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Strata IT Fundamentals Course (FC0-U41) - Retiring July 2016

Strata IT Fundamentals Course (FC0-U41) - Retiring July 2016

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Strata IT Fundamentals Course (FC0-U41) - Retiring July 2016

3 Sessions -
9 Hours of Interactive Training

Prepare for and pass the CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals Exam with eLearning experts at LearnKey. This in-depth course is designed to be the starting point for anyone considering a career in the IT world. This course presents all of the topics covered on the Strata IT Fundamentals certificate in an easy to understand, real-world manner. Feel confident that when you have completed this course you will be prepared to pass the Strata IT Fundamentals exam and earn your certificate. CompTIA Strata certificate program was designed for candidates new to the IT industry. The Strata IT Fundamentals exam, FC0-U41, focus is on the basic understanding of technology. The training provided by LearnKey, Strata IT Fundamentals meets all objectives stated by CompTIA. At the end of this training course you will successfully understand the following objectives: Technology and Computer Hardware Basics Compatibility Issues and Common Errors Software Installation and Functions Security Green IT and Preventative Maintenance

Benefits
  • Identify types and characteristics of PC components, including the motherboard, CPU, memory and storage, and input and output devices
  • Learn techniques to install and configure Microsoft operating systems
  • Begin to assemble, disassemble, and upgrade PC and notebook components

About The Author
Ammon Wiese has been an Instruction Designer for the past 6 years. Ammon is a lead developer in numerous eLearning courses including: Microsoft’s MCITP, Cisco CCNA, Adobe CS4, Virtual Infrastructure Administrator, CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, and Server+. Ammon brings a lot of creativity and real world knowledge to his courses.

Session 1

Section A: Introduction

  • Strata Overview
  • Certificate Details
  • Certificate vs. Certification
  • Technology and Hardware Basics
  • Compatibility Issues/Installation
  • Security
  • Preventative Maintenance

Section B: The Visible PC and How It Works

  • Types of Computers
  • Three-Stage Process of Computing
  • The CPU
  • The System Unit
  • Standard Peripherals
  • Connecting the Monitor
  • USB and FireWire
  • Network Connections
  • Audio Connections
  • Additional Connections
  • Legacy Connectors
  • VGA Connectors

Section C: Inside the System Unit

  • Working in the System Unit
  • Understanding ESD
  • CPU and RAM
  • Motherboard
  • Power Supply and Connections
  • Drives
  • Cooling the System
  • System Unit Tips

Section D: The CPU and RAM

  • CPU Overview
  • CPU History - Intel
  • CPU History - AMD
  • Intel® Information
  • Multiple Cores Concept
  • AMD Information
  • Dual-Core Families
  • Phenom™ CPUs
  • Core™ i7 and i5
  • Transistors and Capacitors
  • Synchronous Dynamic RAM (SDRAM)
  • RAMBUS
  • DDR
  • DDR2 and DDR3
  • Upgrading RAM

Section E: Understanding Storage Options

  • Storage Types
  • Hard Drives
  • Drive Speed/Capacity
  • Disk Cache
  • Drive Types
  • Removable Media
  • Optical Media
  • Remote Storage

Section F: Alternative Storage Options

  • Network Attached Storage
  • Storage Area Network
  • RAID Benefits
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • Complex RAID Arrays
  • RAID Technologies

Session 2

Section A: The Operating System

  • Beyond the Hardware
  • Getting the Software
  • Installing and Maintaining Software
  • Understanding Operating Systems

Section B: Managing User Accounts

  • User Account Benefits
  • Account Types
  • Managing Users
  • Standard User Options
  • Managing Accounts
  • Computer Management
  • Disable/Delete Accounts

Section C: Windows Basic Training

  • Date and Time
  • Power Settings
  • Colors and Themes
  • Icons
  • Screen Resolution
  • Organizing Data
  • Adding Folders
  • Renaming Folders
  • Moving Folders

Section D: Software Installation

  • Installing Windows 7
  • Clean Install
  • Easy Transfer
  • Upgrading
  • Updating the System
  • Update Settings
  • Installing an Update
  • Proper Documentation
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Perform a Clean Uninstall

Section E: Performing System Maintenance

  • Performance Tools
  • Performance Rating
  • Device Manager
  • Disk Cleanup
  • Backup Tools
  • Backup Considerations
  • Backup Types
  • Perform Backup
  • Restore Points
  • Operating System Vulnerability
  • Updates and Action Center

Section F: Printers

  • Dot Matrix
  • Ink-Jet
  • Laser
  • Toner
  • Laser Printer Diagram
  • Thermal and Solid Ink Printers
  • Parallel Cables and Ports
  • Port Modes
  • USB Printers and Cables
  • Network Printer Connections

Session 3

Section A: Video

  • Video Cards
  • CRT Monitors
  • Refresh Rates
  • Pixel Aspect Ratio
  • Safety Considerations
  • Degaussing
  • Carrying a CRT
  • LCD Monitors
  • Polarity of Light
  • How an LCD Works
  • LCD Pixels
  • CCFL
  • Brightness/Contrast

Section B: Multimedia

  • Sound Waves/Compression
  • MIDI/FM Synthesis
  • Codecs/Player Association
  • SC Standards/Initial Outputs
  • Surround 5.1
  • Additional Outputs
  • S/PDIF
  • Video/Compression
  • Video Capture Devices
  • Windows Media Center
  • Personal Video Recorders
  • Web Cams
  • Multimedia Installation Processes
  • Sound Card Drivers
  • Port Assignment within Device Manager
  • Sound Settings
  • Headsets
  • Front Panel Connectors
  • Individual Application Considerations
  • Volume Control

Section C: Wireless

  • Radio Frequency
  • Bluetooth
  • Understanding 802.11
  • 802.11 Standards
  • Wireless Settings
  • Wireless Issues

Section D: Networking

  • Cat Levels
  • RJ Connectors
  • Standard vs. Crossover Cables
  • ISDN
  • DSL
  • Cable Modem
  • DOCSIS
  • Satellite
  • TCP/IP
  • DHCP
  • DNS
  • HTTP and HTTPS
  • SSL/TLS
  • E-mail
  • File Transfer Protocol

Section E: Accessing the Internet

  • Customization
  • Font Settings
  • Color Settings
  • Phishing
  • ActiveX and Java
  • Cookies
  • Plug-ins
  • VoIP

Section F: Security

  • Viruses and Worms
  • Trojans, Spyware, and Malware
  • avast! Software
  • Spam Filtering
  • Pop-Up Blocking
  • Personal Firewalls
  • Encryption Cracking
  • WEP
  • WEP Key Problems
  • User Education
  • Physical Security

Section G: Green IT

  • Preserving Power
  • Maintaining Systems
  • Working in the Cloud
  • Power Saving Tips
  • Proper Disposal