Estimated Length: 40 seat hours
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CompTIA A+ certification is a popular entry point for people looking to work in IT. The certification requires you to pass two exams, the 220-1001 (Core 1) and 220-1002 (Core 2), but requires no experience or study. Students will be presented with an in-depth view of topics in Core 1 and Core 2.
- Core 1 topics covered in this course include computer hardware, mobile devices, iOS and Android operating systems, networking switches, routers, and firewalls, virtualization, setting up a hypervisor, hardware and network troubleshooting.
- Core 2 lessons are concerned with computer operating systems (Microsoft Windows, Apple operating systems, and Linux), security including proper firewall configuration and physical security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures.
Once completed, students will walk away with knowledge about how to repair and configure mobile devices, configuring hardware including monitors, CPUs, motherboards, RAM, etc., cloud computing and virtualization, setting up and configuring basic networks, and troubleshooting hardware and network issues.
The estimated completion time for this course is 40 hours. The maximum allotted time is four months from enrollment.
- use this course to help prepare for CompTIA A+ certification exam
- receive an industry-recognized NCTI certificate of graduation
Safety and Professionalism
The Visible Computer
Implementing Mass Storage
Building a PC
Windows Under the Hood
Users, Groups, and Permissions
Maintaining and Optimizing Operating Systems
Working with the Command-Line Interface
Troubleshooting Operating Systems
Essentials of Networking
Local Area Networks
Understanding Mobile Devices
Care and Feeding of Mobile Devices
Printers and Multifunction Devices