Computer Hardware Fundamentals – it280 (3 credits)
This course is an introduction to computer support fundamentals of personal computer (PC) hardware architecture, components, networking, configuration, upgrading, and repair.
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
- Outline steps for choosing and installing a motherboard.
- Recognize best practices of motherboard maintenance.
- Identify types of motherboards and form factors.
- 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.
- Recognize best practices of processor, chipset and memory system maintenance.
- Outline steps for processor and memory system installation.
- Identify types of hard drives and their features.
- Outline steps for hard drive installation.
- Recognize best practices of hard drive 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.
- 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.
The Future of Personal Computers
- Explain the effects of advancing technology on personal computers.
- Develop procedures for computer hardware maintenance.
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