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Certified Hardware Technician &
Certified Operating Systems Technician

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2 Courses - C)HT & C)OST

2 Certifications - Hardware Technician &
               Operating Systems Technician

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The Certified Hardware Technician, C)HT, course will kick start your career in the IT field by providing the foundational knowledge needed to install, configure, and support computer hardware systems; this includes assembling components based on customer requirements; installing, configuring and maintaining devices, PCs, and servers.

The C)HT will also provide an understanding of the fundamentals of networking and security/forensics; properly and safely diagnosing, resolving, and documenting common issues; as well as applying troubleshooting skills.

A key component to anyone’s skill set is customer service, this course provides insight into providing appropriate customer support. A favorite part of this course is the dive into wireless networks, mobile devices and custom builds for end user deployment. The Certified Hardware Technician course maps to the Mile2 Certified Hardware Technician exam as well as the CompTIA A+ 220-901 certification exam.

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The Certified Operating Systems Technician, C)OST course builds on the C)HT course by focasing on operating systems; this includes installing, configuring and maintaining devices, PCs, and software for end users; understanding the basics of networking and security/forensics from the operating system view. Properly and safely diagnose, resolve, and document common software issues. Apply troubleshooting skills, and providing appropriate customer support.

We will cover virtualization, security, desktop imaging, and deployment. You will also learn the security foundations needed for the various operating systems. This course maps to the mile2 Certified Operating Systems Technician, C)OST, exam as well as the CompTIA A+ 220-1002 certification exam.

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C)HT & C)OST Key Course Information

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Live Class Duration:

5 days

Language: English

Class Formats:
*  Instructor-led

*  Self-Study
*  Live Virtual Training

Suggested Prior Knowledge

None – Entry Level

Applicable Exams:

*  Mile2 C)HT
* A+

CPEs:  40

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Live Class Duration:
5 days

Language: English

Class Formats:
*  Instructor-led
*  Self-Study
*  Live Virtual Training

Prerequisites:
* C)HT or Equivalent

Applicable Exams:
*  Mile2 C)OST
* A+

CPEs:  40

C)HT & C)OST Modules

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  • Module 1 – Troubleshooting
  • Module 2 – Motherboards and CPUs
  • Module 3 – Power Supplies
  • Module 4 – Memory
  • Module 5  – Computer Expansion
  • Module 6  – Physical Storage
  • Module 7 –  Input-Output Devices
  • Module 8 – Display Devices
  • Module 9 – Network Cables and Connectors
  • Module 10 – Printers and Multifunction Print Devices
  • Module 11 – TCP/IP and Transport Protocols
  • Module 12 – Custom Computers
  • Module 13 – Operational Procedures
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  • Module 1 – Operating Systems
  • Module 2 – Windows Management
  • Module 3 – Network Basics
  • Module 4 – Network Protocols
  • Module 5  – Wireless Networking
  • Module 6  – Windows Networking
  • Module 7 –  Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Module 8 – Security Principles
  • Module 9 – Security Technologies
  • Module 10 – Securing Devices and Data
  • Module 11 – SOHO Network Configurations

Who Should Attend

* Everyone
* End Users
* Employees with access to computers
* Managers

Accreditations

Hardware Technician &
Operating Systems Technician:
Upon Completion

Upon completion, the Certified Hardware Technician and Certified Operating Systems Technician candidate will be able to competently take the C)OST & C)HT exams well as the CompTIA A+ 220-1002 exam.

Re-Certification Requirements

All  Mile2 certifications will be awarded a 3-year expiration date.

There are two requirements to maintain Mile2 certification: 

1)  Pass the most current version of the exam for your respective existing certification

2)  Earn 20 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) per year. You may submit your CEUs in your Mile2 inbox. These CEUs must fall under “Qualify Continuing Educational Activities).

Visit our certification renewal page for more information.

Hardware Technician &
Operating Systems Technician:
Exam Information

The Certified Hardware Technician and Certified Operating Systems Technician exams are taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your mile2.com account. 


Purchase Options:

  • Individual Exam Cost - Click Here

    Course exams are individually priced.
    NOTE: You may purchase the exam without purchasing the course.

  • Live Class Exam Cost - Click Here

    Exam cost is not included with the purchase of a live class.

  • Ultimate Self-Study Combo Exam Cost - Included

    The cost of the exam is included with the purchase of an Ultimate Self-Study Combo.

  • Second Chance Exam - Click Here

    Purchase a second chance exam for less than 1/2 of the price of a regular exam when purchased with an Ultimate Self-Study Combo or an individual exam.

Course FAQ's

NO.  You do not have to purchase a course to purchase a certification exam.  

All of our courses can be taken independently.  In order to help guide our students on their cybersecurity career journey we have developed the Mile2 Certification Roadmap.

This helpful resource maps specific courses to Role-based career tracks.

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