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CompTIA Fundamentals+ Certificate   

Earning your CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ certification demonstrates your foundational knowledge of desktop, laptop and mobile systems, servers, software installation, and security. If you’re new to the world of IT, completing your IT Fundamentals+ certification ensures you have foundational IT knowledge. Plus it paves the way to more advanced certifications like CompTIA A+.

Brought to you in partnership with the Community Colleges of Spokane, a CompTIA Authorized Academy, earning your IT Fundamentals+ certification can help you feel more comfortable for a position as a sales associate, sales engineer, account manager, business development manager, product or marketing specialist or entry level customer support. 

 

After completing this course, you will know how to:

  • Prepare a study plan for the CompTIA Fundamentals+ exam.
  • Explain fundamental computing concepts, identify common roles and form factors of computers, and use a consistent troubleshooting methodology.
  • Identify popular operating systems and their features, and work proficiently within Windows.
  • Identify and use computer hardware, including internal components and storage devices.
  • Expand computer capabilities by use of internal and external expansion ports and peripherals
  • Manage files, folders, and special locations on hard drives and other storage devices.
  • Use administration tools to change system settings, manage accounts and interface personalization, and troubleshoot hardware and software issues.
  • Recognize the primary security threats facing computers and the security controls that can be used to mitigate them.
  • Set up workstations and manage them effectively through updates and backups, and minimize environmental and safety risks.
  • Explain networking concepts and technologies, and configure a small office/home office router
  • Configure network connections on workstations, share resources, and troubleshoot connection issues.
  • Categorize, install, and use software applications.
  • Identify the core technologies of web browsers and cloud applications, and access the web effectively.
  • Contrast the hardware and software features of mobile devices with their desktop counterparts, and configure a mobile device.

 

Note:

You will receive an exam voucher (FC0-U51) at the end of the class so that you may take the exam at a later date.

The class book meets CompTIA’s strict quality standards receive the CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC) seal. CAQC training materials are reviewed by industry experts, cover all exam objectives, integrate instructional design principles as well as instructional reviews that help you judge your learning comprehension and readiness for the certification exam.

 

Online: 

The online classroom will open on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 and will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You decide when to participate and have no real-time meetings or requirements. 

This course is self-paced and mentor-led in Canvas.  The instructor is available during the course to answer questions via email, phone or Zoom depending on student/instructor availability.

Completion of the course is required by the end of the quarter on November 27, 2022.

Registration: 

Registration is open through September 17, 2022. Instructions on how to access your online classroom will be sent to the email used during registration. Please allow a 2-3 business days after registration to receive the classroom invitation. 

 

 

 

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