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CompTIA: A+ IT Essentials

For anyone who want to pursue a career in IT and learn how computers work, how to assemble computers, and how to troubleshoot hardware and software issues. The curriculum covers the basics of computers, mobile device hardware, and software, while introducing advanced security and networking concepts and the responsibilities of an IT professional.


The IT Essentials course prepares students for the following:

  • Select the appropriate computer components to build, repair, or upgrade PCs

  • Explain how to correctly use tools and safely work in a lab

  • Install components to build, repair, or upgrade personal computers

  • Explain how to perform preventive maintenance and troubleshooting on PCs

  • Install Windows operation systems

  • Perform management and maintenance of Windows operating systems

  • Configure computers to communicate on a network

  • Configure devices to connect to the Internet and Cloud services

  • Explain how to use, configure, and manage laptops and mobile devices

  • Configure, secure and troubleshoot mobile, OS X, and Linux operating systems

  • Install and share a printer to meet requirements

  • Implement basic host, data, and network security

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the IT professional

  • Troubleshoot advanced hardware and software problems


  • Basic computer literacy

  • Basic Internet usage skills

  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills

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