Professional Certificate for Computer Technician

Course schedule subject to change



H Hybrid

Required (14 units)
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IT Help Desk Operations and Support

The IT Help Desk is a key component of a successful information technology program. Understanding your organization's needs for a Help Desk and Planning for its successful operation is key to managing an efficient and effective IT Help Desk. The course covers key Help Desk concepts including developing a new Help Desk operation, refining operations and ensuring success for your IT Help Desk support functions.


3 units

Maintaining and Supporting Computers (A+ Certification Training)

This course provides a hands-on exploration of PC architecture for individuals interested in troubleshooting, repair and help desk support. Participants examine PC hardware, DOS and Windows, basic networking and printers. A+ Certification is a testing program sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) that certifies the competency of entry-level service technicians in the computer industry. This course helps participants prepare for A+ Core and DOS/Windows 2000/XP objectives exam. The A+ Certification is an important first step for participants wishing to pursue Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and other advanced computer certifications.


4 units

Networking (Network+ Certification Training)

Participants learn about the design, installation, maintenance and administration of a variety of networks including Microsoft Windows. Commonly used hardware, including network interface cards, hubs, bridges, switches and routers, is examined. Networking technologies like Ethernet and the TCP/IP protocol are studied in detail to prepare participants for the CompTIA Network+ certification or follow-up training toward Cisco Systems, Novell or Microsoft certification.


3 units

Security+ Certification Training

Designed to enhance your knowledge in security concepts, tools and procedures and demonstrates how to react to security incidents. You will develop skills to both anticipate and guard against security risks. Prepares you to sit for the Security+Certification Exam SY0 - 301.


4 units

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