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Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Fundamentals of Computer Hardware and Software

This course provides students with fundamental knowledge covering PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware, network connectivity issues, installing and configuring operating systems, including Windows and Linux, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android operating system configurations, security, fundamentals of cloud computing, and operational procedures. This course helps prepare students for CompTIA A+ certification examinations. (Formerly CSIT 170) C-ID ITIS-110.

Subject: CSIT
Course Number: 180
Section Number: 2663
Units: 4
Instructor: Cassoni, Rick

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Custom
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Office: T111
Office hours: MW 1:30-2:30PM, TTh 9:00-10:00AM
Phone: 760-757-2121 x6369
Instructor notes: It is a fun hands-on course where students will build and break PCs to learn the ins and outs of computer hardware and software. It is also the first course recommended for Tech Support, Systems Administration, and Cyber Security majors. Zero textbook cost! We will be using the Cisco Net Academy Canvas LMS vs the MiraCosta Canvas resources. This course will help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ Certification Exams (1001, 1002). I will be checking email over the break if one has questions. I look forward to having you in the course! profC

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