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Computer and Network Administration

Certificate in IT Fundamentals

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  • Overview

    This certificate is designed for those with very little to no technical experience who are interested in a career as an entry-level information technology (IT) professional or personal computer (PC) service technician. Students will complete both the CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certification course and a Windows Power User course. The certificate introduces those without any technical experience to essential end user skills. Students encounter features and functions of common operating systems and establishing network connectivity, identifying common software applications and their purpose, and using security and web browsing best practices. This course is an excellent starting point for those interested in further certifications. This course prepares students for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Exam.

  • Who Should Take This Course

    Audience

    No experience necessary. This program is suitable for individuals seeking to enter a career in Information Technology.

    Prerequisites

    None

  • Why You Should Take This Course

    After completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Comprehend notational systems, illustrate the basics of computing and explain the value of data and troubleshooting
    • Know how to set up and install common peripheral devices to a laptop/pc or secure a basic wireless network
    • Manage applications software, understand the various components of an operating system and explain the purpose of methods of application architecture
    • Comprehend programming language categories, interpret logic, and understand the purpose of programming concepts
    • Able to explain database concepts, structures, and purpose, as well as understands methods used to interface
    • Understand confidentiality, integrity, and availability concerns of secure devices and best practice methods
    • Install and configure Windows OS
    • Connect to a network
    • Hardware & architecture
    • Virtualization
    • TCP/IP
    • Subnetting – 1st intro
    • Out-of-the-Box Windows Workstation install
    • Registry
    • Event Logs
  • Schedule
  • FAQs
    • Is there funding available? This course is eligible for funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
    • Is there a discount available for current students? UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.
    • What is the cancellation and refund policy? Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.
    • What is Live Online training? Classes marked Live Online have the same content and expert instructors as our classroom training, but are delivered entirely online through our virtual classroom environment. Each class session is live, and led by an Instructor.

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