CompTIA Computer Technician Specialist Program

Price: 
$3,100.00
Category: 
IT - CompTIA, IT - In Demand Jobs!
Combined Hours: 
585
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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Thinking of becoming a Computer Technician? Our CompTIA Computer Technician Specialist program is the essential stepping stone for achieving this goal. The IT industry offers a diverse range of careers and credentials that are key for individuals new to the field and IT professionals in transition. Thousands of companies depend on CompTIA standards to provide a consistent predictor of employee success. Additionally, dozens of companies with their own certification programs rely on CompTIA exams to provide an industry standard for foundation-level skills. 

CompTIA A+

We offer you the most effective way to earn your CompTIA A+ certification. CompTIA A+ is the starting point for a career in IT. The exam covers maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers. Two exams are necessary to be certified: exam 220-1101 and 220-1102.

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops, mobile devices and related hardware, and basic networking. CompTIA A+ 220-1102 covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, security, as well as software troubleshooting.

This course includes access to a hands-on Practice-Lab which will allow candidates to have training in the practical application of the course concepts without having to buy any additional software and will prepare them for success on the certification exam.

Prerequisite(s): Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet.

 

CompTIA Network +

The CompTIA Network+ certification is the sign of a qualified networking professional. Our course is designed to teach the CompTIA Network+ skills necessary to prepare for the N10-008 certification exam. CompTIA Network+ certification is vendor-neutral, validates technical competency in network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security. CompTIA Network + is designed to ensure a common level of understanding for IT Professionals.

This course includes access to a hands-on Practice-Lab which will allow candidates to have training in the practical application of the course concepts without having to buy any additional software and will prepare them for success on the certification exam
 

Prerequisite(s): We recommend candidates possess CompTIA A+ certification and networking experience. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet.

 

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in Network Security, Compliance and Operational Security, Threats and Vulnerabilities, Application, Data and Host Security, Access Control, and Identity Management Cryptography.

This course prepares for the Security+ certification exam SY0-601. Many corporations recommend or require the Security+ certification for their IT employees.

This course includes access to a hands-on Practice-Lab which will allow candidates to have training in the practical application of the course concepts without having to buy any additional software and will prepare them for success on the certification exam.

Prerequisite(s): We recommend candidates possess CompTIA Network+ certification and two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security.

** Course Subject to Change.

CompTIA A+

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the basics of PC hardware, configuration, and wireless networks
  • Recall the steps for troubleshooting hardware, including mobile devices, printers, and networking
  • Recognize the steps for installing and configuring operating systems and software
  • List ways to work with network services and operational procedures
  • Identify security concepts and technologies

CompTIA Network +

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recall the principles of networking including IP Addressing, Subnetting, Troubleshooting, Topology Selection, Backbones, and Segments
  • Identify the steps for installing and configuring different network types
  • Recognize the basics of Ethernet and Networking Devices
  • List methods for documenting, monitoring, and managing security threats
  • Identify Software, Hardware and Troubleshooting Tools

CompTIA Security+

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the principles of network security
  • Recognize the steps for compliance and operational security
  • Define Devices and Infrastructures
  • Recall the steps for controlling access, authentication, and authorization
  • List the steps for protecting Wireless Networks

CompTIA A+

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Module 1
PC Hardware

  • Motherboards, Processors, and Memory
  • Identifying Motherboard Components
  • Purposes of Processors
  • Memory Terms
  • Cooling Systems
  • Installing and Configuring Expansion Cards
  • Understanding Storage Devices
  • Understanding Power Supplies

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Module 2
Peripherals, Cables, Connectors and Printers

  • Peripherals and Expansions
  • Installing and Configuring Expansion Cards
  • Connectors and Cables
  • Understanding Print Technologies and Imaging Processes
  • Installing and Sharing Networked Printers
  • Performing Printer Maintenance

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Module 3
Networking Fundamentals and TCP/IP

  • Understanding Networking Principles
  • Identifying Common Network Hardware
  • Understanding TCP/IP
  • TCP/IP Structure
  • IPv4 Address Classes
  • Scopes and Reservations
  • Spam Management
  • IPv6 Addressing

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Module 4
SOHO Networks, Virtualization and Cloud Computing

  • Wireless Networking Technologies
  • 802.11 Networking Standards
  • Bluetooth Networking
  • Installing and Configuring SOHO Networks
  • Internal Networking Connections
  • Installing Network Infrastructure
  • Network Services
  • Virtualization
  • Cloud Computing

