Learn the basic principles of computer systems and their hardware components through this comprehensive program.
An IT Fundamentals certification can enhance any office-based career by adding technical knowledge or open doors into the field of Information Technology. Some daily duties required of an entry-level IT employee include setting up, configuring, maintaining, troubleshooting and performing preventative maintenance of the hardware and software components of a basic personal computer workstation and basic wireless devices. This program is also the ideal starting point for an individual interested in pursuing advanced IT certifications such as CompTIA A+, Network+ or Security+.
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MedCerts offers financial aid options through MyCAA, WIOA and Army CA. You must be a Military spouse, active duty Army, Reserves, or National Guard member or WIOA eligible job seeker to receive aid.
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|MedCerts||Community College||Online College|
|Program & Tuition Cost||$4,000 average||Up to $20,000||$3,000 average|
|Exam Fees, Books & Materials||Included||Up to $750||Up to $750|
|Job Ready In||3–6 months||24–48 months||3–6 months|
|Schedule Flexibility||On-demand 24/7||Set class schedule||On-demand 24/7|
|Travel Requirements||None: 100% online||On-campus classrooms||None: 100% online|
|Student Support||Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access||Professors: scheduled office hours||Support inbox|
|Career Coaching||Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers||Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements||Exam-specific only|
|Content Delivery||3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning||Professor lectures||Varies: typically videos and presentations|
This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.
“As an experienced healthcare professional making a transition into the IT field, I have been extremely pleased with the support that MedCerts has given me from the time that I started taking their courses. Being a married professional with a child, my life is extremely busy, and the advantages that their online course offers are substantial. I would, in particular, like to acknowledge the tremendous support that I have received (and continue to receive) from the IT academic advisor. The team has all worked diligently, and gone above and beyond the call of duty, to resolve my concerns, and assist me with the completion of my IT program. I would heartily recommend MedCerts to anyone who is thinking about changing their current field, or acquiring a new skill set, while they are currently employed.”
In this 3-week online CompTIA IT Fundamentals program, you will learn the basics of computer hardware, software, mobile computing, networking, troubleshooting and emerging technologies. This program is build of two courses: Microsoft Office Basics and CompTIA IT Fundamentals.
Our Microsoft Office Basics course covers Microsoft Word and Excel. These lessons provide strong word processing and spreadsheet skills that are valuable to business and IT professionals across all industries. According to Burning Glass data, Microsoft Word and Excel are in the top 5 Baseline Skills required by employers for all IT candidates.
The CompTIA ITF+ course will provide you with the fundamental skills and concepts required to maintain, support and work efficiently with personal computers. You’ll gain a fundamental understanding of computer hardware, operating systems, computer application software, networking technologies and protocols, web browsers, identifying security risks, troubleshooting errors and system maintenance. You’ll also learn about cutting-edge technologies such as cloud computing and virtualization.
Once you’ve completed these courses, you’ll be prepared to take the Fundamentals of IT exam, sponsored by CompTIA. The cost of your exam is covered by MedCerts. Potential careers available to you with your IT Fundamentals certification include PC Support Technicians, Network Support Technician, Technical Specialist and Help Desk Specialist.
|Total Program Duration||3 Week|
“I am beyond to have found a program that not only help further your education, but the program is also flexible to accommodate your schedule. You don’t have to get your prerequisites out of the way and the program dives straight into the field you wish to build a career in.”