What is information technology? What do information technology professionals do?
According to Cisco, the field of information technology (IT) is typically associated with computer systems, hardware, software, and networks used to process and distribute data—including networking hardware such as servers and routers and applications that facilitate communication across various networks and the internet. Over the years, IT technicians' primary focus has been designing, installing, managing, and troubleshooting computers and network components.
However, in recent times, IT encompasses a diverse collection of connected user devices and IoT devices, such as LED lighting, cameras, door locks, thermostats, machine monitoring controls, TVs, and even air conditioners. Cybersecurity specialists play a crucial role in securing information systems. They work towards protecting the integrity of organizations' networks and data.
What is the average salary for information technology professionals?
Computer and information technology (IT) professionals in the U.S. made a median salary of $97,430 in May 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That is significantly more than the $45,760 average salary for all occupations. Many factors can influence your salary, including your experience level, skill set, the cost of living in your location, your education level, and your certifications.
What kinds of jobs does the CompTIA ITF+ certification prepare for?
Common jobs for CompTIA ITF+ holders include service and user help desk support specialists, technical support specialists, and associate network engineers.
Does this course prepare for a certification?
Yes. You will be prepared to take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U61 Exam.
When can I start the course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
This course is self-paced and does not include a specific instructor. However, the student advising team is available to assist you with administrative questions, offer guidance, and ensure a seamless learning experience. Please note that they do not provide support for course content-related questions.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Can I get financial assistance?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
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