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Module 5
Mobile Device Hardware, Connectivity and Application Support

  • Working with Laptop and Mobile Device Hardware
  • Laptops vs. Desktops
  • Disassembling and Reassembling Laptops
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Cellular Networking Connectivity
  • Mobile Hotspots and Tethering
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Blue Connectivity
  • Mobile App Support

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Module 6
Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Best Practice Methodology
  • Motherboards
  • CPUs, RAM and Power Problems
  • Storage Drives and RAID Arrays
  • Video, Projector, Display Issues
  • Common Mobile Device Issues
  • Printer Problems
  • Networking Problems

Outline: A+ 220-1102

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Module 7
Operating System Adminstration 

  • Understanding Operating Systems
  • Understanding Applications
  • Introduction to Windows 10
  • Windows Configuration
  • Windows Registry
  • Disk Management

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Module 8
Windows, macOS and Linux

  • Installing and Upgrading Windows
  • Command-Line Tools
  • Networking in Windows
  • MacOS and Linux
  • Applications on macOS
  • Best Practices
  • Basic Linux Commands

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Module 9
Security Concepts

  • Physical Security Concepts
  • Logical Security
  • Malware
  • Mitigating Software Threats
  • Social Engineering Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
  • Exploits and Vulnerabilities
  • Windows OS Security Settings
  • Web Browser
  • SOHO Network Wireless and Wired
  • Mobile Device Security

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Module 10
Troubleshooting Operating Systems and Scripting

  • Troubleshooting Common Microsoft Windows OS Problems
  • Troubleshooting Security Issues
  • Best Practices for Malware Removal
  • Mobile OS Issues
  • Scripting
  • Remote Access

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Module 11
Safety Concerns and Documentation 

  • Understanding Safety Procedures
  • Understanding Environmental Controls
  • Understanding Policies, Licensing, and Privacy
  • Documentation and Professionalism
  • Change Management Best Practices
  • Disaster Prevention and Recovery
  • Demonstrating Professionalism

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

CompTIA Network +

CompTIA Network+ Module 1
Networking Concepts

  • Introduction to Networks
  • Physical Network Topologies
  • Topology Selection, Backbones, and Segments
  • Open Systems Interconnection Specifications
  • Internetworking Models
  • OSI Reference Model
  • Introduction to Encapsulation
  • Modulation Techniques

CompTIA Network+ Module 2
Networking Topologies and Ethernet Specifications

  • Physical Media
  • Cable Properties
  • Wiring Standards
  • Installing Wiring Distributions
  • Network Basics
  • Ethernet Basics
  • Ethernet at the Data Link Layer
  • Ethernet at the Physical Layer
  • Ethernet over Other Standards

CompTIA Network+ Module 3
Networking Devices and Internet Protocol 

  • Common Network Connectivity Devices
  • Specialized Devices
  • Planning and Implementing a Basic SOHO Network
  • Switches and Bridges at the Data Link Layer
  • Hubs at the Physical Layer
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Introducing TCP/IP
  • TCP/IP and the DoD Model
  • The Host-to-Host Layer Protocols
  • The Internet Layer Protocols
  • Data Encapsulation

CompTIA Network+ Module 4
IP Addressing, Subnetting, and Troubleshooting

  • IP Terminology
  • The Hierarchical IP Addressing Scheme
  • IPv4 Address Types
  • Internet Addressing
  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
  • Subnetting Basics
  • Troubleshooting IP Addressing
  • Introduction to Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • How NAT Works

CompTIA Network+ Module 5
IP Routing and Routing Protocols

  • Routing Basics
  • The IP Routing Process
  • Testing Your IP Routing Understanding
  • Static and Dynamic Routing
  • Routing Protocol Basics
  • Distance Vector Routing Protocols
  • Link State Routing Protocols
  • High Availability
  • Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
  • IPv6 Routing Protocols

CompTIA Network+ Module 6
Virtual LANs and Wireless Networking 

  • Networking Before Layer 2 Switching
  • Switching Services
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Virtual LANs
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol
  • Introduction to Wireless Technology
  • The 802.11 Standards
  • Comparing 802.11 Standards
  • Wireless Network Components
  • Installing a Wireless Network

