CompTIA IT Fundamentals

Learn the skills needed to jumpstart a career in information technology.

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Course details

Course duration:

18 weeks

Assessment & awards:

CompTIA IT Fundamentals (FC0-U61)

Method of Study

Online, part-time 

Register for Course

New users will need to create a free account and fill in a short form on FETCH, Ireland's Further Education and Training Hub.

This course accepts continuous enrolments, so once registered, you can begin learning immediately.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the IT concepts and skills needed for those looking to get started in the IT industry, or to upskill in IT generally. The skills introduced in this course touch upon many areas including, Operating Systems Configuration, Cybersecurity, Virtualization, Networking, and IT Systems Hardware. The course also includes an introduction to the hugely varied area of coding and databases.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe key IT concepts and terminology
  • Understand IT infrastructures
  • Gain an understanding of common applications of software
  • Recognise software development concepts
  • Understand the fundamentals of databases
  • Recognise key features of security in an IT setting


Who can take this course?

This course is available to all adults over the age of 18 resident in the Republic of Ireland.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up for this course by visiting FETCH, Irelands Further Education and Training Hub. You will have to register for an account before you can begin the course.

Who is the provider for this course?

The provider for this course is Cenit College, and your learning will be delivered through the eCollege online learning environment. When you complete your application you will receive an email with your access details, and when you log into the platform you will see details of how to contact your course tutor. You can contact your course tutor at any time, or reach out to Cenit College directly at 

Does the course have prerequisites? 

This course has no specific requirements, though you should have a high degree of computer literacy and a basic level of mathematics and problem solving skills before taking this course.

Does this course have tutor support?

Yes, this course is supported by an online tutor who you will have access to during the course.

What is the exam like on this course?

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals (FC0-U61) exam is administered online and has a maximum of 75 questions. The question format is multiple-choice and the test lasts for a total of 60 minutes. The passing score for this exam is 650 on a scale of 900.

Do I need specific hardware or software?

You will require access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Microsoft Windows (the most recent version is Windows 11). Certain content may not work as intended on certain versions of MacOS, Linux, and Android.

No specific software is required for this course.