Part Time Course code 0746

This predominantly practical course builds the skills you need to repair, configure and upgrade personal computers. On completion you will be able to sit the CompTIA A+ exam, recognised by employers nationwide. As West Herts College is a CompTIA academy, you will study the latest syllabus needed to be successful in the A+ exam. It also builds theoretical and practical knowledge in networking in order to progress to advanced courses such as Cisco CCNA, which is studied as part of the Cisco Networking Academy.

Available dates

There are no available sessions for the remainder of this academic year.

  • Duration

    15 weeks
  • Campus

    Watford Campus
  • Fees

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  • Entry Criteria

    All students enrolled on this course are required to have intermediate computer skills.

  • What will I study?

    During the course you will be learning skills in:

    • Installing hardware and software
    • Identify faults with POST diagnostics
    • Configure CMOS
    • Trouble shooting CMOS problems
    • Working with DOS commands
    • Create and maintain system files
    • Speed up disk using Defragmentation and Disk caching
    • Recover lost files and directories
    • Detect, treat and protect virus infection
    • Diagnosing used and free Interrupt
    • Installing operating systems
    • Add and remove software and hardware
    • Setting up a network
    • Install application via network share
    • Mapping network drive
  • Future Prospects

    Employment opportunities exist as computer technicians or as helpdesk support staff.

    This course opens up a host of career opportunities. To find out more visit the National Careers Service.