Computer Technician Program Description
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Our online Computer Technician training is reverse engineered from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) certification—the most prestigious recognition of real-world expertise you can get as a new computer technician.
But our program is way more than fancy training, it’s a career jump-starter (with expert job-hunting assistance built in). So, you walk away with a shiny new skillset, certification in hand and hot job prospects on the horizon. Simply put, if you’re looking for an industry-aligned career retraining or upskilling option and wondering how to become a computer technician … you just found what you were looking for.
Your new computer technician career is closer than you think. Because our program is designed to be completed in as little as 4 months.†
Best of all, you can begin your training as early as today.
Complete in as little as four months †
Same day career training access
Our computer tech certification program is designed to be doable. 24/7 web access gives you the freedom to study however, whenever, and wherever you want.
Learn from home (or anywhere)
Study online (anytime)
Learning online doesn’t mean learning alone, because we’re with you every step of the way. Real people—dedicated trainers, a technical support team, and career advisors—are all committed to your success, from pre sign up to post completion.
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Computer Technician Program Modules
Our online computer technician training is divided into 19 modules, which cover everything from identifying computer parts to recognizing and removing malicious software. Click the modules below to see exactly what you’ll learn.
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A+ Core 1
Disassemble and reassemble a desktop computer safely
Disassemble and reassemble a laptop computer safely
Describe and contrast various types and features of motherboards
Configure a motherboard using BIOS/UEFI firmware
Maintain a motherboard by updating drivers and firmware, using jumpers to clear BIOS/UEFI settings, and replacing the CMOS battery
Select, install, and support a hard drive
Explain the TCP/IP protocols and standards Windows uses for networking
Identify, compare, and contrast hardware used to build local networks
Troubleshoot network connectivity problems caused by firmware, operating systems, and applications
Identify and use significant features of Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, and Chrome OS mobile operating systems
Support cloud computing services on a network
Install and share printers and manage printer features, add-on devices, and the printer queue
A+ Core 2
Plan a Windows installation
Configure Windows settings after the installation
Describe special concerns when installing Windows in a large enterprise
Use Windows tools, including Disk Management, to manage hard drives
Explain how to secure resources on a network via physical and logical access control, user authentication, and user education
Recognize malicious software and remove it to protect personal computers
Use and support macOS for Apple computers
Use and support Linux distributions with graphical and command-line interfaces
Program Completion: Computer Technician A+
Prepare to take the next steps after program completion
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Computer Technician Certifications
CareerStep's online Computer Technician training covers the knowledge and skills you need to successfully sit for industry-recognized certification. We want to support our learners in securing the certification that fits based upon your career goals and current job requirements. Your training includes two exam vouchers for the CompTIA A+ certifications - a significant value add of several hundred dollars.
CompTIA A+ Certification
The CompTIA A+ performance-based exams certify foundational IT skills across a variety of devices and operating systems.
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