IST113W: IT Essentials

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 2 Credits 4
Based on the curriculum of Cisco Systems IT Essentials I, IT Essentials exposes students to computer hardware and operating systems. Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components, as well as best practices in maintenance and safety. Through hands-on activities and laboratories, students learn how to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. In addition, the course includes an introduction to networking and helps students prepare for CompTIA's A+ certification.