Student Networking Knowledge and Skills

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IT Essentials 5.0
Overview
February 2013
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• New course design aligns with CompTIA A+ exam topics
• New and updated content
New mobile device content
New client side virtualization skills
Expanded Windows 7 OS topics
Increased troubleshooting skills
Increased networking and security skills
Updated skills review exam
New checkpoint exam and practice final exam
Reported errors in prior version corrected
• Updated Cisco Packet Tracer activities
Packet Tracer’s rich simulation environment allows students to experiment
with network behavior and develop problem solving and troubleshooting skills
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chapter content
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Network
Professional
CCNP
Network
Specialist
Health
CCNA
Information
Security
Networking
Network
Associate
Network
Technician
CCNA
Discovery
CCNA
Exploration
IT
Essentials
IT
Technician
Assessments, Packet Tracer, Aspire, Passport21 to Entrepreneurship
Student Networking Knowledge and Skills
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2009 Edition
2012 Edition
A+ Essentials 220-701
220-801
A+ Practical Application 220-702
220-802
• New certification exams were announced in October 2012
• 220-700 series exams will be available until August 31, 2013
• Both the 220-801 and 220-802 exams must be passed for CompTIA A+
certification
• Student vouchers are available for 800-series exams through the
CompTIA Authorized Partner Program
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220-801
220-802
• PC Hardware
• Operating Systems
• Networking
• Security
• Laptops
• Mobile Devices
• Printers
• Troubleshooting
• Operational Procedures
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ITE 5.0 Chapter
exam
exam
1. Personal Computer
2. Lab Procedures
3. Computer Assembly
4. Preventive Maintenance
5. Operating Systems
6. Networks
7. Laptops
8. Mobile Devices
9. Printers
10. Security
11. The IT Professional
12. Advanced Troubleshooting
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Course Chapters and Goals
Ch. 1
Introduction to the Personal Computer
Goal::Describe a personal computer system
Ch. 7
Laptops
Goal: Describe how laptops are constructed, basic
configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting
Ch. 2
Lab Procedures and Tool Use
Goal: Demonstrate safe lab procedures and
proper tool use
Ch. 8
Mobile Devices
Goal: Describe operating systems, basic
configuration, maintenance, security, and repair for
mobile devices
Ch. 3
Computer Assembly
Goal: Assemble a desktop computer from
compatible components and upgrade a
computer system to meet requirements
Ch. 9
Printers
Goal: Demonstrate range of procedures required for
printers
Ch. 4
Overview of Preventative Maintenance and
Troubleshooting
Goal: Explain the basic rules of preventive
maintenance and the troubleshooting process
Ch. 10
Security
Goal: Explain importance of security, describe
procedures, and perform security measures
Ch. 5
Operating Systems
Goal: Install, upgrade, navigate, and
troubleshoot various operating systems
Ch. 11
The IT Professional
Goal: Describe the communication and related skills
needed by an IT professional
Ch. 6
Networks
Goal: Describe, create, and maintain a network
Ch. 12
Advanced Troubleshooting
Goal: Perform advanced troubleshooting procedures
on computers, operating systems, laptops, printers,
and networks
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• Hardware
One gigabyte (GB) RAM (Windows 7 32-bit) or Two GB RAM (Windows 7 64-bit) (2 x
512 MB or 2 x 1GB suggested)
Some labs will require one module of RAM to be uninstalled or the simulation of a faulty module for
troubleshooting purposes.
1 GB is the minimum requirement to run the full functions of Windows 7 Professional
• Software
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (Media CD)
• Additional Items/Resources
One Internet connection for Internet searches and driver downloads (this could be the
instructor's workstation)
One printer or integrated printer/scanner/copier for the class to share
One Linksys wireless router/switch or equivalent for the class to share, Linksys model
WRT E2500
• NDG NETLAB+ can be used to complete the majority of labs
• Complete list available on Equipment Lists by Curriculum page
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• Lab size of 12-15 students for hands-on lab activities
Recommend ratio of 1 Lab PC per student
• Some lab activities require the student Lab PCs to be connected
to a local network
• 2 instructor workstations
1 connected to Internet to search for and download files
Other instructor workstation used for hands-on lab demonstrations
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• Two standalone tools are provided with the curriculum in the IT
Essentials resources folder
Virtual Desktop
Virtual Laptop
• Designed to supplement classroom learning and provide
interactive learning opportunities
• Both provide a virtual “hands-on” experience where physical
equipment access is limited
• Enable students to virtually disassemble and reassemble
desktops and laptops
• The following slides demonstrate the Virtual Laptop introductory
tutorial
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Or click the Skip button to go
directly to using Virtual Laptop
Click the arrow to
view the brief tutorial
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Learn mode
Step-by-step instructions for removing
and installing components
Self-check for
understanding
Test mode
Information about laptop
features and components
Explore mode
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