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Hardware Technician & Operating Systems Technician

Two courses. One low price

The Certified Hardware Technician, C)HT, course will kick start your career in the IT field by providing the foundational knowledge needed to install, configure, and support computer hardware systems; this includes assembling components based on customer requirements; installing, configuring and maintaining devices, PCs, and servers.

The C)HT will also provide an understanding of the fundamentals of networking and security/forensics; properly and safely diagnosing, resolving, and documenting common issues; as well as applying troubleshooting skills.

A key component to anyone’s skill set is customer service, this course provides insight into providing appropriate customer support. A favorite part of this course is the dive into wireless networks, mobile devices and custom builds for end user deployment. The Certified Hardware Technician course maps to the Mile2 Certified Hardware Technician exam as well as the CompTIA A+ 220-901 certification exam.

The Certified Operating Systems Technician, C)OST course builds on the C)HT course by focasing on operating systems; this includes installing, configuring and maintaining devices, PCs, and software for end users; understanding the basics of networking and security/forensics from the operating system view. Properly and safely diagnose, resolve, and document common software issues. Apply troubleshooting skills, and providing appropriate customer support.

We will cover virtualization, security, desktop imaging, and deployment. You will also learn the security foundations needed for the various operating systems. This course maps to the mile2 Certified Operating Systems Technician, C)OST, exam as well as the CompTIA A+ 220-1002 certification exam.

The C)SA1 is a part of our Foundational Course Path

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Foundational Course Pack


CSA1 - Security Awareness 1


CSA-2 - Security Awareness 2


CHT - Hardware Technician & COST - Operating Systems Technician


CNP - Certified Network Principles

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Key Course Information


Live Class Duration:
5 days
Language: English
Class Formats:
* Instructor-led
* Self-Study
* Live Virtual Training
None – Entry Level
Applicable Exams:
* Mile2 C)HT
* A+
CPEs: 40


Live Class Duration:
5 days
Language: English
Class Formats:
* Instructor-led
* Self-Study
* Live Virtual Training
* C)HT or Equivalent
Applicable Exams:
* Mile2 C)OST
* A+
CPEs: 40

C)HT Modules

  • Module 1 – Troubleshooting
  • Module 2 – Motherboards and CPUs
  • Module 3 – Power Supplies
  • Module 4 – Memory
  • Module 5 – Computer Expansion
  • Module 6 – Physical Storage
  • Module 7 – Input-Output Devices
  • Module 8 – Display Devices
  • Module 9 – Network Cables and Connectors
  • Module 10 – Printers and Multifunction Print Devices
  • Module 11 – TCP/IP and Transport Protocols
  • Module 12 – Custom Computers
  • Module 13 – Operational Procedures

C)OST Modules

  • Module 1 – Operating Systems
  • Module 2 – Windows Management
  • Module 3 – Network Basics
  • Module 4 – Network Protocols
  • Module 5 – Wireless Networking
  • Module 6 – Windows Networking
  • Module 7 – Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Module 8 – Security Principles
  • Module 9 – Security Technologies
  • Module 10 – Securing Devices and Data
  • Module 11 – SOHO Network Configurations

Who Should Attend?

* Everyone
* End Users
* Employees with access to computers
* Managers

Upon Completion

Upon completion, the Certified Hardware Technician and Certified Operating Systems Technician candidate will be able to competently take the C)OST & C)HT exams well as the CompTIA A+ 220-1002 exam.

Re-Certification Requirements

All Mile2 certifications will be awarded a 3-year expiration date.

There are two requirements to maintain Mile2 certification:

1) Pass the most current version of the exam for your respective existing certification

2) Earn 20 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) per year. You may submit your CEUs in your Mile2 inbox. These CEUs must fall under “Qualify Continuing Educational Activities).

Visit our certification renewal page for more information.

Exam Information

The Certified Security Awareness 2, C)SA2 exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your mile2.com account.

Purchase Options:

Individual Exam Cost – Click Here

Course exams are individually priced.
NOTE: You may purchase the exam without purchasing the course.

Live Class Exam Cost – Click Here

Exam cost is not included with the purchase of a live class.

Ultimate Self-Study Combo Exam Cost – Included

The cost of the exam is included with the purchase of an Ultimate Self-Study Combo.

Course FAQ's

Do I have to purchase a course to buy a certification exam?

NO. You do not have to purchase a course to purchase a certification exam.

Do all Mile2 courses map to a role-based career path?

All of our courses can be taken independently. In order to help guide our students on their cybersecurity career journey we have developed the Mile2 Certification Roadmap. This helpful resource maps specific courses to Role-based career tracks.

What Mile2 Courses/Tracks are Available?

There are over 30 Mile2 courses and certifications. The courses follow Role-Based Career paths in the areas of Foundations, Management, Prevention, Recovery, and Auditing.

Please see our Certification Roadmap for full details.

What Self-Study courses are available?

All of our courses are available as Ultimate Self-Study Combos. The purchase of these courses gives you access to all training videos, materials, exam preps, exam simulators, 1 exam and 1 free 2nd chance exam. The only exception is Red Vs Blue as this course requires multiple participants and is available as a Live Class only.

Are Mile2 courses transferable/shareable?

You cannot transfer, share or give your self- study material to another person. The following is noted when you access your course material through your account. “Important Notice: By accessing the mile2® online course material, practice tests, exams, and related files, the student agrees to the following. I understand that my license to use mile2 electronic course materials is exclusively for my individual professional development. I will not transfer nor will I allow others to use the course materials or the test questions. I will not use any part of this material for teaching others nor will I incorporate it, nor allow it to be incorporated, in any other training materials or publications, electronic or print, without prior specific written consent of mile2®.”