Jul 22, 2024  
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

CIS 1410 - IT Essentials: Hardware

3 credit hour(s)

Pre- or corequisite: BCIS 1110 
Covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues. The basics of computer hardware technologies are introduced in a lab-oriented environment and will assist in preparation for the CompTIA A+ Hardware certification.

  • 45 theory hours
  • 15 lab hours
  • Course taught in a computer lab


  • This course has an additional course fee that covers the cost of the certification voucher for CompTIA A+ Hardware exam. This exam is the final for the course, and must be taken at a certified testing center (such as CNM’s Workforce Training Center).

    Successful completion of both the CompTIA A+ Hardware and CompTIA A+ Software exams constitute the CompTIA A+ certification. CIS 1610 IT Essentials: Software covers the software portion of the A+ certification.

    Due to the rigor of the exams, students are discouraged from taking two CIS courses with certification exams in the same semester.