WAHS students earn CompTIA certification

Williamsport Area High School students Colin Fausnaught, Travis Snook and Josh Morrison earned the Computing Technology Industry’s (CompTIA) Network+ certification.

The students earned the certification after taking the Network+ exam, which covers “network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security. Candidate job roles include network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer,” according to CompTIA’s website.

The website also states that companies, such as Dell, HP, Ricoh and Xerox, recommend or require CompTIA Network+ for their networking technicians. “It is a technical prerequisite option for IT technicians seeking to join the Apple Consultants Network, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense,” the website states.

Additionally, three other students passed the first of two exams required to earn CompTIA’s A+ Certificate.

They will likely take the second exam over the summer. The students are Noah Mason, Tyler Snook and Brett Segraves.

In order to receive the CompTIA’s A+ certification, two exams must be passed:

CompTIA A+ 220-801 covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware and basic networking.

CompTIA A+ 220-801 covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as configuring common features (i.e. network connectivity and email) for mobile operating systems Android and Apple iOS.