Course Details

ITF+ - CompTIA IT Fundamentals

Course Overview:

In this course, students will identify PC components, work with files and folders, and conduct basic software installations. This course will provide students with the fundamental skills and concepts required to maintain, support, and work efficiently with personal computers.
In addition, it covers the essential skills and information needed to set up, configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance of the hardware and software components of a basic personal computer workstation and basic wireless devices. Students will also implement basic security measures and implement basic computer and user support practices.
The ITF+ certification is for individuals considering a career in IT. It is an ideal stepping stone to more advanced certifications such as CompTIA A+, and with specialized experience, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+. With this new version comes the addition of the + to further distinguish ourselves within the marketplace and represent CompTIA quality and standards.
The new ITF+ exam focuses on the knowledge and skills required to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, software development, and database use.
Note: You will receive an exam voucher at the end of class so that you may take the exam at a later date.

Course Objectives:

CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) validates essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike, including:
Identifying and explaining computer components
Setting up a workstation, including conducting software installations
Establishing network connectivity
Identifying compatibility issues and identifying and preventing security risks
Managing the safety and preventative maintenance of computers
Course Pre-Requisite
Please speak and ask your National Account Manager about this course's Pre-Requisite before sign up.
Course Outline
Module 1
Using Computers
Unit 1: Common
Computing Devices
Information Technology
Personal Computers (PC)
Mobile and IoT Devices
Unit 2: Using a
Workstation
Setting up a PC System
Ergonomic Concepts
Navigating an OS
Using Input Devices
Icons and Windows
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
Unit 4: Managing an OS
Management Interfaces
Process and Service Management
Memory and Disk Management
Command Line Interfaces
Access Control and Protection
Unit 5: Troubleshooting and Support
Support and Troubleshooting
Identifying the Problem
Understanding the Problem
Resolving and Documenting the Problem
Developing a Troubleshooting Approach
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
Unit 2: Using Apps
Installing Applications
Application Management
Managing Software Licensing
Productivity Software
Collaboration Software
Business Software
Unit 3: Programming and App Development
Programming Logic
Programming Languages
Programming Concepts
Object-Oriented Programming
Scripting Languages
Application Platforms and Delivery
Unit 4: Using Databases
Database Concepts
Database Structures
Relational Methods
Database Access Methods
Application Architecture Models
Module 3
Using Computer Hardware
Unit 1: System Components
Selecting a Computer
Motherboard Components
Processors
Features of Processors
Expansion Bus
System Cooling
BIOS and UEFI System Firmware
Unit 2: Using Device Interfaces
Computer Connector Types
USB and Firewire
Graphic Devices
Graphic Device Interfaces
Input Devices
Configuring Peripherals
Bluetooth and NFC
Networking Interfaces
Unit 3: Using Peripheral Devices
Installing and Uninstalling
Peripherals
Display Devices
Display Settings
Multimedia Ports and Devices
Printer Types
Installing and Configuring a Printer
Scanners and Cameras
Unit 4: Using Storage Devices
System Memory
Mass Storage Devices
Optical Discs and Drives
Flash Memory Devices
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
Using Networks
Unit 1: Networking Concepts
Network Components
TCP/IP
Internet Protocol
Address Resolution Protocol
DNS and URLs
Internet Application Services
Unit 2: Connecting to a Network
Internet Service Types
Wireless Internet Services
Setting Up a Wireless Network
Configuring a Wireless Client
Unit 3: Secure Web Browsing
Safe Browsing Practices
Configuring Browser Security
Managing Cookies and PII
Digital Certificates and Antiphishing
Enabling a Firewall
Unit 4: Using Shared Storage
Local Sharing and Storage
Windows File Sharing
Hosted Sharing and Storage Backups
Windows Backup
Unit 5: Using Mobile Devices
Using a Mobile Device
Mobile Applications and App Stores
Network Connectivity
Email Configuration
Synchronization and Data Transfer
Module 5
Security Concepts
Unit 1: Security Concerns
Computer Security Basics
Social Engineering
Business Continuity
Disaster Recovery
Unit 2: Using Best Practices
Securing Devices Malware
Preventing Malware Infections Spam
Software Sources and Patch Management
Unit 3: Using Access Controls
Access Controls
User Account Types
Authentication Factors
Uses of Encryption
Password Cracking and Management
Unit 4: Behavioral Security Concepts
Policies and Procedures
Handling Confidential Information
Acceptable Use Policies
Expectations of Privacy
Taking the Exam
Career Advice
Glossary
Certification Exams
CompTIA Cloud+ Exam CV0-001
Next Steps
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Delivery Modalities:

  • Live Instructor-Led
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Delivery Methods:

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  • Onsite-Private Training
  • Hybrid Training

Course Days: 5 Days

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