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Get ITF+ Certified

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CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) is an introduction to basic IT knowledge and skills that helps professionals decide if a career in IT is right for them. It also helps organizations prepare non-technical teams for digital transformation.

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Why is it different?

  • ITF+ is the only pre-career certification that helps students or career changers determine if they have a competency for information technology and if it is the right career path for them.​

  • ITF+ is the only single certification that covers all areas of IT foundations, creating a broader understanding of IT making it ideal for non-technical professionals.​

  • ITF+ establishes an IT education framework for students in secondary and post-secondary settings.

Who would benefit from ITF+?

  • Students considering a career in IT.

  • Professionals working in fields that require a broad understanding of IT.

  • Marketing, sales and operations staff in IT-based organizations.

Why would you benefit from ITF+?

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96%

Of managers use certifications as recruitment criteria

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56%

Increase of large company's IT budget

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28%

The number of IT jobs is expected to grow more than 28% by 2026

Why Train and Certify with CompTIA?

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ITF+ is proof to employers you have a competency for IT

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Globally trusted, vendor-neutral certification

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Increase your chance of getting hired. Recruiters are looking for applicants that have IT Skills.

Exam Details

About The Exam

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike, including:

  • Using features and functions of common operating systems and establishing network connectivity

  • Identifying common software applications and their purpose

  • Using security and web browsing best practices

This exam is intended for candidates who are advanced end users and/or are considering a career in IT. The exam is also a good fit for individuals interested in pursuing professional-level certifications, such as A+

Details 

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Exam Objectives 

IT CONCEPTS & TERMINOLOGY

Comprehend notational systems, illustrate the basics of computing and explain the value of data and troubleshooting

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Comprehend programming language categories, interpret logic, and understand the purpose of programming concepts

INFRASTRUCTURE

Know how to set up and install common peripheral devices to a laptop/PC or secure a basic wireless network

DATABASE FUNDAMENTALS

Able to explain database concepts, structures, and purpose, as well as understands methods used to interface

APPLICATIONS & SOFTWARE

Manage applications software, understand the various components of an operating system and explain the purpose of methods of application architecture

SECURITY

Understand confidentiality, integrity, and availability concerns of secure devices and best practice methods

Download Official CompTIA ITF+ Objectives PDF

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IT Fundamentals Pro Certification

The TestOut IT Fundamentals Pro certification measures an examinee's understanding of foundational concepts related to computer hardware and software, networking, databases, programming, information systems, and data security

EXAM SPECIFICATIONS

  • Exam Version: 2.0

  • Release Date: July 14, 2020

  • Question Count: Up to 20 questions

  • Task Count: Up to 45 tasks

  • Time Limit: 120 minutes

  • Score Range: 200 - 2000

  • Passing Score: 1,450

Notes:

  • Examinees may encounter a small number of unscored tasks that are used for evaluation and improvement of the exam. These tasks will not impact examinees’ final score.

  • The TestOut IT Fundamentals Pro certification exam is a culminating exam that instructors may offer students. To pass the exam, students should have completed the course of study for IT Fundamentals Pro.

  • Students who take and pass the exam can download a digital certification certificate from the LabSim home page.

Skills assessed by the IT Fundamentals Pro exam

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Hardware

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Software

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Operating

Systems

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Networking

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Databases

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Programming

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IT Sys/Security

IT Fundamentals Pro Certification Objectives

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Hardware

Internal Components

  • Explore motherboard components.

  • Install and upgrade components.

  • Troubleshoot components.

  • Clear CMOS settings.

Input & Output

  • Connect proper cables to a computer system.

  • Connect peripherals to a computer system.

Storage

  • Install storage media into a computer.

  • Create volumes and format drives.

  • Perform Disk Maintenance.

  • Troubleshoot System Power.

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Software

Applications

  • Pin and unpin applications to the Start Menu and taskbar.

  • Use Microsoft Word to open, modify and save a document.

  • Use Microsoft PowerPoint to open, modify and run a slide show.

  • Use Microsoft Excel Tables and Charts to analyze data.

  • Troubleshoot applications.

Printing

  • Open and print a document from Microsoft Word.

  • Configure local and network printing.

Application Delivery

  • Configure a Windows system for automatic updates.

  • Use Windows Task Manager to manage application startup.

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Operating Systems

System Software

  • Change display settings in Windows.

  • Use Windows Device Manager to update drivers.

