IIT is designed to prepare students to service and maintain modern personal computers and peripherals, as well as laptops and mobile devices. Basic networking concepts and functions will also be covered. Students will become adept at troubleshooting and diagnosing problems, as well as performing routine maintenance on PCs, laptops, and mobile devices. Students will learn to install and replace the major hardware components of the system, maintain and repair those components, as well as build a complete system. Students will also install, configure and troubleshoot various operating systems, including Windows, mobile operating systems, OS X, and Linux. Client side virtualization and IT security will also be covered. Various peripherals will also be examined. This course emphasizes practical application of theories covered. Students will learn to install, upgrade, and migrate Windows servers and workloads. Network storage solutions will also be addressed. Network virtualization will be covered, including configuration of virtual machines, with emphasis on Hyper-V. Hands-on activities, lecture, and student reading/homework provide the platform for learning. Each student will be provided the resources needed to prepare for the CompTIA A+ and the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate certification exams. There are no prerequisites for this course.