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IT Support Case Studies

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6 weeks
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Course description

IT Support Case Studies

In this Capstone, you will demonstrate your ability to perform in an Information Technology (IT) Support role by applying your new knowledge to real-world situations. You will practice analyzing user help requests and troubleshooting various issues that a Tech Support role would encounter.

You’ll demonstrate your knowledge of hardware, software, networking, security, and cloud computing – all areas with which a tech support role interacts regularly. You'll also showcase your knowledge and understanding of escalation, levels of support, ticketing systems, and other support tools and systems, as well as communication and customer service skills for delivering technical support.

This course also includes a final exam that contains questions on the topics and style found in the CompTIA IT Fundamentals (IFT+) Certification Exam. It serves as this program’s final exam, helps you practice for the Certification, and measures your preparedness. By the end of the Capstone course, you’ll be equipped with the technical support skills that are found in everyday professional settings.

Before taking this course, it is highly recommended that you first complete all the previous courses in the IBM IT Support Professional Certificate.

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  • Self-paced Online
  • Online
  • English

Who should attend?


Complete all of the courses within the Information Technology (IT) Support Professional Certificate

Training content

Hardware and Operating Systems

  • Case Study: Computer Peripherals and Connectivity
  • Case Study: Computer Display Device Installation
  • Case Study: Computer Performance and OS Fundamentals
  • Identifying System Information for Windows and MacOS Devices

Software, Programming and Databases

  • Case Study: Browser Versions, Installs, and Updates
  • Case Study: Updating Desktop Software
  • Case Study: Browser Security Settings and Client-side Scripting
  • Case Study: Database Roles and Permissions
  • Graded Case Study: System Sofware, Versions, and Application Software Capability

Networking and Storage

  • Case Study: Corporate User Needs Access to a Network Drive
  • Case Study: Network Protocols, Firewalls, andProxy Servers
  • Case Study: Hosted Storage and Sharing
  • Graded Case Study: Configure, Test, and Troubleshoot a SOHO


  • Case Study: Intellectual Property and DRM
  • Case Study: Security and information Privacy
  • Case Study: Countering Security Threats and Hardening Devices
  • Case Study: Password Management Techniques
  • Graded Case Study: Public Browsing Safety

Cloud Computing

  • Case Study: Virtual and Bare-Metal Servers
  • Case Study: Cloud Networking Using VPCs
  • Case Study: Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Case Study: Cloud Storage and Databases
  • Graded Case Study: Cloud Service and Deployment Models

Final Exam and Practice for CompTIA ITF+ Certification

Course delivery details

This course is offered through IBM, a partner institute of EdX.

6-9 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$99
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • Articulate processes and information related to IT fundamentals in the context of providing technical support.
  • Demonstrate systematic and effective troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Apply customer service skills and a customer support mindset, including conflict mitigation and de-escalation skills.
  • Practice for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification by completing the final exam.

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