CompTIA ITF+ Certification Training (Voucher Included)

Prepare for a successful start in the IT field with the CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) certification course. Tailored for those without prior experience, this comprehensive program covers essential areas of information technology, including PC hardware, operating systems, applications, networking, programming, databases, and security. By acquiring this foundational knowledge, you will develop your IT skill set and build a solid base for further certification exams such as A+, Network+, and...

6 Months / 40 Course Hrs
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Course code: GES3007

What you will learn

  • Understand how to define IT-related terminology and concepts
  • Be able to explain and classify computer hardware and networking devices
  • Gain knowledge on the purposes and functions of operating systems and application software
  • Learn and explain about the tools and constructs that enable programmers to create software
  • Describe how databases store and report structured data
  • Summarize IT security threats and the methods of mitigating their risks
  • Explain the basic structure, content, and purpose of CompTIA certification exams

How you will benefit

  • Show potential or current employers that you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed on the job—setting you apart from other candidates
  • Become fully prepared to take the CompTIA ITF+ certification exam, which is ideal for those who have or are applying for positions that involve some IT proficiency
  • Demonstrate your ability to provide colleagues, family members, or friends with basic PC support

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 40 course hours
  1. CompTIA ITF+ Certification Training
    1. Introduction to CompTIA Certification
    2. IT Concepts and Terminology
    3. Understanding Computer Hardware
    4. Data Storage
    5. Operating Systems
    6. Networking Basics
    7. Managing Applications
    8. Troubleshooting Basics
    9. Database Fundamentals
    10. Security Basics
    11. Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
    12. Protecting Data and Ensuring Business Continuity
    13. Software Development Fundamentals
    14. Preparing for a Certification Exam

This course is designed for self-paced learning and does not feature a designated instructor.

Course Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Certification Requirements:

No prior experience is needed for the CompTIA ITF+ certification, making it accessible to all. This certification is considered a one-time achievement and does not require renewal.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Chromebook 113 or later
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word. To complete your assignments, you may need Microsoft Word 2003 or higher, or an equivalent word-processing program, such as LibreOffice, which is available to download for free.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. (Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.)


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • A reliable high-speed Internet connection.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbook will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • CompTIA® ITF+ Cert Mike: Prepare. Practice. Pass the Test! Get Certified! Exam FC0-U61, by Mike Chapple

According to Cisco, the field of information technology (IT) is typically associated with computer systems, hardware, software, and networks used to process and distribute data—including networking hardware such as servers and routers and applications that facilitate communication across various networks and the internet. Over the years, IT technicians' primary focus has been designing, installing, managing, and troubleshooting computers and network components.

However, in recent times, IT encompasses a diverse collection of connected user devices and IoT devices, such as LED lighting, cameras, door locks, thermostats, machine monitoring controls, TVs, and even air conditioners. Cybersecurity specialists play a crucial role in securing information systems. They work towards protecting the integrity of organizations' networks and data.

Computer and information technology (IT) professionals in the U.S. made a median salary of $97,430 in May 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That is significantly more than the $45,760 average salary for all occupations. Many factors can influence your salary, including your experience level, skill set, the cost of living in your location, your education level, and your certifications.

Common jobs for CompTIA ITF+ holders include service and user help desk support specialists, technical support specialists, and associate network engineers.

Yes. You will be prepared to take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U61 Exam.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

This course is self-paced and does not include a specific instructor. However, the student advising team is available to assist you with administrative questions, offer guidance, and ensure a seamless learning experience. Please note that they do not provide support for course content-related questions.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

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If you want to earn a credential from the world's leading technology association, look no further than a course certified by CompTIA. With a focus on cloud and mobile technology, information security, and networking technology, CompTIA provides vendor-neutral certifications in a wide variety of skillsets in the IT industry. CompTIA certifications ensure that the IT workforce is well-trained, knowledgeable, and able to perform the real-life tasks needed to be successful. From entry-level to expert, CompTIA offers IT certification options that cover all your bases.