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This course aims to establish an IT education framework for students and career changers looking to get into IT. The coursework was designed to help students determine whether they have a competency for information technology and whether this is the right career path for them.

Every IT position requires a baseline knowledge on topics like operating systems, hardware, networking and more. Should you wish to pursue a career in IT, this course will lay the foundation for a successful career in IT as it covers the outcomes of CompTIA’s core IT skills certifications. These include CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, and IT Fundamentals (ITF+).


As you work through your course material in your own free time, you can pace your studies and determine how quickly you want to progress. As a standard measure, you will have access to the online student portal for a period of 12 months from your date of registration.


You can start studying this course at any time of the year — there are no specific registration dates! Once you have completed your registration, you will receive your login credentials with 3-5 business days and can start your studies.


This online short course will cover knowledge standards for all four core CompTIA certifications. These include:


CompTIA A+

  • 220-1001: Mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualisation and cloud computing and network troubleshooting.
  • 220-1002: Installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting and operational procedures.  

 CompTIA Network+

  • Network Concepts
  • Infrastructure
  • Network Operations
  • Network Security
  • Network Troubleshooting and Tools

 CompTIA Security+

  • Security threats
  • Attacks and vulnerabilities
  • Tools and technologies
  • Architecture and design
  • Identity and access methods
  • Risk management
  • Cryptography

 CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+)

  • Concepts and Terminology
  • Infrastructure
  • Applications and Software
  • Software Development
  • Security and Database Fundamentals

For each module you will be required to complete both a pre-assessment and a post-assessment to test your knowledge and competency.


Once you have completed this online short course you shoulddemonstrate foundational knowledge of how totroubleshoota wide range of devices, from computers to smartphones, including how to identify types of software and how to use an operating system.

You should also be able to configure, manage, and maintain functional networks, and assess and implement appropriate security solutions. 

You will receive a Certificate of Competence from Oxbridge Academy Online. 

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