FC0-U51 : CompTIA Strata Performance based Lab V2.0

CompTIA Strata Performance based Lab V2.0
ISBN : 978-1-61691-147-8

Gain hands-on expertise in CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals certification with performance based lab. Performance based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. CompTIA Strata IT Fundamental certification is an industry recognized, vendor-neutral credential. CompTIA Strata IT Fundamental performance based lab is specifically designed for network professionals to setup a basic PC workstation, conduct basic software installation, identify compatibility issues and recognize/prevent basic security risks.


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Here's What You Get

Video tutorials

Hands on Activities

Technology and Computer Hardware Basics

  • Installing a processor and identifying motherboard components
  • Installing a motherboard, processor, and processor fan
  • Assembling a PC
  • Identifying a PCI-bus slot
  • Identifying slots of a motherboard
  • Identifying cable connectors, part 1
  • Identifying more cable connectors, part 2
  • Identifying desktop PC ports, part 1
  • Supplying power to the computer, monitor, and laptop
  • Identifying desktop PC ports, part 2
  • Identifying hard disk drive connectors
  • Identifying a PATA hard disk drive jumper
  • Creating and naming a folder
  • Sharing a printer on a network
  • Viewing disk drive partitions and settings
  • Viewing microphone property settings
  • Viewing RAM and virtual memory values
  • Viewing the keyboard layout and advanced key settings
  • Viewing USB controller and hub settings
  • Viewing IPv4 and IPv6 settings
  • Printing a file without opening it
  • Viewing network adapter settings
  • Setting the time in Windows 7
  • Adding a network printer and printing a test page
  • Identifying speaker port color codes
  • Installing a TV tuner card
  • Connecting a USB printer to the computer
  • Viewing speaker properties and setting the system volume
  • Converting a decimal number to binary and hex
  • Viewing hard disk information
  • Connecting a digital camera to a computer
  • Identifying TCP protocol port numbers
  • Identifying protocols

Compatibility Issues and Common Errors

  • Configuring an application to run in compatibility mode
  • Creating a desktop shortcut to MSCONFIG
  • Disabling startup applications and services
  • Installing RAM and identify the processor slot
  • Setting up a surge protected computer system
  • Removing a cookie and clearing browser history in Firefox

Software Installation and Functions

  • Changing the screen resolution
  • Uninstalling the Avast antivirus program
  • Using Microsoft Windows Defender to scan for spyware
  • Updating a device driver
  • Changing screen resolution and viewing monitor settings in Windows 7
  • Customizing Windows appearance
  • Customizing Windows settings
  • Repairing a Windows application
  • Copying and deleting a file
  • Adjusting Windows power options
  • Changing a computer icon
  • Changing a drive letter
  • Evaluating system performance with Task Manager
  • Customizing Firefox appearance
  • Identifying Folder management window components


  • Backing up a Windows security certificate and private key
  • Viewing a security certificate
  • Configuring security settings for the Internet zone
  • Using SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer 9
  • Creating, configuring, and deleting a user account in Windows 7
  • Setting up a screensaver to avoid unauthorized local use
  • Sharing a folder on a network
  • Configuring and sharing a folder on a network
  • Updating and running an antivirus application
  • Configuring the Internet Explorer 9 pop-up blocker
  • Identifying malware types
  • Creating a password-protected user account
  • Creating and deleting a Windows Firewall rule
  • Testing the response time of a website

Green IT and Preventative Maintenance

  • Identifying IT-related laws
  • Putting a laptop to sleep
  • Customizing power settings
  • Customizing mouse settings
  • Setting the power button action to sleep


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Exam Information

The CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals certification exam is a standalone certification from CompTIA with the exam code FC0-U51. The certification is targeted at technology and computer hardware basic, compatibility issues and common errors, software installation and functions security.

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Career Prospects

A CompTIA's Strata IT fundamentals Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • IT Support Technician
  • Systems Support Professional
  • IT Technician
  • System Administrator
Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 106

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
The CompTIA's Strata IT Fundamentals exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
Multiple-choice questions
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?
There is no prerequisite for this exam, other than a basic understanding of computers.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 75 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
60 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the FC0-U51 exam, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  • CompTIA does not require any waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, before your third attempt or any subsequent attempt to pass such examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen calendar days from the date of your last attempt to pass such examination.
  • If a Candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer any free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
What is the validity of the certification?
A CompTIA's Strata IT Fundamentals certification has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes its policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the strata-lab, click here.

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