If you are getting ready for a career as an entry-level information technology (IT) professional or personal computer (PC) service technician, the CompTIA A+ Certification course is the first step in your preparation. The course will build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer software and hardware to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job. In this course, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.
This course illustrates the fundamental components of computer system, how they operate. The course also covers how to:
- Perform preventative maintenance on basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.
Students taking this course should have the following skills:
- Browse and search for information on the Internet.
- Start up and shut down the computer.
- Log on to a computer and computer network.
- Run programs.
- Move, copy, delete, and rename files in Windows Explorer.
- The difference between hardware and software.
- The functions of software components, such as the operating system, applications, and file systems.
- The function of a computer network.
Upon successful completion the student should understand how a computer system operates and describe the fundamental components. Also the student should posses the skills to install, upgrade hardware as well as software. Repair different types of computer components. Configure, and optimize computer systems for best possible performance. Have the ability to troubleshoot hardware and software.