and technical support.

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners, 75,000 registered users and more than two million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. To learn more, visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Steven Ostrowski