Introducing Fundamentals of Personal Computer Hardware and Maintenance
Identify components of a personal computer.
Recognize best practices of computer hardware maintenance.
Identify computer-related safety and environmental issues.
Motherboards and Form Factors
Identify types of motherboards and form factors.
Outline steps for choosing and installing a motherboard.
Recognize best practices of motherboard maintenance.
Identify types of power supplies.
Outline steps for choosing and installing a power supply.
Recognize best practices of power supply maintenance.
Processors, Chipsets, and Memory Systems
Identify types of processors, chipsets, and memory systems.
Outline steps for processor and memory system installation.
Recognize best practices of processor, chipset and memory system maintenance.
Identify types of hard drives and their features.
Outline steps for hard drive installation.
Recognize best practices of hard drive maintenance.
Identify types of input/output devices.
Outline steps for input/output device installation.
Recognize best practices of input/output device maintenance.
Identify types of multimedia devices.
Outline steps for multimedia device installation.
Recognize best practices of multimedia device maintenance.
Mass Storage Devices
Identify types of mass storage devices.
Outline steps for mass storage device installation.
Recognize best practices of mass storage device maintenance.
The Future of Personal Computers
Explain the effects of advancing technology on personal computers.
Develop procedures for computer hardware maintenance.
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