16 Corporate Woods Boulevard | Albany, New York 12211 | Tel: 518.437.1600

CompTIA Strata: Fundamentals of IT Technology (Global)

Available Dates: Request Dates
Class Length: 5 day
Cost: $2,495

Class Outline:

Course Description:
This course covers that basics of personal computers, both software and hardware, networks, the Internet, computer security, green IT, and basic maintenance. The course requires little or no previous experience with personal computers. Students will get most out of this course if their goal is to learn the basics of personal computers and networking. This course also helps students prepare for the exam CompTIA Strata: Fundamentals of IT Technology.

Course Outline:
Unit 1: Personal computer basics
Topic A: Computer components
Topic B: What makes computers work
Topic C: Window management

Unit 2: Managing computer contents
Topic A: Storing items on your computer
Topic B: Working with folders
Topic C: Working with files
Topic D: Advanced file and folder management

Unit 3: Searching for content and using Help
Topic A: Content searches
Topic B: Windows Help and Support

Unit 4: Windows settings
Topic A: The desktop and Start menu
Topic B: Taskbar and display settings
Topic C: System settings

Unit 5: System tools
Topic A: Performance
Topic B: Hard disk maintenance
Topic C: Backups

Unit 6: Software
Topic A: Working with programs

Unit 7: Windows security
Topic A: User accounts
Topic B: Windows Firewall
Topic C: Automatic updates
Topic D: Malware

Unit 8: Windows networking
Topic A: Basic networking
Topic B: Network connections
Topic C: Advanced file sharing
Topic D: Printer sharing

Unit 9: Web browsing basics
Topic A: Browsing the Web
Topic B: Internet basics

Unit 10: Browsing with Internet Explorer 7

Topic A: The Favorites Center
Topic B: Tabbed browsing
Topic C: Searching

Unit 11: Customizing Internet Explorer
Topic A: Customization
Topic B: Zooming, saving, and printing
Topic C: Add-ons
Topic D: Multimedia content

Unit 12: Internet privacy and security
Topic A: Privacy
Topic B: Security

Unit 13: Printing
Topic A: Windows printing
Topic B: Managing print jobs
Topic C: Inkjet printers
Topic D: Laser printers

Unit 14: Display devices
Topic A: External monitors
Topic B: Integrated monitors

Unit 15: Connectors and adapters
Topic A: Serial and PS/2 connections
Topic B: USB and FireWire

Unit 16: Multimedia devices
Topic A: Devices and drivers
Topic B: Audio devices
Topic C: Scanners and cameras

Unit 17: Processors and memory
Topic A: The central processing unit
Topic B: Memory
Topic C: Memory packaging
Topic D: Memory monitoring

Unit 18: Data storage devices
Topic A: Optical drives
Topic B: Removable storage devices
Topic C: Hard drives

Unit 19: Network basics

Topic A: Network concepts
Topic B: Wide area networks

Unit 20: Networking protocols and connections
Topic A: Addressing
Topic B: Client configuration

Unit 21: Network security overview
Topic A: Introduction to network security
Topic B: Understanding security threats
Topic C: Creating a secure network strategy

Unit 22: Safety and green IT
Topic A: Safety and hazards
Topic B: Electrical safety
Topic C: Green IT
Topic D: Disposing of computer equipment

Unit 23: Computer hardware care and maintenance
Topic A: Environment
Topic B: Preventive hardware maintenance