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Vernon Clifton
Vernon Clifton
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Kara Zukoski
Kara Zukoski
Logistics Supervisor
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Devin McGovern
Devin McGovern
Core Engineer
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Scott Krager
Scott Krager
Information Security Analyst
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Jean Tudor
Jean Robert Tudor
Senior Service Desk Analyst
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David Vasquez
David Vasquez
CS & Cybersecurity Student
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Andrew Richards
Andrew Richards
Senior Service Desk Analyst
A+ Certification

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“CompTIA helped me unlock my potential by getting that first A+ certification. It made me realize that I can do this."

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"Not only did the certification prove that I was good at this, but a massive employer also thought that I'd be able to do that role."

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"CompTIA has unlocked my ability to be what our customers need in an IT professional. It allows me to make sure they are being taken care of as quickly as possible."

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89% of enterprises require or recognize CompTIA A+ for help desk tech positions
89% of enterprises recognize the CompTIA A+ certification for help desk tech positions.
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Got my first IT job after getting my CompTIA A+ with no experience

No previous IT experience, Bachelor’s in communication, working towards a master’s in IT, Experience in sales / customer service. I legit applied to different help desk jobs for about a day. Interviewed the day after and got the job 45 minutes later.
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I am proud of what I have achieved. I could not have done it without A+.

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CompTIA A+ 220-1101

You'll learn about

  • Mobile Devices
  • Networking
  • Hardware
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

CompTIA A+ 220-1102

You'll learn about

  • Operating Systems
  • Security
  • Software
  • Operational Procedures

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