FREE CompTIA A+ and IT Fundamentals Certification Course Available to Montgomery County Residents

Ever dream about a career in IT?

A FREE IT certification course is currently available to Montgomery County residents through a partnership between the TranZed Academy for Working Students (TAWS) and online platform TestOut. Four slots are available, with an application deadline of Friday, April 28. Through this free program, you will receive the necessary training to obtain a CompTIA A+ Certification or IT Fundamentals Certification, and after completion, access to so much more! This certification has been identified as one of the most valuable for entry- to intermediate-level IT professionals and is valued at several thousand dollars. Employers seek this certification when hiring for various IT roles.

Requirements for entry:

  • Must be a Montgomery County Resident · Send an email to, noting:

  • Why you are interested

  • Include a personal email address

  • Deadline for all entries is Friday, April 28, 2023

What to expect:

  • Participants will receive their own log-in, with access to their online accounts for up to one year to complete the course. Studies have shown participants can complete it in as short as a few months, all the way up to the year.

  • Following the completion of the course, participants will have access to online practice exams to prepare for the certification test.

  • Test Out is a self-paced platform, so courses can be accessed at any time (see hyperlink above for more information)

On behalf of the entire TAWS team, we wish all applicants the best of luck and can’t wait to continue supporting you through this program. QUESTIONS?: Email us at