The CompTIA A+ certification is recognised worldwide and validates foundation-level knowledge and skills necessary for a career in PC maintenance, admin or support. It is the starting point for a career. The international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. The course assumes no previous knowledge and is aimed at individuals wishing to gain an entry level qualification with a view to entering an IT career. The course is also suitable for individuals with basic experience and the pre-requisite skills, wishing to gain a formal PC technician qualification.