IT Essentials with Current Technologies
IT Essentials covers fundamental computer and career skills for entry-level IT jobs. Students apply skills and procedures to install, configure, and troubleshoot
computers, mobile devices, and software
For students seeking career-oriented, entry-level hardware and software skills to
prepare for technical support roles, this course aligns with the CompTIA A+ certification. This course also serves as a foundation for CCNA-level courses
14 chapters, 88 hands-on labs and 128 – interactive activities, 75 videos, 6 cisco packet tracer activities, 14 chapter exam, 2 check point exams, 2 skill review exams, 2 practice final exams,3 final exams, 2 skills-based assessment and 7
practice exam for CompTIA A+ certification
Personal Computer, ESD Characteristics, Cases and Power Supplies, Motherboards, CPUs and Cooling system, Memory, Adapter Cards and Expansion Slots, Data storage Devices, Types of Optical media, cable and connectors, Input Devices, Technician’s Toolkit, Computer Disassembly,
Assemble the computer: Build a computer, Define general and fire safety standards, connect the power supply, Install the motherboard components, Install internal drives, install the adapter cards, identify additional storage, and connect computer components with appropriate cables.
Configure BIOS and UEFI Settings (POST, BIOS, CMOS, UEFI, Computer Firmware), Electrical Power, Computer functionality (CPU architecture, RAID, Common ports, cable and connectors, Monitor characteristics), Computer Upgrade, Protecting the Environments, Safe Disposal methods to protect the environment, Boot the computer.
Preventive maintenance on personal computer, PC preventive maintenance, benefits of preventive maintenance with regards to dust, internal components and environmental concerns, Benefits of preventive maintenance regarding software, Troubleshoot problems with PC and peripheral devices, steps of troubleshooting process.
Types of networks, internet connection types, protocols, port numbers, wireless protocols, wireless protocols, network services, Basic network devices, Security devices, network tools, cable pinout, test a network cable, fiber cables and connector, familiarization with packet tracer
MAC addressing, IPv4 Addressing, Network Addressing, Add computers to an existing network, configure a NIC to use a DCHP in windows, configure a wired and wireless network, connect to a wireless network, configure a wireless network, firewall setting, configure firewall setting configure IoT Devices, Network troubleshooting process, Troubleshoot Network Problems.
Mobile devices, mobile device information, external features unique to laptops, common input devices and LEDs in Laptops, External laptop components, Docking station Versus Port Replicator, Research Docking Stations and Port Replicators, Laptop Display components, Match ACPI standards, Managing Laptop power options, Bluetooth configuration, Wi-Fi configuration, wireless configuration, Install SODIMM, Expansion Modules, Keyboard Replacement, Screen replacement, research laptop screen, DC jack replacement, research laptop batteries.
Printer capabilities and characteristics, Printer connections, inkjet printers, Laser printers, The laser printing process, Thermal printers and impact printers, virtual printers, 3D printers, Install a Printer in windows, Configuration Options, Printer optimization, printer hardware optimization, printer servers, share a printer in windows, printer operating environment, Inkjet Printer preventive maintenance, Preventive Maintenance on a Laser Printer, 3D printer preventive maintenance, 3D printer printing components.
Cloud computing, Advantages of Virtualization, Install Linux in a virtual machine, cloud models, cloud services, and cloud Model Technology.
Windows Terminology, Operating System, identify OS upgrade utilities, identify Disk Terms, Disk Management Utility and Disk Partitioning, Multiboot Procedures, create a partition in windows, windows installation, finalize the windows installation, windows restore and recovery, identify OS installation terminology, windows Boot sequence
Windows Versions, Windows 10 Desktop, Explore the Windows Desktop, work with Task Manager, Working with File Explorer, File and Folder Properties, Control panel Categories, User accounts, configure browser setting, network and internet control panels, display features, power option, manage virtual memory, device manager alerts, admistrative tools, disk operations, Hard Drive maintenance, Install third party software, Managing CLI sessions, working in the Windows Command Shell, File system commands, Share resources, test the wireless NIC, Telnet and SSH, Remote Desktop and Remote Assitiance, Startup folder, backup and restore.
Compare Android and iOS, Mobile device features, Locks, Mobile security features, Linux and macOS Operating Systems, File and directory commands, Administrative commands.
Malware, Protecting against malware, preventing malware, remediating an infected system, TCP/IP Attacks, Social Engineering Techniques, Personal and Corporate Social Engineering Techniques, Locking Mechanism, Bitlocker and Bitlocker to Go, Data Protection, Secure a workstation, Configure windows local security policy, windows firewall, web security.