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This course is designed to prepare you to pass the TestOut PC Pro and CompTIA A+ certifications. The TestOut PC Pro certification is the first exam of the TestOut Pro certifications. This certification measures not just what you know, but what you can do. It measures your ability to install, manage, repair, and troubleshoot PC hardware and Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems.

Before you take this course, you should have a basic understanding of computers. You should be familiar with how to:

  • Use a mouse and keyboard
  • Install and run programs
  • Use basic productivity software, including word processing applications
  • Save files created by common applications
  • Browse the internet

The PC Pro certification addresses the following knowledge domains:

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Security
  • Troubleshooting

In addition to covering everything you need to know to become certified, this course is designed to help you gain real-world skills that you will use every day as a PC technician. By the time you are done with this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Set up a new computer.
  • Identify system requirements when purchasing a new computer.
  • Understand the technology and specifications used to describe computer components.
  • Make informed choices about which device characteristics are required for your situation.
  • Install or upgrade the operating system.
  • Manage external devices.
  • Troubleshoot common computer problems that can be resolved without replacing internal components.
  • Connect to a small home network.
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