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CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ (ITF+) Study Guide: Exam FC0-U61, 2nd Edition (Course & Lab)

Prepare for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification exam with the FC0-U61: CompTIA IT Fundamental course and performance-based lab . Performance based lab simulates real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. The course provides complete coverage of the CompTIA FC0-U61 exam objectives and includes topics such as IT concepts and terminology, infrastructure, applications and software, software development, database fundamentals, security, and more.

Here's what you will get

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals is a standalone certification from CompTIA with the exam code FC0-U61. This certification is ideal for individuals and students looking for a career in IT as well as those in allied fields that require a broad understanding of IT. CompTIA IT Fundamentals is a stepping stone to more advanced certifications. It validates skills as systems support specialist and gets your foot in the door to a successful IT career.

Lessons
Lessons
12+
Quizzes
220+
Flashcards
278+
Glossary of terms
55+
TestPrep
Pre-assessment Questions
50+
Full Length Tests
2+
Post-Assessment Questions
60+
Lab
Performance lab
81+
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam? There are no technical prerequisites for this certification.
What is the exam registration fee? USD 119
Where do I take the exam? Pearson VUE
What is the format of the exam? Multiple choice questions
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 75 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 60 minutes
What is the passing score? 650

(on a scale of 0-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

FC0-U61 examination, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  • In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the CompTIA certification examination, CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  • If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
What is the validity of the certification? CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification are valid for three years from the date the candidate is certified, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's Continuing Education Program.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the FC0-U61, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?

Here's what you will learn

  • What Is the CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification?
  • Exam Objectives
  • Introducing Internal Components
  • Exploring Motherboards, Processors, and Memory
  • Exploring Storage and Expansion Devices
  • Exploring Power and Cooling
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Understanding Common Peripherals, Interfaces, and Connectors
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Exploring Common Computing Devices
  • Understanding the Internet of Things
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Operating System Fundamentals
  • Managing an Operating System
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Understanding Application Architecture and Installation
  • Exploring Common Application Types
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Exploring Programming Languages
  • Understanding Programming Concepts and Techniques
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Understanding Databases
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Exploring Connection Types and Features
  • Understanding Network Connectivity Essentials
  • Setting Up a Wireless Network
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Understanding Hackers and Motives
  • Understanding Security Threats
  • Understanding Access Control
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Understanding Security Best Practices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Understanding Business Continuity
  • Exploring Computer Support Concepts
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Identifying the motherboard form factors
  • Installing a motherboard, processor, and processor fan
  • Identifying motherboard slots
  • Installing PCIe cards on the motherboard
  • Identifying slots of a motherboard
  • Installing a PCI sound card
  • Identifying types of RAM
  • Assessing computer’s RAM and virtual memory
  • Examining hard drives in Windows
  • Connecting the motherboard to the internal hard drive
  • Identifying video card components
  • Installing SMPS and connecting it to the motherboard
  • Configuring mouse properties
  • Disabling a touchpad
  • Configuring language in Windows
  • Installing an IP printer
  • Identifying printer types
  • Identifying a daisy-wheel printer
  • Connecting speakers to a computer
  • Connecting a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to a computer
  • Connecting a monitor and headset to a computer
  • Identifying function keys of a keyboard
  • Identifying video ports and connectors
  • Identifying computer power supply connectors
  • Changing screen resolution
  • Replacing the battery of a smartphone and inserting a memory card
  • Identifying features of a laptop and tablet
  • Defining operating system functions
  • Creating a shortcut 
  • Creating a password-protected user account
  • Creating a standard user account
  • Viewing driver details
  • Deleting a partition
  • Creating a new volume
  • Changing the system's virtual memory
  • Running the Disk Cleanup utility
  • Configuring Windows User Account Control
  • Creating a task with Task Scheduler
  • Manipulating files
  • Installing operating system features
  • Uninstalling an application
  • Uninstalling and reinstalling a device driver
  • Disabling and enabling a device in Device Manager
  • Rolling back a driver
  • Updating a driver
  • Enabling Windows Update
  • Installing 7-Zip
  • Managing cookies and cache in Microsoft Edge
  • Configuring the edge pop-up blocker
  • Downloading and installing Adobe Acrobat reader
  • Using 7-Zip to create an archive
  • Running antivirus
  • Turning on Windows Firewall
  • Setting up a DMZ on a SOHO router
  • Converting decimal number to binary
  • Creating “Hello, world!” in HTML
  • Understanding data types
  • Deleting a table
  • Creating a database and a table
  • Importing data from Excel to Access
  • Obtaining automatic private IP addressing
  • Configuring automatic private IP addressing
  • Accessing the Windows 10 wireless properties
  • Connecting a wireless router to the laptop
  • Configuring Windows 10 wireless settings
  • Configuring a wireless client
  • Configuring a DHCP role with error notification
  • Creating a DoS attack scenario
  • Identifying Denial of Service attack
  • Understanding single sign-on
  • Applying screen saver
  • Backing up a Windows security certificate
  • Starting and stopping a service
  • Backing up files
  • Restoring Files
  • Booting into safe mode 
  • Creating a restore point
  • Restoring a restore point
  • Running an application in compatibility mode
  • Using the System Configuration utility
  • Creating a desktop shortcut for msconfig

