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1 IT Essentials 5.0 Overview February 2013

2 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 2 OverviewInstructor TrainingCourse DesignVirtual Learning ToolsScope and SequenceEquipment 152634

3 Cisco Public © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 3

4 Cisco Public 4 Subtitle: Size 24, Left Aligned A comprehensive overview of computer hardware and software with an introduction to advanced concepts Designed for students pursuing careers in IT who want practical knowledge of how different types of computing devices work Interactive learning experience with hands-on labs, assessments that provide immediate diagnostic feedback, Cisco Packet Tracer simulation activities, and virtual learning tools CompTIA Approved Quality Content; helps students prepare for latest CompTIA A+ certification exams Available in Cisco NetSpace with improved learning and teaching capabilities

5 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 5 New course design aligns with CompTIA A+ exam topics New and updated content New mobile device content New client side virtualization skills Expanded Windows 7 OS topics Increased troubleshooting skills Increased networking and security skills Updated skills review exam New checkpoint exam and practice final exam Reported errors in prior version corrected Updated Cisco Packet Tracer activities Packet Tracers rich simulation environment allows students to experiment with network behavior and develop problem solving and troubleshooting skills

6 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 6 ITE 5.0 is available on Cisco NetSpace Users must upgrade to Cisco NetSpace to access course materials Instructor training classes are only available on NetSpace Benefits of NetSpace course delivery Curriculum can be accessed through mobile devices Improved user interface experience Ability to control size of font, chapter text area, and media area Course management flexibility for instructors Ability to add course content, including videos, documents, and links Ability to add assignments and add or modify quizzes Ability to reorder course chapters Communication and collaboration tools, including groups, discussion threads, and course calendar with automatic notifications

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8 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 8 Click chapter links to access chapter content Click shaded part of scroll bar to expand or minimize text and media screens

9 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 9 Click 1: Launch Course Click 3: Launch Content Instructors can add links or content as assignments with due dates Assignments also appear in My Tasks area on the homepage

10 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 10 Instructors can use the Course Syllabus to present the overall course flow Due dates set by the instructor are clearly displayed in the flow Due dates can be reflected on the course calendar as well

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12 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 12 Offers a comprehensive introduction to the IT industry Provides interactive exposure to personal computers, hardware, mobility, and operating systems Learning by doing: hands-on activities and labs help students become familiar with how to safely and securely install, configure, maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot computer systems Anytime learning: course text, assignments, quizzes, and discussions are supported on mobile devices Immediate feedback on assessment questions helps students monitor progress and reinforces learning Helps students prepare for CompTIA A+ certification exams Supports development of career skills needed to succeed in entry-level IT jobs

13 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 13 Students seeking career-oriented, entry-level hardware and software skills to prepare for careers in technical support roles and information and communications technology (ICT) Students who want to gain skills and working knowledge of how computers work, how to assemble computers, and how to troubleshoot hardware and software issues Students at many education levels and types of institutions including high schools, secondary schools, universities, colleges, career and technical schools, and non- traditional learning environments such as community organizations

14 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 14 Assessments, Packet Tracer, Aspire, Passport21 to Entrepreneurship Student Networking Knowledge and Skills Network Professional IT Technician Network Technician Network Associate Network Specialist CCNA Discovery CCNA Exploration CCNP Health Information Networking CCNA Security Health Information Networking IT Essentials

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16 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 16 A+ Essentials 220-701 A+ Practical Application 220-702 220-801 220-802 2009 Edition2012 Edition New certification exams were announced in October 2012 220-700 series exams will be available until August 31, 2013 Both the 220-801 and 220-802 exams must be passed for CompTIA A+ certification Student vouchers are available for 800-series exams through the CompTIA Authorized Partner Program

17 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 17 Operating Systems Security Mobile Devices Troubleshooting PC Hardware Networking Laptops Printers Operational Procedures 220-802220-801

18 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 18 ITE 5.0 Chapter220-801 exam220-802 exam 1. Personal Computer 2. Lab Procedures 3. Computer Assembly 4. Preventive Maintenance 5. Operating Systems 6. Networks 7. Laptops 8. Mobile Devices 9. Printers 10. Security 11. The IT Professional 12. Advanced Troubleshooting

19 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 19 Delivered in Cisco NetSpace, with improved user interface and learning environment features and functionality 12 chapters and chapter exams Approximately 600 assessment items 1 skills review exam, 1 checkpoint exam, 1 practice final, 1 final exam, 1 skills-based assessment, and 2 practice exams for CompTIA A+ certification Approximately 180 hands-on labs and activities 8 Cisco Packet Tracer activities and new mobile operating system (OS) simulator tool CompTIA Approved Quality Content - aligns with CompTIA A+ certification exams New translated versions will be based on 5.0

