CompTIA A+ Certificate Program

The CompTIA A+ Certification Program as part of our computer certificate program, which includes the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE), and the Novell Certified NetWare Administrator (CNA) and Certified NetWare Engineer (CNE).


CompTIA A+ Certification is the world’s only internationally recognized standard for PC Support and service skills. It was developed in the U.S. by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).

The CompTIA A+ exams cover a broad range of hardware and software technologies, but are not related to any vendor-specific products. To become certified, a student must pass two exams-the core exam and one specialty exam (either MS Windows/DOS or Macintosh). Students who pass the two exams become certified, demonstrating basic knowledge of configuring, installing, diagnosing, repairing, upgrading and maintaining microcomputers and associated technologies.

Who Should Attend

Technicians, computer customer service and computer support representatives and IT managers would benefit from this certificate. It is highly recommended that beginning network technicians take MS419 before taking any of the Microsoft Windows 2000 MCSE courses. By offering this certification program, MSOE is preparing individuals to enter the workforce with the skills necessary to begin a PC support and service career. Possessing this certificate is beneficial in opening many doors to employment and having the skills necessary to perform those jobs when hired.


Mary Jo Suminski ’09
CompTIA A+ Certificate Program Director
Adjunct Assistant Professor
MSOE Rader School of Business
(414) 277-7582

Schedule/Course Descriptions

MS-419 CompTIA A+ Certification (3 credits)

Certification exams must be arranged and paid for by the student. See instructor for additional information regarding exams.

Start Date

For class start dates, please contact the Graduate & Professional Education at (800) 321-6763.


For cost information, please visit our tuition and fees page.

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