Set up a CompTIA A+ test lab
Experience matters. While a significant amount of time can be spent on CompTIA A+ certification preparation, the best study guide is experience. Nothing prepares you more for a test than fixing a computer and running through the operating system to get a feel for it. A test lab is easy to set-up and requires very little in terms of money. Use Windows 10 Enterprise supporting Hyper-V and setup up a VMM to include VMs of Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Linux.
A typical test lab would contain, a monitor, a desktop computer, networking components and a current OS covered by the 220-901 and 220-902 Exams. With this basic set-up, your students can start to tinker and practice for the 220-901 and 220-902. Don’t just set-up a lab, USE IT. Practice complex tasks like partitioning the hard drive, overclocking your CPU and becoming an expert at BIOS/UEFI management. For CompTIA A+, the test is a general knowledge test, vast in span but not very deep. Using a test lab will help solidify concepts in your student’s mind.