CompTIA A+ and Security+

CompTIA A+

Course Overview

The CompTIA A+ certification is the best entry-level certification for those aspiring to enter the IT industry as problem solvers. CompTIA A+ certificate holders become the trusted go-to service providers for technical support. The CompTIA A+ Core Series specially provides for a double layer of competence testing, requiring candidates to pass two exams, the Core 1 and Core 2. These exams exhaustively test a candidate’s understanding of basic IT security, IT infrastructure and its management.

Course duration

  • 32 hours spread over four days of classroom based lectures with e-learning facility;
  • Includes hands-on experience based training and provision of study material and training kit.

Who should attend? Are you eligible for the exam?

The CompTIA A+ course and the exam is suitable for freshers as well as those who have had upto one year of work experience as Help Desk technicians and analysts, System Support technicians, Field Service technicians and Associate Network Engineers.

Course path

The course will thoroughly train you in the following areas of practice:

  1. Hardware,
  2. Networking,
  3. Mobile Devices,
  4. Operating Systems,
  5. Hardware and Network Troubleshooting,
  6. Virtualization and Cloud Computing,
  7. Software Troubleshooting,
  8. Security, and
  9. Operational Procedures.

The ComTIA A+ Exam format

  • CompTIA A+ Core Series comprises two exams, Core 1 (220 1001) and Core 2 (220 1002), each running for 90 minutes and comprising 90 multiple choice questions.
  • You may take the exam at a Pearson VUE testing center or opt for online testing through a remote proctor at a place of your convenience.
  • The passing score is 675 for Core 1 exam and 700 for Core 2 exam, both on a scale of 100 to 900.
  • The cost of the exam (US$ 226 each) is covered in the course fee.
  • There is no cap on the number of attempts for this exam. One may immediately take a 2nd attempt if s/he fails the 1st attempt. But, for every subsequent attempt, there is a waiting period of 14 days.

Apply for the exam

  • We buy exam vouchers for our candidates using which the candidates can schedule an exam on the CompTIA website.
  • The exam voucher is valid for a period of one year. If this period lapses, a new exam voucher must be purchased.
  • In case a candidate attempts an exam but fails, every subsequent retake requires purchase of a new exam voucher.

Certification: validity and renewal

The CompTIA A+ certification is valid for 3 years. To avoid its termination it can be renewed by earning and reporting 20 CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) by the end of 3 years. CEU’s can be earned by participating in activities and training programs that are relevant to the content of the certification.


CompTIA Security+

Course Overview

The CompTIA Security+ certification is a one-of-a-kind, vendor neutral industry standard that validates your threshold knowledge to perform core cybersecurity tasks. This is also the entry level certification to set you straight on the IT Security career path. The certification exam will rigorously test you on different aspects of IT Security like network security, threat detection, mitigation and risk management.

Course duration

  • 32 hours spread over four days of classroom based lectures with e-learning facility;
  • Includes hands-on experience based training and provision of study material and training kit.

Course path

The course will give you a thorough understanding of the following areas of practice:

  1. Detecting threats, attacks and vulnerabilities, penetration testing and vulnerability scanning,
  2. Installation, configuration and deployment of network components and troubleshooting,
  3. Network architecture and systems designing,
  4. Identity and Access Management,
  5. Risk Management,
  6. Cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

Who should attend? Are you eligible for the exam?

There are no prerequisites or eligibility criteria for the CompTIA Security+ course or the exam but it is recommended that candidates acquire the CompTIA Network+ certification and / or have at least about 2 years of work experience as an Engineer, Consultant, Administrator or Specialist in the domain of Security.

The CompTIA Security+ exam format

  • CompTIA Security+ exam runs for 90 minutes and comprises 90 multiple choice questions. The passing score is 750 on a scale of 100 to 900.
  • You may take the exam at a Pearson VUE testing center or opt for online testing through a remote proctor at a place of your convenience.
  • The cost of the exam (US$ 349) is included in the course fee.
  • There is no cap on the number of attempts for this exam. One may immediately take a 2nd attempt if s/he fails the 1st attempt. But, for every subsequent attempt, there is a waiting period of 14 days.

Apply for the exam

  • We buy exam vouchers for our candidates using which the candidates can schedule an exam on the CompTIA website.
  • The exam voucher is valid for a period of one year. If this period lapses, a new exam voucher must be purchased.
  • In case a candidate attempts an exam but fails, every subsequent retake requires purchase of a new exam voucher.

Certification: validity and renewal

The CompTIA Security+ certification is valid for 3 years. To avoid its termination it can be renewed by earning and reporting 50 CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) by the end of 3 years. CEU’s can be earned by participating in activities and training programs that are relevant to the content of the certification.