• IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software is a hands-on, career-oriented e-learning solution with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop fundamental computer skills, along with essential career skills. The curriculum helps students prepare for entry-level information and communication technology career opportunities and the CompTIA A+ certification, which helps students differentiate themselves in the marketplace to advance their careers. The curriculum covers the fundamentals of PC technology, networking, and security, and also provides an introduction to advanced concepts. Participation in SkillsUSA is encouraged.