EARN Maryland has partnered with CompTIA, the world’s leading IT association, to help unemployed and underemployed Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents get an IT job, even without experience!

EARN Maryland has partnered with CompTIA, the world’s leading IT association, to help unemployed and underemployed Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents get an IT job, even without experience!

FREE 
training
program!

Valued at
over $5,000

Maryland | CompTIA
Maryland | CompTIA
Maryland | CompTIA

A Life-changing Opportunity

Through this partnership, unemployed and underemployed Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents can apply for a 12-week CompTIA live online test preparation package, valued at over $5,000, which includes everything you need to get IT certified and land your first IT job, even if you don’t have prior experience in the IT field.

  • 12-week live online IT training
  • For unemployed or underemployed Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents
  • Everything you need to pass the test and earn a CompTIA IT certification
  • Get an IT job, even without prior experience

86% of certification earners have been placed in the job market by CompTIA’s career services team.

Do You Qualify?

Unemployed or underemployed Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents, 18 and older, who have a high school diploma or GED equivalent can apply for this free CompTIA certification exam preparation. After signing up, you will need to complete the Wonderlic Online Assessment Test and a virtual interview.

  • 18+ years old
  • High school diploma/GED equivalent
  • Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents
  • Unemployed/underemployed
  • Wonderlic Assessment Required

This is a one-time only course, and there are only 45 seats available. Don’t miss your chance, apply today!

  • Course start date: August 2nd
  • Runs from August 2nd to Oct 22th
  • You can choose between a 3.5 hour afternoon session or evening session: 1pm – 4:30pm EST or 6pm – 9:30pm EST
  • Wonderlic Assessment Required
  • This is an instructor-led, virtual course with virtual learning tools to help you study
  • You will be required to participate live with an instructor for 3.5 hours, Monday through Friday
  • Real-time support
  • CompTIA career services and Humanim will help place you in an IT job upon successful course completion

The CompTIA A+ is the Industry Standard Certification to Start a Career in IT

Prove to employers you can get
the job done.

CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world. Trusted by employers around the world, getting certified in A+ identifies you as a proven problem solver and the go-to person in technical support roles and today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more.

Prove to employers you can get
the job done.

CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world. Trusted by employers around the world, getting certified in A+ identifies you as a proven problem solver and the go-to person in technical support roles and today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more.

96%

Of managers use certifications as criteria during recruitment.

$55K

The median annual wage for computer user support specialists.

28%

Increase of open IT positions is expected by 2029.

What You’ll Learn

Being CompTIA A+ certified means that you will learn cutting-edge fundamentals of computer hardware and software. You’ll understand how to troubleshoot a wide range of devices, from computers to smartphones. CompTIA A+ is the best starting point for any career in IT – it can help you get your first job in IT, and set you on a path to IT success.

Possible job opportunities

  • Service Desk Analyst
  • Data Support Technician
  • Help Desk Tech
  • Desktop Support Administrator
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • End User Computing Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Associate Network Engineer
  • System Support Specialist

About this project

EARN Maryland is a new state-funded, competitive workforce development grant program that is industry-led, regional in focus, and a proven strategy for helping businesses cultivate the skilled workforce they need to compete. It is flexible and innovative, designed to ensure that Maryland employers have the talent they need to compete and grow in an ever-changing 21st century economy.

What’s Included?

CompTIA's A+ training and career services to help you get a job

Comptia A+

CompTIA A+ Complete Bundle

CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT and the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles.

For Whom?

Requirements needed to apply

Unemployed or underemployed workers, Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents, 18+, who have a high school diploma or GED equivalent can apply for this free training. You will need to complete the Wonderlic Online Assessment Test and a virtual interview.

  • 18+ years old
  • High school diploma/GED equivalent
  • Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Wonderlic Assessment Required

Requirements needed to apply

Unemployed or underemployed workers, Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents, 18+, who have a high school diploma or GED equivalent can apply for this free training. After signing up, you will need to complete the Wonderlic Online Assessment Test and a virtual interview.

  • 18+ years old
  • High school diploma/GED equivalent
  • Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Wonderlic Assessment Required

Why CompTIA?

CompTIA is the world’s leading technology association. CompTIA advances IT professionals with successful industry-leading certifications and business credentials in the areas such as PC maintenance, networking technologies, and security.

Powerful and respected credential trusted by employers.

Globally trusted, vendor neutral certifications.

Join 100,000 other CompTIA users and grow your career.

Erin Waterman, Career Changer Retail to Tech

“The holistic attitude CompTIA has, how they stay with students and have the alumni program, that’s what really sets it apart."

Teela Moua, Network Engineer

“If you don’t have any job experience or a connection in that field, nobody is going to hire you. So, obtaining a CompTIA certification that said, ’I know what I am talking about’ was very important.”

Are you ready to start a new career in IT?