CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) is an introduction to basic IT knowledge and skills.

Why is ITF+ Different?

CompTIA ITF+ helps professionals to decide if a career in IT is right for them or to develop a broader understanding of IT.


  • ITF+ is the only pre-career certification that helps students or career changers determine if they have a competency for information technology and if it is the right career path for them.
  • ITF+ is the only single certification that covers all areas of IT foundations, creating a broader understanding of IT making it ideal for non-technical professionals.
  •  ITF+ establishes an IT education framework for students in secondary and post-secondary settings.

About the Exam

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike, including:

  • Using features and functions of common operating systems and establishing network connectivity
  • Identifying common software applications and their purpose
  • Using security and web browsing best practices

This exam is intended for candidates who are advanced end users and/or are considering a career in IT. The exam is also a good fit for individuals interested in pursuing professional-level certifications, such as A+.

What Skills Will You Learn?


Comprehend notational systems, illustrate the basics of computing and explain the value of data and troubleshooting


Know how to set up and install common peripheral devices to a laptop/PC or secure a basic wireless network


Manage applications software, understand the various components of an operating system and explain the purpose of methods of application architecture


Comprehend programming language categories, interpret logic, and understand the purpose of programming concepts


Able to explain database concepts, structures, and purpose, as well as understands methods used to interface


Understand confidentiality, integrity, and availability concerns of secure devices and best practice methods.

Who would benefit from ITF+?

Students considering a career in IT.

Professionals working in fields that require a broad understanding of IT.

Marketing, sales and operations staff in IT-based organizations.

Why would you benefit from ITF+?


IT jobs are expected to grow much faster than average (11%), adding 531,200 new jobs over the 10-year period 2019-29. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Nearly three-quarters of employers worldwide rate technology as a primary factor in reaching business objectives (72%). (Source: CompTIA International Trends in Technology and Workforce) All workers need fundamental IT skills to use these technologies.

ITF+ Exam Prepration

The Official CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) Student Guide has been developed by CompTIA for the CompTIA certification candidate. Rigorously evaluated by third party subject matter experts to validate coverage of the IT Fundamentals (ITF+) exam objectives, The Official CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) Student Guide teaches the essential skills and information needed to troubleshoot and problem solve, helps learners understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security, and prepares candidates to take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) certification exam (FC0-U61).

What's Included

  • Content mapped to IT Fundamentals (ITF+) exam objectives (FC0-U61)
  • Hands-on Activities designed to put knowledge into practice
  • Videos developed exclusively for CompTIA by ITPro.TV
  • Practice questions that check for understanding
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Access to the CompTIA Learning Center

Table of Contents

Module 1 / Using Computers

Unit 1: Common Computing Devices
Unit 2: Using a Workstation
Unit 3: Using an OS
Unit 4: Managing an OS
Unit 5: Troubleshooting and Support

Module 2 / Using Apps and Databases

Unit 1: Using Data Types and Units
Unit 2: Using Apps
Unit 3: Programming and App Development
Unit 4: Using Databases

Module 3 / Using Computer Hardware

Unit 1: System Components
Unit 2: Using Device Interfaces
Unit 3: Using Peripheral Devices
Unit 4: Using Storage Devices
Unit 5: Using File Systems

Module 4 / Using Networks

Unit 1: Networking Concepts
Unit 2: Connecting to a Network
Unit 3: Secure Web Browsing
Unity 4: Using Shared Storage

Module 5 / Sercuity Concepts

Unit 1: Security Concerns
Unit 2: Using Best Practices
Unit 3: Using Access Control
Unit 4: Behavioral Security Concepts

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