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CertPREP courseware

Self-paced Device Configuration and Management courseware provides a foundation for an IT Tech Support Specialist role. The course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to perform initial device setup and ongoing support to ensure smooth and secure operations of IT devices. Upon completion of the course, you should be able to independently install and configure Windows, manage applications and  , manage data on various types of storage, keep devices secure by taking preventive and reactive measures, and perform troubleshooting.

The course prepares learners for the Device Configuration and Management certification, which is one of the three certifications needed to receive an IT Tech Support Specialist credential, the other two certifications being  

Course components:

  • eBooks
  • Training lab
  • Videos
  • Practice test

Duration: Approximately 24 hours of primary course content. Each learner will progress at their own rate.


Designed for anyone looking to start their career in IT through the IT Tech Support Specialist role. This certification course will prepare you to successfully perform functions such as installing and configuring Windows and providing competent ongoing support to ensure efficient and safe devices, systems, and data maintenance and management.


  • Experience with the Windows operating system and main Microsoft applications
  • Basic understanding of main peripheral connection types
  • Experience with basic data access, storage, and sharing operations
  • Basic understanding of device security and the main security threats
  • Basic understanding of device, operating system, and application troubleshooting

Required course materials: Self-paced CertPREP courseware for IT Specialist - Device Configuration and Management

Course objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to: 

  • Perform Windows custom installation and upgrade, and subsequent configuration, including user account and desktop settings setup
  • Manage Windows applications and features, distinguish between peripheral connection types
  • Define cloud storage, manage file sharing and permissions, perform backup and restore, define data access and retention policies
  • Manage device security, both preventive and reactive
  • Troubleshoot operating systems, applications, and devices

IT Specialist - Device Configuration and Management | eLearning Self-Pace

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