Based on a curriculum sponsored by Cisco Systems, this course presents an in-depth exposure to computer hardware and operating systems. Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components, as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. Through hands-on activities and labs, students learn how to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. In addition, an introduction to networking is included. This course helps students prepare for CompTIA’s A+ certification. Uses Cisco IT Essentials I