CompTIA Network+ Module 7
Ensuring Network Availability and Policies 

  • Performance Metrics/Sensors
  • SNMP
  • Network Device Logs
  • Interface Statistics/Status
  • Interface Errors or Alerts
  • Environmental Factors and Sensors
  • Baselines
  • NetFlow Data
  • Uptime/Downtime
  • Hardening and Security Policies
  • Common Documentation
  • Common Agreements

CompTIA Network+ Module 8
Disaster Recovery and Common Security Concepts

  • Load Balancing
  • Multipathing
  • Network Interface Card (NIC) Teaming
  • Facilities and Infrastructure Support
  • Mean Time to Repair (MTTR)
  • Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)
  • Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
  • Recovery Point Objective (RPO)
  • Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA)
  • Threats
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Least Privilege
  • Role-Based Access
  • Zero Trust
  • Security Risk Assessments

CompTIA Network+ Module 9
Types of Attacks and Network Hardening Techniques

  • Technology-Based Attacks
  • Human and Environmental
  • Social Engineering
  • Phishing
  • Tailgating
  • Best Practices
  • Wireless Security
  • IoT Access Considerations

CompTIA Network+ Module 10
Remote Access and Physical Security 

  • Site to Site VPN
  • Client to Site VPN
  • Remote Desktop Connection
  • Remote Desktop Gateway
  • SSH
  • Virtual Network Computing (VNC)
  • Virtual Desktop
  • Detection Methods
  • Prevention Methods
  • Asset Disposal

CompTIA Network+ Module 11
Data Center Architecture and Network Availability 

  • Data Center Network Architectures
  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Traffic Flows
  • Cloud Computing
  • Managing Network Documentation
  • Network Monitoring
  • Performance Metrics/Sensors
  • Network Metrics
  • Interface Errors
  • NetFlow

CompTIA Network+ Module 12
Troubleshooting

  • Identifying Hardware Tools
  • Narrowing Down the Problem
  • Troubleshooting Steps
  • Troubleshooting Tips
  • Software Tools
  • File Transfer Protocol
  • Telnet Utility

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ Module 1
Cybersecurity Threats

• Data Breach Risks
• Implementing Security Controls
• Data Protection
• Exploring Cybersecurity Threats
• Threat Data and Intelligence

CompTIA Security+ Module 2
Malicious Code and Social Engineering

• Malware
• Malicious Code
• Adversarial Artificial Intelligence
• Social Engineering
• Password Attacks
• Physical Attacks

CompTIA Security+ Module 3
Security Assessment and Secure Coding

• Vulnerability Management
• Security Vulnerabilities
• Penetration Testing
• Software Assurance Best Practices
• Software Security Testing
• Injection Vulnerabilities
• Exploiting Authentication, Authorization, and Web Application Vulnerabilities
• Secure Coding Practices

CompTIA Security+ Module 4
Cryptography and Identity Management

• Cryptographic Concepts
• Symmetric and Asymmetric Cryptography
• Hash Functions
• Public Key Infrastructure
• Identify
• Authentication and Authorization
• Authentication Methods
• Accounts
• Access Control Schemes

CompTIA Security+ Module 5
Physical, Cloud, and Virtualization Security

• Building Cybersecurity Resilience
• Response and Recovery Controls
• Physical Security Controls
• Virtualization
• Cloud Infrastructure Components
• Cloud Security Issues
• Cloud Security Controls

CompTIA Security+ Module 6
Endpoint and Network Security

• Protecting Endpoints
• Service Hardening
• Operating System Hardening
• Securing Embedded and Specialized Systems
• Designing Secure Networks
• Attacking and Assessing Networks
• Network Reconnaissance and Discovery Tools

CompTIA Security+ Module 7
Wireless Security and Incident Response

• Building Secure Wireless Networks
• Managing Secure Mobile Devices
• Incident Response
• Incident Response Data and Tools
• Mitigation and Recovery

CompTIA Security+ Module 8
Digital Forensics, Compliance, and Risk Management

• Digital Forensic Concepts
• Conducting Digital Forensics
• Personnel Management
• Third-Party Risk Management
• Complying with Laws and Regulations
• Adopting Standard Frameworks
• Analyzing and Managing Risk
• Risk Analysis
• Disaster Recovery Planning

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.
 

CompTIA A+

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA A+ 220-1101 & 220-1102 certification exams.

CompTIA Network +

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA Exam N10-008: CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

CompTIA Security+

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA Exam SY0-601: CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player