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IT Fundamentals


This is a synchronous ONLINE track - you are expected to log in for the duration of the training


This course will be an overview of the fundamentals of information technology. In the course you will learn to identify basic components and terminology. You will be introduced to programming, operating system configuration, network device operations, installing of software and apply basic security tasks and techniques. As part of the course, you will develop troubleshooting and preventative techniques to maintain devices and the networks they attach to.

The course will align with the CompTIA IT fundamental industry certification. This course will help prepare the high school teacher so they can get students started in a career in IT. The certification is not a required part of this course, but you will explore the certification process and requirements. Many tools (some free to educators) and resources will be covered.

Get your students prepared for a great career!


Basic computer skills.


None. We will use materials from Attendees must have online access and an email from a .edu address to get the free access.

The CTC is working on getting discounted access to CompTIA's labs.

At-Home Computer Requirements

  • Attendees will need an internet connection - the track will use web-based materials.
  • Access to a Windows 10 machine with administrator level access is recommended.
  • A web camera is preferred to help with class interactions.


Greg Brodt has been teaching IT related course for nearly 30 years. He is currently a full-time IT instructor at Northwood Technical College in Rice Lake WI. He has a master’s degree from the U of MN in electrical engineering (digital design) and has taught courses in electronics, programming, networking, VOIP, Wireless, Ethical hacking, Intrusion detection, security, routing, switching and many others IT topics. He holds industry certifications including CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Cisco Certified network Associate (CCNA),CyberOps and he is a CISCO IT Essentials instructor trainer. He maintains connected to the industry by continuously taking new classes and doing consulting work. He is passionate about IT and the opportunities for students and is looking forward to working with you.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this track, the participants will be able to…

  • Identify device information and settings
  • Configure operating system settings
  • Install and utilize software on a system
  • Troubleshoot network connectivity
  • Create a simple program
  • Apply basic security


Click here for the program schedule and times.

Day 1 - Monday July 11
Numbers, terms, and the fundamentals of computers
Devices, components, and characteristics

Day 2 - Tuesday July 12
Applications and software
Operating systems
Configuring settings

Day 3 - Wednesday July 13
Programming concepts (no you are not going to re-write Facebook)
Database fundamentals

Day 4 - Thursday July 14
IT Security

Day 5 - Friday July 15
More fun with labs
Other Resources
Certification advice and practice.

Please note that content is subject to change or modification based on the unique needs of the track participants in attendance.

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