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IT Fundamentals Course Outline

 (3 days)

If you are a high-end computer user at home or college considering a career in information technology, or interested in furthering your knowledge about personal computers, the CompTIA® IT Fundamentals™ course is the first step in your preparation. In this course, you will identify PC components, work with files and folders, and conduct basic software installations. This course will provide you with the fundamental skills and concepts required to maintain, support, and work efficiently with personal computers. In addition, you will acquire the essential skills and information you need to set up, configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance of the hardware and software components of a basic personal computer workstation and basic wireless devices. You will also implement basic security measures and implement basic computer and user support practices.

Whether you are a home user, an experienced knowledge worker, or someone new to the work force considering an information technology (IT) career, the CompTIA® IT Fundamentals™ course can benefit you in many ways. Having a basic foundational knowledge about personal computers and the skills required to work with them provides you with the starting point to build your career. If your existing job role is linked with personal computers, this course will provide you with the fundamental technical knowledge about personal computers that you need to work efficiently in your current role.

*** NOTE: This class also available in On-Demand, eLearning Format ***
Too busy at work to miss 3 days out of the office to take this class? Consider the CompTIA On-Demand version of this course. Watch videos, take the same hands-on labs, access an online expert 24/7, and study at on your own time, at your own pace. For details on this alternative format, go to
CompTIA On-Demand IT Fundamentals Training

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to safely set up a basic workstation, including installing basic hardware and software and establishing basic network connectivity; identify and correct compatibility issues; identify and prevent basic security risks; and practice basic support techniques on computing devices.

You will:
• Identify hardware commonly found in or attached to computing devices.
• Identify software commonly installed on computing devices.
• Set up a basic workstation.
• Configure network access.
• Work with files, folders, and applications.
• Configure and use wireless devices.
• Secure computing devices.
• Support computers and users.

Target Student
This course is designed for individuals who are considering a career in information technology (IT) and who might be planning to pursue CompTIA A+™ certification, or other similar certifications.

To ensure your success in your course you will need basic Windows end-user skills.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Identifying Computer Hardware
Topic A: Identify Types of Computing Devices
Topic B: Identify Internal Computer Components
Topic C: Common Computer Connector Types
Topic D: Identify Common Peripheral Devices

Lesson 2: Identifying Computer Software
Topic A: Compare Functions and Features of Common Operating Systems
Topic B: Identify Application Software

Lesson 3: Setting Up a Basic Workstation
Topic A: Connect Hardware
Topic B: Install and Configure Operating Systems
Topic C: Install and Configure Applications
Topic D: Configure Accessibility Options

Lesson 4: Configuring Network Access
Topic A: Network Connection Types
Topic B: Install and Configure a SOHO Router
Topic C: Network and Alternative Technologies
Topic D: Sharing and Storage Methods

Lesson 5: Working with Files, Folders, and Applications
Topic A: Create Files
Topic B: Navigate a File Structure
Topic C: Manage Files and Folders
Topic D: Compress and Extract Files
Topic E: Create Screen Captures

Lesson 6: Configuring and Using Wireless Devices
Topic A: Configure Wireless Devices
Topic B: Use Wireless Devices

Lesson 7: Securing Computing Devices
Topic A: Identify Security Threats
Topic B: Apply Security Best Practices
Topic C: Perform Secure Web Browsing

Lesson 8: Supporting Computers and Users
Topic A: Environmental and Safety Concepts
Topic B: Back Up and Restore Data
Topic C: Manage Software
Topic D: Implement Basic Support Measures
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Attend hands-on, instructor-led IT Fundamentals training classes at ONLC's more than 300 locations. Not near one of our locations? Attend these same live classes from your home/office PC via our Remote Classroom Instruction (RCI) technology.

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