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1 IT Essentials 5.0 Overview
February 2013

2 Contents 1 5 2 6 3 4 Overview Instructor Training Course Design
Virtual Learning Tools 3 Scope and Sequence 4 Equipment We’ll begin with a high-level view of our ITE curriculum. Additional topics include instructor training and equipment required for the course.

3 Overview

4 IT Essentials 5.0 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 Content Changes in ITE 5.0 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 Tracer’s rich simulation environment allows students to experiment with network behavior and develop problem solving and troubleshooting skills

6 ITE 5.0 on Cisco NetSpace 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 Modifiable quizzes – instructors can edit, reorder, add, delete, and create their own

7 NetSpace Course Navigation
From the NetSpace classroom environment homepage, users can navigate the course using buttons on the left and right side of the page. You can launch the course from the Launch Course button or from the Modules link in the left menu.

8 ITE in NetSpace Click chapter links to access chapter content
Click shaded part of scroll bar to expand or minimize text and media screens Click each of the course module links to see the course content, labs, activities, and exams. Instructors have the flexibility to modify, add, or reorder the course modules if desired. By clicking the left corner of the module link you can expand or hide a course module. To expand the text screen or media screens, click the shaded part of the scroll bar and drag the screen to your viewing preference.

9 Assignments Click 1: Launch Course Instructors can add links or content as assignments with due dates Assignments also appear in My Tasks area on the homepage Click 3: Launch Content

10 Course Syllabus 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

11 Exams Exams can be found under Assignments in the left menu. A benefit of offering IT Essentials in Cisco NetSpace is the ability to access course assessments from the classroom environment.

12 Benefits for Students 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 Who Should Enroll? 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 Networking Academy Curricula Portfolio
CCNP Assessments, Packet Tracer, Aspire, Passport21 to Entrepreneurship Network Professional Health Information Networking CCNA Security Network Specialist Health Information Networking CCNA Discovery CCNA Exploration Network Associate IT Essentials Network Technician Our current portfolio consists of 14 courses IT Essentials—covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and advanced concepts such as security, networks, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. CCNA Discovery (4 courses) —provides an introduction to networking. It teaches networking based on application and helps students develop foundational routing, switching, and WAN knowledge and experience, which can be applied toward entry-level careers in networking for small and medium-sized businesses. CCNA Exploration (4 courses) —provides an introduction to networking. It teaches networking based on technology. It covers routing, switching, and WAN protocols and theory at deeper levels to help students succeed in networking-related degree programs and a range of professions. Health Information Networking (HIN)—helps students prepare for networking careers in the healthcare industry.  CCNP (3 courses) —the CCNP curriculum focuses on the advanced routing, secure wide area access, multilayer switching, and networking management skills required to implement and maintain converged enterprise networks. Assessments Innovative online assessments provide immediate feedback to help students and instructors evaluate acquired knowledge and skills. Simulation-Based Learning Cisco Packet Tracer provides a simulation-based learning environment that supplements physical equipment with virtual networks and helps students develop critical 21st century skills. Cisco Packet Tracer is a foundational teaching tool for CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration, with Packet Tracer activities embedded in the course content. Interactive learning promotes the exploration of networking concepts and experimentation with tools such as Packet Tracer and Flash-based activities to help students develop a greater understanding of networking technologies. Packet Tracer activities are also available for IT Essentials, HIN, and CCNA Security. Gaming in Education By integrating aspects of gaming such as virtual worlds, competition, scoring, and challenge levels into the curricula and teaching tools such as the Cisco Aspire game, students feel they are playing, not studying. Entrepreneurial Skills Passport21 to Entrepreneurship exposes students to entrepreneurship opportunities in networking scenarios through a series of case studies and Cisco Packet Tracer activities that help students develop critical business and financial skills IT Technician Student Networking Knowledge and Skills 14

15 Course Design

16 New CompTIA A+ Certification Exams
2009 Edition 2012 Edition A+ Essentials A+ Practical Application New certification exams were announced in October 2012 series exams will be available until August 31, 2013 Both the and exams must be passed for CompTIA A+ certification Student vouchers are available for 800-series exams through the CompTIA Authorized Partner Program To ensure alignment with certification exams, NetAcad has performed a detailed analyses of the exam objectives from CompTIA

17 CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Topics
PC Hardware Networking Laptops Printers Operational Procedures Operating Systems Security Mobile Devices Troubleshooting

18 Alignment with CompTIA A+ Certification
ITE 5.0 Chapter exam 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 ITE 5.0 is a single course with twelve chapters. Chapters are organized by topic, starting with the fundamental topics. Troubleshooting is a topic covered throughout the course, with a summary chapter at the end explaining how it all comes together.

