TECU 0033: IT Fundamentals
In this introductory course, students will learn the basics of computer hardware, software, mobile computing, networking, troubleshooting, and emerging technologies. Students 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 students for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certificate exam.
Through presentations, demonstrations, and knowledge-based exercises, students 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. Students will also learn about cutting-edge technologies such as cloud computing and virtualization.
This course is also taught with Brandman’s LIVE ONLINE training format using Adobe Connect. Students receive the same high-quality training as found in a traditional classroom setting. Join us from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Preparing a study plan for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam
- Mastering basic concepts in computer communication
- Mastering basic functions and components of computers
- Mastering common internal hardware components, including processors, storage devices, and RAM
- Mastering peripheral components such as displays, printers, keyboard and other input/output devices, along with the connectors they use
- Mastering basic types of software and considerations for installing, updating, and upgrading software
- Understanding operating system configuration options, file systems, and file and folder management tasks
- Understanding basic software applications and common file types
- Understanding mobile devices features, mobile operating systems, and working with mobile interfaces
- Understanding common network types, architectures, and topologies
- Understanding basic concepts in network communication, including the OSI reference model, IP addresses, and protocols
- Mastering basic concepts and areas of information security, including authentication, encryption, and firewalls
- Mastering basic concepts and activities for maintaining, monitoring, and troubleshooting computer systems and networks
- Understanding future and developing technologies, such as virtualization, telepresence, and cloud computing
Books, Meals, Travel, Materials, Software, Equipment: No Cost.
The tuition only covers administrative costs and nothing else is provided to the student.
40 hours6 months to complete coursework
$2,900 (CAEL agreed tuition with ten percent discount is $2,610)
Ways to Learn
4.0 CEUsGraduate Level Professional Development Credits