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August Course of the Month: CompTIA IT Fundamentals

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This month, Experts Exchange’s free Course of the Month is focused on CompTIA IT Fundamentals.

From networking to cybersecurity best practices and server maintenance, IT fundamentals are key to a well-rounded tech education. Knowledge of these processes and procedures are essential when searching for a job as an IT professional.

In order to better equip our members with this knowledge needed to fuel and support a successful IT career, we’re offering a CompTIA IT Fundamentals course as our August Course of the Month.

This beginner course takes each attendee through more than 19 hours of instruction and 26 total lessons, built to boost understanding and applicable knowledge of IT basics. Designed as a certification course, enrollees are eligible to take the CompTIA exam on the topic of computer basics after completing the lessons. This certification, once achieved, is good for life.

Why Take A Course on Fundamentals?

If you’re wanting to pursue a career in IT and technology, you have to be able to walk before you can run—as the saying goes. Understanding computer processes, software installs, troubleshooting efforts, and current security measures gives you the tools to branch out into a specialized field of your choosing.

While it’s true that many individuals find success in the IT and tech industry without a four-year degree or other higher-education opportunities to back them up, those same individuals can usually display their knowledge and expertise of the basics—and any specialities—in interviews.

“Four year degree programs focus on the fundamentals for a reason. Technologies change over the years, but the core fundamentals to programming and administration do not,” said Jeff Dake, senior director of technology at Experts Exchange.

In order to show off your knowledge in an interview, you need to have a solid grasp of these skills. Whether you’ve completed a higher-education degree or are starting your career from scratch, e-learning opportunities on these fundamentals can prepare you for real-life scenarios so you’re ready to prove to interviewers just how well you can do the job.

“Every interview you go to will ask you technical questions for the job. Certified courses are great for your resume to get you in the door in the first place,” said Dake.

An e-learning course built to meet CompTIA criteria, like our Course of the Month offering, does just that. Created by ITProTV, this course focuses on meeting the certification requirements of CompTIA— also known as the Computing Technology Industry Association, the well-known nonprofit that provides widely recognized, global certifications in the IT industry.

Once you’ve completed this course and mastered the basics of IT, you’ll be on your way toward advanced certifications in this field. Each certification and each area of expertise you can master can lead to greater opportunities, higher pay, and the ability to handle more responsibility at work.

Ready to get started? Enroll in our Course of the Month today!

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