This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in the computer technology industry. Materials covered will be aligned specifically for the CompTia A+ certification, which is required by most employers in the IT/computer repair industry. There will be a significant amount of hands-on opportunities including maintaining, upgrading, troubleshooting, repairing computers and software. Important non-technical skills will also be covered such as good documentation techniques, communication skills, project collaboration, resume building and interview preparation.
The second-year course concentrates on the requirements of the CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ certifications, which are industry-recognized standards for technicians pursuing a career in network administration/implementation, data center management, and data security. A growing number of high tech firms and companies dealing with the Federal Government are requiring Security+ certification for their IT staff. Study will focus on all aspects of computer network technologies, network & data security, implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. In addition, interested students can pursue their MCSA Microsoft Server Certification. The MCSA is needed to qualify for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or a computer support specialist. Successful completion of Computer Tech I and teacher approval required.