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IT Essentials 1 (A+) PC Hardware & Software Level 2

West Herts College
Course summary
15 weeks
370 GBP excl. VAT
Part time
Next available date: 04/02/2021 - Watford
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Course description

IT Essentials 1 (A+) PC Hardware & Software Level 2

This predominantly practical course builds the skills you need to repair, configure and upgrade personal computers. On completion you will be able to sit the CompTIA A+ exam, recognised by employers nationwide. As West Herts College is a CompTIA academy, you will study the latest syllabus needed to be successful in the A+ exam. It also builds theoretical and practical knowledge in networking in order to progress to advanced courses such as Cisco CCNA, which is studied as part of the Cisco Networking Academy.

Suitability - Who should attend?

All students enrolled on this course are required to have intermediate computer skills.

Training Course Content

During the course you will be learning skills in:

  • Installing hardware and software
  • Identify faults with POST diagnostics
  • Configure CMOS
  • Trouble shooting CMOS problems
  • Working with DOS commands
  • Create and maintain system files
  • Speed up disk using Defragmentation and Disk caching
  • Recover lost files and directories
  • Detect, treat and protect virus infection
  • Diagnosing used and free Interrupt
  • Installing operating systems
  • Add and remove software and hardware
  • Setting up a network
  • Install application via network share
  • Mapping network drive

Continuing Studies

Employment opportunities exist as computer technicians or as helpdesk support staff.

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West Herts College

West Herts College

Here at West Herts College, we’re committed to lifelong learning. We have a great range of courses to help you get qualified, boost your prospects or enjoy some leisure time. You’ll have access to our professional facilities, plus all the...

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West Herts College

Watford Campus, Hempstead Road, Watford, Herts
WD17 3EZ

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