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If you're an aspiring IT professional hoping to launch into a more robust career by securing CompTIA A+ certification, Varsity Tutors can enroll you in a Chicago CompTIA A+ certification course. Gaining certification attests to your proficiency in tackling issues related to networking, operating systems, mobile devices, security, and beyond. As it also demonstrates your commitment to your career, the certification can be useful when applying for a new job, arguing for a promotion, or negotiating a pay raise. With such benefits, it's not surprising that the associated exam can be challenging.

CompTIA is a leading source of peerless credentials in the world of information technology. They offer four core certification series, including CompTIA A+. This certification can serve as a launching point for a serious career in IT. To gain certification, you must pass two exams, each lasting 90-minutes and featuring up to 90 questions. The first exam covers networking technology, mobile devices, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing, and network troubleshooting. The second pertains to installing and configuring operating systems, software troubleshooting, expanded security, and operational procedures. The skills you'll be tested on are wide-ranging, including everything from understanding the basics of scripting, virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment to following best practices for safety, environmental impacts, and communication and professionalism. Given how sprawling the scope of the information that you can encounter on these exams, adequate preparation is a necessity.

Given that most candidates for this certification are already working professionals, the prospect of having to accommodate the demands of a preparatory course might seem like an unnecessary headache. Who wants to worry about rearranging their work schedule, securing extra childcare, or paying additional transportation costs all to get to a specific place at a specific time? Fortunately, with Chicago CompTIA A+ certification training, you don't have to worry about any of that. The courses take place entirely online. As a result, you can choose from where you want to participate, be that over morning coffee at your kitchen table or in a quiet corner of the Newberry Library.

Not only does this make participation more convenient than most conventional preparatory courses, but it gives you the flexibility to choose a setting to work in that best fits with your learning style. Some people need absolute silence to focus, while others need a little bit of noise in the background. Some do their best work when they're in a comfortable, familiar, environment, while others need a change of scenery. With Chicago CompTIA A+ certification training, you get to pick the location most likely to make your time studying more effective.

Another big benefit of taking a Chicago CompTIA A+ certification class is that you get a deep dive into the material likely to be covered on the exam. As working IT professionals, most candidates have at least some familiarity with the subjects the questions relate to, but the array of subjects is incredibly broad. Perhaps, as a customer support representative for a mobile technology company, you're well-versed in properly and safely diagnosing, resolving, and documenting common hardware and software issues on mobile operating systems, but need extra assistance when it comes to applying those principles when it comes to desktop operating systems.

Perhaps, as a result of more varied experiences, you're a whiz when it comes to troubleshooting hardware and software issues across all operating systems, but aren't as proficient when it comes to networking issue resolution. It's entirely possible that you're trained on every topic that could feasibly be on the tests, but even then, the review of the material can be useful in jogging your memory and putting all the relevant details at the forefront of your mind. In some cases, the work can help you identify weaknesses you might have missed otherwise, giving you the opportunity to engage in more efficient and effective preparation. In other words, no matter where you're at in the preparatory process, the review offered by a Chicago CompTIA A+ certification class can be of great help.

Aiding in the utility of such a review is that each Chicago CompTIA A+ certification course is led by an expert instructor. Your instructor will have gone through intensive interviewing and vetting prior to taking the helm to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to guide you through the materials. They can teach you about more than the actual subjects, though, because they're familiar with the structure of the exams, too. They can walk you through the way the sections are partitioned, what kind of question types you should anticipate, and different strategies for effectively managing your time and tackling tough problems.

Your instructors are also evaluated as communicators to make sure they can effectively convey all that knowledge. Perhaps of greatest value is the fact that you can ask questions and get answers. When you're studying on your own, you're often limited to the materials you've already accumulated and whatever else you can find with a quick Google search. In a Chicago CompTIA A+ certification course, you can have an actual conversation with someone who knows the material backward and forwards, fostering greater clarity and comprehension. Even better, the course is designed to give you an opportunity to schedule one-on-one time with your instructor should you need it, meaning additional help is always available.

You won't just be learning from your instructor. Another benefit of Chicago CompTIA A+ certification training is you get a chance to learn from your peers, as well. Like you, they're most likely working professionals with experience in IT. However, your classmates are also likely to come from a diverse array of backgrounds, particularly since CompTIA A+ certification is an early level of certification in the series offered by CompTIA, suggested as an entry point before seeking out certifications like CompTIA Network+ or CompTIA Security+. As a result, you have an opportunity to learn from people with very different perspectives. Someone who has been working at a small company that refurbishes laptops, for example, is likely going to have a different take on troubleshooting hardware issues with consideration for cost efficiency than someone who has been working in customer support for a large corporation.

These sorts of distinct worldviews can add value to the insights already being offered by the instructor. They can also generate questions that might never have occurred to you otherwise. On top of the exposure, you get to engage in discussions with your classmates on these topics, fostering a deeper understanding of the issues and offering practical lessons you may be able to take back to your day job.

If you're ready to get serious about a career in IT, gaining CompTIA A+ certification is a great way to get the ball rolling, and Chicago CompTIA A+ certification training is an excellent step towards making that a reality. These courses give you an in-depth review of the materials you'll need to know, led by an expert in the field and supported by the insights of those already working in it, all with convenient, flexible online access. New two- and four-week course options open up each month, slated for different days of the week and different times of day, meaning there are options that fit with even the busiest of schedules. Why wait? Reach out to Varsity Tutors today to begin the enrollment process.

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