19 IT Essentials 5.0 Course Design
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 2 A+ practice certification exams will be available in the February 2012 timeframe

20 Scope and Sequence

21 IT Essentials 5.0 Course Outline
Course Chapters and Goals Ch. 1 Introduction to the Personal Computer Goal::Describe a personal computer system Ch. 7 Laptops Goal: Describe how laptops are constructed, basic configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting Ch. 2 Lab Procedures and Tool Use Goal: Demonstrate safe lab procedures and proper tool use Ch. 8 Mobile Devices Goal: Describe operating systems, basic configuration, maintenance, security, and repair for mobile devices Ch. 3 Computer Assembly Goal: Assemble a desktop computer from compatible components and upgrade a computer system to meet requirements Ch. 9 Printers Goal: Demonstrate range of procedures required for printers Ch. 4 Overview of Preventative Maintenance and Troubleshooting Goal: Explain the basic rules of preventive maintenance and the troubleshooting process Ch. 10 Security Goal: Explain importance of security, describe procedures, and perform security measures Ch. 5 Operating Systems Goal: Install, upgrade, navigate, and troubleshoot various operating systems Ch. 11 The IT Professional Goal: Describe the communication and related skills needed by an IT professional Ch. 6 Networks Goal: Describe, create, and maintain a network Ch. 12 Advanced Troubleshooting Goal: Perform advanced troubleshooting procedures on computers, operating systems, laptops, printers, and networks

22 IT Essentials 5.0 Course Objectives
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 For More Information Latest documents are posted on the IT Essentials Resources page on Cisco NetSpace 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 page Visit CompTIA for A+ certification information

24 Equipment

25 ITE 5.0 Equipment Requirements
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 Purchase enough separate components or complete computers to meet the minimum specifications as outlined. The Lab PCs must only be capable of installing the required operating systems in a timely manner; they are not required to run at commercial speeds or perform processor-intensive applications such as complex graphics. It is acceptable to use older machines as Lab PCs. Please keep the machines and components consistent, if possible.

26 Typical Lab Layout Lab size of 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 For the best student learning experience, we recommend a typical lab size of 12 to 15 students and a ratio of one Lab PC per student. A ratio of one Lab PC per two students is the minimum acceptable for the hands-on lab activities. Some of the lab activities require the student Lab PCs to be connected to a local network. The computer lab should also include two instructor workstations. One instructor workstation should be connected to the Internet to search for and download files. The other instructor workstation can be used for lab demonstrations. The student Lab PCs will be in various states of assembly and repair and are therefore not suitable for accessing the curriculum.

27 Instructor Training

28 ITE 5.0 Instructor Training Requirements
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): Hold a current, valid CompTIA A+ certification Formal evidence of one year of recent experience in computer repair field Formal evidence of having taught two classes in the subject area

29 Instructor Resources Instructor Resources Resource Description
Location 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 Preparing for ITE 5.0 in Cisco NetSpace
1. Prepare 2. Become Aware 3. 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

31 Virtual Learning Tools

32 Virtual Learning Tools
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 The Virtual Laptop and Virtual Desktop are standalone tools designed to supplement classroom learning and provide an interactive “hands-on” experience in learning environments with limited physical equipment. Hands-on labs are still an essential element of the course.

33 Virtual Laptop Tutorial
Or click the Skip button to go directly to using Virtual Laptop Click the arrow to view the brief tutorial

34 The Three Modes Step-by-step instructions for removing and installing components Learn mode Self-check for understanding The three modes of the Virtual Laptop Tool: Learn Mode walks you through the removal and installation of select components of the laptop. Test Mode allows you to remove and install select components without any assistance. Explore Mode gives you information about many features and components of the laptop. Test mode Information about laptop features and components Explore mode

35 Aligning and Installing Components
Some components need to be properly aligned before you can install them. Alignment of components is only required in the Learn Mode and in the Test Mode. When a component requires alignment, the alignment tool pops up automatically. Click the clockwise and counterclockwise buttons to turn the component until you believe it is properly aligned. The Install button looks like an arrow pointing down. Click the Install button to install the component. If the component is not properly aligned then the Install button will show a red X. If the component is aligned, then clicking the Install button will begin the animation of the installation of the component. Once a component is properly installed, it will be grayed out on the antistatic mat.

36 Learn Mode: External Cables Layer
The last layer is the External Cables Layer. External cables connect the docking station to the monitor, mouse, keyboard, USB devices, Ethernet, and AC power. To successfully complete this layer, you will connect the monitor cable, the keyboard cable, the mouse cable, the USB cable, the Ethernet cable, and the power cable to the docking station.


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