CompTIA IT Fundamentals

40 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

CompTIA IT Fundamentals LogoThere will be a new version of the CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification released on September 4th, 2018. 

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam is designed to help you learn more about the world of information technology (IT). It’s ideal if you’re considering a career in IT or if you work in an allied field that requires a broad understanding of IT. CompTIA IT Fundamentals can also be a stepping stone to more advanced certifications such as CompTIA A+, and, with specialized experience, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.

This course includes FREE access for 12 months to a cloud based lab platform to assist students develop the practical information technology (IT) skills necessary to succeed in high in demand IT jobs.  This cloud based lab solution uses real equipment that enables our students to execute each practical task in a safe environment that is accessible from anywhere without needing to buy their own hardware or risk damage to their own system.

Along with providing the necessary hardware in a virtual environment, students gain access to high quality practical exercises that cover many of the exam topics they will encounter on their certifying exams.

This course prepares students to take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U51 certification exam.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Introduction
  • What Is the CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification?
  • Why Become IT Fundamentals Certified?
  • How to Become IT Fundamentals Certified?
  • Tips for Taking the IT Fundamentals Exam
  • Who Should Read This Book?
  • What Does This Book Cover?
  • What's Included in the Book?
  • Interactive Online Learning Environment and Test Bank
  • How to Use this Book?
  • Exam Objectives
  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals Study Guide
Lesson 2: Core Hardware Components
  • Introducing Internal Components
  • Exploring Motherboards, Processors, and Memory
  • Exploring Storage and Expansion Devices
  • Exploring Power and Cooling
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Labs
Lesson 3: Peripherals and Connectors
  • Audio, Video, and Printers
  • Input Devices
  • External Storage and Other Connectors
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Labs
Lesson 4: Operating Systems
  • Operating System Fundamentals
  • Navigating an Operating System
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 3 Lab
  • Answers To The Lab
Lesson 5: Software Applications
  • Common Software Applications and File Types
  • Software Management Best Practices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 4 Lab
  • Answers To The Lab
Lesson 6: Networking Technologies and Wireless Routers
  • Connection Types and Features
  • Network Connectivity Essentials
  • Setting Up a SOHO Router
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 5 Lab
  • Answers To Written Lab
Lesson 7: Network Sharing and Storage
  • Local Network Sharing
  • Web-Based Sharing and Access
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 6 Lab
Lesson 8: Mobile Devices
  • Using Wireless Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 7 Lab
Lesson 9: Security Threats
  • Understanding Hacking
  • Understanding Security Threats
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 8 Lab
Lesson 10: Security Best Practices
  • Computer and Network Security Best Practices
  • Internet Security Best Practices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 9 Lab
Lesson 11: Buying and Configuring a Workstation
  • Buying and Configuring a Workstation
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 10 Lab
Lesson 12: Computer Support and Backups
  • Basic Computer Support Concepts
  • Computer Backups
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 11 Lab
Lesson 13: Environmental and Safety Concepts
  • Safe Interactions with Computers
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 12 Lab
  • Answers To The Lab
Lesson 14: Appendix
  • Videos
CompTIA IT Fundamentals Practice Lab:
  • Configuring Mobile Devices
  • Installing Windows 8.1 and Fedora Linux Workstation
  • Device Driver Compatibility for OS Support
  • Basic Functions of an Operating System
  • Using Productivity Software – Open Office and Windows Live Mail
  • Using Productivity Software – Desktop Publishing, PDF Creators and Remote Desktop 
  • Using Collaboration Software – Cloud Storage and Online Apps
  • Understand Utility Software – Anti-Malware, Software Firewalls, Maintenance and Compression Tools
  • Understanding Executable Files
  • Understanding File Compression Formats
  • Applying Patches and Updates for Windows Desktops
  • Understanding E-mail Configuration on a Mobile Device
  • Install and Configure Network based Anti-Malware Software
  • Understanding Network Password Management

Certification(s):

This course prepares students to take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U51 certification exam.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


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