CompTIA IT Fundamentals

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Introduction

Information Technology is not just about what applications you can use; it is about the systems you can support.


IT Fundamentals (ITF)

IT Fundamentals (ITF) is a certification developed by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) that exists to provide resources and education for the computer and technology community.


ITF certification

ITF certification introduces the skills required to become a successful system support specialist, progressing onto more advanced certifications and career success.

Along with gaining preventative maintenance skills, you will also develop the tools to complete troubleshooting and fault resolution and resolve common issues experienced by most computer systems. The 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:

Identify and explain basic computer components.
Set up a basic workstation.
Conduct basic software installation.
Establish basic network connectivity.
Identify compatibility issues.
Identify/prevent basic security risks.
Understand safety and preventative maintenance of computers.


CompTIA ITF+ Certification training

To get the most out of the CompTIA ITF+ Certification training program and prepare for your exam, you will gain experience with basic computer user skills, be able to complete tasks in a Microsoft® Windows® environment, you will be able to search for, browse, and access information on the Internet, and have basic knowledge of computing concepts.


Learning objectives
Software
Compare and contrast common operating systems and their functions and features.
Identify common programs, applications, and their purpose.
Given a scenario, use software management best practices.
Identify the following alternative technologies and their purpose.
Explain the basic software features and functions of wireless devices.
Hardware
Identify basic wired and wireless peripherals and their purpose.
Compare and contrast common computer connector types.
Identify the purpose of internal computer components.
Security
Define basic security threats.
Given a scenario, use security best practices.
Given a scenario, use web-browsing best practices.
Networking
Given a scenario, set up and configure a basic SOHO router (wired/wireless).
Compare and contrast cellular, wireless, and wired data connections.
Compare and contrast different methods of sharing and storage.
Basic IT Literacy
Perform appropriate steps to set up a basic workstation.
Explain the basic methods of navigating an operating system.
Given a scenario, implement basic support concepts.
Explain basic backup concepts.
Describe the importance and impact of various environmental and safety concepts.