The CompTIA® Strata™ Fundamentals course is designed to help you prepare for the FC0-U41 exam. Attending this course and using this student guide will help you prepare for certification. You should also refer to the exam objectives to see how they map to the course content.
Course Objective: You will set up, configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance of the hardware, software, and security components of a basic personal computer workstation, including implementation of basic green IT practices.
Target Student: The CompTIA® Strata™ Fundamentals: IT Technology course is targeted towards students completing their secondary education, considering the pursuit of a CompTIA® A+™ certification, and/or advanced home users who wish to further their IT knowledge. The CompTIA® Strata™ Fundamentals: IT Technology exam is targeted to help professionals and students work efficiently in their current roles, or obtain the necessary skills to start off their career in information technology. It is ideal for: individuals who are not quite ready for CompTIA® A+™ certification, companies that need a degree of tech support but cannot afford a full technician, students who are taking a PC maintenance and repair course that could benefit from a recognized industry qualification, or individuals looking for a change in their career and want to get into the IT field.
Prerequisites: Basic end-user experience with personal computers and personal computer software is highly desirable.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Computers
Lesson 2: System Unit Components
Lesson 3: Computer Peripherals
Lesson 4: Portable Computing Devices and Media Players
Lesson 5: Setting Up a Basic PC Workstation
Lesson 6: Working with Files and Folders
Lesson 7: Working with Software
Lesson 8: Network Technologies
Lesson 9: Working with the Internet
Lesson 10: Personal Computer Security Concepts
Lesson 11: Identifying Risks in Upgrading Systems
Lesson 12: Preventative Maintenance Techniques
Lesson 13: Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Basic PC Workstation
Lesson 14: Green IT
Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA® Strata™ Fundamentals: IT Technology Exam ObjectivesAppendix B: CompTIA® Strata™ Fundamentals: IT Technology Acronyms