CompTIA IT Fundamentals

Non-Credit Courses are face-to-face, and attendance is required.

  • Length: 35 total hours. See registration tab for course schedule options.

This is the first non-credit course in the free Intensive Cybersecurity training course series for qualified applicants.

Other courses include:

  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA CSA+
  • CompTIA Security+

Qualified applicants receive free training that includes learning materials, hand-on labs, and exam vouchers for CSA+ and Network+.

Veterans, underrepresented groups, and career changers are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at for any questions.

Training is provided through funding made available from the National Security Agency (NSA) (Grant#: H98230-17-1-0329), the National Science Foundation (NSF) (Grant#: 1539715), Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence, and MnCyber.

This non-credit course will prepare you to take the CompTIA exam to earn the CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification.

The exam is not part of the course; participants will register and pay with CompTIA.

This certification is good for life and does not need to be renewed.

Metropolitan State University is a CompTIA Academy Partner

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at for any questions.

The target participant is anyone with basic computer user skills who is interested in obtaining a job as an IT professional or PC technician.

For the free intensive Cybersecurity training course series, applicants should be a veteran, from an underrepresented group, or a career changer.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at for any questions.

In this course, you will learn to:

  1. install, upgrade, repair, configure, optimize, and troubleshoot personal computer hardware
  2. perform preventative maintenance on basic personal computer hardware and operating systems
  1. Participants must attend a required informational session
  2. Participants taking this course need one of the following:
  • High school diploma
  • GED
  1. Before taking the course, participants need to successfully complete the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment

Note: information on how to complete the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment is provided at the required information session.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at for any questions.

  • Price: Due to funding provided by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, there is no cost to take this course for qualified applicants selected by Metropolitan State University faculty.
  • Course Texts: provided
  • Food: No food or beverage will be provided
  • Location: Metropolitan State University Science and Education Center
  • ParkingRamp for a $5 daily fee

Register for the required informational session at

Looking for credit courses in cybersecurity?  Check out Cybersecurity Minor at Metro State.

IT Center of Excellence

Minnesota High Tech Association

Thank you for your interest in this course.  The course is currently full.

Steps for registration:

  1. Sign up and attend a required information session
  2. Receive an application link at the information session
  3. Complete the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment
  4. Once qualified, you will receive a link to register for one of the sessions.

Click here if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at for any questions.