A hands-on course which covers the fundamentals of computer 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 ICT and students who want to gain practical knowledge of how a computer 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 mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and client side virtualization. Expanded topics include security, networking, and troubleshooting. An online course-management system may be used to provide instructional support via the Internet.