Protect and Repair: PC Maintenance Courses

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Whether it’s for business or personal use, most of us have to use a PC in our daily lives. A PC maintenance course is ideal for people who are planning to specialize in PC repairs. It is also an invaluable course for anyone who is thinking about setting up their own PC repair business. Similarly, it can be a useful course for anyone working as an IT or systems administrator, whose responsibilities include PC upgrades and support.

PC Maintenance Courses

There are several certificate programmes available in PC maintenance, some that focus on networking, safety and security or preparation for A+ certification. Most of the courses on offer cover broadly the same topics and modules. Also, most of them don’t require applicants to have any prior requirements in terms of study or experience.

A course in IT Computing: PC Repairs and Upgrading is available at Diploma level. These courses are delivered via distance learning can be taken at any time of the year.  This allows students the flexibility to study at home in their own time.

There are also a number of courses designed to help you achieve the CompTIA A+ certification.  This certificate was developed for entry-level service technicians or those who want to certify their knowledge and skills. It is delivered on a part-time weekend basis over a 10 week period. Held by over one million IT professionals, the CompTIA A+ certification is considered one of the most essential if you want to establish a career in IT.

Additionally, there are a number  PC repair courses that are delivered on a one-to-one basis by private industry trainers.

What will you study?

Most PC maintenance courses provide students with the basic maintenance skills they need to download and install updates and make upgrades to existing software. These courses also cover essential detection and preventive maintenance tips.

Trainees will know how to repair, upgrade and maintain the latest home and business computers. Instruction is delivered via a hands-on practical approach so students can start using their training immediately.

A diploma course covers all the basics of PCs including the hard disc, components, configuration techniques and software solutions. It covers external machinery too including printers, scanners and modems. Students learn installation procedures, how to identify and prevent a virus, practical troubleshooting methods and how to use multimeters and other tools.

Similarly, the CompTIA A+ certification aims to give students a strong understanding of key topics such as security, detection, prevention, environmental issues and communication skills. The course prepares students to install, repair and maintain all types of PCs and peripherals for individuals and businesses.

Careers in PC Maintenance & Repait

The diploma course provides students with all the skills they need to start working for a computer repair company or upskill in their current role working in IT.

Alternatively, it is useful for those who want to start up their own repair business. A lot of employers will require candidates to have the A+certification. Qualified PC repair technicians also work in new product development, at corporate help desks or as field technicians.

Furthermore, some qualified technicians choose to further their career having completed this course by studying information systems, computer software technology or computer electronics at diploma or degree level.


Laura Molloy

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