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

Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.

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Credit transfer

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2022 registration opens February 7, 2022. Fall 2022 registration opens July 4, 2022.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery