A computer with Windows 7 or higher is required with at least 4 GB of RAM and at least 7 GB of available hard drive space. A Chromebook will not suffice for the PC Simulation software that is used in the course.
The course focuses on the basics of computer hardware, software, mobile computing, networking, troubleshooting, and emerging technologies. Students learn about configuring operating systems, file and folder management, networks, and network configuration, and the role of the OSI model in networking and troubleshooting. A fundamental understanding of computer hardware, operating systems, computer application software, networking technologies and protocols, web browsers, identifying security risks, troubleshooting errors, and system maintenance is gained. The course also includes an exploration of cutting-edge technologies such as cloud computing and virtualization.