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CST 278 - A+ Certification Prep

Credits: 3
Prepares for the CompTIA A+ certification exam as well as the TestOut PC Pro certification exam. Performs real-world skills that are required for an IT Support Specialist.

Prerequisite(s): CST 128  and CST 228  both with a minimum grade of “C”
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate knowledge in Information Technology.
    1. Demonstrate fundamentals of computer technology and specifications.
    2. Describe computer components, and make informed choices about which device characteristics are required for your situation.
    3. Install and configure PC operating systems.
    4. Identify system requirements when purchasing a new computer.
    5. Install printers using the correct cabling, connections, and ports.
    6. Manage external devices.
    7. Demonstrate proper operational procedures.
  2. Perform job-related tasks for computer and networking systems.
    1. Install and configure PCs, laptops, and related hardware.
    2. Install and configure basic networks.
    3. Install and configure common mobile operating systems.
    4. Troubleshoot basic workstation security issues.
    5. Diagnose and repair common computer problems.

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