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Course Descriptions

IT Essentials, COC

INF 105 A+ Certification – Essentials

This course will prepare student to take the CompTIA A+ Practical Application exam which measures the necessary competencies for an entry-level IT (Information Technology) professional.  Successful students will have the skills required to install, configure, upgrade, and maintain PC (Personal Computer) workstations, the Windows OS (Operating System) and SOHO (Small Office Home Office) networks.  Students will utilize troubleshooting techniques and tools to effectively and efficiently resolve PC, OS, and network connectivity issues and implement security practices.  Job titles in some organizations that would describe the role of this individual may be:  Enterprise technician, IT administrator, field service technician, PC or Support technician, etc.

INF 110 A+ Certification – Application

This course will prepare student to pass the CompTIA A+ Essentials exam. The CompTIA A+ Essentials examination measures necessary competencies for an entry-level IT professional. Successful students will have the knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security, and will have the skills required to identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components.  Upon completion of the course students will understand the basic functionality of the operating system and basic troubleshooting methodology, practice proper safety procedures, and will effectively interact with customers and peers. Prerequisite:  INF105 A+ Certification – Essentials, A+ Certification or program director approval

INF 115 Networking + Part I

This course along with INF116 Networking+ Part II prepares the student for CompTIA’s Network+ certification exam.  The class prepares students to work with network operating systems and network design issues. Prerequisite:  Hardware/software experience, A+ certification, or equivalent experience

INF 116 Networking + Part II

This course is a continuation of INF115 Networking+ Part I and prepares the student for CompTIA’s Network+ certification exam.  The class prepares students to work with network operating systems and network design issues.  Also covered at length are back-up and disaster recovery issues and viruses. Prerequisite: INF115 Network+ Part I or Hardware/software experience, A+ certification, or equivalent experience

INF 120 Security +

This course prepares student for the CompTIA Security+ Certification exam.  CompTIA Security+ exam is an internationally recognized validation of foundation-level security skills and knowledge, and is used by organizations and security professionals around the globe. Prerequisite:  INF115 Networking + required, CTP+ certification, or program director approval