APlus Training specializes in
helping those seeking CompTIA's
new A+ and Network+ 2009 certifications.
700,000 people worldwide have become CompTIA A+ certified since the
programís inception in 1993.
This vendor-neutral certification is
recognized across the world by large corporations, major
hardware/software vendors, and government agencies such as Microsoft,
Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and Novell. Other technology companies,
including CompuCom and Ricoh, have made CompTIA A+ certification
mandatory for their service technicians.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Tom McLaughlin.You may have
heard about me from one of the many students that have attended classes I
taught at or maybe youíve found this site via Google as it ranks in the top 10
spots around the world for APlus notes, or APlus training.
"Tom is an extremely knowledgeable
instructor with a relaxing teaching style. I would
personally highly recommend to because of his knowledge,
delivery and personality."
- John Brooks, BIT Student
Iíve worked on computers
systems for over twelve years and during that time, Iíve dealt with many
people who have been
frustrated with computers
or feel intimidated by just the thought of having to format an old floppy!
My A+ training is designed to give you the skills
needed to perform configuration, diagnosing, and preventive maintenance
towards computers. As well, you will receive
quality training towards setting up and troubleshooting a local network.
Other items covered would include
computer security, health and safety awareness, dealing with
environmental issues and professionalism towards clients - something
sadly lacking today.
Here are some of the companies who have
had Tom teach at their facility:
Red Deer College
Bow Valley College
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Grand Prairie College
Elk Valley TECK Coal
We use a unique way of
long after the class done - learning to laugh in class.
Our motto: "Making learning fun again"
is true to the point.
Hey don't worry, we write
exams too! Like the new 220-701, and 220-702 and
We know the pressure and uneasiness in writing exams. That is where
humour comes in. People learn more in life when they
are relaxed and in a good mood.
With all the technical jargon and 'dry bread'
terminologies you have to learn, we strive to add humour to our
classes to help with the absorption process.
We understand the
frustration dealing with computer and as such you, the IT technician
are suppose to "know" what is going on. Like in so many of
a user is asked about
what they just did prior to the computer crashing, the
user often says ďnothingĒ...
different. APlus training
realizes this fact and adapts to your learning style. Some are visual,
some need touch, some oratory, some just from reading. We cover all
these areas in class using real computer parts, visual displays on the
overhead, hand out reading materials and in class pop quizzes to condition
you to writing an exam.
Tom" is a well known leading
computer expert with years of experience in his field will pass on his knowledge
and expertise to you! His classes include a lot of 'hands on training', real life scenarios,
and lively discussions, not just reading from a book!
"Again I'd like to thank you for all
of your help and dedication towards the course. You're
teaching abilities, knowledge and humour sure made for
an enjoyable time. What can I say, "you rock." Bottom
line you made learning fun when times were tough and
that is not an easy task to accomplish."
- CMPH Student
One thing Tom has
promised himself is: "I will never teach by reading the manual to the class
like my instructor did to me. I want to enjoy class, so if I enjoy
teaching it, the students in turn will enjoy learning it!"
there is an update to the exams we write the exam. This is so we
can have first hand knowledge what areas to emphasize to the students
and prep them for writing the exam.
Of course if
you aren't taking the class to write the exam, just sit back and relax!
"Tom was a very thorough teacher. He presented
the material in clear 'plain English' way - and added some humor.
He also had very good analogies that made things easier to understand."