A+ and Network+ Classes Revamped by the Academy of Computer Education

January 08, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Washington, DC The Academy of Computer Education (ACE) recently released its early 2009 IT training class schedule, including several options for its newly revamped A+ / Network+ classes. Each year ACE reviews and adapts its classes to reflect changes in the ever evolving world of Information Technology. Because the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications share a knowledge base and require similar skill sets, ACE combines the two and gives its students the opportunity to achieve both certifications at the conclusion of the class. For more information on ACE's upcoming classes visit their IT training class schedule.

A+ Certification
CompTIA A+ is the primary certification of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). It confirms a technician's ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking.

Certification options for specific job scenarios are now available within CompTIA A+, giving individuals the ability choose the exam combination that best fits their needs. CompTIA A+ has been updated in this way to reflect both the changes in technology since the last update in 2003 and the modern requirements of IT worker job roles.
The new CompTIA A+ Essentials certification consists of two exams covering hardware and operating systems together with subjects such as security, safety and environmental issues and communication and professionalism. Three optional secondary exams cover the roles of IT technician, remote support and hardware functions.

CompTIA A+ is an international vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software vendors, distributors and resellers and an important credential for any IT professional.

Network+ Certification
CompTIA Network+ validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that recognizes a technician's ability to describe the features and functions of networking components and to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services. Candidates for Network+ should normally already hold the CompTIA A+ certification.

CompTIA Network+ is a valuable credential to help start or enhance a networking career. Recognizing this, many IT certifications integrate CompTIA Network+ into their curriculums. Microsoft include CompTIA Network+ in their Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) program, and other corporations such as Novell, Cisco, HP, Lotus and 3Com also recognize CompTIA Network+ as part of their certification process.

From installation to troubleshooting, employers know CompTIA Network+ certified technicians have the knowledge and skills to successfully complete the job. Adding a CompTIA Network+ certification to your resume will prove to employers your abilities to keep their networks up and running.

Ryan Corey
Academy of Computer Education
(301)220-2802 x214
(877) 564-TRAIN
Fax: (301) 220-3814
7833 Walker Drive, Suite 520C
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770