A+ Essentials - Operating Systems Software

Code: COMP1417

Course description

This course along with A+ Essentials - Hardware validates knowledge of basic computer hardware and operating systems, covering skills such as installation, building, upgrading, repairing, configuring, troubleshooting, optimizing, diagnosing and preventive maintenance, with additional elements of security and soft skills. The Essentials Exam validates the basic skills needed by entry-level service technician regardless of job environment. It is recommended that students complete A+ Essentials Hardware before registering for this course. Students are required to book their own certification exam date with CompTIA. Certification exams are an additional cost.

Course details

Hours: 52
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

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Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021. Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021.