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FC0-U51 : CompTIA IT Fundamentals V5 (Course & Lab)

Gain hands-on expertise in CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification exam by FC0-U51: CompTIA IT Fundamental course and performance-based labs. Performance-based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. CompTIA IT Fundamental course and performance-based labs cover all the objectives of CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification exam and provide expertise and technical knowledge required to identify and explain computer components, set up a basic workstation; conduct basic software installation; install software; establish network connectivity and prevent security risks.
FC0-U51-complete
CompTIA IT Fundamentals V5 (Course & Lab)
ISBN : 978-1-61691-674-9

Lessons

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Exercises Flashcards Quizzes Glossary

Each lesson comes with Exercises, Flashcards & Quizzes. There is no limit to the number of times learners can attempt these. Exercises come with detailed remediation, which ensures that learners are confident on the topic before proceeding. Flashcards help master the key concepts. Glossary defines the key terms.

Exercise Questions
240+
Quizzes
72+
Flashcards
523+
Glossary of terms
270+
Lessons
14+
Videos and How To..

uCertify course includes videos to help understand concepts. It also includes How Tos that help learners with how to accomplish certain tasks.

Videos
55+
Hours
18:27+

Test Prep & Practice Questions

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Pre-assessments Questions
45+
Full Length Tests
2+
Post-Assessments Questions
50+

Features

Full Remediation

Each question comes with detailed remediation explaining not only why an answer option is correct but also why the incorrect answer options are incorrect.

Unlimited Practice

Each test can be taken unlimited number of times until the learner feels they are prepared. Learner can review the test and read detailed remediation. Detailed test history is also available.

Learn, Test and Review Mode

Each test set comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback and complete remediation as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

Labs

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Performance based lab
80+

Hands on Activities

Introduction

Core Hardware Components

  • Converting a decimal number to binary
  • Assessing your computer's RAM and virtual memory
  • Identifying a PCI-bus slot
  • Identifying slots of a motherboard
  • Identifying an AGP slot
  • Identifying the motherboard form factors
  • Identifying a CPU slot
  • Installing a processor and identifying motherboard components
  • Installing SDRAM and DDR memory modules
  • Identifying types of RAM
  • Installing a motherboard, processor, and processor fan
  • Connecting the motherboard to the internal hard drive
  • Supplying power to a SATA drive
  • Identifying video card components
  • Installing PCIe cards on the motherboard
  • Installing an SMPS and connecting it to the motherboard

Peripherals and Connectors

  • Inserting ink cartridges into a printer
  • Identifying desktop PC ports
  • Identifying printers
  • Installing a printer
  • Identifying video ports and connectors
  • Connecting speakers to a computer
  • Connecting a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to a computer
  • Extending monitor displays
  • Identifying function keys of a keyboard
  • Disabling a touchpad
  • Connecting a pen drive to the USB port

Operating Systems

  • Defining operating system functions
  • Creating a standard user account
  • Identifying Hot Keys

Software Applications

  • Analyzing programs using Windows Defender
  • Identifying extensions
  • Exploring help options
  • Turning on automatic updates
  • Installing MBSA
  • Installing Microsoft Office 2010 in Windows 7
  • Using TeamViewer to connect two computers
  • Configuring Windows Update Services
  • Disabling the Games feature
  • Creating and deleting a Windows Firewall rule
  • Installing Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
  • Repairing a software
  • Turning on Windows 7 firewall logs

Networking Technologies and Wireless Routers

  • Understanding the ipconfig command
  • Understanding routing protocols
  • Configuring a SOHO router
  • Changing passwords for the router

Network Sharing and Storage

  • Creating a homegroup
  • Sharing a printer on the network
  • Creating a virtual PC machine
  • Sharing a folder
  • Identifying client and server

Mobile Devices

  • Turning on airplane mode of an iPhone
  • Establishing a Bluetooth connection
  • Connecting an iPhone to the Wi-Fi network
  • Locking an iPhone with a password

Security Threats

  • Identifying types of viruses
  • Identifying types of malware
  • Understanding classification of viruses

Security Best Practices

  • Starting the Print Spooler service
  • Backing up a Windows security certificate and private key
  • Creating a password-protected user account
  • Encrypting a picture
  • Installing security software
  • Examining certificate details
  • Deleting the browsing history
  • Viewing cookies and temporary files in IE
  • Configuring pop-up blocker settings
  • Modifying protected mode

Buying and Configuring a Workstation

  • Uninstalling WinPatrol software
  • Identifying features of a laptop and tablet
  • Allowing all devices and computers to have media access
  • Changing the name of your media library

Computer Support and Backups

  • Disabling certain applications and services at startup
  • Rolling back to a restore point
  • Restoring files from backup
  • Analyzing network paths with tracert
  • Understanding Troubleshooting Theory
  • Backing up Music Library in Drive C

Environmental and Safety Concepts

  • Configuring a power plan

Appendix

Live Lab

Live-Lab is an add-on component. Please select it while buying the course. It is a real computer equipment, networked together and conveniently accessible over the Internet using virtualization. A live-lab has equipment such as a computer, server, switch or router in it that a user is free to configure.

