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CompTIA Courses

CompTIA A+ 

If you are getting ready for a career as an entry-level information technology (IT) professional or computer service technician, the CompTIA® A+® course is the first step in your preparation. The course will build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer (PC) software and hardware to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job. In this course, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and perform preventive maintenance on PCs, digital devices, and operating systems.

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Duration

  • Weekdays – 2 Months
  • Weekends – 3 Months


Course Objectives

In this course, you will install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and perform preventive maintenance on personal computers, digital devices, and operating systems.

You will:

  • Identify the hardware components of personal computers and mobile digital devices.
  • Identify the basic components and functions of operating systems. Identify networking and security fundamentals.
  • Identify the operational procedures that should be followed by professional PC technicians. Install, configure, and troubleshoot display devices.
  • Install and configure peripheral components.
  • Manage system components. Manage data storage.
  • Install and configure Microsoft Windows. Optimize and maintain Microsoft Windows. Work with other operating systems.
  • Identify the hardware and software requirements for client environment configurations. Identify network technologies.
  • Install and configure networking capabilities. Support mobile digital devices. Support printers and multifunction devices.
  • Identify security threats, vulnerabilities, and controls. Implement security controls. Troubleshoot system-wide issues.

Who’s It For?

A+ Certification training is ideal for anyone interested in a new career in IT or to prove existing knowledge in basic IT help-desk support. With A+ certification training at New Horizons, the student will learn:

  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of PC operating systems
  • Maintenance and installation of PC hardware components
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing skills for PC hardware and software
  • Basic network skills, including networking PCs and troubleshooting networks
  • Basics of PC and networking security

Certificate Earned

  • Candidates must pass the A+ Essentials exam and one additional exam depending on area of specialty.

Career Prospects

  • This course can provide you the skills necessary to become A+ certified and ready for an entry-level career in the IT industry. In this course, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.


Course Outline

1 – HARDWARE FUNDAMENTALS

  • Personal Computer Components
  • Storage Devices
  • Mobile Digital Devices
  • Connection Interfaces

2 – OPERATING SYSTEM FUNDAMENTALS

  • PC and Mobile Operating Systems
  • PC Operating System Tools and Utilities

3 – NETWORKING & SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS

  • Network Types
  • Network Components
  • Common Network Services
  • Cloud Concepts
  • Security Fundamentals

4 – SAFETY & OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES

  • Basic Maintenance Tools and Techniques
  • Personal and Electrical Safety
  • Environmental Safety and Materials Handling
  • Professionalism and Communication
  • Organizational Policies and Procedures
  • Troubleshooting Theory

5 – SUPPORTING DISPLAY DEVICES

  • Install Display Devices
  • Configure Display Devices
  • Troubleshoot Video and Display Devices

6 – INSTALLING & CONFIGURING PERIPHERAL COMPONENTS

  • Install and Configure Input Devices
  • Install and Configure Output Devices
  • Install and Configure Input/output Devices
  • Install and Configure Expansion Cards

7 – MANAGING SYSTEM COMPONENTS

  • Identify Motherboard Components and Features
  • Install and Configure CPUs and Cooling Systems
  • Install Power Supplies
  • Troubleshoot System Components

8 – MANAGING DATA STORAGE

  • Identify RAM Types and Features
  • Troubleshoot RAM Issues
  • Install and Configure Storage Devices
  • Configure the System Firmware
  • Troubleshoot Hard Drives and RAID Arrays

9 – INSTALLING & CONFIGURING MICROSOFT WINDOWS

  • Implement Client-Side Virtualization
  • Install Microsoft Windows
  • Use Microsoft Windows
  • Configure Microsoft Windows
  • Upgrade Microsoft Windows

10 – OPTIMIZING & MAINTAINING MICROSOFT WINDOWS

  • Optimize Microsoft Windows
  • Back Up and Restore System Data
  • Perform Disk Maintenance
  • Update Software

11 – WORKING WITH OTHER OPERATING SYSTEMS

  • The OS X Operating System
  • The Linux Operating System

12 – CUSTOMIZED CLIENT ENVIRONMENTS

  • Types of Common Business Clients
  • Custom Client Environments

13 – NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES

  • TCP/IP Properties and Characteristics
  • TCP/IP
  • Internet Connections
  • Ports and Protocols
  • Networking Tools

14 – INSTALLING & CONFIGURING NETWORKING CAPABILITIES

  • Configure Basic Windows Networking
  • Configure Network Perimeters
  • Using Windows Networking Features
  • Install and Configure SOHO Networks

15 – SUPPORTING MOBILE DIGITAL DEVICES

  • Install and Configure Exterior Laptop Components
  • Install and Configure Interior Laptop Components
  • Other Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Device Accessories and Ports
  • Mobile Device Connectivity
  • Mobile Device Synchronization
  • Troubleshoot Mobile Device Hardware

16 – SUPPORTING PRINTERS & MULTIFUNCTION DEVICES

  • Printer and Multifunction Technologies
  • Install and Configure Printers
  • Maintain Printers
  • Troubleshoot Printers

