CompTIA A Courses

Why not get an internationally recognised computer qualification. Want a passport to the world? Study CompTIA A Courses and become a professional IT Technician. 

ComptiA A+ Courses

Who is CompTIA?

CompTIA is the Computing Technology Industry Association that has been around for 25 years. To this day they have been advancing the growth of the information technology (IT) industry and also those working in the industry. CompTIA has 19,000 members over 89 countries. This just shows how popular and well known they are all over the world.

Who should study CompTIA A Courses?

Do you have an interest in computers and repairing various computer parts? Like building computers up from scratch? Then you should consider studying the CompTIA A+ course. This course covers various important topics including repairing of damaged electronic equipment and also setting and configuring printers. This course is essential if you would like to work in the world of computer technology.

Where can I study a CompTIA A+ course?

Skills Academy, a leading distance learning college in South Africa, offers CompTIA computer courses. Skills Academy a CompTIA Authorised partner in Training. They are renowned for their distance learning courses, and giving students who don’t have matric

Course CompTIA A+ Techinician
Programme Type Comptia Programme
Award Type CompTIA A+ Certificate
Award Issued By Skills Academy and CompTIA
Accredited By CompTIA
Course Duration 8 Months
Entrance Criteria
  • Grade 10 or equivalent
  • Learners must be at least 16 years of age
  • The ability to read and write in English
  • Access to a computer AND access to the internet
  • Advanced computer literacy


The list of subjects for this course is as follows:

  1. Introduction to Business English
  2. Computer Basics
  3. A+ Technician
  • Troubleshooting
  • Motherboards and CPUs
  • Computer power supplies
  • Memory
  • Computer expansion
  • Physical storage
  • Input-output devices
  • Display Devices
  • Operating systems
  • Windows management
  • Network basics
  • Network cables and connectors
  • Network protocols
  • Wireless networking
  • Windows networking
  • Virtualization and cloud computing
  • Mobile devices
  • Security principles
  • Security technologies
  • Securing devices and data
  • SOHO network configuration
  • Printer and muti-function print devices
  • Custom computers
  • Operational procedures

Assessment and Award

In order to successfully complete this course, you have to hand in a series of assignments. Your completed assignments should be sent to the college for assessment.

The assignment and course work will prepare you for your CompTIA A+ Exams:

  • 220-801 for CompTIA A+ Essentials
  • 220-802 for CompTIA A+ practical Application

Once you have passed your exams, CompTIA will award you with a Certificate pack. The Prometric Testing Centre will provide you with a report, indicating  whether you are competent or not.

Your CompTIA credit card will display the details of the exams you have passed as well as a expiry date. This means that you will have to update your exams every three years. 

Combo Courses

You could also study a combo CompTIA course with your CompTIA A+ course. This will empower you to be considered for even more jobs as you will be the highest level of CompTIA certification you could get. You can consider completing the CompTIA N+ Network.


What does an IT Technician do?

A skilled IT technician is responsible for duties such as: 

  • Installing hardware and software systems
  • Maintaining or repairing equipment
  • Troubleshooting a variety of computer issues
  • Setting up computer security measures
  • Configuring computer networks
  • Offering technical support on-site and via phone or email.


IT Technicians can work in various industries. IT Technicians can be found working in retail electronic stores, within the It support department in large to medium sized companies or in IT support companies where they help customers over the phone with their computer problems. Learn more about IT Careers here.




Last Updated: February 25, 2020