The benefits of live-labs are:

  • Exam based practical tasks
  • Real equipment, absolutely no simulations
  • Access to the latest industry technologies
  • Available anytime, anywhere on any device
  • Break and Reset functionality
  • No hardware costs

Here's What You Get

live lab
20+

Hands on Activities

Introduction

Core Hardware Components

  • Converting a decimal number to binary
  • Assessing your computer's RAM and virtual memory
  • Identifying a PCI-bus slot
  • Identifying slots of a motherboard
  • Identifying an AGP slot
  • Identifying the motherboard form factors
  • Identifying a CPU slot
  • Installing a processor and identifying motherboard components
  • Installing SDRAM and DDR memory modules
  • Identifying types of RAM
  • Installing a motherboard, processor, and processor fan
  • Connecting the motherboard to the internal hard drive
  • Supplying power to a SATA drive
  • Identifying video card components
  • Installing PCIe cards on the motherboard
  • Installing an SMPS and connecting it to the motherboard

Peripherals and Connectors

  • Inserting ink cartridges into a printer
  • Identifying desktop PC ports
  • Identifying printers
  • Installing a printer
  • Identifying video ports and connectors
  • Connecting speakers to a computer
  • Connecting a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to a computer
  • Extending monitor displays
  • Identifying function keys of a keyboard
  • Disabling a touchpad
  • Connecting a pen drive to the USB port

Operating Systems

  • Defining operating system functions
  • Creating a standard user account
  • Identifying Hot Keys

Software Applications

  • Analyzing programs using Windows Defender
  • Identifying extensions
  • Exploring help options
  • Turning on automatic updates
  • Installing MBSA
  • Installing Microsoft Office 2010 in Windows 7
  • Using TeamViewer to connect two computers
  • Configuring Windows Update Services
  • Disabling the Games feature
  • Creating and deleting a Windows Firewall rule
  • Installing Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
  • Repairing a software
  • Turning on Windows 7 firewall logs

Networking Technologies and Wireless Routers

  • Understanding the ipconfig command
  • Understanding routing protocols
  • Configuring a SOHO router
  • Changing passwords for the router

Network Sharing and Storage

  • Creating a homegroup
  • Sharing a printer on the network
  • Creating a virtual PC machine
  • Sharing a folder
  • Identifying client and server

Mobile Devices

  • Turning on airplane mode of an iPhone
  • Establishing a Bluetooth connection
  • Connecting an iPhone to the Wi-Fi network
  • Locking an iPhone with a password

Security Threats

  • Identifying types of viruses
  • Identifying types of malware
  • Understanding classification of viruses

Security Best Practices

  • Starting the Print Spooler service
  • Backing up a Windows security certificate and private key
  • Creating a password-protected user account
  • Encrypting a picture
  • Installing security software
  • Examining certificate details
  • Deleting the browsing history
  • Viewing cookies and temporary files in IE
  • Configuring pop-up blocker settings
  • Modifying protected mode

Buying and Configuring a Workstation

  • Uninstalling WinPatrol software
  • Identifying features of a laptop and tablet
  • Allowing all devices and computers to have media access
  • Changing the name of your media library

Computer Support and Backups

  • Disabling certain applications and services at startup
  • Rolling back to a restore point
  • Restoring files from backup
  • Analyzing network paths with tracert
  • Understanding Troubleshooting Theory
  • Backing up Music Library in Drive C

Environmental and Safety Concepts

  • Configuring a power plan

Appendix

Exam Information

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification is for students just starting in IT, who lack the basic knowledge needed for a fundamental IT education or who need IT fundamentals to help them pass the CompTIA A+ exam. It is a vendor-neutral certification from CompTIA with the exam code FC0-U51.

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Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
There are no technical prerequisites for this certification.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 109

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
The FC0-U51 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
Multiple choice questions
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 75 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
60 minutes
What is the passing score?
650

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

FC0-U51 examination, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  • In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the CompTIA certification examination, CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  • If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
What is the validity of the certification?
CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification are valid for three years from the date the candidate is certified, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's Continuing Education Program.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the FC0-U51-complete, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Introduction

  • What Is the CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification?
  • Why Become IT Fundamentals Certified?
  • How to Become IT Fundamentals Certified?
  • Tips for Taking the IT Fundamentals Exam
  • Who Should Read This Book?
  • What Does This Book Cover?
  • What's Included in the Book?
  • Interactive Online Learning Environment and Test Bank
  • How to Use this Book?
  • Exam Objectives
  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals Study Guide

Lesson 2: Core Hardware Components

  • Introducing Internal Components
  • Exploring Motherboards, Processors, and Memory
  • Exploring Storage and Expansion Devices
  • Exploring Power and Cooling
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Labs

Lesson 3: Peripherals and Connectors

  • Audio, Video, and Printers
  • Input Devices
  • External Storage and Other Connectors
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Labs

Lesson 4: Operating Systems

  • Operating System Fundamentals
  • Navigating an Operating System
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 3 Lab
  • Answers To The Lab

Lesson 5: Software Applications

  • Common Software Applications and File Types
  • Software Management Best Practices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 4 Lab
  • Answers To The Lab

Lesson 6: Networking Technologies and Wireless Routers

  • Connection Types and Features
  • Network Connectivity Essentials
  • Setting Up a SOHO Router
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 5 Lab
  • Answers To Written Lab

Lesson 7: Network Sharing and Storage

  • Local Network Sharing
  • Web-Based Sharing and Access
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 6 Lab

Lesson 8: Mobile Devices

  • Using Wireless Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 7 Lab

Lesson 9: Security Threats

  • Understanding Hacking
  • Understanding Security Threats
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 8 Lab

Lesson 10: Security Best Practices

  • Computer and Network Security Best Practices
  • Internet Security Best Practices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 9 Lab

Lesson 11: Buying and Configuring a Workstation

  • Buying and Configuring a Workstation
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 10 Lab

Lesson 12: Computer Support and Backups

  • Basic Computer Support Concepts
  • Computer Backups
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 11 Lab

Lesson 13: Environmental and Safety Concepts

  • Safe Interactions with Computers
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lesson 12 Lab
  • Answers To The Lab

Lesson 14: Appendix

  • Videos

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