2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog
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CITC 1320 CompTIA A+

3 Credit Hour(s)
An introduction to the installation, maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, and connectivity of computers and networks. Topics include the internal components of a computer, installing an operating system, troubleshooting using system tools and diagnostic software, connecting to a network, implementing security best practices on a workstation, and peripheral setup and troubleshooting. Integrates virtual learning tools to supplement classroom learning and to provide an interactive “hands-on” experience. Academically prepares the student for the current CompTIA A+ certification core exams upon successful completion of this course.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify, install, configure, and troubleshoot operating systems, software and hardware components, peripheral devices, and mobile devices to support computing needs.
  2. Identify, install, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware and functionality, and security features to support computing needs.
  3. Distinguish (visually), explain usage (conceptually) and identify names, purposes and characteristics of computer data cables, on board ports and motherboard bus connections on expansion slots.
  4. Install, configure, and troubleshoot virtualization and cloud computing features to support computing needs.
  5. Configure and manage users, workstations, and shared resources in a computing environment.
  6. Demonstrate critical thinking and appropriate operational procedures, communication, and professional skills.

This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.

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