PC Hardware: Cyber Pathways Across Maryland (CPAM)[Enter Course]


The CPAM Consortium is a TAACCCT grant-funded project modeled after the NSC Cyber Technology program, created to “close the skills gap and connect more Maryland residents to high-quality employment in the cybersecurity industry.”

CPAM is a collaboration of fourteen Maryland Community Colleges connecting students with employer partners through internships and job placement at the conclusion of the Cyber Security coursework.  PC Hardware and PC Software are typically the gateway courses leading to the remainder of Cyber Pathway.  These two courses are aligned with CompTIA’s A+ certification exams 220-901 and 220-902.  CPAM completers are prepared for entry-level Cyber positions across various technology industries and in government, as well as have an opportunity to sit for nationally recognized certifications from Cisco and CompTIA.

Maintenance Fee (per student):
Free to independent learners; $25 for academic students.

In-Depth Description

PC Hardware is a study of the basic assembly, maintenance, and repair of microcomputer systems. Divided into eight (8) units, these hardware-oriented topics include subcomponents, such as system board, video, memory, storage, multimedia, networking, and printers.  This course provides 25 content modules and simulated exercises aligned with the current version of CompTIA A+ Hardware Exam 220-901.

Related course: Cyber Pathways Across Maryland (CPAM): PC Software


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