A+ PC Hardware and Software

Purpose

The A+ program is designed for students seeking career-oriented, entry-level hardware and software skills. Target students include those who want to prepare for careers in information and communication technology (ICT) and students who want to gain skills and working knowledge of how computers work, how to assemble computers, and how to troubleshoot hardware and software issues.

Program Description

This program covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts. Students who complete this program will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a network environment. New topics included in this version include laptops and portable devices, wireless connectivity, security, safety and environmental issues, and communication skills.The program will prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification exams. This program also aligns to the objectives in the first three modules of the EUCIP IT Administrator certification. This is a 92-hour program that meets for approximately 9 weeks for 3 evenings a week for 3.5 hours each evening.

Primary Goals

The program covers the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security, and validates the communication skills and professionalism required of all entry-level IT professionals. Students will learn through hands-on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems. This program covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts.

Consideration for Industry Certification

The A+ program helps students prepare for the CompTIA 220-801 and 220-802 certification exams that lead to the A+ Certification.

Curriculum

A+ PC Hardware and Software Course Code # BIPCT 2054

Prerequisite

There is no prerequisite for this program.

Recognition of Completion

A certificate of completion is awarded by Montgomery County Community College.

 

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