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CompTIA IT Fundamentals (Exam FC0-U51)


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CompTIA IT Fundamentals (Exam FC0-U51)
3 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  IT Services Management

Course Details

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals is a three-day course that helps you prepare for the FC0-U51 exam.

If you are a high-end computer user at home or college considering a career in information technology, or interested in furthering your knowledge about personal computers, the¬†CompTIA¬ģ IT Fundamentals‚ĄĘ (Exam FC0-U51 or FC0-Z51)¬†course is the first step in your preparation. In this course, you will identify PC components, work with files and folders, and conduct basic software installations. This course will provide you with the fundamental skills and concepts required to maintain, support, and work efficiently with personal computers. In addition, you will acquire the essential skills and information you need to set up, configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance of the hardware and software components of a basic personal computer workstation and basic wireless devices. You will also implement basic security measures and implement basic computer and user support practices.

Whether you are a home user, an experienced knowledge worker, or someone new to the workforce considering an information technology (IT) career, the CompTIA¬ģ IT Fundamentals‚ĄĘ (Exam FC0-U51 or FC0-Z51) course can benefit you in many ways. If your existing job role is linked with personal computers, this course will provide you with the fundamental technical knowledge about personal computers that you need to work efficiently in your current role. It will also assist you if you are preparing to take the CompTIA¬ģ IT Fundamentals‚ĄĘ examination (Exam FC0-U51 or FC0-Z51).


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Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to safely set up a basic workstation, including installing basic hardware and software and establishing basic network connectivity; identify and correct compatibility issues; identify and prevent basic security risks, and practise basic support techniques on computing devices. You will:

  • Identify hardware commonly found in or attached to computing devices.
  • Identify software commonly installed on computing devices.
  • Set up a basic workstation.
  • Configure network access.
  • Work with files, folders, and applications.
  • Configure and use wireless devices.
  • Secure computing devices.
  • Support computers and users.



Lesson 1: Identifying Computer Hardware

Topic A: Identify Types of Computing Devices

Topic B: Identify Internal Computer Components

Topic C: Common Computer Connector Types

Topic D: Identify Common Peripheral Devices


Lesson 2: Identifying Computer Software

Topic A: Compare Functions and Features of Common Operating Systems

Topic B: Identify Application Software


Lesson 3: Setting Up a Basic Workstation

Topic A: Connect Hardware

Topic B: Install and Configure Operating Systems

Topic C: Install and Configure Applications

Topic D: Configure Accessibility Options


Lesson 4: Configuring Network Access

Topic A: Network Connection Types

Topic B: Install and Configure a SOHO Router

Topic C: Network and Alternative Technologies

Topic D: Sharing and Storage Methods


Lesson 5: Working with Files, Folders, and Applications

Topic A: Create Files

Topic B: Navigate a File Structure

Topic C: Manage Files and Folders

Topic D: Compress and Extract Files

Topic E: Create Screen Captures


Lesson 6: Configuring and Using Wireless Devices

Topic A: Configure Wireless Devices

Topic B: Use Wireless Devices


Lesson 7: Securing Computing Devices

Topic A: Identify Security Threats

Topic B: Apply Security Best Practices

Topic C: Perform Secure Web Browsing


Lesson 8: Supporting Computers and Users

Topic A: Environmental and Safety Concepts

Topic B: Back Up and Restore Data

Topic C: Manage Software

Topic D: Implement Basic Support Measures


Appendix A:¬†Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA¬ģ IT Fundamentals‚ĄĘ (Exam FC0-U51 or FC0-Z51) Certification Exam

Target Audience

This course is designed for individuals who are considering a career in information technology (IT) and who might be planning to pursue CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification, CompTIA A+‚ĄĘ certification, or other similar certifications.


To ensure your success in your course you will need basic Windows end-user skills. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking either of the following CHOICE courses, or have equivalent experience:

  • Using Microsoft¬ģ Windows¬ģ 8.1
  • Microsoft¬ģ Windows¬ģ 8.1 Transition from Windows 7