IT Fundamentals+ Course Outline
CompTIA Information Technology Fundamentals+ (ITF+) Certification is the essential qualification for beginning a career in IT Support. CompTIA (comptia.org) is a not-for-profit trade association set up in 1982 to advance the interests of IT professionals and companies. It is most well-known for its vendor-neutral IT certifications.
The CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, software development and database use. In addition, candidates will demonstrate their knowledge to install software, establish basic network connectivity and identify/prevent basic security risks. Further, this exam will assess the candidate’s knowledge in the areas of troubleshooting theory and preventative maintenance of devices. This exam is intended for candidates who are advanced end users, are considering a career in IT, and are interested in pursuing professional-level certifications, such as A+.
CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Exam Objectives Blueprint
This course will prepare you to take the FC0-U61 exam to obtain the IT Fundamentals+ certification and help you to learn some of the basic principles and techniques of providing PC, mobile, applications, and network support.
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.
Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the State’s Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire.
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