This course is designed for the student who would like to understand the workings of a computer from the aspect of the individual components. The objectives covered in the class may also be used in preparation for the CompTIA A+ certification.
The A+ certification program was developed by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) to provide an industry-wide means of certifying the competency of computer service technicians.
The A+ certification program was created to offer a wide-ranging certification, in the sense that it is intended to certify competence with personal computers from many different makers/vendors. You must pass two tests to become A+ certified:
- The A+ Essentials (220-601) exam, which covers basic computer concepts, hardware troubleshooting, soft skills (such as customer service), and hardware upgrading, security, and safety.
- One of three "technician" exams- IT Technician (220-602), Remote Support Technician (220-603), or Depot Technician (220-604)- which cover more hands-on aspects of the topics tested in the Essentials exam.
- Teacher: Brigit Harris
This course is a continuation of the material presented in A+ Prep Online I. The topics presented include networking; security; operational procedures; installing, maintaining and troubleshooting hardware; working with laptops;printer problems; and operating systems. When finished with both semesters, students should be prepared to take the CompTIA certification test.
This course is the first in a four-course sequence leading toward a CCNA certification in Cisco networking. This course uses a small office or home office (SOHO) network to introduce some basic networking concepts such as cabling, addressing, wireless, and security, It also teaches students how to plan, deploy, and trouble-shoot a small network.
The Cisco CCNA Discovery curriculum provides foundational networking knowledge, practical experience, opportunities for career exploration, and soft-skills development to help students prepare for entry-level careers in IT and networking. The curriculum offers a hands-on approach to learning, and uses interactive tools and easy-to-follow labs to help students learn the general theory needed to build networks.
This course is a uses the small and medium business and enterprise sized networks to take concepts such as IP addressing, switching, routing, WAN technologies and security to the next level.
As the complexity and size of the network grows, associated concepts such as advanced routing protocols, enterprise switching and network performance are introduced.
This course is the final course in the CCNA Discovery curriculum.
- Teacher: Leonard Hartman