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CompTIA IT Fundamentals

This course is 100% online. Start anytime.

This technology- focused online course is approved by the TechCred Program funding and will help you upskill and earn a credential in only six months.

TechCred Program funding allows Ohio employers looking to fill their open technology-focused roles with skilled candidates. Additionally, the program is designed to enable employers to offer current and future employees the opportunity to learn new skills while on the job by funding their learning.

Become part of a stronger workforce with the skills needed to propel your career.

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Earn Your CompTIA ITF+ Certification

CompTIA's IT Fundamentals (ITF+) certification provides an introduction to IT concepts and skills. As a "pre-career” certification, it’s perfect for gaining basic IT support knowledge. This 100% online course will help you will master core concepts that directly apply to the ITF+ certification exam. This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin any time.

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Job Outlook for IT Support Professionals

  • Professionals with computer support skills are in high demand. Data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that computer support specialist jobs will enjoy 10% growth between now and 2028. This is a rate of approximately double that expected for overall job growth.
  • In addition to this strong job growth, the BLS notes that growth in IT areas such as networking, security and device management means that the field also holds strong advancement opportunities.
  • Salaries among IT support specialists generally reflect this high demand. The BLS notes that salaries for computer support specialists average $63,460 per year. The Bureau notes that lower salaries, such as those offered to inexperienced professionals, average $38,990, or around $19-20 per hour.
IS THE COMPTIA ITF+ CERTIFICATION IMPORTANT FOR ENTRY LEVEL JOBS?

Yes. According to the CompTIA, the ITF+ certification is one of the best ways to build a knowledge base in computer support concepts.

WHAT DOES ITF+ PREPARE FOR?

ITF+ is an ideal introduction to the IT concepts needed for early career success. A+ preparation courses can be expected to address:

  • Hardware, including networking and troubleshooting
  • Mobile devices
  • Operating systems
  • Software troubleshooting
  • Networking, including virtualization, cloud computing and security
WHO TYPICALLY EARNS THE COMPTIA ITF+ CERTIFICATION?

Typically, IT professionals that earn the ITF+ certification go on to work in any of the following roles:

  • Service and user help desk support
  • Technical support specialist
  • Associate network engineer
  • Data support technician
  • Desktop support administrator
  • Help desk technician
  • System support specialist
DOES ITF+ CERTIFICATION PREPARE A+ CERTIFICATION?

Although the ITF+ certification is not listed as a formal prerequisite for the A+ exam, CompTIA highly recommends ITF+ for those embarking on their first formal training for a career in IT. It is designed to provide a framework in IT skills that can lead to a wide variety of specialized areas or can lead a prospective employee to another area outside the formal IT domain.

  • Prepare to take and pass CompTIA ITF+ exam
  • Identify and understand the purpose of computer components
  • Compare and contrast different connector types
  • Compare and contrast Operating Systems and their functions and features
  • Define and identify basic security threats
  • Understand how to implement the best IT and security practices
  • Perform proper steps to set up a basic workstation
  • Describe the importance and impact of various environmental and safety concept

There are no prerequisites to take the course.

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Instructor

David Grimes

David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.