A+ (Computer Architecture)
If you are interested in how computers function and you would like to work in the IT field by completing the programme in Computer Architecture (A+) and following this up with a CompTIA exam (also offered at College Campus), you will be able to apply for positions such as a desk top administrator. This programme aims to provide students with the foundational and practical knowledge of the hardware and software aspects of a computer. This covers installing and configuring operating systems for stand-alone computers, the troubleshooting involved and the security measures used among other topics.
Course Duration: 18 weeks on Saturday mornings.
Cash Fee: R8990 (Fees on terms are also available)
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Get an exclusive College Campus offer as a student of the A+ course where we’ll subsidise part of your CompTIA exams fee. While the amount will be confirmed, as a student, you can expect to pay for 2 exams to the value of R2362, and College Campus as a partner will pay R1890, a subsidised fee valued at R472! Total amounts are subject to change.
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- People interested in exploring computer hardware and software;
- Individuals who wish to provide desktop support for an organisation and start an IT career;
- Individuals who want to formalise their current knowledge and skills with a CompTIA A+ exam.
College Campus is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). The Computer Architecture (A+) short learning programme (SLP) certificate is certified by The IIE. College Campus is a Prometric testing centre which means students can write the international CompTIA exam at the same centre as where they attend classes. Employers in both the private and public sectors value the skills obtained from students who have studied Computer Architecture (A+) at College Campus.
This programme is presented on NQF level 5, with 20 potential academic credits.
Learning Unit 1: PC Complete
Learning Unit 2: Microprocessors
Learning Unit 3: RAM
Learning Unit 4: BIOS and CMOS
Learning Unit 5: Expansion bus
Learning Unit 6: Motherboards
Learning Unit 7: Power supplies
Learning Unit 8: Hard drive technologies
Learning Unit 9: Implementing hard drives
Learning Unit 10: Removable media
Learning Unit 11: Install/ upgrade Windows
Learning Unit 12: Understanding Windows
Learning Unit 13: Command-line interface
Learning Unit 14: Maintain/ troubleshoot Windows
Learning Unit 15: Input/ output
Learning Unit 16: Video
Learning Unit 17: Sound
Learning Unit 18: Portable computing
Learning Unit 19: Printers
Learning Unit 20: Local area networking (LAN)
Learning Unit 21: The internet
Learning Unit 22: Computer security
Learning Unit 23: The complete PC technician