In this introductory course, you will learn the basics of computer hardware, software, 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 Strata IT Fundamentals certificate exam.
Through presentations, demonstrations, and knowledge—based exercises, you will gain a fundamental understanding of local and wide area network technologies and protocols, web browsers, identifying security risks and troubleshooting errors, and system maintenance. You will also learn about cutting—edge technologies such as cloud computing and green IT.
Certification: CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals certificate
Prepare a study plan for the CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals exam
Basic concepts in computer communication
Basic functions components of computers
Common hardware components, including processing, storage, input, and output devices and connectors
Basic types of software and considerations for installing, updating, and upgrading software
Standard configuration options, file systems, and file and folder management tasks in the Windows operating system
Common network types, architectures, and topologies
Basic concepts in network communication, including the OSI reference model, IP addresses, and protocols
Common LAN and WAN technologies, transmission media, and protocols
Basic concepts and areas of information security, including authentication, encryption, and firewalls
Basic concepts and activities for maintaining, monitoring, and troubleshooting computer systems and networks
Future and developing technologies, such as unified communications, fixed mobile convergence, and cloud computing
Considerations for green IT