IT Fundamentals

IT Fundamentals

Prepare high school students for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification exam

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Number of Units
6
Subjects
Career & Technical Education
Grade Levels
8
9
Duration (hours)
90
Overview
IT Fundamentals lays a foundation and introduces the basics in the I.T. world for the students. Students will be able to demonstrate how software and applications are made for a system as well as how the hardware of a computer and a network are built. Students will also understand the basics of networks, the internet, and the infrastructure behind them. Along the way, students will examine how programming languages work and how to secure data on all types of hardware and software. This course prepares the students to take the industry recognized CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam.
Standard Frameworks
CompTIA IT Fundamentals Objectives
Cyber Connections
Computational Thinking
Coding/Programming
Cybersecurity
Cryptography
Networks and Internet
Hardware and Software
Cyber Career Awareness
Section Title
What You'll Teach
Accordion Items
Title
IT Concepts and Terminology
Content

Overview: In this unit, students will compare and contrast different types of notational systems and will also be able to understand the basics of computing, how data moves on a network, and the troubleshooting methodology. 

Grades: 8, 9

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Infrastructure
Content

Overview: In this unit, students will understand how a network can be secured both wired and wirelessly. Students will also be able to understand peripheral devices and how they work with a system. 

Grades: 89

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Title
Applications and Software
Content

Overview: In this unit, students will analyze different operating systems and understand their importance. Students will understand applications and how application architecture is executed.

Grades: 89

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Title
Software Development
Content

Overview: In this unit, students will explore programming languages and how they operate. Students will experiment with programming logic and be able to explain the importance of different programming concepts. 

Grades: 89

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Title
Database Fundamentals
Content

Overview: In this unit, students will examine the importance of databases. They will explore database structures, concepts, and purposes while exploring different methods of interacting with them. 

Grades: 89

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Title
Security
Content

Overview: In this unit, students will compare and contrast the CIA triad and explore ways to secure devices. Students will also analyze best practices for security with systems. 

Grades: 89

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