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21 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 21 Course Chapters and Goals Ch. 1Introduction to the Personal Computer Goal::Describe a personal computer system Ch. 7Laptops Goal: Describe how laptops are constructed, basic configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting Ch. 2Lab Procedures and Tool Use Goal: Demonstrate safe lab procedures and proper tool use Ch. 8Mobile Devices Goal: Describe operating systems, basic configuration, maintenance, security, and repair for mobile devices Ch. 3Computer Assembly Goal: Assemble a desktop computer from compatible components and upgrade a computer system to meet requirements Ch. 9Printers Goal: Demonstrate range of procedures required for printers Ch. 4Overview of Preventative Maintenance and Troubleshooting Goal: Explain the basic rules of preventive maintenance and the troubleshooting process Ch. 10Security Goal: Explain importance of security, describe procedures, and perform security measures Ch. 5Operating Systems Goal: Install, upgrade, navigate, and troubleshoot various operating systems Ch. 11The IT Professional Goal: Describe the communication and related skills needed by an IT professional Ch. 6Networks Goal: Describe, create, and maintain a network Ch. 12Advanced Troubleshooting Goal: Perform advanced troubleshooting procedures on computers, operating systems, laptops, printers, and networks

22 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 22 After completing the course, students will be able to perform the following tasks: Define information technology (IT) and describe the components of a personal computer Describe how to protect people, equipment, and the environment from accidents, damage, and contamination Perform a step-by-step assembly of a desktop computer Explain the purpose of preventive maintenance and identify the elements of the troubleshooting process Install and support the Windows 7 operating system Upgrade or replace components of a laptop and printer, based on customer needs Describe the features, characteristics, and operating systems of mobile devices Configure computers to connect to an existing network Implement basic hardware and software security principles Apply good communications skills and professional behavior while working with customers Perform preventive maintenance and basic troubleshooting Assess customer needs, analyze possible configurations, and provide solutions or recommendations for hardware, operating systems, networking, and security

23 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 23 Latest documents are posted on the IT Essentials Resources page on Cisco NetSpaceIT Essentials Resources IT Essentials Scope and Sequence IT Essentials FAQs IT Essentials Datasheet IT Essentials At-A-Glance IT Essentials Overview Presentation Promotional video available on IT Essentials course overview pageIT Essentials course overview Visit CompTIA for A+ certification informationCompTIA

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25 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 25 Hardware One gigabyte (GB) RAM (Windows 7 32-bit) or Two GB RAM (Windows 7 64-bit) (2 x 512 MB or 2 x 1GB suggested) Some labs will require one module of RAM to be uninstalled or the simulation of a faulty module for troubleshooting purposes. 1 GB is the minimum requirement to run the full functions of Windows 7 Professional Software Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (Media CD) Additional Items/Resources One Internet connection for Internet searches and driver downloads (this could be the instructor's workstation) One printer or integrated printer/scanner/copier for the class to share One Linksys wireless router/switch or equivalent for the class to share, Linksys model WRT E2500 NDG NETLAB+ can be used to complete the majority of labs Complete list available on Equipment Lists by Curriculum page

26 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 26 Lab size of 12-15 students for hands-on lab activities Recommend ratio of 1 Lab PC per student Some lab activities require the student Lab PCs to be connected to a local network 2 instructor workstations 1 connected to Internet to search for and download files Other instructor workstation used for hands-on lab demonstrations

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28 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 28 ITE 4.0 or 4.1 instructors No instructor training required Review of instructor resources recommended New ITE instructors Required to complete training through an Instructor Training Center (ITC) Must successfully pass skills-based assessment Instructor Fast Track option available to those with prior subject matter knowledge Fast Track enrollment prerequisites (one or more of following): 1.Hold a current, valid CompTIA A+ certification 2.Formal evidence of one year of recent experience in computer repair field 3.Formal evidence of having taught two classes in the subject area

29 Cisco Public © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 29 Instructor Resources ResourceDescriptionLocation Instructor Resource Spotlight Webpage with links to helpful instructor resources Offerings > IT Essentials > IT Essentials 5.0 Instructor Resource Spotlight Are You Ready for ITE 5.0? Activity to bring awareness to technology changes in ITE 5.0 NetSpace Home > View Instructor Courses Overview PPT Presentation explaining high level concepts, changes, and site navigation IT Essentials resources folder (link available on IT Essentials page and Instructor Resource Spotlight) Release Notes Detailed description of changes from previous version ITE 5.0 Teaching PPT Explanations and tips for teaching course topics ITE 5.0 Planning PPT One presentation for each chapter covering objectives, teaching analogies, and best practices Instructor Checklist Checklist to assist instructors as they prepare to teach a course Skills-Based Assessment 1 zip file with eleven separate assessments for instructors to assign as one exam or individually

30 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 30 1. Prepare2. Become Aware3. Teach Tutorials Instructor PowerPoints Partner communications Communities Complete Are You Ready? activity to learn about technology updates Open classes and start teaching ITE 5.0

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32 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 32 Two standalone tools are provided with the curriculum in the IT Essentials resources folder Virtual Desktop Virtual Laptop Designed to supplement classroom learning and provide interactive learning opportunities Both provide a virtual hands-on experience where physical equipment access is limited Enable students to virtually disassemble and reassemble desktops and laptops The following slides demonstrate the Virtual Laptop introductory tutorial

33 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 33 Click the arrow to view the brief tutorial Or click the Skip button to go directly to using Virtual Laptop

34 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 34 Learn modeExplore modeTest mode Step-by-step instructions for removing and installing components Self-check for understanding Information about laptop features and components

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