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Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Course Catalog 
Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COMSC 106 - IT Essentials (A+)

3 credits

This course covers the fundamentals of computer and mobile device hardware and software, and advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install operating systems, and troubleshoot them using software tools and diagnostics. Students will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment. New topics in this version include scripting basics, using remote access technologies, IoT device configuration and communication types, documentation and change management best practices, and also, disaster prevention and recovery methods. Expanded topics include virtualization, cloud computing, and security. The course will prepare the student to take the CompTIA A+ certification.