I wanted to know why the new CompTIA A+ training (220-1101/220-1102) is much shorter than the (220-1001/220-1002) in video hours and Labs? There are about a total of 24 hours of video training for the new CompTIA A+ and 103 hours of video training for the (220-1001/220-1002).
Course Length (220-1101/220-1102) vs (220-1001/1002)
Hi @Lamonte-Haynes ,
Thanks for your question!
We have shifted to an instructional design methodology that prioritized content scaffolding and concise, clear explanations. The result is less repetition of content (repeating in 5 -6 episodes the fundamental content illustrated in episode 1) and more focused, learner-centric, and purposeful discussion (less off-topic banter).
Further, we grouped the objectives and topic lists within modules in a more learner-centric fashion, presenting content in a teaching progression rather than the content-centric organization that CompTIA presents them in. By that I mean that rather than creating a one-to-one episode per topic in the order CompTIA presented, which lead to much repetition and content presented out of sequence (requiring more explanation), we have ordered the content to match the way that our SME's and in-classroom instructors said they would teach this content to their students. Every episode aligns to objectives and all objectives are covered. @wes-bryan chimed in on this question from another member, you can read his description of how this plays our in the course here
@wes-bryan said in New Comptia A+ course:
Hey everyone, great questions. In past versions of this course we would take a bulk of specifications and go through each spec and attribute. This would branch out into 3 or 4 episodes to cover what could be summed up in a single chart, reducing the episodes count down to a single 20 minute episode. There would be concepts that would appear multiple times across the body of the objectives. We found this to be the case across many domains, objectives, and topics.
@ashley-weser I really appreciate you taking time to really explain everything to me. All of you are awesome!