CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+)-Setting Up & Using Computers

Last Update January 25, 2024
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Course Prerequisites

About This Course

CompTIA ITF+ helps professionals to decide if a career in IT is right for them or to develop a broader understanding of IT.

  • ITF+ is the only pre-career certification that helps students or career changers determine if they have a competency for information technology and if it is the right career path for them.
  • ITF+ is the only single certification that covers all areas of IT foundations, creating a broader understanding of IT making it ideal for non-technical professionals.
  •  ITF+ establishes an IT education framework for students in secondary and post-secondary settings.

About the exam

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike, including:

  • Using features and functions of common operating systems and establishing network connectivity
  • Identifying common software applications and their purpose
  • Using security and web browsing best practices

This exam is intended for candidates who are advanced end users and/or are considering a career in IT. The exam is also a good fit for individuals interested in pursuing professional-level certifications, such as A+.

The exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, application and software, software development, database fundamentals and security. In addition, candidates will have the ability to demonstrate their knowledge to:

  • Install software
  • Establish basic network connectivity
  • Identify/prevent basic security risks
  • Explain troubleshooting theory and preventative maintenance of devices


Learning Objectives

IT CONCEPTS & TERMINOLOGY : Comprehend notational systems, illustrate the basics of computing and explain the value of data and troubleshooting
INFRASTRUCTURE: Know how to set up and install common peripheral devices to a laptop/PC or secure a basic wireless network
APPLICATIONS & SOFTWARE: Manage applications software, understand the various components of an operating system and explain the purpose of methods of application architecture
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT: Comprehend programming language categories, interpret logic, and understand the purpose of programming concepts
DATABASE FUNDAMENTALS: Able to explain database concepts, structures, and purpose, as well as understands methods used to interface
SECURITY: Understand confidentiality, integrity, and availability concerns of secure devices and best practice methods.

Material Includes

  • IT Fundamentals guide


  • The new CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam focuses on the knowledge and skills required to setting up and using computers

Target Audience

  • Students considering a career in IT.
  • Professionals working in fields that require a broad understanding of IT.
  • Marketing, sales and operations staff in IT-based organizations.


5 Lessons

Chapter 5

In this chapter, you will learn how to: • Explain the functions of an operating system • Discuss operating system characteristics • Describe operating system interfaces • Compare operating system features Operating systems enable users of computing devices to interact with those devices in many ways. The various operating systems have features in common and stark differences. This chapter looks at the primary desktop operating systems you’ll run into in the wild. While the CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam focuses a lot on Microsoft Windows, you’ll get questions on three other desktop operating systems: Apple macOS, Linux, and Google Chrome OS. We’ll start with an analysis of functions common to all operating systems and discuss characteristics of operating systems. Next, we’ll survey the interfaces of the four most common desktop operating systems. The chapter finishes with a side-by-side comparison of features.
Chapter 5 Lesson40:26
Chapter 5 Quiz

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Material Includes

  • IT Fundamentals guide
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