Prove that you know today's technologies with CompTIA IT Fundamentals. From networking
and cybersecurity essentials to hardware and software basics, IT Fundamentals demonstrates
your readiness for the digital workplace.
About This Program
The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam is designed to help you learn more about the world
of information technology (IT). It's ideal if you're considering a career in IT or
if you work in an allied field that requires a broad understanding of IT. CompTIA
IT Fundamentals can also be a stepping stone to more advanced certifications such
as CompTIA A+, and, with specialized experience, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.
Earn Your CompTIA ITF+ Certification
CompTIA's IT Fundamentals (ITF+) certification provides an introduction to IT concepts
As a "pre-career” certification, it’s perfect for gaining basic IT support knowledge.
This 100% online course will help you will master core concepts that directly apply
to the ITF+ certification exam.
IT/ Computer support specialists are people who provide technical assistance and offer
guidance on how to use computer gear, software, and hardware to computer users. They
typically assist customers with computer issues or questions in person, over the phone,
IT/ Computer Support Specialists Career Outlook
Professionals with computer support skills are in high demand. Data from the US Bureau
of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that computer support specialist jobs will enjoy
10% growth between now and 2028. This is a rate of approximately double that expected
for overall job growth.
In addition to this strong job growth, the BLS notes that growth in IT areas such
as networking, security and device management means that the field also holds strong
IT/ Computer Support Specialists Salary Expectations
In 2021, the average IT/ Computer support specialists
An average of $27.72 per hour.
An average yearly salary $57,650 per year
The states with the highest employment rates for IT/ Computer Support Prefessional
Q: Is the comptia ITF+ certification important for entry level jobs? A: Yes. According to the comptia, the ITF+ certification is one of the best ways to
build a knowledge base in computer support concepts.
Q: What does ITF+ prepare for? A: TF+ is an ideal introduction to the IT concepts needed for early career success. A+
preparation courses can be expected to address:
Hardware, including networking and troubleshooting
Networking, including virtualization, cloud computing and security
Q: Who typically earns the comptia ITF+ certification? A: Typically, IT professionals that earn the ITF+ certification go on to work in any
of the following roles:
Service and user help desk support
Technical support specialist
Associate network engineer
Data support technician
Desktop support administrator
Help desk technician
System support specialist
Q: Does ITF+ certification prepare A+ certification? A: Although the ITF+ certification is not listed as a formal prerequisite for the A+
exam, comptia highly recommends ITF+ for those embarking on their first formal training
for a career in IT. It is designed to provide a framework in IT skills that can lead to a wide variety of specialized areas or can
lead a prospective employee to another area outside the formal IT domain.
• Prepare to take and pass CompTIA ITF+ exam
• Identify and understand the purpose of computer components
• Compare and contrast different connector types
• Compare and contrast Operating Systems and their functions and features
• Define and identify basic security threats
• Understand how to implement the best IT and security practices
• Perform proper steps to set up a basic workstation
• Describe the importance and impact of various environmental and safety concept
There are no prerequisites to complete this course.
David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the
private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education,
having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator,
teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and
a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.
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