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					Castle                      IT Essentials I (CompTIA A+)

IT Academy
        Cisco               Are you looking for a career in networking?
                            Do you wish to validate your current networking skills?

                            CompTIA A+ certification is an international industry credential that validates the
                            knowledge of computer service technicians. Major hardware and software vendors,
                            distributors and resellers accept CompTIA A+ as the standard in foundation
                            level, vendor-neutral certification for service technicians. This course provides
                            comprehensive training towards the two exams to make up this industry certification.

                            We offer courses that lead towards recognised CompTIA certifications. These
                            certifications will validate to employers your understanding of computer hardware and
                            operating systems.

                            What are the benefits?

                            Learners who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components
                            of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and
                            troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. They will also be able to
                            connect computers to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment.

                            After becoming certified, learners will be qualified to work as computer support
                            professionals and technicians in a variety of work environments and industries.

                            Who is the course aimed at?

                            No formal qualifications are required for entry to this course, although candidates
                            should have some knowledge of computer hardware, software and operating systems,
                            and possess basic literacy and numeracy skills.

                            How is this course delivered?

                            Learners participate in hands-on activities and lab-based learning to become familiar
                            with various hardware and software components and discover best practices in
                            maintenance and safety. This course provides an excellent introduction to the IT
                            industry and interactive exposure to personla computers, hardware and operating
IT Academy                        What will you learn on this course?

         Cisco                    PC Hardware and Software is divided into two sections. The first section provides
                                  foundational knowledge that aligns with the CompTIA A+ Essentials exam, while
                                  the second section explores advanced concepts in greater depth and provides
                                  opportunities for practical application.

                                  Chapters 1–10 cover the following skills and competencies:

                                        • Core competencies in the latest hardware and software technologies.
                                        • Information security skills.
                                        • Safety and environmental issues.
                                        • Soft skills for career development.

                                  Chapters 11–16 cover the following skills and competencies:
                                        • Advanced troubleshooting skills.
                                        • Prepares for all three CompTIA job environments certification exams.
                                        • Advanced installation of computers, peripheral devices, networks and
                                          security components.

                                  How will my learning be assessed?

                                  Assessment is progressive and is based on proving competence in a range of
                                  practical and theoretical tasks. On completion of the course, you will be able to take
                                  the exam.

                                                                        What to do next…
                                                                        If you would like further information about these
                                                                        courses, or wish to discuss the suitability of a
                                                                        specific course for you or your staff;
                                                                        please call us on 0845 845 0500
                                                                        or email
  Tel 0845 845 0500

  Castle IT Academy
  Middle Street Business Centre
  10 Middle Street
  NG9 1FX

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