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Courses
Course # Courses Status
COMP1823 Advanced Comp TIA A+ Certification Preparation

Description: The Advanced CompTIA A+ Certification Prep course focuses on fun technology. You'll learn everything you need to know to select, install, and service video, sound, and portable computers. The course teaches networking, both wired and wireless, because every well-rounded tech needs to know it. You'll learn about security, security, security. Plus you'll get excellent insight into adding mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones to your computing environment. The Advanced course completes the three-course CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Prep cycle and prepares you for both the 901/902 exams and for real life as a tech. Let's get to it!


Requirements

• Internet access
• Email
• One of the following browsers:
o Mozilla Firefox
o Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
o Google Chrome
o Safari
• Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .)

Successful completion of the Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep and Intermediate CompTIA A+ Certification Prep courses. A Windows PC that you can experiment on. You will probably want to remove/install various devices, such as video, sound, and modems. Because of the dangers of electro-static discharge (to the machine, not the student), however, we do not require you to tear apart your own primary computer. This is a class that trains you to be a technician - having a machine to play with greatly helps your learning. You can pick up an old PC from second-hand stores, garage sales, or your Aunt Edna's attic.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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COMP1031 Advanced PC Security

Description: Whether you're running a small home network or you're an enterprise network administrator, this course will teach you how to better protect your system against those who wish to gain unauthorized access. You'll gain an understanding of the complex method of electronic breaking and entering. You'll learn the terms and programming behind the interaction between hardware and software when communicating through a network.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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COMP1821 Basic Comp TIA A+ Certification Preparation

Description: Time to roll up those sleeves and dive inside the personal computer! The Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep course teaches you about the hardware common to virtually every personal computer, including microprocessors, RAM, power supplies, motherboards, UEFI/BIOS, the system setup utility, the expansion bus, and input/output devices. You'll learn how things work, how to configure everything, and how to troubleshoot in real-world environments. This course gives you the knowledge upon which you'll base the rest of your CompTIA A+ certification studies for the 220-901 and 220-902 exams. Plus it helps you take that first step to becoming an excellent PC technician. So what are you waiting for?!?

Requirements

• Internet access
• Email
• One of the following browsers:
o Mozilla Firefox
o Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
o Google Chrome
o Safari
• Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .)

A solid conceptual and practical knowledge of Windows (XP, Vista, or 7).

It's also recommended that you have a PC that you can take apart and put back together again. This can be anything from an ancient Intel 286 to a newer 486 or beyond. Because of the dangers of electro-static discharge (to the machine, not the student), we do not require you to tear apart your own primary computer. This is, however, a class that trains you to be a hardware technician - having a machine to play with greatly helps your learning.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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COMP1822 Intermediate Comp TIA A+ Certification Preparation

Description: The Intermediate CompTIA A+ Certification Prep course picks up where the Basic course left off and plunges you head-first into Windows, macOS, and Linux. You learn how to install, organize, maintain, and troubleshoot three different versions of Windows, plus explore similar features in macOS and Linux. You'll examine and compare the features and structures of Windows Vista, 7, and 8/8.1. I'll even throw in some Windows 10 because it's cool. Toward the end of the course you'll get a deeper understanding of how we use virtualization and virtual machines in modern networks. Plus you'll learn about printers and multifunction devices, from the various technologies in use to installing and troubleshooting. This course takes you through the second of three steps you need to become both a highly-competent PC tech and a CompTIA A+ certified technician, using the 901 and 902 competencies.

Requirements

• Internet access
• Email
• One of the following browsers:
o Mozilla Firefox
o Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
o Google Chrome
o Safari
• Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .)

Successful completion of the Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep course; access to a PC running Windows 9x, and a PC running Windows 2000 or XP, so that you can learn the subtle (and not-so-subtle) differences between these two families of Windows. Although this course focuses on operating systems, you should have access to a hard drive that you can install, format, and partition, and to a couple of Plug and Play devices that you can practice installing. Because of the dangers of electro-static discharge (to the machine, not the student), we do not require you to tear apart your own primary computer (and definitely do not recommend that you format or partition your primary hard drive!).
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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COMP1032 Introduction to PC Troubleshooting

Description: Don't spend your hard-earned cash on expensive PC repairs! The vast majority of the problems people experience with their computers are completely avoidable, and most can be solved with nothing more than a few minutes of your time. Intro to PC Troubleshooting takes you step by step through the typical hardware and operating system problems encountered by technicians, teaching troubleshooting techniques to decipher any problem, and giving you the skills you need to solve them. Once you've mastered the basics, the course launches into some of the more advanced and nasty problems that crop up in the PC, teaching you how to diagnose and fix those problems as well! Finally, Intro to PC Troubleshooting shows you how to maintain and optimize a Windows PC. So what are you waiting for? Let's troubleshoot - and fix - some PCs!
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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