Program Description

The IT - A+ Exam Preparation Certificate prepares learners for the IT vendor-neutral CompTIA A+ certification exams. Courses cover computer hardware, operating systems, basic networking, security and professionalism. This certificate fully ladders into the IT-Help Desk Technical Diploma, the IT-Computer Support Technician Technical Diploma and the IT-Computer Support Specialist Associate Degree.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $977
Books & Supplies: $110

Financial Aid

Not Available


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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

at Wausau
at Antigo
at Medford
at Phillips
at Spencer
at Wittenberg
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.


The IT - A+ Exam Preparation Certificate is a 6 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

IT Hardware Fundamentals 3.00
IT Software Fundamentals 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the IT - A+ Exam Preparation Certificate Earns You:

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Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be emailed to you.