IT Essentials 7.0 (CompTIA A+) – (5 day Bootcamp)

The IT Essentials is where students acquire the basic technical and soft skill set that employers look for to fill Entry Level IT positions. IT Essentials students’ progress through instructor led, online learning modules.

About this course

IT Essentials 7.0 is designed for those seeking to prepare themselves for an Entry-level position in Information & Communication Technology (ICT). It aligns with CompTIA’s A+ Hardware and Operating Systems Certification Exam Objectives. (See Below) This course, along with the other modules comprising NTI’s Computer Network Training – Entry program, gives the student both the breadth and depth of knowledge employers are looking for in Entry-level ICT job candidates. This course provides students with the following:

  • An introduction to advanced concepts
  • Practical experience through Hands-on lab
  • Troubleshooting skills using both real and virtual tools
  • A working knowledge of how computers and mobile devices operate
  • A basic ability to identify common security threats and vulnerabilities like malware, phishing, spoofing and social engineering
  • Applied skills and procedures to install, configure, and troubleshoot computers, mobile devices, and software
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills using both real endpoint and infrastructure devices
  • Experience using Cisco Packet Tracer, Cisco’s flagship network configuration emulation tool
  • Immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and test

As the Industry Standard for establishing a career in ICT, the CompTIA A+ Certification is the foundation of your career. According to the “Global Knowledge 2017 IT Skills and Salaries Report”, the importance of a Certification among decision-makers rose from 35% in 2011, to 85% in 2016, to 94% in 2017!

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 – Hardware

This Certification Exam covers PC Hardware, Peripherals, Mobile Devices, Networking, Troubleshooting Hardware and Network Connectivity issues. (Maximum of 90 Questions / 90 Minutes / 675 on scale of 100 – 900 to pass)

CompTIA A+ 220-1102 – Operating Systems

This Certification Exam covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux. It also addresses Security, the Fundamentals of Cloud Computing & Operational Procedures

(Maximum of 90 Questions / 90 Minutes / 700 on scale of 100 – 900 to pass)

Skills and Competencies

  • Identify and describe all the components that comprise PC hardware and PC operating system software
  • Identify and describe all the components that comprise network HW and the TCP/IP protocol stack
  • Assemble, disassemble, configure, and troubleshoot PC desktops, mobile devices, printers, and LANs
  • Plan and install a network using real equipment and connect it to the Internet
  • Practice verifying and troubleshooting network and Internet connectivity
  • Configure common Internet applications, basic IP services, and setup computer sharing
  • Understand the foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk (Cybersecurity)

Understand the fundamentals of the Linux OS, command line, and basic open-source concepts


Every student has access to NTI Virtual Practice Lab to continue using it for 12 months.


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