Distance Learning - Part-time Courses - Computer Hardware
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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.
|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!
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