Course Description
IT Essentials: PC Hard Soft
(3-2-3) An introduction to the computer hardware
and software skills needed to help meet the
growing demand for entry-level information and
communication technology (ICT) professionals. The
curriculum covers the fundamentals of PC
technology, networking, and security, and also
provides an introduction to advanced concepts
addressed by CISCO, CCENT, CCNA, and COMPTIA
certifications. Hands-on labs and Virtual Laptop
and Virtual Desktop learning tools help students
develop critical thinking and complex
problem-solving skills. Cisco Packet Tracer
simulation-based learning activities promote the
exploration of network and networking security
concepts and allow students to experiment with
network behavior.
Semester hours:3
Lecture hours:2
Lab hours:3
Petition required:N
Course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies:N
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