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TECH CAREER WITH COMPTIA A+

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THE BLUEPRINT

The Computer Fundamentals with CompTIA A+ provides the background knowledge and skills you will require to be a successful IT technician. Not only is this class the perfect starting point for anybody looking to enter the field of IT, but also will help you prepare to take the CompTIA A+ Core Series certification examinations, in order to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional.

Start Date: Enrolling Now

Schedule: Four weeks full-time (160 hours), Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. CDT. Class attendance on campus is mandatory.

Tuition:  $4,732. Scholarships are available for those who qualify for sponsorship.  For scholarship opportunities, contact your local workforce office.

MO Residents: determine your eligibility by clicking here.
KS Residents: determine your eligibility by clicking here.

If you plan to self-sponsor, please contact ssecontinuinged@umkc.edu for billing options.

Location: UMKC Volker Campus; School of Science and Engineering, 5110 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110.

Description: CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world. It is the only industry-recognized credential with performance-based items to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks in the moment.

 

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COURSE OVERVIEW

In this course, you will install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and perform preventive maintenance on personal computers, digital devices, and operating systems.

  • Support operating systems.
  • Install and configure PC system unit components and peripheral devices.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot display and multimedia devices.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot storage devices.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot internal system components.
  • Install, configure, and maintain operating systems.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows.
  • Explain network infrastructure concepts.
  • Configure and troubleshoot network connections.
  • Manage users, workstations, and shared resources.
  • Implement client virtualization and cloud computing.
  • Implement physical security.
  • Secure workstations and data.
  • Troubleshoot workstation security issues.
  • Support and troubleshoot laptops.
  • Support and troubleshoot mobile devices.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot print devices.
  • Implement operational procedures.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

This course is meant for anyone who is looking to enter a career in IT and is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles such as an IT support specialist or help desk technician.

The IT support team maintains the computer networks for all types of organizations, providing technical support and ensuring the company runs smoothly.

A help desk technician must have both hard and soft skills because the position requires a strong technical understanding as well as the ability to communicate clearly with others.

The class meets Monday to Friday of every week, in person, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Every class will have hands-on activities. Tasks not completed during class time have to be completed before the following day.

READY TO GET STARTED?

We’re excited to help you take the next steps in your career! Complete our simple application today!

HOW MUCH TIME WILL I BE REQUIRED TO COMMIT TO THE PROGRAM?

YES Training is an intense, fast-paced program that will entail a lot of hard work and dedication in order to be successful.  Classes meet for a total of 6 hours per week.  While there will be an opportunity to work on assignments and projects in class, it may be necessary to put in additional time outside of class in order to complete any required work.

WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE CODING?

Experience is not necessary.  Our courses are designed to teach you the information necessary to transform you into a well-versed Web Developer. However, it is pertinent to come to class motivated with a desire to learn.

HOW DOES YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS WORK?

Simply fill out the online application and a representative will contact you to schedule an interview.  During the interview, you will be asked some questions followed by a short programming aptitude test. The approximate time for both the interview and test should be about 1 hour.  Our intent is to determine whether you have the necessary motivation to learn an entirely new set of skills and can thrive in our fast-paced learning environment.

HOW MUCH IS THE TUITION FOR THE PROGRAM?

The tuition for this program is covered by federal grants. You will graduate from this program with no debt. There are residency requirements to be eligible for this scholarship. If you are a resident of Jackson, Clay, Platte, Ray or Cass counties in Missouri; Johnson, Wyandotte or Leavenworth counties in Kansas, you might be eligible. Apply today to learn more if you qualify for the program.

CAN YOU GIVE ME AN IDEA HOW THE CLASSROOM TIME WILL BE STRUCTURED?

Instructors have designed classroom instruction in a manner that comprises all three learning styles.  Students can expect each class to include lectures, computer sessions to learn and apply knowledge, and group discussions/participation. You will be asked to present your solutions to the class as well as provide feedback to your peers.

WILL YOU HELP ME FIND A JOB?

It is our goal to prepare our students for the workforce, and we will try to do everything we can to help them succeed.  Our programs are designed to not only give instruction but also incorporate opportunities for networking.  Throughout the duration of our programs, our students will meet with IT professionals and CIOs in the Kansas City metro area and gain insight into what employers are looking for in a prospective employee.  In addition, we will host a Demo Day for students to showcase their work to local businesses and business leaders scouting new talent.  The training skills you will acquire from our program along with the networking opportunities that we provide, should be the winning combination that lands you a job, however, your success is dependent on how much time and effort you put into the program.

WHO WILL BE TEACHING THE COURSE?

Universities and workforce centers have partnered with Yoodle, a Kansas City based branding and technology agency to design and deliver these classes. Yoodle has been in the business of providing web design and development solutions to Kansas City for over a decade. Instructors for this class are professional developers who hold IT degrees as well as a plethora of real-world development experience. They strive to provide students with more than just technical training. They help students integrate knowledge into practical applications through individual and team projects. You will have the opportunity to learn from the best and apply the skills to your own projects during the course and after.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS A CLASS?

Our program is designed to be fast-paced and intense. We want you to be successful and see you achieve your goal of learning code. Therefore, it is critical to maintain a good attendance record. If you must be absent, we will do what we can to help you catch up. However, it will require that you commit time outside of class to learn the material covered during your absence. Every absence will put you behind the class. So, it is highly encouraged that you do not miss any classes.

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The Computer Fundamentals with CompTIA A+ course provides the background knowledge and skills you will require to be a successful IT technician. This course will help you prepare to take the CompTIA A+ Core Series certification examinations, in order to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional.

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