CompTIA IT Fundamentals
CLASS DATE(s):
7/20/2020 - 7/23/2020
9/14/2020 - 9/18/2020

COURSE LENGTH: 4 Days

COURSE COST: $1995.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Gain an understanding of the core components that make up the information technology (IT) landscape while preparing for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam. In this introductory course, you will learn the basics of computer hardware, software, mobile computing, networking, troubleshooting, and emerging technologies. You will learn about configuring operating systems, file and folder management, networks and network configuration, and the role of the OSI model in networking and troubleshooting. This course will also prepare you for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals certificate exam. Through presentations, demonstrations, and knowledge-based exercises, you will gain a fundamental understanding of computer hardware, operating systems, computer application software, networking technologies and protocols, web browsers, identifying security risks, troubleshooting errors, and system maintenance. You will also learn about cutting-edge technologies such as cloud computing and virtualization.

AUDIENCE AND PREREQUISITES

Who Needs to Attend
IT novices who need a broad, fundamental understanding of IT and who want to learn the basics of computers, computer software, mobile devices, networking, LANs and WANs, data storage, and how IT infrastructures are monitored and managed. Ideal candidates include:
Entry-level and newly hired technical professionals, including PC support, help desk, and networking professionals
Sales and marketing professionals looking to increase their ability to communicate with technical professionals and increase sales
Executives who seek better-informed decision making
Professionals seeking to prepare for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals Exam
Exam FC0-U61

FOLLOW UP COURSES  

Course is subject to a minimum enrollment. Course may run as a Virtual Instructor Led class if the minimum enrollment is not met. *Course cost listed does not include the cost of courseware. Please contact us at email: learn@vtec.org or 207-775-0244 for additional pricing information, or if you have any questions. Exam not included in cost. Exam cost is additional $ 119

COURSE TOPICS:


What You'll Learn
Prepare a study plan for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam
Basic concepts in computer communication
Basic functions and components of computers
Common internal hardware components, including processors, storage devices, and
Peripheral components such as displays, printers, keyboard and other input/output
Basic types of software and considerations for installing, updating, and upgrading
Standard operating system configuration options, file systems, and file and folder
Software applications and common file types
Mobile devices features, mobile operating systems, and working with mobile interfaces
Common network types, architectures, and topologies
Basic concepts in network communication, including the OSI reference model, IP
Common LAN and WAN technologies, transmission media, and protocols

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Basic concepts and areas of information security, including authentication, encryption,
Firewalls
Basic concepts and activities for maintaining, monitoring, and troubleshooting computer
Systems and Networks
Future and developing technologies, such as virtualization, telepresence, and cloud

Module 1 - Unit 1 - Using Computers
Common Computing Devices
Information Technology.
Personal Computers (PC).
Mobile Devices
Internet of Things (IoT) Devices

Module 1 / Unit 2 - Using a Workstation
Setting up a PC System
Ergonomic Concepts
Navigating an OS
Using Input Devices
Recognizing Desktop Icons
Working with Windows

Module 1 / Unit 3 - Using an OS
Functions of an Operating System
Types of Operating System
Virtualization
Microsoft Windows
Apple macOS and iOS
Linux, Chrome, and Android
File Explorer
Windows Settings and Control Panel
Using a Web Browser

Module 1 / Unit 4
Management Interfaces
Process and Service Management .
Memory and Disk Management
Command Line Interfaces
Access Control and Protection

Module 1 / Unit 5 - Troubleshooting and Support
Support and Troubleshooting
Identifying the Problem
Understanding the Problem
Resolving and Documenting the Problem
Troubleshooting PC Issues
Getting Support
Using a Search Engine

Module 2 / Using Apps and Databases / Unit 1 Using Data Types and Units
Notational Systems
Units of Measure
Data Types
Data Representation
The Value of Data
Intellectual Property
Data-driven Business Decisions

Module 2 / Unit 2 Using Apps
Installing Applications .
Application Management
Managing Software Licensing
Productivity Software
Collaboration Software
Business Software

Module 2 / Unit 3 - Programming and App Development
Programming Logic
Programming Languages
Programming Concepts
Object-Oriented Programming
Scripting Languages
Application Platforms and Delivery

Module 2 / Unit 4 - Using Databases
Database Concepts
Database Structures.
Relational Methods.
Database Access Methods .
Application Architecture Models

Module 3 / Unit 1 - System Components
Selecting a Computer
Motherboard Components
Processors.
Features of Processors..
System and Expansion Bus Technologies
System Cooling
BIOS and UEFI System Firmware..

Module 3 / Unit 2 - Using Device Interfaces
Computer Port and Connector Types....
USB and Firewire
Graphics Devices
Graphic Device Interfaces.
Input Devices
Configuring Peripherals
Bluetooth .
RF and Near Field Communications (NFC)
Networking Interfaces

Module 3 / Unit 4 - Using Storage Devices
System Memory
Mass Storage Devices
Optical Discs and Drives
Removable Flash Memory Devices

Module 3 / Unit 5 - Using File Systems
Managing the File System
Folders and Directories
File Explorer.
Files..
File Attributes and Permissions.
Searching for Folders and Files
File Types and Extensions

Module 4 / Unit 1 - Networking Concepts
Network Components
TCP/IP
Internet Protocol
Packet Delivery and Forwarding
DNS and URLs
Internet Application Services

Module 4 / Unit 2 - Connecting to a Network
Internet Service Types.
Wireless Internet Services
Setting Up a Wireless Network
Configuring a Wireless Client.
Connecting to an Enterprise Network

Module 4 / Unit 3 - Secure Web Browsing
Safe Browsing Practices
Configuring Browser Security
Managing Cookies and PII
Digital Certificates and Anti-phishing
Enabling a Firewall

Module 4 / Unit 4 - Using Shared Storage
Local Network Sharing and Storage
Windows File Sharing
Hosted Sharing and Storage
Backups
Windows Backup

Module 4 / Unit 5 - Using Mobile Devices
Using a Mobile Device
Mobile Applications and App Stores .
Network Connectivity
Email Configuration
Synchronization and Data Transfer

Module 5 / Unit 1 - Security Concerns
Computer Security Basics
Social Engineering
Business Continuity
Disaster Recovery

Module 5 / Unit 2 - Using Best Practices
Securing Devices
Malware
Preventing Malware Infections .
Spam
Software Sources and Patch Management

Module 5 / Unit 3 - Using Access Controls
Access Controls
User Account Types
Authentication Factors
Uses of Encryption
Password Cracking and Management..

Module 5 / Unit 4 - Behavioral Security Concepts
Policies and Procedures
Handling Confidential Information
Acceptable Use Policies.
Expectations of Privacy