Non-Credit Online Learning

Wake Tech offers training in a variety of seated, online and hybrid formats. We also offer partner with several online educational partners who have large catalogs of online training programs. 

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Online Educational Partners

Wake Tech also offers non-credit training through our online educational partners, who have large catalogs of online courses. 

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Career Step

Get the career-focused education you need to succeed! Wake Tech has partnered with Career Step to offer online training programs including Medical Coding and Billing, Medical Transcription and Editing, Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR, and Pharmacy Technician.

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Ed2Go

Short courses
Ed2Go offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Most courses are 6 weeks long.
Find an Ed2Go course starting soon in our online schedule. If you do not find the course you want, you can browse the full Ed2Go library. 

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Career Training Programs
Ed2Go also offers open enrollment training and certificate programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations. As they have a career training focus, these are longer, more in-depth courses. In some situations, financial assistance through programs such as MyCAA – Free Career Training for Military Spouses may be available.

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ProTrain

ProTrain is the global leader in educational services. Courses include IT training and certifications, accounting and financial services education, programming and web design development, and green and renewable energy instruction.  Here you can find affordable, self-paced, online certificate programs that can train you for the latest, in-demand job skills.

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UGotClass 

UGotClass online certificates and courses are provided by the Learning Resources Network (LERN), the largest continuing education association in the world, serving more than 1,000 colleges, universities and schools. Online courses are taught by leading practitioners and teachers, with audio presentations from the teacher and interaction with other participants and the teacher. We offer certificates, CEUs, ILUs, and some courses even have optional graduate credit. Courses focus on “Skills for the 21st Century” ©.

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Non-Credit courses offered in an Online or Hybrid (class with some in person and online content) Format. 

Course
A+ Certification Prep: Hardware
Name
NOS-3100AE
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
218387 Online 12/11/2019 01/31/2020 EDUCATION TO GO $70.00 20/20
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Description
Start preparing for CompTIA A certification as you learn PC basics and troubleshoot in a real world PC environment. The Basic CompTIA A Certification Prep course teaches you about the hardware common to virtually every personal computer, including microprocessors, RAM, power supplies, motherboards, BIOS, CMOS, the expansion bus, and input/output devices.
Course Objectives
  1. have learned how things work, how to configure everything, and how to troubleshoot in real world environments.
  2. have learned how to dive into the important safety techniques that every good tech absolutely needs to know.
  3. have learned how to dig into the details of one of the foundations of the PC: RAM.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Wednesday - Lesson 01

    In Lesson 1, I'll introduce you to the course and to the CompTIA A+ certification, and then move right into essential information for every tech. You'll get the scoop on how the many components of the personal computer work together. We'll discuss how professional techs behave and interact with clients. And we'll finish with a tried-and-true troubleshooting methodology that will apply to all tech situations.
  2. Friday - Lesson 02

    In Lesson 2, we'll take a tour of the PC, starting with the exterior connectors. We'll go into details of the interior devices as well. Our goal is to begin teaching proper tech terminology and familiarize you with standard PC components.
  3. Wednesday - Lesson 03

    Today, we dive into the important safety techniques that every good tech absolutely needs to know. These range from how to clean the PC to methods to avoid tech-induced damage to how to dispose of old parts safely.
  4. Friday - Lesson 04

    In this lesson, I'll deliver the goods on central processing units, the core processing component in every PC. I'll explain variations in technology and then give practical information and advice on installing and troubleshooting CPUs.
  5. Wednesday - Lesson 05

    In Lesson 5, we'll dig into the details of one of the foundations of the PC: RAM. With RAM, the CPU can make magic happen. Without it? Literally nothing can happen. You'll learn about the different varieties of RAM and proper techniques for installing it. Then, we'll wrap up the lesson with troubleshooting RAM and memory problems.
  6. Friday - Lesson 06

    In this lesson, I'll teach you about the essential programming that makes computers function, what's called the BIOS. Plus, you'll learn about the special tools we use for storing configuration options for BIOS, called the CMOS. It's awesome stuff!
  7. Wednesday - Lesson 07

    In Lesson 7, I'll teach you all about motherboards, the bedrock of every PC. You'll learn form factors, types of expansion slots, and installation steps for expansion cards. In this lesson, we'll also cover upgrading, installing, and troubleshooting motherboards.
  8. Friday - Lesson 08

    Today, I'll introduce you to power supplies and the basics of powering a PC. You'll learn about how electricity gets from your wall outlet into your PC, along with how to test that electricity. I'll teach you about the many power supply standards and how to install one inside your PC. Finally, we'll discuss how to troubleshoot a power supply with problems.
  9. Wednesday - Lesson 09

    In this lesson, you'll learn about devices that enable you to input data into your computer. I'll discuss standard input devices (like keyboards and mice) and multimedia devices (like digital cameras and webcams). I'll also teach you about connecting those devices to your computers using connectors like USB and FireWire.
  10. Friday - Lesson 10

    Today, we'll dig into hard drive technologies, including traditional hard disk drives and modern solid-state drives. You'll also learn how to install hard drives. I'll explain the fundamentals of protecting data with RAID technology and give you some tips and tricks for troubleshooting bad drives.
  11. Wednesday - Lesson 11

    In Lesson 11, you'll learn how to prepare a hard drive for use by an operating system. I'll teach you about partitioning and formatting a hard drive. We'll also cover maintaining your data using several included Windows utilities.
  12. Friday - Lesson 12

    As we wrap up the course, you'll learn about the various forms of removable media. I'll teach you about older formats like floppy disks and tape drives. We'll discuss flash media like USB thumb drives and memory cards. Finally, you'll learn about optical media like DVDs and Blu-ray Discs, as well as external drives.
Contact Hours
24
CEU's
2.4
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Yes
Certification
Comp TIA A+ Certification
Website URL
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
A solid conceptual and practical knowledge of Windows (XP, Vista, or 7).
Text and Supplies Needed
Internet access
• Email
• One of the following browsers:
o Mozilla Firefox
o Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
o Google Chrome
o Safari
• Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .)
It's also recommended that you have a PC that you can take apart and put back together again. This can be anything from an ancient Intel 286 to a newer 486 or beyond. Because of the dangers of electro-static discharge (to the machine, not the student), we do not require you to tear apart your own primary computer. This is, however, a class that trains you to be a hardware technician - having a machine to play with greatly helps your learning.
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 80% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Students must make 70% on 10 quizzes or score 70% or better on the final exam.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Non-Credit Online Learning http://ceonline.waketech.edu
919-532-5818 or 919-532-5689