Customer Testimonials

excellent
For any individuals that may be planning to obtain their certification from CompTIA for the IT Fundamentals course, the uCertify study guide is very beneficial. I do not plan to complete the certification myself, but I believe the study guide layout is very simple to follow and assists somebody that may be starting out in the IT career field. Platform- The course overall goes extremely in-depth on a wide range of topics and they have hands-on labs that you can complete to have a better understanding of the course material. I have no doubt if you were to complete their study guide that you would be more than prepared to pass the CompTIA ITF exam. I would like to thank uCertify for providing me access to the CompTIA ITF course material, and for allowing me the opportunity to provide feedback on this course for other individuals that aspire to join the IT field.
Taylor Parker
excellent
The course for CompTIA's ITF+ by uCertify is simply put, remarkable. Each objective covered has the principal idea explored, each integral concept explained exactly as you should to someone taking their first step into the world of information technology. The tools used spared no expense in reinforcing the topic. The course not only covers the objectives, they make sure to give you what you need to memorize, and more importantly, understand them. The tools were various, and a good depth of features in each for studying. You'll find the traditional, as well as a hands-on approach that made a difference between the theoretical and practical way of teaching and learning. I have used uCertify for every CompTIA exam I took. I passed each exam the first time I tried. It was uCertifiy that helped me achieve CompTIA ITF and landed me my first IT job. I am fully confident that with this course, you can become certified in CompTIA ITF+ and land an IT job too.
Kenny Afonin
excellent
uCertify gave me the great opportunity to take this course. It started off with a assessment that was 50 questions long. After the assessment you really get a feel for how much you already know. After being in the IT field for a couple of years now I was surprised by how many I got wrong but honestly unless you constantly study these things it is easy to forget. After the assessment I began going through the lessons. After each one I took the quizzes and moved onto the next lesson. Each lesson has flash cards you can study with. Definitions can't be all stories but it was explained well enough to where I didn't feel like I was reading a dictionary and getting definition after definition. At the end a final test well two tests but really it feels like just one big one. After the test is taken and depending on the score depends if they recommend you taking the certification. Throughout the entire course you have a status meeter. Everything you complete makes your number go up. Once you get to 90 it is recommended you are ready for the certification. I will be honest in my two week assessment I am far from ready for this certification test but I also didn't have a lot of time to dedicate to this course.
Yitzchak Baum
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CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ (ITF+) Study Guide: Exam FC0-U61, 2nd Edition (Course & Lab)
ISBN : 9781644590140