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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

A+ Essentials: Part 1- 4 (225/a, 225/b, 225/c, 225/d)

66 hours
Various approved locations throughout the U.S.

March 2007 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: discuss how operating systems work; describe various troubleshooting methods; utilize Windows interface tools; describe power supplies and connectors; follow procedures for working safely with electrical components; identify motherboards and CPUs; configure BIOS; monitor memory usage; examine bus settings; identify various types of expansion cards; attach a peripheral device; utilize data storage devices; connect video output and image input devices; install and configure a local printer; identify various network connection types; configure a TCP/IP client; provide IT support for portable computers; monitor and manage a Windows operating system. (Please note: Course covers the same content as A+ Essentials, Parts 1 and 2 (225/1, 225/2); see exhibits above for more detailed description)


Major topics include: computer components; hardware and software interaction; electricity and power supplies; motherboards; supporting I/O devices; BIOS; hard drives; Small Computer System Interface (SCSI); multimedia devices and mass storage; supporting modems; troubleshooting and maintenance; purchasing or building a PC; error messages; interrupts; the PC technician.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Information Technology (7/10) (12/13 revalidation). *NOTE: Course numbers on transcripts may reflect different prefixes depending upon where a course is offered. NOTE: All four parts must be completed to qualify for credit recommendation.