17 – SECURITY THREATS, VULNERABILITIES, AND CONTROLS

  • Common Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • General Security Controls
  • Mobile Security Controls
  • Data Destruction and Disposal Methods

18 – IMPLEMENTING SECURITY CONTROLS

  • Secure Operating Systems
  • Secure Workstations
  • Secure SOHO Networks
  • Secure Mobile Devices

19 – TROUBLESHOOTING SYSTEM-WIDE ISSUES

  • Troubleshoot PC Operating Systems
  • Troubleshoot Mobile Device Operating Systems and Applications
  • Troubleshoot Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Troubleshoot Common Security Issues



CompTIA Network+

This course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present the fundamental skills and concepts that you will need to use on the job in any type of networking career. It also addresses the content described in the exam objectives for the CompTIA Network+ certification. If you are pursuing a CompTIA technical certification path, obtaining the CompTIA® A+® certification is an excellent first step to take before preparing for the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 examination.

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Duration

  • Weekdays – 2 Months
  • Weekends – 3 Months


Course Objectives and Prerequisite

In this course, you will describe the major networking technologies and systems of modern networks, and configure, manage, and troubleshoot modern networks.

You will:

  • Identify basic network theory concepts and major network communications methods.
  • Describe bounded network media.
  • Describe unbounded network media.
  • Identify the major types of network implementations.
  • Identify TCP/IP addressing and data delivery methods.
  • Analyze routing and switching technologies.
  • Identify the components of a TCP/IP implementation.
  • Analyze network security.
  • Implement network security.
  • Identify the components of a WAN implementation.
  • Identify the components used in cloud computing and virtualization.
  • Identify the components of a remote network implementation.
  • Manage networks.
  • Troubleshoot network issues.

Prerequisites

Before pursuing your Network+ training and certification, it is highly recommended to achieve A+ Certification first.

Who’s It For?

Network+ Certification training is considered a solid foundational certification for anyone interested in an IT career or to prove existing knowledge in basic IT networking and network support. With Network+ certification training at New Horizons, the student will learn:

  • Basics of networking theory, concepts and networking methods
  • Basics of networking data delivery
  • Networking media, cabling and hardware
  • Networking protocols and the OSI model
  • Networking Operating Systems
  • TCP/IP fundamentals
  • Basics of PC and networking security

Certificate Earned

  • CompTIA Network+ certification

Career Prospects

  • Network Administrator, Network Technician, Network Installer, Help Desk Technician, IT Cable Installer


Course Outline

1 – NETWORK THEORY

  • Network Types
  • Network Standards and the OSI Model
  • Data Transmission Methods

2 – BOUNDED NETWORK MEDIA

  • Copper Media
  • Fiber Optic Media
  • Bounded Network Media Installation

3 – UNBOUNDED NETWORK MEDIA

  • Wireless Networking
  • Wireless Network Devices and Components
  • Implement Wireless Technology
  • Internet of Things

4 – NETWORK IMPLEMENTATIONS

  • Physical Network Topologies
  • Logical Network Topologies
  • Ethernet Networks
  • Network Devices

5 – TCP/IP ADDRESSING AND DATA DELIVERY

  • The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • Default IP Addressing Schemes
  • Create Custom IP Addressing Schemes
  • IPv6 Addressing

6 – ROUTING AND SWITCHING

  • Switching
  • Network Packet Routing
  • Static and Dynamic IP Routing
  • VLANs

7 – TCP/IP IMPLEMENTATION

  • Configure IP Addresses
  • Naming Services
  • TCP/IP Utilities
  • Common TCP/IP Protocols

8 – NETWORK SECURITY ANALYSIS

  • Introduction to Network Security
  • Network Security Policies
  • Physical Security
  • Common Network Attacks

9 – NETWORK SECURITY IMPLEMENTATION

  • Authentication
  • Access Control
  • Port, Service, and Protocol Security
  • Wireless Network Security
  • Patches and Updates
  • Mitigation Techniques

10 – WAN INFRASTRUCTURE

  • WAN Basics
  • WAN Connectivity Methods
  • WAN Transmission Technologies
  • VoIP

11 – CLOUD AND VIRTUALIZATION TECHNIQUES

  • Virtualization Technologies
  • Network Storage Technologies
  • Cloud Computing

12 – REMOTE NETWORKING

  • Remote Network Architectures
  • Remote Access Networking Implementations
  • Virtual Private Networking

13 – NETWORK MANAGEMENT

  • Monitor Networks
  • Document the Network
  • Establish Baselines
  • Optimize Network Performance
  • Ensure Business Continuity

14 – TROUBLESHOOTING NETWORK ISSUES

  • Network Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Network Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshoot Wired Connectivity and Performance Issues
  • Troubleshoot Wireless Connectivity and Performance Issues
  • Troubleshoot Network Service Issues



CompTIA Project+

This course is designed to provide you with the skills needed to be a successful project manager in today’s rapidly changing world. Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the CompTIA® Project+® certification exam.

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Duration

  • Weekdays – 2 Months
  • Weekends – 3 Months


Course Objectives

In this course, you will apply recognized practices of project management and understand a project’s life cycle, roles, and skills necessary to effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control and close a project.

