Become an IT Hardware Technician

Tech901 and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis are collaborating together to offer a new Computer Hardware Technician Program for young adults and High School graduates.  This 10 week program will use the CompTIA Fundamentals+ computer hardware and software curriculum, work skills and hands-on training that is desired by Memphis employers in the computer manufacturing, repair, support and recycling industries.

The IT Hardware Technician Course Prepares you for:

CompTIA IT Fundamentals validates essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike, including:

  • Identifying and explaining computer components

  • Setting up a workstation, including conducting software installations

  • Establishing network connectivity

  • Identifying compatibility issues and identifying and preventing security risks

  • Managing the safety and preventative maintenance of computers

The IT Fundamentals certification is for individuals considering a career in IT. It is an ideal stepping stone to more advanced certifications such as CompTIA A+, and with specialized experience, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.

  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Security
  • Networking
  • Basic IT Literacy

Course materials fee $50

*The IT Hardware Technician course is limited to students ages 16-24.  This is a requirement of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis.

Meet our Instructors for the IT Hardware Technician course

Briahna Chambers

Briahna Chambers

Briahna Chambers earned her B.S. in Computer Science at Hanover College, where she was a multi-record holder in Track & Field; she is currently pursuing her MBA from Western Governors University. Briahna teaches various Tech901 classes including a CompTIA A+ course to a group of mostly high school students at the Juice Plus+ Technical Training Center at the Boys & Girls Club.

A new transplant to Memphis, Briahna enjoys exploring and getting to know her new city with her husband.

Blair Perry

Blair Perry

Blair Perry has spent 11 years working education — both as a teacher and a leader. After a year teaching abroad, I spent seven years at The Collegiate School of Memphis where I served in various roles, including three years as the Technology Director. For the past two years, I’ve worked with Capstone Education Group at Cornerstone Prep Academy in both Binghampton and Frayser. My roles there revolved mostly around planning, development, and operations.

Teaching runs in my family. Both of my parents and two of my siblings have spent time as teachers — and we all love to learn. Ultimately, my love for teaching comes directly out of this love for learning. Every lesson I prepare teaches me something new. I get tremendous joy in sharing this love for learning with my students.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, three kids, and our dog. We love to be outside — whether it be to play backyard sports, do some yard work, or hike through the woods. Beyond that, I enjoy hobbies that allow me to express some of my inner-creativity. This includes everything from woodworking to cooking to simulation and strategy games (e.g. SimCity and Power Grid).