After successfully completing this course, you will be able to achieve the following objectives:
(C01) Students should have a general overview of motherboards, the BIOS, expansion slots, and processors and be able to identify them by sight.
(C02) Students should be able to identify various types of memory and cooling systems as found on most computers and describe their functions.
(C03) Students should know the different kinds of storage devices available.
(C04) Students should know the different kinds of storage devices available, and be able to identify the purposes and characteristics of power supplies.
(C05) Students will learn about various input and output peripheral devices as well as different types of adapter cards, cables, and interfaces commonly found in PCs.
(C06) Students will understand the different display types available. They will also know how to adjust display settings and be fluent in various video standards, resolutions, and concepts.
(C07) Students will understand the components and requirements that differentiate specialized computer systems.
(C08) Students will understand network topologies, the devices, cabling, and connectors used in networking, and the tools used in network troubleshooting.
(C09) Explain the properties and characteristics of TCP/IP.
(C10) Explain common TCP and UDP ports, protocols, and their purpose
(C11) Students will learn how to install and configure small networks, such as the ones typically found in small and home offices.
(C12) Students will understand the differences between desktop and laptop architecture. They will also understand features specific to laptops and laptop displays.
(C13) Students will understand the expansion of laptops into other mobile devices. Devices examined will include tablets, phablets, smart phones, e-readers and more.
(C14) Students will learn about printer types and characteristics. They will also learn about installing printers.
(C15) Students learn about troubleshooting models and look at troubleshooting everything from PC components to mobile devices, printers, and networks.