You will:

  • Identify the fundamentals of project management.
  • Initiate a project.
  • Create project plans, stakeholder strategies, and scope statement.
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure and activity lists.
  • Develop project schedule and identify the critical path.
  • Plan project costs.
  • Create project staffing and quality management plans.
  • Create an effective communication plan.
  • Create a risk management plan, perform risk analysis, and develop a risk response plan.
  • Plan project procurements.
  • Develop change management and transition plans.
  • Assemble and launch the project team to execute the plan.
  • Execute the project procurement plan.
  • Monitor and control project performance.
  • Monitor and control project constraints.
  • Monitor and control project risks.
  • Monitor and control procurements.
  • Perform project closure activities.

Certificate Earned

  • CompTIA Project+ Certification

Career Prospects

  • Junior Level Project Managers, Business Development Consultants, Project team leads, Business Analyst.


Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Exploring Project Management Fundamentals
  • Lesson 2: Performing the Pre-Project Setup
  • Lesson 3: Initiating a Project
  • Lesson 4: Planning Project Strategy
  • Lesson 5: Developing the Project Schedule
  • Lesson 6: Planning Human Resources, Communication, and Quality
  • Lesson 7: Planning Project Risk Management
  • Lesson 8: Planning Project Costs
  • Lesson 9: Planning Project Procurements
  • Lesson 10: Planning for Change Management and Transitions
  • Lesson 11: Managing Project Execution
  • Lesson 12: Managing Project Procurement
  • Lesson 13: Control Project Performance
  • Lesson 14: Monitor and Control the Triple Constraints
  • Lesson 15: Monitoring Project Risks and Procurements
  • Lesson 16: Performing the Project Closure Processes



CompTIA Security+

In this course, students will implement, monitor, and troubleshoot infrastructure, application, information, and operational security. Students will prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination (SY0-501).

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Duration

  • Weekdays – 1 Month
  • Weekends – 2 Months


Course Objectives and Prerequisites

In this course, you will implement information security across a variety of different contexts.

You will:

  • Identify the fundamental components of information security.
  • Analyze risk.
  • Identify various threats to information security.
  • Conduct security assessments to detect vulnerabilities.
  • Implement security for hosts and software.
  • Implement security for networks.
  • Manage identity and access.
  • Implement cryptographic solutions in the organization.
  • Implement security at the operational level.
  • Address security incidents.
  • Ensure the continuity of business operations in the event of an incident.

CompTIA Security+ not only ensures that candidates will apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents; it ensures that security personnel are anticipating security risks and guarding against them. The CompTIA Security+ certification is accredited by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).The CompTIA Security+ certification may be kept current through the CompTIA Continuing Education program.

Prerequisites:

  • CompTIA Network+ Certification
  • CompTIA A+ Certification
  • CCNA or MTA

Certificate Earned

  • CompTIA Security +

Career Prospects

  • Candidate job roles include security architect, security engineer, security consultant/specialist, information assurance technician, security administrator, systems administrator, and network administrator.


Course Outline

1 – IDENTIFYING SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS

  • Identify Information Security Concepts
  • Identify Basic Security Controls
  • Identify Basic Authentication and Authorization Concepts
  • Identify Basic Cryptography Concepts

2 – ANALYZING RISK

  • Analyze Organizational Risk
  • Analyze the Business Impact of Risk

3 – IDENTIFYING SECURITY THREATS

  • Identify Types of Attackers
  • Identify Social Engineering Attacks
  • Identify Malware Identify Software-Based Threats
  • Identify Network-Based Threats
  • Identify Wireless Threats Identify Physical Threats

4 – CONDUCTING SECURITY ASSESSMENTS

  • Identify Vulnerabilities
  • Assess Vulnerabilities
  • Implement Penetration Testing

5 – IMPLEMENTING HOST AND SOFTWARE SECURITY

  • Implement Host Security
  • Implement Cloud and Virtualization Security
  • Implement Mobile Device Security
  • Incorporate Security in the Software Development Lifecycle

6 – IMPLEMENTING NETWORK SECURITY

  • Configure Network Security Technologies
  • Secure Network Design Elements
  • Implement Secure Networking Protocols and Services Secure Wireless Traffic

7 – MANAGING IDENTITY AND ACCESS

  • Implement Identity and Access Management
  • Configure Directory Services
  • Configure Access Services
  • Manage Accounts

8 – IMPLEMENTING CRYPTOGRAPHY

  • Identify Advanced Cryptography Concepts
  • Select Cryptographic Algorithms
  • Configure a Public Key Infrastructure
  • Enroll Certificates Back Up and Restore Certificates and Private Keys Revoke Certificates

9 – IMPLEMENTING OPERATIONAL SECURITY

  • Evaluate Security Frameworks and Guidelines
  • Incorporate Documentation in Operational Security
  • Implement Security Strategies Manage Data Security Processes
  • Implement Physical Controls

10 – ADDRESSING SECURITY INCIDENTS

  • Troubleshoot Common Security Issues
  • Respond to Security Incidents
  • Investigate Security Incidents

11 – ENSURING BUSINESS CONTINUITY

  • Select Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Processes Develop a Business Continuity Plan