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Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Oneida/Huntsville’s Computer Information Technology instructor Rodney Stephens is pleased to announce that post-secondary student Corey Matthews successfully passed the CompTIA national A+ certification. The new A+ certification is now required by Dell, Intel and Lenovo service techs. It is also recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense. Job placements are in the area of IT support tech, IT support administrator and IT support specialist. In order to receive the A+ certification, students must pass two CompTIA exams. These exams cover the installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware. Students also have proven skills in the latest PC operating systems, mobile operating systems, Android and Apple iOS email server configuration, networking fundamentals and security. In addition to hands-on training, CIT students now focus also on lab simulations. LabSim is a new innovative way of virtual training that offers students a second certification, PC Pro. This certification compliments the A+ certification by placing CIT students in a life-like virtual environment allowing them to configure networks, view instructional led courses, configure and resolve PC and networking issues.

If you are interested in pursuing an advanced and exciting career in Information Technology, contact Computer Information Technology instructor Rodney Stephens or the TCAT–Oneida/Huntsville Student Services Coordinator Jennifer Trammell at 423-663-4900 to schedule a one-on-one appointment to discuss the program details and options or visit the College’s website at to place an application.

Picture caption: Pictured is Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Oneida/Huntsville Corey Matthews (left) on receiving his A+ certification.