If you are a high-end computer user at home or college considering a career in information technology, or interested in furthering your knowledge about personal computers, the CompTIA® IT Fundamentals™ (Exam FC0-U51 or FC0-Z51) course is the first step in your preparation. In this course, you will identify PC components, work with files and folders, and conduct basic software installations. This course will provide you with the fundamental skills and concepts required to maintain, support, and work efficiently with personal computers. In addition, you will acquire the essential skills and information you need to set up, configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance of the hardware and software components of a basic personal computer workstation and basic wireless devices. You will also implement basic security measures and implement basic computer and user support practices.
Whether you are a home user, an experienced knowledge worker, or someone new to the work force considering an information technology (IT) career, the CompTIA® IT Fundamentals™ (Exam FC0-U51 or FC0-Z51)course can benefit you in many ways. Having a basic foundational knowledge about personal computers and the skills required to work with them provides you with the starting point to build your career. If your existing job role is linked with personal computers, this course will provide you with the fundamental technical knowledge about personal computers that you need to work efficiently in your current role. It will also assist you if you are preparing to take the CompTIA® IT Fundamentals™ examination (Exam FC0-U51 or FC0-Z51).
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to safely set up a basic workstation, including installing basic hardware and software and establishing basic network connectivity; identify and correct compatibility issues; identify and prevent basic security risks; and practice basic support techniques on computing devices.
- Identify hardware commonly found in or attached to computing devices.
- Identify software commonly installed on computing devices.
- Set up a basic workstation.
- Configure network access.
- Work with files, folders, and applications.
- Configure and use wireless devices.
- Secure computing devices.
- Support computers and users.
Lesson 1: Identifying Computer Hardware
Topic A: Identify Types of Computing Devices
Topic B: Identify Internal Computer Components
Topic C: Common Computer Connector Types
Topic D: Identify Common Peripheral Devices
Lesson 2: Identifying Computer Software
Topic A: Compare Functions and Features of Common Operating Systems
Topic B: Identify Application Software
Lesson 3: Setting Up a Basic Workstation
Topic A: Connect Hardware
Topic B: Install and Configure Operating Systems
Topic C: Install and Configure Applications
Topic D: Configure Accessibility Options
Lesson 4: Configuring Network Access
Topic A: Network Connection Types
Topic B: Install and Configure a SOHO Router
Topic C: Network and Alternative Technologies
Topic D: Sharing and Storage Methods
Lesson 5: Working with Files, Folders, and Applications
Topic A: Create Files
Topic B: Navigate a File Structure
Topic C: Manage Files and Folders
Topic D: Compress and Extract Files
Topic E: Create Screen Captures
Lesson 6: Configuring and Using Wireless Devices
Topic A: Configure Wireless Devices
Topic B: Use Wireless Devices
Lesson 7: Securing Computing Devices
Topic A: Identify Security Threats
Topic B: Apply Security Best Practices
Topic C: Perform Secure Web Browsing
Lesson 8: Supporting Computers and Users
Topic A: Environmental and Safety Concepts
Topic B: Back Up and Restore Data
Topic C: Manage Software
Topic D: Implement Basic Support Measures
Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA® IT Fundamentals™ (Exam FC0-U51 or FC0-Z51) Certification Exam
This course is designed for individuals who are considering a career in information technology (IT) and who might be planning to pursue CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification, CompTIA A+™ certification, or other similar certifications.
To ensure your success in your course you will need basic Windows end-user skills. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking either of the following CHOICE courses, or have equivalent experience:
- Using Microsoft® Windows® 8.1
- Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Transition from Windows 7