  • Update and manage BIOS/UEFI settings.

  • Explore operating systems.

File Management

  • Manage files and folders in the Windows file system.

  • Manage file and NTFS permissions.

  • Use command line utilities.

  • Create a virtual machine.

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Networking

Internet Technologies

  • Use Microsoft Outlook to respond to email.

  • Configure browser privacy and security features.

  • Copy files from the local Windows file system to OneDrive.

  • Configure and manage smart devices.

  • Enable and use a Proxy Server.

  • Clear browser cache.

Network Configuration

  • Use a cable modem to connect to the Internet.

  • Connect to, configure, and use a secure wireless network.

  • Troubleshoot network connections.

  • Install, configure, and manage a network connection.

  • Manage mobile and bluetooth devices.

  • Configure and manage a VPN connection.

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Databases

Database Access

  • Use Microsoft Access to explore database objects.

  • Use Microsoft Access Reports to Analyze Data.

  • Create database tables using Microsoft Access.

  • Create table relationships using Microsoft Access.

Database Queries

  • Use Microsoft Access to perform basic queries.

  • Write SQL commands to retrieve all data from a table.

  • Write SQL commands to retrieve data matching criteria.

  • Write SQL commands to add and delete records.

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Programming

Programming Fundamentals

  • Use JavaScript to create an If... Else statement.

  • Use JavaScript to define and call a function.

  • Use JavaScript to create for loop and a while loop.

Web Development

  • Use HTML tags for head, body, ordered list, and unordered list.

  • Use HTML to add headings, images, and hyperlinks to a web page.

  • Use HTML to Link a CSS file to an HTML page.

  • Create CSS Style sheets to add a drop shadow to an element.

  • Create CSS style sheets to resize an image and change a font.

  • Use JavaScript to add functionality to a button on a web page.

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Security

Device Security

  • Configure Windows Defender to protect your home computer.

  • Configure Windows Firewall for different networks.

  • Secure a home wireless network.

  • Configure remote wipe on a device.

  • Install and configure a UPS.

Corporate Data Security

  • Configure Windows backup settings.

  • Configure access control and authentication.

  • Configure File Encryption.

  • Configure and restore data using File History.

  • Evaluate possible social engineering exploits.

Classes are held Monday through Thursday. In the event of a closure or holiday, make-up date will be on Fridays, the week before or after said closure. Classes begin the first Monday of each month. Class size is limited to six students. 

Hybrid Schedule

Class format is hybrid on-site/distance learning.

Below is a list of days where training is held on site at the LARF Technology Center. All other dates, classes will be held in distance learning format (ZOOM). 

Class Schedule

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Training Products

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TestOut LabSim IT Fundamentals Pro

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Official CompTIA Study Guide

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CompTIA CertMaster Learn

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 CompTIA  CertMaster

Labs

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Equipment 

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Lab Equipment

  • Dell Optiplex 300 series

  • Anti-Static Mat

  • Sneeze Guard

  • 4 GB RAM Upgrade Kit

  • 500GB Hard Drive Upgrade Kit

  • Vision Tek Radeon HD 5450 Video Card

  • IPS 11.6” LED HDMI Monitor

  • Wireless N Router

  • Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Card

  • Wireless Network Interface Card

  • Bluetooth Wireless Headset

  • USB Hub

  • Inkjet Printer

  • Laser Printer

  • Gamepad

  • Thumb Drive

  • Camera

  • Android Tablet

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Student Equipment

  • HP 14” HD Laptop

    •  AMD 3020e (Up to 2.6GHz)

    • 16 GB RAM

    • 64 GB eMMC System Drive

    • 128GB SSD for Data Storage

    • WiFi, Bluetooth5, 1xUSB-C, 2xUSB-A, 1xHDMI

    • Windows 11

    • Office 365 Personal (1-year subscription)

    • 4-year Accidental Protection

  • Targus Laptop Bag

  • Wired Headset with Boom Mic

  • Wireless Mouse

  • Ghost Manta Accessory Pack

    • Mousepad

    • USB A-C Cable

    • USB A Extender

  • 139-in-1 Computer Repair Toolkit

  • CompTIA Notebook

  • CompTIA Pen

  • CompTIA ITF+ Sticker

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Graduation Day
Vouchers

As part of the training program, Students will receive 2 vouchers for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ (FC0-U61) certification exam & 1 voucher for the TestOut IT Fundamentals Pro Exam!

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