This course and the IT Fundamentals+ certification are designed as the starting point for a career in IT support. Obtaining ITF+ certification will show that you have the aptitude to pursue a professional-level certification, such as CompTIA A+.
Completing this course will also help you acquire the knowledge and skills to set up and use a computer at home securely and keep it in good working order and to provide informal support for PCs and simple computer networks to your colleagues in a small business.
On course completion, you will be able to:
¦ Set up a computer workstation and use basic software applications.
¦ Explain the functions and types of devices used within a computer system.
¦ Apply basic computer maintenance and support principles.
¦ Describe some principles of software and database development.
¦ Configure computers and mobile devices to connect to home networks and to the Internet.
¦ Identify security issues affecting the use of computers and networks.
Target Student & Prerequisites
CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ is aimed at those considering a career in IT and computer-related fields. Consequently, there are no special prerequisites to start this course. We have made the assumption that you don't know much about how computers or software work, or even how to use them. Some experience with using a keyboard and mouse will be helpful but is not essential.
Module 1 Using Computers
Common Computing Devices
Using a Workstation
Using an OS
Managing an OS
Troubleshooting and Support
Module 2 Using Apps and Databases
Using Data Types and Units
Programming and App Development
Module 3 Using Computer Hardware
Using Device Interfaces
Using Peripheral Devices
Using Storage Devices
Using File Systems
Module 4 Using Networks
Connecting to a Network
Secure Web Browsing
Using Shared Storage
Using Mobile Devices
Module 5 Security Concepts
Using Best Practices
Using Access Controls
Behavioral Security Concepts