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.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Penn Foster is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
Penn Foster High School, Penn Foster Career School, and Penn Foster College have all met the high standards of integrity and performance set by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited for non-degree granting postsecondary programs, and Penn Foster High School is accredited for grades 9 through adult, by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools.
Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
All Penn Foster programs are affiliated with DANTES, which qualifies U.S. military personnel for tuition reimbursement.