IT Essentials

The IT Essentials (ITE) course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, mobile devices, security and networking concepts, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. The latest release includes mobile devices, Linux, and client side virtualization, as well as expanded information about Microsoft Windows operating systems, security, networking, and troubleshooting.

For students seeking career-oriented, entry-level hardware and software skills to prepare for technical support roles, this course aligns with the CompTIA A+ certification.

This course also serves as a foundation for CCNA-level courses.


The IT Essentials course covers the fundamentals of computer and mobile devices hardware and software and advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. It is designed for students who want to pursue careers in IT and students who want to gain practical knowledge of how a computer and mobile devices works. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment. New topics in this version include data centers, cloud computing and networked host services. Expanded topics include more mobile device hardware configuration and diagnostic, working with mobile operating systems from Android, iOS and Windows Phone and deepening in the level security-related topics.


By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the internal components of a computer and assemble a computer system
  • Install and understand operating systems on computers and mobile devices
  • Connect to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment
  • Troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software


The course contains these components:

  • Introduction to the Personal Computer Hardware
  • Pc Assembly
  • Advanced Computer Hardware
  • Preventive Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Network Concepts
  • Applied Networking
  • Laptops and other Mobile Devices
  • Printers
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Windows Installation
  • Windows Configuration
  • Mobile, Linux, and OS X Operating Systems
  • Security
  • The IT Professional


IT Essentials is ideal for students seeking entry-level IT positions in companies, government agencies, educational institutions, or service providers, or to work for themselves.

Career pathways include: IT/technical support, field service technician, help desk technician, network support technician, and more.


The 70-hour, instructor-led course includes activities using Packet Tracer, hands-on lab work, and a wide array of assessment types and tools.

Classes are usually held one times a week on three-hour sessions.

Associated Certifications

CompTIA A+

The CompTIA A+ certification is the first step of your professional IT journey. It’s the ideal foundational certification to get started on a career working with cutting-edge information technologies. It covers mobile, tablets, laptops, desktops and beyond. The exam verifies an individual can troubleshoot networking and security issues within operating systems such as Apple, Android, Windows and more.

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Course Price Invoice
IT Essentials 255.00 €

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