7.3 Million
10 year Job Growth
Avg. Starting Salary1
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Issuing Authority Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

With more than 2,000 members, 3,000 academic and training partners and tens of thousands of registered users spanning the entire information communications and technology (ICT) industry, CompTIA has become a leading voice for the technology ecosystem.
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CompTIA A+ Certification Detail

With the CompTIA A+ Certification, IT professionals are able to identify, use and connect hardware components and devices, install and support Windows OS, including command line and client support, and more! The MedCerts A+ Certification program will prepare you to attain your national CompTIA A+ certification (220-1101 and 220-1102 exams), opening a multitude of opportunities for you in the information technology sector.

Selecting the Right Training Option Program Comparisons

MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.

MedCerts Community College Online College
Program & Tuition Cost $4,000 average Up to $20,000 $3,000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3–6 months 24–48 months 3–6 months
Schedule Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set class schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None: 100% online On-campus classrooms None: 100% online
Student Support Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access Professors: scheduled office hours Support inbox
Career Coaching Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Varies: typically videos and presentations

This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.

CompTIA A+ Certification Skills Gained

  • Understand the fundamentals of computer technology, networking and IT security
  • Understand operating system (OS) functionality and troubleshooting methodology
  • Identify hardware, peripheral, networking and security components
  • Know how to perform proper computer safety procedures and best practices
  • Install, configure, upgrade and maintain PC workstations, the Windows OS and SOHO networks

CompTIA A+ Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying

PC Technician

PC Technicians install, upgrade, configure, and perform preventative maintenance on computer hardware and operating systems.

$26000 - $52000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

Desktop Support Specialist

are in charge of providing excellent end user experience, which includes resolving potential or actual technical issues

$35000 - $65000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

Technical Support

Technical support monitors and maintains the computer systems of network organizations. They install and configure computer systems and diagnose hardware and software failures to solve technical problems.

$26000 - $54000
Estimated Salary1
1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.