A+ Hardware and Operating Systems Technologies is a course designed to prepare students to successfully complete the CompTia A+ Exams. CompTia A+ exams are generalized exams designed to evaluate the knowledge and skills of entry level computer professionals. While completion of the test is optional, many employers look to the certification as proof of the skills of perspective employees. (Currently following the 2009 exams as amended 1/11.) This course requires students to assemble, repair, configure and optimize modern computer systems. Students will be given a broad overview of computer systems, problems and solutions, which may be encountered during employment. Emphasis will be made to allow students to experience actual challenges with a computer, and design their solution. Working with the general public to assist in diagnosing and repairing computer systems are included in this course.