Comptia IT Fundamentals

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The CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification is designed to help the candidates to learn more about information technology (IT). This Certification will cover foundational IT concepts including identifying and explaining computer components, installing software, establishing network connectivity and preventing security risks. CompTIA IT Fundamentals can also be a stepping stone to more advanced certifications such as CompTIA A+,CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ and others.

Exam Details

Required Exam(s) : FC0-U51 (proctored) or FC0-Z51 (non-proctored)
Associated Exams : -----
Durations :75 Questions (60 Mins)
Question Types : Multiple choice.
Passing Score : 650
Exam Fees :
Prerequired Exams :There is no prerequired exams.
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Recommended Training : CompTIA IT Fundamentals

Exam Pattern

Below are the exam objectives of IT Fundamentals

1.0 Software 21%
  • 1.1 Compare and contrast common operating systems and their functions and features.
  • 1.2 Identify common programs, applications and their purpose.
  • 1.3 Given a scenario, use software management best practices.
  • 1.4 Identify the following alternative technologies and their purpose.
  • 1.5Explain the basic software features and functions of wireless devices.
2.0 Hardware 18%
  • 2.1 Identify basic wired and wireless peripherals and their purpose.
  • 2.2 Compare and contrast common computer connector types.
  • 2.3 Identify the purpose of internal computer components.
3.0 Security 21%
  • 3.1 Define basic security threats
  • 3.2 Given a scenario, use security best practices.
  • 3.3 Given a scenario, use web-browsing best practices.
4.0 Networking 16%
  • 4.1 Given a scenario, set up and configure a basic SOHO router (wired/wireless).
  • 4.2 Compare and contrast cellular, wireless and wired data connections.
  • 4.3 Compare and contrast different methods of sharing and storage.
5.0 Basic IT Literacy 24%
  • 5.1 Perform appropriate steps to set up a basic workstation
  • 5.2 Explain the basic methods of navigating an operating system.
  • 5.3 Given a scenario, implement basic support concepts.
  • 5.4 Explain basic backup concepts
  • 5.5 Describe the importance and impact of various environmental and safety concepts.

Books to Prepare

Below are the recommended books for preparing Comptia IT Fundamentals Exam

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Book Name : CompTIA IT Fundamentals Study Guide: Exam FC0-U51

Author Name : Quentin Docter

Publisher : Wiley

Topics Covered in this book:

  • Chapter 1 : Core Hardware Components
  • Chapter 2 : Peripherals and Connectors
  • Chapter 3 : Operating Systems
  • Chapter 4 : Software Applications
  • Chapter 5 : Networking Technologies and Wireless Routers
  • Chapter 6 : Lab
  • Chapter 7 : Mobile Devices
  • Chapter 8 : Security Threats
  • Chapter 9 : Security Best Practices
  • Chapter 10 : Buying and Configuring a Workstation
  • Chapter 11 : Computer Support and Backups
  • Chapter 12 : Environmental and Safety Concepts

Softwares for Practice

There is no separate simulators available for practice Comptia IT Fundamentals Exam. This Exam covers the basic knowledge of installation and configuration of hardware, softwares, printers, modems, routers and etc.. So no need a special softwares or hardware to practice. You can utilize your own hardware and softwares in you home and below are some of them.

  • Workstations – unpackaged workstations
  • Unconfigured OS images
  • Wireless router
  • Workstation with virtualization software
  • Laptop
  • Basic printer
  • External storage devices
  • Tablet/smartphone
  • Power strip/UPS

  • Blank CDs/DVDs (for backup)
  • Various cable types

  • ESD wrist band (for demonstration)

  • Operating system media
  • Anti-malware software
  • Productivity software
  • Browser software
  • Backup software