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CompTIA Strata
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CompTIA Strata

This highly respected qualification will give you enormous opportunities within the IT industry and in your further career. You will also be able to show employers clear evidence of your professional ability. You will develop knowledge of the basics of IT technology and terminology. Whatever job you are aiming for, IT skills will be essential as an estimated 90% of job vacancies require IT skills.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. Previous knowledge of IT is not necessary. The course will cover basic PC functionality as well as basic technology. You will learn about hardware and software as well as security, common errors, and compatibility issues. Health and safety and preventive maintenance are also included in the curriculum.


CompTIA Strata will validate your knowledge of computers. You will also be able to move forward to other certificates such as level 2 CompTIA A+.

You will learn a variety of subject including:

  • Personal computer basics
  • Managing computer contents
  • Searching for content and using Help
  • Windows settings
  • System tools
  • Software
  • Windows security
  • Windows networking
  • Web browsing basics
  • Browsing with Internet Explorer 7
  • Customizing Internet Explorer
  • Internet privacy and security
  • Printing
  • Display devices
  • Connectors and adaptors
  • Multimedia devices
  • Windows networking
  • Processors and memory
  • Data storage devices
  • Network basics
  • Networking protocols and connections
  • Network security overview
  • Safety
  • Computer hardware care and maintenance

Exams: There is only one online exam


After successfully completing the course you will be able to gain a CompTIA Strata Fundamentals of PC Functionality (FC0-U11) Certificate which will help you further in your career.

Jobs and Careers

Your CompTIA Strata Fundamentals of PC Functionality (FC0-U11) Certificate will help you further in your career as it will make yourself more employable and will help you in your CompTIA pathway. After completing CompTIA A+ you will be able to apply for jobs as a computer engineer or technician where salaries can vary from 25K to 35K.

Example of Jobs

IT Technician
Source: IT Jobs Watch

Technical Support Analyst
Source: IT Jobs Watch


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