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Developing computer skills and computer literacy is becoming increasingly important as companies rely more on computerized technologies. Computer skills training is an important factor in 21st century workplaces. The importance of computer skills training can be viewed in two ways. First, it is vital for job applicants to obtain computer training to make themselves more valuable to potential employers and to obtain higher-paying jobs. Second, it is important for companies to utilize computer training in their new-hire computer skills training programs and employee development initiatives. Computer skills are a basic requirement for a large number of jobs.

Almost any office job you apply for will require you to possess basic typing and data entry skills, as well as a basic understanding of how to use an operating system. Most office work requires job applicants to be familiar with office productivity software as well, such as word processors and spreadsheet programs. Even non office jobs can require a bit of computer training. Computer training can be used for a wide variety of applications, not just for software simulations. Anything that can be taught in a classroom can conceivably be taught via computer. Employees can take ethics courses, job skills training courses, leadership training courses, safety courses and anything else on a computer.

Using computer technology to provide continual training opportunities for your workers can steadily increase employees’ professional competencies and experience, while accruing the benefits of a comprehensive employee development program to your business.

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    • A+ (CompTIA)*

    • Windows**

    • Principles of Customer Service**

     

    All modules are compulsory and must be passed. 

    *The Learner may participate in as many non-formal Formative Assessments as are required in order to prepare for the International exam. Once declared ready, the Learner may then sit for the International Summative Assessment. All International Summative Assessments require a Learner to be declared Competent. There is no supplementary opportunity as the Learner is permitted to sit for the International Summative Assessment as many times as is required, until declared Competent. Each International Summative Assessment sitting attracts an additional fee. 

    **Formative Assessments are undertaken and the highest grade achieved in Formative Assessment is retained. The final grade is based on the Summative Assessment only. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for the Summative Assessment, which will be charged for.

    Prescribed textbooks are included in tuition fees.

    Learners may sit their International CompTIA Examinations at Boston City Campus. These examination fees are excluded but charged at cost.

     

    PERSONALITY PROFILE

    Technical | Patient | Analytical

     

    OUTCOMES 

    • Ability to operate effectively in the workplace using Windows

    • Ability to install, troubleshoot and repair a desktop computer

    • Ability to install, troubleshoot and repair a standard operating system

    • Ability to use and configure Windows 8

     

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    • Computer Technician

    • Desktop Support Technician

    • Computer and Peripheral Maintenance Technician

     

    ENTRY REQUIREMENT

    Grade 10 Certificate; or National Certificate (Vocational) L2; or equivalent Qualification. Computer Literacy recommended.

     

    PROGRAMME CATEGORY

    INSTITUTE LEARNING PROGRAMME / BOSTON SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME

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    An A+ Credential Certificate from CompTIA (Internationally recognised)

    A Boston Short Learning Programme Computer Technician

     

     

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