IT Professional Track - Byte Back

IT Professional Track

Turn Your Passion for Tech into a Career

Who’s Eligible

Students should meet these requirements:

Be 18+ years old

Be a resident in one of Byte Back’s service areas - Washington, DC area or Baltimore

Have a genuine desire to learn new technical skills and advance your career

Have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent

Be unemployed or underemployed (earning an average minimum wage or less in your service area)

Course One

CompTIA IT Fundamentals


This is a 7-week (105 hour) course, usually taught in 3-hour classes, 5 days a week


Byte Back courses are free for all students

Class Description

Become a top tech candidate. The best tech employers want CompTIA IT certified professionals. As a foundation for success, this course starts you on the path to becoming an IT professional. You’ll continue building on essential technical skills and create an IT knowledge base.

What You Can Expect

In this class, you’ll learn:

The names and functions of computer hardware

How to set up a workstation

How to connect to a network

How to apply security measures

Routine maintenance basics

Course TWO

CompTIA A+


This is a 16-week (256 hour) course, usually taught in 4-hour classes, 4 days a week


Byte Back courses are free for all students

Additional Prerequisite

To take this course, students must have successfully completed CompTIA IT Fundamentals OR a placement assessment

Class Description

Prove your IT knowledge to employers by earning your A+ certification. The CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for computer support technicians. You’ll prepare for your certification with in-depth study, hands-on practice, and study tools to help boost your tech support skills and prepare you for your career.

What You Can Expect

In this class, you’ll learn:


Preventative maintenance




Knowledge and skills to earn your CompTIA A+ certification and start your career

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“Coming to Byte Back gave me the knowledge and confidence to go anywhere and gain any certification that I want to get. I ended up being a supervisor on the first job.”

— Tyrone Chapelle, 2018 IT Professional Graduate