The IT Support Specialist program helps students prepare for employment in the information technology field and the CompTIA A+ 1001 and 1002 certification exams. This program provides students with basic hardware and software skills used to build, install, configure, and troubleshoot computer systems. The fundamentals of networking, security, cloud computing, mobile, and portable devices are also included.
In the IT Support Specialist course, students learn more advanced techniques such as using external I/O devices, troubleshooting, and performing virus protection and data recovery. In the PC Operating Systems course, students receive an overview of Windows and Mac operating systems and the use of software for data protection. The final course includes Network Protocols and Internetworking. Students who complete the program will receive a voucher covering the cost of the CompTIA A+ certification exams.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Penn Foster College is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.
Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.