IT Essentials prepares students to enter the rapidly advancing field of advanced computing technologies. The coursework provides the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to complete CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) Certifications in Computer Technology A+, Networking Technology N+ and Information Technology Security S+.
The CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT.
In order to receive the CompTIA A+ certification, you must pass two exams. The exams cover maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers.
CompTIA A+ 220-801 covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking.
CompTIA A+ 220-802 covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as configuring common features (e.g. network connectivity and email) for mobile operating systems Android and Apple iOS.
As an added benefit, students also get to keep the computers they work on during the course.
Accreditation and Affiliations
WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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