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A+ Fundamentals Certificate

University of Phoenix offers a convenient A+ Fundamentals Certificate program for individuals who wish to gain foundational skills in networking as well as knowledge of computer software and hardware systems. Continue reading for more information regarding this online program.

Official Program Name:

A+ Fundamentals Certificate

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix

Program Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in enrolling in the A+ Fundamentals Certificate program should have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent. They may also have a bachelor's degree, though it may be in an unrelated field. Applicants should have an interest in computers.

Program Description:

The A+ Fundamentals Certificate program at University of Phoenix is designed to instruct students on how to set up and maintain personal computer systems. More specifically, program participants have the opportunity to study computer operating systems. The program is intended to show students how to manage computerized files, understand security threats, and troubleshoot issues. Additionally, the curriculum is designed to teach strategies for monitoring hardware and software performances and upgrading or optimizing systems, as needed. Although the completion of courses for this certificate program does not result in A+ certification, there are course materials available - including simulations, hands-on exercises, and video lectures - which the student can use for certification preparation if they choose to take the certification exam.


University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (

Learning Format:


Program Length / Total Credits Required:

Six credit hours

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Required Courses for an A+ Fundamentals Certificate:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • CIS 280: Computer Hardware Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • CIS 282: Computer Software Fundamentals (3 credits)

Furthering Your Education:

Those who have completed the University of Phoenix' A+ Fundamentals Certificate course may decide to pursue a relevant bachelor's degree program. Taking part in such a program may allow individuals to gain advanced technical skills and leadership abilities. Furthermore, bachelor's degree holders could qualify for a wider variety of employment opportunities or greater workplace duties.

Bachelor's degrees options include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication