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Technical Management

CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Prep

This course prepares for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. The CompTIA A+ certification exam verifies entry level IT skills including computer repair, software and operating systems, network administration, information security, cloud computing and troubleshooting of both desktop and mobile devices. Customer service and communication skills are also taught to effectively interact with other employees.


Contact the Information Technology Program Coordinator, David Stevens ( for consent prior to registering for the course.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Research topics related to the designated certification.
  2. Identify key subjects, relevant data, and propose possible solutions.
  3. Review and recall materials related to the certification topic.
  4. Demonstrate competence and proficiency in the certification areas.

Section - COM3044-001

Internet of Things (IoT) Practitioner

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises a wide range of benefits for industry, governments, and individuals. Data can be collected in extraordinary volume and detail and new data analysis tools have been optimized for the massive amounts of data that IoT produces, to quickly make well-informed decisions. Creating and deploying IoT systems can be a complicated. In this course, you will learn general strategies for planning, designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining an IoT system. You’ll review case studies and assemble and configure an IoT device to work in a sensor network. You will create an IoT device based on an ESP8266 microcontroller and implement common IoT features such as analog and digital sensors, a web-based interface, MQTT messaging, and data encryption.

Other topics include microcontroller programming and IoT security. The approach taken in this course is to apply Internet of Things technologies to solve real-world problems.  This course is designed for IT professionals with fundamental skills in computer hardware, software support, and development who want to design, develop, implement, operate, and manage Internet of Things devices and related systems. It aligns with preparation for taking the CertNexus® Certified Internet of Things (IoT) Practitioner (Exam ITP-110).

Required Prep: Must be an experienced computer user, comfortable setting up and configuring computers and electronic devices

Recommended Prep: Though not required, previous experience in electronics assembly is helpful

Learner Outcomes

  •  Plan an IoT implementation    
  • Construct and program an IoT device  
  • Communicate with an IoT device using wired and wireless connections    
  • Process sensor input and control an actuator on an IoT device  
  • Manage security, privacy, and safety risks on IoT projects    
  • Manage an IoT prototyping and development project throughout the development lifecycle

Section - COM2141-002

Topics in Information Technology: Project Management

This course presents the contemporary Information Technology topics of project management principles associated with managing an IT Project, including goals, scope, schedule, quality, risk, knowledge management, and budget. It covers the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) which is the foundation of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. This course will also introduce students to software tools that support project management activities.


Contact the Information Technology Program Coordinator, David Stevens ( )  for consent prior to registering for the course.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe its history
  2. Define and use its terminology
  3. Describe its concepts & features
  4. Apply skills in the creation & management of a networking &/or software systems
  5. Evaluate the implementation of the hardware and/or software system for efficiency and effictiveness
  6. Apply skills in the software or network installation, configuration, or modification
  7. Describe its relationship to other technologies
  8. Describe its impact on current business practices
  9. Explain basic project management terminology and its use based on the PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  10. Explain the history of project management, its concepts and features, and its impact on current business practices
  11. Explain the main tasks and outputs from initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects
  12. Demonstrate a capability to evaluate a project opportunity and describe an appropriate project management approach
  13. Demonstrate the ability to apply skills to use and manage software systems for planning and executing an IT project, and the relationship those systems have to other technologies
  14. Thinking/Inquiry - make effective decisions with intellectual integrity to solve problems and/or achieve goals utilizing the skills of critical thinking, creative thinking, information literacy, and quantitative/symbolic reasoning

Section - COM3042-001

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