Course Code: 5609

CompTIA IT Fundamentals

Class Dates:
11/4/2019
9/9/2019
Length:
4 Days
Cost:
$1995.00
Class Time:
Technology:
Server, Network, Desktop
Delivery:

Overview

  • 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
  • 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

Prerequisites

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Course Details

  • 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