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Pc and Device Fundamentals




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course provides an introduction to personal computers (PC) and mobile devices commonly used in business and non-profit industries. Topics include the fundamentals of hardware components, architecture, configuration, upgrade, and repair. This course also provides an introduction to hardware troubleshooting and computer support. This course and CIS/293 are aligned with the requirements of the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 exam.



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Week 1

  • Install and configure laptop hardware, components, and common devices.
  • Use laptop features and networking tools.
  • Summarize power supply types and features.

Week 2

  • Install and configure laptop hardware, components, and common devices.
  • Install and configure motherboards, CPUs, and add-on cards.

Week 3

  • Use the best practice methodology to resolve problems.
  • Troubleshoot problems related to motherboards, RAM, CPUs, and power.
  • Troubleshoot common mobile device issues while adhering to the appropriate procedures.

Week 4

  • Explain basic cable types and their features and purposes.
  • Configure appropriate components for a custom PC configuration to meet customer specifications or needs.

Week 5

  • Select, install, and configure storage devices.
  • Troubleshoot hard drives and RAID arrays.


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