Information Technology

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Course Details & Registration Information

CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification
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Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
188292 Beltline Education Center 01/17/2018 02/19/2018 S. Santelli $213.00 11/17
188295 Southern Wake Campus 01/17/2018 03/21/2018 J. Graham $213.00 6/17
188304 Beltline Education Center 02/10/2018 04/14/2018 $213.00 17/17
188937 Beltline Education Center 03/19/2018 04/18/2018 $213.00 17/17
188323 Beltline Education Center 03/28/2018 04/30/2018 $213.00 17/17
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Students changing careers and/or new to IT who want to pursue the CompTIA A+ Certification.
This course is designed to help you learn more about the world of information technology (IT). It’s ideal if you’re considering a career in IT or if you work in an allied field that requires a broad understanding of IT. CompTIA IT Fundamentals can also be a stepping stone to more advanced certifications such as CompTIA A , and, with specialized experience, CompTIA Network and CompTIA Security .
Course Objectives
  1. The explanation of technology
  2. Computer Hardware basics
  3. Compatibility issues and common errors
  4. Software Installation and functions
  5. Green IT
  6. Preventative maintenance of computers
Outline of Instruction
  1. Pre-Assessment test
    Course Overview
    Assign Chapter 1 for reading
  2. Identify types of computing devices.
    Identify internal computer components.
    Common computer connecting types.
    Identify common peripheral devices.
  3. Setup a computer
    Practice exam questions
    Do exercises in chapter 1
    Class Q/A session
    Assign Chapter 2 for reading
  4. Compare functions and features of common operating system.
    Identify application software
    Review chapter 2.
  5. Practice Exam Questions
    Do exercises in chapter 2
    Class Q/A session
    Assign Chapter 3
  6. Setting up a basic workstation
    Connecting Hardware
    Install and configure operation systems.
    Install and configure applications
    configure accessibility options
    Assign Chapter 4
  7. Configuring Network Access
    Network connection types
    Install and configure a SOHO router.
    Network and alternative technologies
    Sharing and Storage methods
    Assign Chapter 5
  8. Working with files, folders, and apps.
    Create files
    Navigate a file structure
    Manage files and folders
    compress and extracts
    create a screen capture
    Assign Chapter 6
  9. Configuring and using wireless devices
    Using wireless devices.
  10. Securing computing devices (Chapters 7 - 8 )
    Supporting computers and users
    Identify security threats
    Apply security best practices
    Perform secure web browsing
    Environmental and safety concepts
    Backup and Restore
    Manage software
    Implement Basic Support Measures
  11. Final Exam
    Practice Exams
    Final Class Q/A
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Website URL
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Ability to gain a certification before the CompTIA A+.
  2. Ability to learn more about computer hardware and software.
  3. Enables student to become more proficient in computer hardware and software to maintain their own systems.
CE to CU Articulation
Computer Keyboarding and Computer Basics
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Students changing careers and/or new to IT who want to pursue the CompTIA A+ Certification.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
IT Sales Technician, Tier 1 technician, Desktop Support
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
State and local Government, Private industry
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Computer Sales
  • Tier I Helpdesk
  • Desktop Support
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Course Contact Information
Latisha Alford