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 220-1001 and 220-1002.

CompTIA A+ 220-1001 covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking. CompTIA A+ 220-1002 covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, 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 +

TThe 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 N10-007 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 SY0-501. Many corporations recommend or require the Security+ certification for their IT employees. Companies like Sun, IBM/Tivoli Software Group, Symantec, Motorola and Olympus Security Group know the value of a Security+ certification and recommend or require it of 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, configurations 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+ 220-1001 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+ 220-1001 Module 2
Peripherals, Expansion, and Custom Configurations

  • Peripherals and Expansions
  • Installing and Configuring Expansion Cards
  • Connectors and Cables
  • Input Devices
  • Multimedia Input Devices
  • Output Devices
  • Understanding Display Types
  • Videos Standards
  • Network-Attached Storage Devices

CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Module 3
Printers and Networking Fundamentals

  • Understanding Print Technologies and Imaging Processes
  • Virtual Printers
  • 3D Printers
  • Installing and Maintaining Printers
  • Understanding Networking Principles
  • Identifying Common Network Hardware

CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Module 4
TCP/IP, Wireless and SOHO Networks

  • Understanding TCP/IP
  • TCP/IP Structure
  • IP Addressing
  • Understanding Wireless Networks
  • 802.11 Networking Standards
  • 802.11 Devices
  • Wireless Encryption Methods
  • Installing and Configuring SOHO Networks
  • Configuring a Wireless Router

CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Module 5
Network Services, Virtualization, and Laptops

  • Understanding Network Services
  • Virtualization
  • Cloud Computing
  • Installing the OS
  • Working with Laptops
  • Input Devices
  • Internal Expansion
  • Laptop Displays
  • External Peripherals

CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Module 6
Mobile Devices, Connectivity, and Synchronization

  • Understanding Mobile Devices
  • Smartphones
  • E-Readers
  • GPS
  • Understanding Network Connectivity and Email
  • Configuring Mobile Device Synchronization

CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Module 7
Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Best Practice Methodology
  • Theories
  • Troubleshooting Core Hardware Issues
  • Troubleshooting Storage and Video Problems
  • Troubleshooting Common Mobile Device Issues
  • Troubleshooting Printer Problems
  • Troubleshooting Networking Problems

Outline: A+ 220-1002

CompTIA A+ 220-1002 Module 8
Operating System Administration

  • Understanding Operating Systems
  • Operating System Terms and Concepts
  • Going Virtual
  • Control Panel
  • Computer Management
  • Window System Configuration Tools
  • Administration Tools
  • Disk Management
  • Virtual Memory

CompTIA A+ 220-1002 Module 9
Working with Windows 8/8.1 and 10

  • Installing Windows 10
  • Windows Applications
  • Networking in Windows 10
  • Windows Editions
  • Installing Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Boot Methods

CompTIA A+ 220-1002 Module 10
Working with Windows 7, macOS, and Linux

  • Installing Windows 7
  • Booting Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Features
  • Windows 7 Control Panel Utilities
  • Tools and Features of macOS and Linux
  • Basic Linux Commands

CompTIA A+ 220-1002 Module 11
Scripting and Remote Access and Security Concepts

  • Scripting
  • Visual Basic Scripts
  • Remote Access
  • Virtual Network Computing
  • Physical Security Concepts
  • Logical Security
  • Network Policies
  • Common Software Threats

CompTIA A+ 220-1002 Module 12
Securing Operating Systems and Troubleshooting

  • Workstation Security Best Practices
  • Working with Windows OS Security Settings
  • Mobile Device Security
  • Troubleshooting Microsoft Windows OS Problems
  • Troubleshooting Security Issues
  • Troubleshooting Mobile Issues
  • Troubleshooting Mobile Security Issues

CompTIA A+ 220-1002 Module 13
Documentation, Professionalism, Safety, and Environmental Concerns

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

**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
Authentication and Network Threats

  • Security Filtering
  • Managing User Account and Password Security
  • Single Sign-On
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • User-Authentication Methods
  • Recognizing Security Threats
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Understanding Mitigation Techniques
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Anti-Malware Software

CompTIA Network+ Module 8
Physical Security and Wide Area Networks

  • Using Hardware and Software Security Devices
  • Defining Firewalls
  • Firewall Technologies
  • Firewalls at the Application Layer vs the Network Layer
  • Scanning Services
  • Intrusion Detection
  • VPN Concentrators
  • What’s a WAN?
  • T-Series Connections
  • Transmission Media

CompTIA Network+ Module 9
Troubleshooting Tools, Software and Hardware

  • Protocol Analyzers
  • Throughput Testers
  • Connectivity Software
  • Using the Address Resolution Protocol
  • Understanding Network Scanners
  • Port Scanners
  • Wi-Fi Analyzer
  • Baseline
  • Network Monitoring and Logging
  • Identifying Hardware Tools

CompTIA Network+ Module 10
Network Troubleshooting, Management and Monitoring

  • Narrowing Down the Problems
  • Troubleshooting Steps
  • Troubleshooting Tips
  • Establish a Theory
  • Software Configuration
  • Viruses
  • Managing Network Documentation
  • Network Monitoring
  • Network Optimization

 

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

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ Module 1
Risk, Monitoring, and Diagnosing Networks

  • Risk Related Concepts
  • Control Types
  • False Positives and Negatives
  • Risk Management
  • Implementing Policies
  • Understanding Control Types
  • Alarms
  • Alerts
  • Trends
  • Security Posture

CompTIA Security+ Module 2
Devices, Infrastructure, and Access Control

  • Mastering TCP/IP
  • OSI Resilience
  • Working with TCP/IP Suite
  • IPv4 and IPv5
  • Encapsulation
  • Protocols and Services
  • Securing Workstations
  • Access Control Basics
  • Identity Management
  • Network Access Control

CompTIA Security+ Module 3
Protecting the Wireless Networks and Securing the Cloud

  • Wireless Systems
  • Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol
  • Wireless Attacks
  • Access Points
  • Classifying Information
  • Private Cloud
  • Security and the Cloud
  • Host Availability
  • Sandboxing
  • Cloud Storage

CompTIA Security+ Module 4
Host, Data, Cryptography and Application Security

  • Application Hardening
  • Fuzzing
  • Secure Coding
  • Host Security
  • Database Technologies
  • Cryptography Overview
  • Modern Cryptography
  • Rainbow Tables and Salt
  • Key Stretching
  • Wi-Fi Encryption

CompTIA Security+ Module 5
Malware, Vulnerabilities, Social Engineering and Threats

  • Understanding Malware
  • Surviving Viruses
  • Types of Viruses
  • Spoofing Attacks
  • Understanding Social Engineering
  • Types of Social Engineering Attacks
  • What Motivates an Attack?
  • The Principles Behind Social Engineering
  • Social Engineering Attack Examples
  • Understanding Physical Security

CompTIA Security+ Module 6
Security Administration and Disaster Recovery

  • Understanding Physical Security
  • Third-Party Integration
  • Transitioning
  • Understanding Business Continuity
  • Impact Analysis
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
  • The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Penetration Testing
  • Vulnerability Scanning 

**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+ 220-1001 & 220-1002 certification exams.

CompTIA Network +

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA Exam N10-007: CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

CompTIA Security+

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA Exam SY0-501: CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

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

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

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