CompTIA A+


IT sector has been booming over the recent years, and there is a growing lack of qualified workforce in this field. CompTIA World-class IT certifications are now available for the first time on St. Maarten!

The CompTIA A+ (as a certification following the CompTIA ITF+) is the next step for you to build a successful career in information technology, possibly here on St. Maarten, or anywhere else, world-wide.

Why a CompTIA certification?


— CompTIA offers the most recognized entry-level certifications in the IT industry. CompTIA certifications have a global recognition, and are used by many companies, organizations and countries. To name a few: IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Intel, Google, Amazon, HP, US Department of defense, UK Ministry of defense and cybersecurity, etc.
— CompTIA delivers a solid and universal knowledge usable anywhere, instead of focusing on a specific vendor, as opposed to Microsoft or Cisco certifications for example.
— CompTIA builds actionable skills. Certifications are built and updated in conjunction with IT professionals working "in the field".
— CompTIA is a reliable reference. In existence since 1985, CompTIA is a non-profit organisation which has delivered more then 2.2 million certifications to this date.


Nipa and CompTIA


— NIPA is now an authorized partner of CompTIA, and you can pass your final exams here on St. Maarten.
— NIPA will provide you with a dedicated training program to complete your initial knowledge level.
— With NIPA you will obtain reductions, up to less 56% on some certification exams.


Comptia A+ Skills


The CompTIA A+ follows the CompTIA ITF+ certification. 9 Skills that you master and validate with CompTIA A+:

1 — HARDWARE: Identifying, using, and connecting hardware components and devices.
2 — OPERATING SYSTEMS: Install and support Windows OS including command line & client support. Understand Mac OS, Linux and mobile OS.
3 — SOFTWARE TROUBLESHOOTING: Troubleshoot PC and mobile device issues including application security support.
4 — NETWORKING: Explain types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO
5 — HARDWARE & NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING
6 — SECURITY: Identify and protect against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections
7 — MOBILE DEVICES: Install & configure laptops and other mobile devices
8 — VIRTUALIZATION & CLOUD COMPUTING: Compare & contrast cloud computing concepts & set up client-side virtualization
9 — OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES: Follow best practices for safety, environmental impacts, and communication and professionalism.

CompTIA Pathways:


Would you like more info about the CompTIA A+ program? You can ask any question to our CompTIA Caribbean representative.



5 reasons
to join NIPA:

  1. If you live in St. Maarten / St. Martin, you won't need to leave family and friends while you pursue your studies.
  2. NIPA has a dedicated staff of professionals to guide, support and motivate you throughout your studies.
  3. You will gain technical and vocational skills at an affordable price.
  4. You will receive extensive opportunities for further education and career development.
  5. Your experience will be life-changing.
I love where I work, and NIPA has helped me grow in my job.
Jean Charles Mackenson
working at IGY Marinas,
St. Maarten Apprenticeship

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