CompTIA

Course Overview

CompTIA professional certifications cover the technical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a specific IT career.

Skills Learned

CompTIA A+ (20 hrs, 42 mins) – Covers preventative maintenance, basic networking, installation, troubleshooting, communication and professionalism.

CompTIA Network+ (14 hrs, 48 mins) – Covers managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, operating and configuring basic network infrastructure.

CompTIA Project+ (4 hrs, 37 mins) – Covers the entire process of project management: initiation, planning, execution, acceptance, support and closure.

CompTIA Security+ (11 hrs, 28 mins) – Covers system security, network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits.

Course Outline

A+ 2009 (220-701 & 220-702)

  • Introduction to Hardware
  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • PC Hardware Essentials
  • Installing and Supporting I/O Devices
  • Data Storage Devices
  • Portable Computers and Devices
  • Printers and Scanners
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Networking Computers
  • Operating System Fundamentals
  • Operating System Installation
  • OS Support and Maintenance
  • Safety

A+  2012 (220-801 & 220-802)

  • Installing and Configuring PC Hardware
  • Expanding PC Hardware Capabilities
  • Installing and Configuring Peripheral Devices
  • Understanding Computer Networking
  • Installing and Configuring Operating Systems
  • Understanding System Security
  • Portable Computers and Mobile Devices
  • Troubleshooting Hardware and Software Issues

Network+ 2012 (N10-005)

  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Understanding Physical Networking
  • TCP/IP Fundamentals
  • Local Area Networks
  • Wide Area Networks
  • Remote Access Networking
  • Security Fundamentals
  • Protecting Network Security
  • Implementing Response Groups

Security+ (SY0-301)

  • Security Basics
  • Threats to Network Security
  • Security Hardening Fundamentals
  • Securing Network Communications
  • Public Key Infrastructures
  • Understanding Organizational Security Policies

Security+ 2014 (SY0-401)

  • Security Fundamentals
  • Compliance and Operational Security
  • Identifying Network Attacks
  • Protecting Operating Systems and Applications
  • Implementing Network Security
  • Securing Cloud Services and Storage
  • Access Control and Identity Management
  • Implementing Cryptographic Security Measures
  • Security Administration

Project+ (PK0-003)

Level 1

  • Beginning Project Initiation
  • Project Selection
  • Project Initiation
  • Defining Project Scope
  • Identifying Stakeholders
  • Determining Business Needs
  • Functional & Technical Analysis
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Sponsor, Manager & Team
  • Create Project Charter & Scope
  • List Assumptions & Constraints
  • Risk Tolerance
  • Initial Budget & Schedule
  • Gain Consensus

Level 2

  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Estimate Duration & Effort
  • Estimate Costs
  • Develop a Schedule
  • Critical Path
  • Budget
  • Team Members
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Resource Management
  • Change Control Plan
  • Communication Plan
  • Quality Management Plan
  • Project Management Plan
  • Procurement & Solicitation Plan

Level 3

  • Track the Project Progress
  • Project Reporting
  • Vendor Source Selection
  • Resolve Issues
  • Communicating
  • Earned Value Management
  • Managing Resources
  • Maintaining Quality Deliverables
  • Instituting Quality Assurance
  • Ensuring Quality Control
  • Using Team Management
  • Using Scope Creep
  • Creating a Baseline
  • Enforcing Schedule Control
  • Using Budget Control

Level 4

  • Closing a Project
  • Customer Acceptance Testing
  • Administering Vendor Contracts
  • Transferring Deliverables
  • Documentation
  • Administrative Closeout
  • User Training
  • Team Recognition
  • Receiving Customer Acceptance
  • Vendor Sign-Off
  • Lessons Learned
  • Formulizing the Final Report
  • Archive Project Files
  • Course Conclusion