The Community Education Computer Society (CECS)
The Community Education Computer Society (CECS) is the oldest national computer training non-governmental organisation established for the technological empowerment of the historically disadvantaged. CECS was born out of a group of progressive teachers faced with computers the government had provided for schools. They began investigating the possibilities of using the computer to design media and lessons at schools.
CECS is conducting a course on A+ PC Technician and Networking (N+) on 26 September 2015 in Johannesburg.
CompTIA A+ and N+ certification is essential for anyone entering the computer support field. In fact, this credential not only validates your skills in tasks such as installation, diagnostics, configuring, performing preventative maintenance, and basic networking, it is becoming a qualifying factor in the hiring process. If you are preparing yourself for a position as an IT Technician, Help Desk Support, or a variety of technical roles, getting certified will serve you well. With many companies now requiring A+ and N+ certification of their computer support technicians, obtaining the necessary A+ and N+ training is a critical first step towards a better job.
CECS has combined the A+ and the N+ certification to form the A+ PC Technician and Networking (N+) course. CECS is a member of CompTIA since 2004.
- You will be charged about a third of what commercial training institutions charge for this type of course, yet we maintain the quality of training which is comparable and in some respects surpasses that of commercial training institutions. Commercially, this course will cost about R12 000;
- The exam fees are R900 each of the two A+ certifications and R1 200 for the N+ certification. This is because CECS is a member of the CompTIA Education to Careers (E2C) programme and is able to offer this to CECS students. Commercially, you will be charged about R1800 per module that is R5 400 just for the exams;
- You will be provided with extensive sample tests to improve your chances of passing the exams the first time; and
- You will be able to use our computers and have access to the Internet on Fridays at no additional cost.
About the Certifications
The Comptia A+ certification demonstrates competency as a computer technician. The 2011 objectives require that a candidate successfully pass the A+ Essentials and one elective: IT technician, remote support technician, or depot technician. CompTIA is vendor neutral but does lean toward Microsoft Windows.
Cash Fee: R7 500
Term Fee: R8 000
Term fee payment is a deposit of R4 000 payable on registration followed by two instalments of R2 000 each.
The course fee excludes a non-refundable registration fee of R150 and exam fees
CompTIA A+: R900 per module (801 & 802)
CompTIA N+: R1 200 (N10-005)
For more information or to register, refer to www.cecs.org.za/index.php/courses/24-pc-technician-and-networking-course.html.
For more about Community Education Computer Society, refer to www.cecs.org.za.