CompTIA A+

Gain an internationally recognised qualification for computer support technicians.

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Course details

Course duration:

26 weeks

Assessment & awards:

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 and 220-1102

Method of Study

Online, part-time 

Register for Course

New users will need to create a free account and fill in a short form on FETCH, Ireland's Further Education and Training Hub.

This course accepts continuous enrolments, so once registered, you can begin learning immediately.

Course Description

This course is ideal for learners who are looking to embark on a career as an IT technician through practical training in installing, configuring, optimising, repairing and upgrading PCs, digital devices, and operating systems.

Completion of this course leads to an internationally recognised, industry-standard qualification held by more than a million people worldwide. The course provides practical training in a various aspects relating to the technical management of IT systems. 

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Thoroughly understand various aspects of computer hardware
  • Implement best practices in computer networking
  • Work with different device types, including mobile devices
  • Troubleshoot hardware, software, and network issues
  • Understand the ins and outs of operating systems
  • Implement best practices in IT security
  • Describe operational procedures in an IT setting


How it Works

Who can take this course?

This course is available to all adults over the age of 18 resident in the Republic of Ireland.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up for this course by visiting FETCH, Irelands Further Education and Training Hub. You will have to register for an account before you can begin the course.

Who is the provider for this course?

The provider for this course is Cenit College, and your learning will be delivered through the eCollege online learning environment. When you complete your application you will receive an email with your access details, and when you log into the platform you will see details of how to contact your course tutor. You can contact your course tutor at any time, or reach out to Cenit College directly at 

Does the course have prerequisites? 

There are no specific requirements for this course, however you should have a high level of computer literacy and a strong interest in IT before embarking on this course.

Does this course have tutor support?

Yes, this course is supported by an online tutor who you will have access to during the course.

What is the exam like on this course?

To gain certification from the course, you must pass two exams administered by CompTIA. Each exam lasts 90 minutes and there are a maximum of 90 questions per exam. The exams are administered online.

Do I need specific hardware or software?

You will require access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Microsoft Windows (the most recent version is Windows 11). Certain content may not work as intended on certain versions of MacOS, Linux, and Android.

No specific software is required for this course.