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A+ Certification Training, IT 301

About this Course: 

Participants study the basics of computer architecture and learn to use a contemporary operating system. Hardware requirements, microcomputer components, software compatibility and system installation and options are covered, along with post-installation topics, storage, security and system diagnosis and repair.

Course Status: 

In progress


Participants taking this course should have the following skills: end-user skills with Windows-based personal computers, including the ability to: browse and search for information on the Internet; start up, shut down, and log on to a computer and network; run programs; and move, copy, delete, and rename files in Windows Explorer. Students should also have basic knowledge of computing concepts, including the difference between hardware and software; the functions of software components, such as the operating system, applications, and file systems; and the function of a computer network.

Who Should Attend: 

Individuals who are beginning their career in IT or individuals who would like to further the knowledge and exploration of the PC.

Expected Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to: Identify the components of standard desktop personal computers. Identify fundamental components and functions of personal computer operating systems. Identify best practices followed by professional personal computer technicians. Install and configure computer components. Install and configure system components. Maintain and troubleshoot peripheral components. Troubleshoot system components. Install and configure operating systems. Maintain and troubleshoot installations of Microsoft Windows. Identify network technologies. Install and manage network connections. support laptops and portable computing devices. Support printers. Identify personal computer security concepts. Support personal computer security.

Course Outline: 

Introduction, Number Systems, History of Computers, Electricity
Processor Types and Specifications, CPU
Motherboards, BIOS, Buses, Power Supplies
BIOS and Memory
Hard Drives Technologies
Continuing Hard Drive Technologies - RAID
File Systems and Partitions
Windows XP vs. Vista
Networking configuration and tools
Networking configuration and tools Cont
Windows 7 and Windows 8
Windows Extras Bootloaders and tools
Survey of Virtualization, Linux, and computer design

Course Details: 

Grading/CEU award for this course includes assignments, exams, projects, labs and paper.