Computer Support Specialists provide technical assistance and support to customers and other users that deal with hardware and software issues. The Specialist resolves computer issues by telephone or by direct end user desktop. Students will learn to analyze problems and provide technical support for hardware, software, and systems. In addition, the skills of answering telephone calls, troubleshooting, and providing guided assistance will be covered. Studies will include computer hardware, software, networks, operating systems, help desk concepts, troubleshooting, and customer service. This course covers aspects of the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST), Help Desk Institute (HI) and various CompTIA certification exams.