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A+ Certification (ISS)
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The A+ Certification certificate is a specialty certificate aligned to the ISS Degree. The certificate prepares students to test and become certified as CompTIA A+ certified technicians. This credential is the industry standard for computer support technicians. The international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventive maintenance, networking, security, and troubleshooting. CompTIA A+ certified technicians also have excellent customer service and communication skills to work with clients.

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Semester 1
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FA2014
SP2015
ISM 1202
Computer Hardware Fundamentals
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This course is designed to introduce students to the basic computer hardware operation, then, progress to a more in-depth and advanced investigation including the anatomy of popular personal computers. From a PC repair perspective, this course teaches students to manage, maintain, and troubleshoot personal computers. This course maps fully to CompTIA's A+ Exam objectives which prepares students for the A+ 220-701 and 220-702 exams. . This course structure is a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware. The course will cover the anatomy of popular personal computers including such elements as the microprocessor, motherboard, coprocessors, memory, displays, data and expansion buses, USB and hard disks, mass storage systems, and optical storage units.

Term Total
4
Semester 2
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FA2014
SP2015
ISS 1203
Client Operating Systems
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Students will gain a complete, step-by-step approach for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting Microsoft Windows computer operating systems. This course maps fully to CompTIA's latest A+ 220-701 and 220-702 Exam objectives.

ISS 1206
A+ Preparation and Exam
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This course prepares students for the Comp TIA A+ certification track that includes the A+ Essentials exam (220-701) and the Practical Application exam (220-702). This course consists of full coverage of all exam objectives in a systematic approach so the student is prepared for both exams. There will also be practical hands-on exercises to reinforce critical skills as well as real-world scenarios that will put what the student has learned in the context of actual job roles. PREREQUISITES:ISM 1202 Computer Hardware Fundamentals, or concurrent enrollment, and ISS 1203 Client Operating Systems.

Term Total
6
Program Total
10


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