Prerequisite: Candidates must obtain a reading score of 10 and math score of 10 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). TABE test may be waived for students possessing a college degree.
This program provides an introduction on how to build, maintain, support and troubleshoot computers. Students will learn the fundamentals of PC support and will acquire the necessary skills to obtain the newest 800 series CompTIA A+ certification. The concepts covered in this program include:
Hardware: In this section of the course, students will learn about the various hardware components found inside a computer and how they work together using modern operating system software. First, students will learn how microprocessors, DRAM, I/O devices and storage devices work, as well as how to install these devices. Subsequently, students will learn to configure and manage the various different buses and expansion slots found within the computer, including PCI-E, QPI, SATA, SAS, USB and Thunderbolt.
Software: Students will learn how to customize and troubleshoot Windows 7 so they can ensure the computers will operate seamlessly in a business environment. In addition, students will learn how to support, secure and configure these operating systems to work in a small office or home office network environment.
Students will receive two A+ test vouchers and two A+ practice tests.
COSY-501 (160 Hours)
Fee: $2,995 (Tuition $2,520, Materials $475)