The A+ Certification is the computer industry recognized credential that certifies the competency of PC Service Specialists. It is sponsored by CompTIA - the Computing Technology Industry Association - and tests are administered by Pearson VUE. This certification program is backed by over 50 major computer hardware and software manufacturers, vendors, distributors, resellers, and publications. Certification provides a wealth of benefits to any person seeking a job in the computer industry. A successful computer career can start with this one course, or it can serve as proof of computer hardware and operating system knowledge as a professional already in the field.
Career Path: Companies that use CompTIA A+ include Canon, Dell, HP, Intel, and the U.S. Department of Defense. The certification can lead to jobs as a technical support specialist, field service technician, IT support technician, and IT support administrator.