IT Essentials 5.0 Overview. February 2013. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Contents. Overview. Instructor Training. Course Design. Virtual Learning Tools. Scope and Sequence. Equipment. Overview. IT Essentials 5.0.
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IT Essentials 5.0Overview February 2013
1 2 3 4 5 6 Contents Overview Instructor Training Course Design Virtual Learning Tools Scope and Sequence Equipment
IT Essentials 5.0 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 CompTIAA+ certification exams Available in Cisco NetSpace with improved learning and teaching capabilities Subtitle: Size 24, Left Aligned
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
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
ITE in NetSpace • Click chapter links to access chapter content • Click shaded part of scroll bar to expand or minimize text and media screens
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
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
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 CompTIAA+ certification exams • Supports development of career skills needed to succeed in entry-level IT jobs
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 Who Should Enroll?
Networking Academy Curricula Portfolio Network Professional Network Specialist Health Information Networking IT Essentials CCNA Security Health Information Networking CCNP Network Associate CCNA Exploration CCNA Discovery Network Technician ITTechnician Assessments, Packet Tracer, Aspire, Passport21 to Entrepreneurship Student Networking Knowledge and Skills
New CompTIA A+ Certification Exams 2009 Edition 2012 Edition 220-801 A+ Essentials 220-701 A+ Practical Application 220-702 220-802 • 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 CompTIAA+ certification • Student vouchers are available for 800-series exams through the CompTIA Authorized Partner Program
CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Topics • Operating Systems • Security • Mobile Devices • Troubleshooting • PC Hardware • Networking • Laptops • Printers • Operational Procedures 220-801 220-802
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 IT Essentials 5.0 Course Design
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
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 • NDGNETLAB+ can be used to complete the majority of labs • Complete list available on Equipment Lists by Curriculum page
Typical Lab Layout • 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
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
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
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
Or click the Skip button to go directly to using Virtual Laptop Click the arrow to view the brief tutorial Virtual Laptop Tutorial
Learn mode Test mode Explore mode The Three Modes Step-by-step instructions for removing and installing components Self-check for understanding Information about laptop features and components