This course is designed to teach the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance, and safety issues. Through hands on activities and labs, students will learn how to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. In addition, an introduction to networking is included.
This course helps prepare for CompTIA's A+ certification. The qualification is unit based and develops knowledge, understanding and skills in the full range of functions involved in system support. The range of units reflects the range of skills and understanding required by employers.
The course is aimed at those who are looking for first stage certification in building or maintaining computers. It is therefore ideal for technicians. Anyone interested in this course should be literate and have their own PC's.
This course requires some self-study so anyone wishing to attend this course must be prepared to commit to the study time outside of normal course times. This course is ideal for beginners.