CompTIA IT Fundamentals (FC0-U61)

(FC0-U61.AE1)/ISBN:9781644593462

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Gain hands-on experience to pass the CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam with the CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U61 course and lab. The lab provides a hands-on learning experience in a safe and online environment. The CompTIA ITF+ study guide completely covers the FC0-U61 exam objectives and includes topics such as IT concepts and terminology; infrastructure, applications, and software; software development, database fundamentals, security, and more.

Here's what you will get

CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification is ideal for individuals and students looking for a career in IT as well as those in allied fields that require a broad understanding of IT. The certification is a stepping stone to more advanced certifications. The CompTIA ITF+ FC0-U61 exam validates the skills a candidate needs to have as a systems support specialist and leads you to a successful IT career.

Lessons

13+ Lessons | 220+ Quizzes | 278+ Flashcards | 55+ Glossary of terms

TestPrep

50+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 60+ Post Assessment Questions | 120+ Practice Test Questions

Hand on lab

81+ LiveLab | 67+ Video tutorials | 01:02+ Hours

Video Lessons

34+ Videos | 07:45+ Hours

Here's what you will learn

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Lessons 1: Introduction

  • What Is the CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification?
  • Exam Objectives

Lessons 2: Core Hardware Components

  • Introducing Internal Components
  • Exploring Motherboards, Processors, and Memory
  • Exploring Storage and Expansion Devices
  • Exploring Power and Cooling
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lessons 3: Peripherals and Connectors

  • Understanding Common Peripherals, Interfaces, and Connectors
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lessons 4: Computing Devices and the Internet of Things

  • Exploring Common Computing Devices
  • Understanding the Internet of Things
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lessons 5: Operating Systems

  • Operating System Fundamentals
  • Managing an Operating System
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lessons 6: Software Applications

  • Understanding Application Architecture and Installation
  • Exploring Common Application Types
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lessons 7: Software Development

  • Exploring Programming Languages
  • Understanding Programming Concepts and Techniques
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lessons 8: Database Fundamentals

  • Understanding Databases
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lessons 9: Networking Concepts and Technologies

  • Exploring Connection Types and Features
  • Understanding Network Connectivity Essentials
  • Setting Up a Wireless Network
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lessons 10: Security Concepts and Threats

  • Understanding Hackers and Motives
  • Understanding Security Threats
  • Understanding Access Control
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lessons 11: Security Best Practices

  • Understanding Security Best Practices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lessons 12: Business Continuity and Computer Support

  • Understanding Business Continuity
  • Exploring Computer Support Concepts
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Appendix A: Videos

Hands-on LAB Activities (Performance Labs)

Core Hardware Components

  • Identifying the Motherboard Form Factors
  • Installing a Motherboard, Processor, and Processor Fan
  • Identifying Motherboard Slots
  • Installing PCIe Cards on the Motherboard
  • Identifying Slots of a Motherboard
  • Installing a PCI Sound Card
  • Identifying Types of RAM
  • Assessing Computer’s RAM and Virtual Memory
  • Examining Hard Drives in Windows
  • Connecting the Motherboard to the Internal Hard Disk
  • Identifying Video Card Components
  • Installing SMPS and Connecting it to the Motherboard

Peripherals and Connectors

  • Configuring Mouse Properties
  • Disabling a Touchpad
  • Configuring Language in Windows
  • Installing an IP Printer
  • Identifying Printer Types
  • Identifying a Daisy-Wheel Printer
  • Connecting Speakers to a Computer
  • Connecting a Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor to a Computer
  • Connecting a Monitor and Headset to a Computer
  • Identifying Function Keys of a Keyboard
  • Identifying Video Ports and Connectors
  • Identifying Computer Power Supply Connectors
  • Changing Screen Resolution

Computing Devices and the Internet of Things

  • Replacing the Battery of a Smartphone and Inserting a Memory Card
  • Identifying Features of a Laptop and Tablet

Operating Systems

  • Defining Operating System Functions
  • Creating a Shortcut
  • Creating a Password-Protected User Account
  • Creating a Standard User Account
  • Viewing Driver Details
  • Deleting a Partition
  • Creating a New Volume
  • Changing the System's Virtual Memory
  • Running the Disk Cleanup Utility
  • Configuring Windows User Account Control
  • Creating a Task with Task Scheduler
  • Manipulating Files

Software Applications

  • Installing Operating System Features
  • Uninstalling an Application
  • Uninstalling and Reinstalling a Device Driver
  • Disabling and Enabling a Device in Device Manager
  • Rolling Back a Driver
  • Updating a Driver
  • Enabling Windows Update
  • Installing 7-Zip
  • Managing Cookies and Cache in Microsoft Edge
  • Configuring the Edge Pop-Up Blocker
  • Downloading and Installing the Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Using 7-Zip to Create an Archive
  • Running Antivirus
  • Turning on Windows Firewall
  • Setting Up a DMZ on a SOHO Router

Software Development

  • Converting a Decimal Number to Binary
  • Creating “Hello, world!” in HTML
  • Understanding Data Types

Database Fundamentals

  • Deleting a Table
  • Creating a Database and a Table
  • Importing Data from Excel to Access

Networking Concepts and Technologies

  • Obtaining Automatic Private IP Addressing
  • Configuring Automatic Private IP Addressing
  • Accessing the Windows 10 Wireless Properties
  • Connecting a Wireless Router to a Laptop
  • Configuring Windows 10 Wireless Settings
  • Configuring a Wireless Client
  • Configuring a DHCP Role with Error Notification

Security Concepts and Threats

  • Creating a DoS Attack Scenario
  • Identifying the Denial of Service Attack
  • Understanding Single Sign-On

Security Best Practices

  • Applying a Screen Saver
  • Backing Up a Windows Security Certificate
  • Starting and Stopping a Service

Business Continuity and Computer Support

  • Backing Up Files
  • Restoring Files
  • Booting Into Safe Mode 
  • Creating a Restore Point
  • Restoring a Restore Point
  • Running an Application in Compatibility Mode
  • Using the System Configuration Utility
  • Creating a Desktop Shortcut for MSConfig

Exam FAQs

There are no technical prerequisites for this certification.

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In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the ITF+ examination, CompTIA's retake policies are:

  • In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the CompTIA certification examination, CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  • 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 free re-tests or discounts on retakes.

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification is considered good for life and does not need to be renewed.