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Introduction to Information Technology (CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals) On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Introduction to Information Technology (CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals)

Course Description/Agenda

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 and includes an exam voucher.

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

What You'll Learn

  • 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

Who Should Attend

IT novices who need a broad, fundamental understanding of IT and who want to learn the basics of computers, networking, LANs and WANs, data centers and data storage, and how IT infrastructures are monitored and managed. Ideal candidates include:

  • Entry-level and newly hired technical professionals, including PC support, help desk, and networking professionals
  • Sales and marketing professionals looking to increase their ability to communicate with technical professionals and increase sales
  • Executives who seek better-informed decision making
  • Beginners seeking fundamental knowledge in preparation for later certification courses

Course Outline

1. CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals Certificate

  • CompTIA Certification Programs
  • Tips for Doing Well
  • Study Techniques

2. Basic Concepts in Computer Communication

  • Two-State Communication
  • Numbering Systems
    • Exponents
    • Base 10 (Decimal)
    • Base 2 (Binary)
    • Base 16
    • Decimal, Binary, and Hexadecimal Equivalents
  • Units of Information
    • Binary Prefixes
    • Communicating in Binary
  • Transmission Media
    • Wired Transmission Media
    • Wireless Transmission Media
    • Frequency Spectrum
  • Analog and Digital Communication
    • Change in Energy
    • Frequency
    • Signals

3. What is a Computer?

  • Types of Computers
    • Desktops
    • Laptop
    • Netbook
    • Server
    • Supercomputer
    • PDAs and Smartphones
    • MP3 Players
  • Upgrading Your Computer
    • Upgrading vs. Buying New
    • Determining Return on Investment
  • Computer Components
    • Core vs. Peripheral
    • Input Devices
    • Output Devices
    • Processing Devices
    • Storage Devices
    • Software

4. Hardware Components: Inside the Computer Case

  • Processing Devices
    • Motherboard
    • Central Processing Unit
    • Motherboard Communication
    • Upgrading Processing Devices
  • Storage Devices
    • Types of Storage Devices
    • Hard Disk Drive
    • Random Access Memory
    • Upgrading Storage Devices
  • Other Hardware Components
    • Power Supply
    • Fans
    • Installing Hardware

5. Hardware Components: Outside the Computer Case

  • Input Devices
    • Keyboard
    • Mouse
    • Touch Screen
    • Microphone
    • Camera
    • Scanner
    • Tuner
    • Gamepad
  • Output Devices
    • Monitors
    • Printers
    • Speakers
  • Connectors
    • Serial vs. Parallel Communication
    • Connectors and Ports
  • Removable Storage Devices
    • Punch Cards
    • Floppy Disks
    • Compact Disks
    • Digital Video Disks
    • Blu-Ray Discs
    • Multi-Card Readers and Writers
  • Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)
  • Storage Systems
    • Direct-Attached Storage
    • Network-Attached Storage
    • Storage Area Networks

6. Software Components

  • Operating Systems
    • The Modern Interface
    • Modern Operating Systems
    • Virtualization
  • Device Drivers
  • Applications
  • Updating and Upgrading Software
  • Installation Issues
    • Check Minimum Requirements
    • Log In with Administrative Rights
    • Adjust Firewall Settings
    • Licensing and Registration
    • Digital Rights Management
    • Software Removal and Reinstallation

7. The Windows Operating System (OS)

  • Basic Windows OS Configuration
    • User Accounts
    • Power Settings
    • Screen Resolution
  • Demonstration: Basic Windows Configuration
  • File Systems in Windows
  • File and Folder Management in Windows
    • Managing Files and Folders Using Windows Explorer
    • Backing Up Files and Folders
    • Setting File and Folder Permissions

8. Basic Concepts in Networks

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