Personal Computer Hardware Support –

cis290

(3 credits)

This course is an introduction to computer support fundamentals of personal computer (PC) hardware architecture, components, networking, configuration, upgrading, and repair.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Introducing Fundamentals of Personal Computer Hardware and Maintenance

  • Identify components of a personal computer.
  • Recognize best practices of personal computer preventive maintenance.

Motherboards and Power Supplies

  • Identify types of motherboards and form factors.
  • Identify types of power supplies.
  • Outline steps for motherboard and power supply installation.
  • Recognize best practices of personal computer maintenance.

Processors, Chipsets, Memory System and Hard Drives

  • Identify types of processors, chipsets, memory systems and hard drives.
  • Outline steps for a processor, memory system and hard drive installation.
  • Recognize best practices of personal computer maintenance.

Installing and Supporting I/O and Multimedia Devices

  • Identify types of I/O devices.
  • Identify types of multimedia devices.
  • Outline steps for multimedia device installation.
  • Recognize best practice of personal computer maintenance.

Mass Storage Devices

  • Identify types of mass storage devices.
  • Outline steps for mass storage device installation.
  • Recognize best practices of personal computer maintenance.

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