Freedom Thinkers Academy

Freedom Thinkers Academy is committed to revitalizing the community of Philadelphia by disrupting the cycle of generational poverty and addressing the African American achievement gap. Our goal is to provide low-cost, community-based, workforce development programming for families that include earning an industry workforce certification. Funding may be available for eligible participants.  

The Freedom Thinkers Academy’s CompTIA A+ certification is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles and will help you launch your IT career or earn more money in your current role -it’s about much more than PC repair! This course is a part-time, online 12-week course taught by a live instructor. The CompTIA A+  certification will help you master and validate these nine skills: hardware, operating system, software troubleshooting, networking, hardware & network troubleshooting, security, mobile devices, and virtualization & cloud computing.

Jobs that use A+

  • Service Desk Analyst
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  •  Associate Network Engineer
  • Data Support Technicians
  • Desktop Support Administrator
  • End-User Computing Technician

The Freedom Thinkers Academy’s CompTIA A+ certification course includes virtual labs, exam prep, study guides, video training, CompTIA A+ Exam Core 1 & Core 2 Exam Voucher. Our certification program is designed for exam success and also includes free tutoring and weekly academic advising check-ins. The average annual salary for professionals with a CompTIA A+ certification is $38,200-$74,400.

Prerequisites: Participants must be 16 years or older and have a high school diploma or GED, and operating knowledge of windows or equivalent. Students must pass the entrance exam required prior to admission.


Browse through the categories below or use the search box at the top of the page to locate what you are looking for. You can begin the enrollment process directly from the courses you find or using the ‘Ask a Question’ feature on the tab to the left. We will assign a Training Assessment Manager to help guide you through the entire process – from pre-enrollment to course completion.

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