PC Specialist - American Tech Institute

PC Specialist

Course Description:

This program consists of four courses. Each course leads to eligibility for an industry certification. The PC Specialist program covers the essentials for those interested in breaking into the fields of Network and Computer Administrators. It includes the training for PC Hardware, Operating Systems (OS) and the following specialized areas; Networking, Servers, Security, and Windows. Training begins with the A+ which trains the student for building, installing and troubleshooting PC hardware and OS and prepares students for the CompTIA industry certification exams. This program covers the fundamentals of A+, Network+, Server +, Security + as well as server issues and disaster recovery. This program provides a student with a solid base to begin their venture into the field of Network and to become a computer administrator. TATI does not guarantee a student a passing score on the designated industry certification exams indicated above.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing the PC Specialist Program, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of computer hardware and software Operating Systems (OS) in areas such as networking, servers, security, and Windows
  • Demonstrate competency in building, installing and troubleshooting PC hardware and Operating Systems Version 1.3 September 2020 35
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge and fundamentals of A+, Network +, Server +, and Security +
  • Prepare students for the CompTIA certification exams: A+, Network +, Server + and Security +.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of RAID, SCSI, and multiple CPUs as well as server issues and disaster recovery

Admission Requirements

The applicants must have High school diploma or GED


600 Clock Hours

Core Programs include:
CompTIA A+, PC Pro

 This CompTIA A+ 220-801 training course from Infinite Skills will teach you everything you need to know to prepare for a career in IT and successfully complete the CompTIA A+ 220-801 exam. You will start by learning about PC hardware, including how to configure BIOS, motherboard basics, and the various expansion slot types. You will then learn about memory and storage, connectors, cables, and pins. This video tutorial will teach you about networking, wireless networking, and network types. You will learn about laptops, including laptop expansions and displays. This course will teach you the basics of printers, the laser printing process, and how to manage and install a printer. Finally, you will learn the soft side of computing, the magic of communication, and how to deal with difficult customers.

CompTIA Network+, Network ProCompTIA A+, PC Pro

CompTIA Network+ certification validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that recognizes a technician’s ability to describe the features and functions of networking components and to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services.

The demand for skilled network support professionals continues to grow, and the CompTIA Network+ certification is a valuable credential to help start or enhance a networking career. In fact, many IT certifications integrate CompTIA Network+ into their curriculums. Microsoft and other corporations such as Novell, Cisco, HP, Lotus and 3Com also recognize CompTIA Network+ as part of their certification tracks.

Technical Roles Examples: Systems Administrator, Web Server Administrator

PC Specialist Courses

150 Clock Hours
Topics and concepts covered in this course: configuration of various operating systems, IT infrastructure and networking, configuration of PC, mobile, and devices for routing, bridges, sensors (IoT device hardware), and data backup and storage.

150 Clock Hours
Topics covered in this course: Networks, network devices, assessing networks, security of networks, troubleshooting and repairing networks.

150 Clock Hours
Topics covered in this course: Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID), Small Computer Serial Interface (SCSI) and multiple CPU’s, server issues and disaster recovery, server hardware installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

150 Clock Hours
Topics covered in this course: cybersecurity issues, trends and challenges; troubleshooting and managing security incidents and events; and cybersecurity hardware and software tools and applications.