Mile2 Cybersecurity Certifications

Certified Operating Systems Technician

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The Certified Operating Systems Technician, C)OST course builds on the C)HT course by focusing 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.

A+, Network+, and Security+ are registered trademarks of CompTIA

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

100 Level Foundational Courses and Certifications


   Security Awareness 1

Ready to take your first steps into Cybersecurity?  This course will teach you how to protect yourself and your organization from data theft.


   Security Awareness 2

In this course attendees learn how company culture influences the occurrences of data theft and we get deeper into laws, regulations, and best practices for Security Awareness in a corporate environment.

If you manage people who have access to computers, you need to take this course.  


   Hardware and Operating Systems

Two certifications.  One low cost course.
C)HT provides the foundational knowledge needed to install, configure, and support computer hardware systems.  

C)OST provides the foundational knowledge to install, configure, and support computer operating systems.

Together, you will be ready to install and configure computer devices across multiple platforms.

     Network Principles

Learn concepts and skills needed to plan, install, maintain, and troubleshoot today’s networks, including wireless, virtual, and software defined networks!

100 Level Foundational Courses and Certifications

C)OST Key Course Information

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)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


Operating Systems Technician:
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.

The Certified Operating Systems Technician exams are taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your account. 

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Course FAQ's

Operating Systems Technician:
Exam Information

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.

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