CompTIA A+ program

The CompTIA A+ Program provides NPower Canada alumni with continued upskilling to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. 

Please note: The CompTIA A+ Program is an advanced-level program with limited seats available. Specific skillsets and expertise are required to be considered for acceptance.

Graduates of this program are qualified to work in high-demand jobs like:

  • Field Service Technician
  • Help Desk Consultant
  • IT Support Technician
  • IT Support Administrator
  • ServiceNow System Administrator
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Tier 1 Help Desk/Desktop Support

What you'll learn:

  • The CompTIA A+ certification equips participants with the following in-demand skills:
    • Assemble components based on customer requirements.
    • Install, configure, and maintain PCs, mobile devices, and software for end-users.
    • Understand the basics of networking and security forensics. 
    • Properly and safely diagnose, resolve, and document common hardware and software issues.
    • Apply troubleshooting skills.
    • Provide appropriate customer support.
    • Understand the basics of scripting, virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment.

Eligibility requirements:

  • You must be a graduate of NPower Canada’s Junior IT Analyst or Junior Security & Quality Assurance program.
  • You are a resident of British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia, or Ontario.
  • You have a strong motivation to work and learn.
  • Your performance in areas such as punctuality/attendance, communication, grit, perseverance, problem-solving, assignment submissions, and grades will be taken into account when determining suitability for this program.

Successful graduates will benefit from:

  • Personal and professional development.
  • Job placement services.
  • Post-hire coaching and support.
  • Access to corporate mentors and guest speakers.

Program delivery:

  • Due to current health and safety measures, programs are taking place online through a combination of instructor-led workshops, group projects, and independent study. Candidates participate in an active-learning environment, contributing in labs, study groups, quizzes, and career coaching. 
  • NPower Canada will resume a blended teaching model: online classes supplemented by in-person classroom teaching, study groups, and coaching, once health and safety measures are lifted.

Admissions Process:

  • Both instructor-led and self-directed applications will be accepted online.
  • Fill in and submit the application form below.
  • The NPower Canada Admissions time will reach out to share next steps within 1-3 business days.
  • Please note: the Admissions process for alumni programs is separate and different from our core programs.
  • NPower Canada encourages applicants from the following groups: women, Black Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), LGBTQ2S+ Trans+ and gender diverse people, people with disabilities, and newcomers (immigrants and refugees).