This course develops student’s technology skills required for troubleshooting computer software and hardware problems. Students will learn software and hardware troubleshooting techniques used to identify and correct computer problems.
- Identify modules that make up a computer system and its operation
- Understand that a computer requires both hardware and software to work.
- Describe the different hardware components inside of and connected to a computer.
- Describe the different hardware components inside of and connected to a computer. Identify each type of computer bus structure
- Learn about the many different processors used for personal computers and notebookcomputers
Section 2 : Perform installation, configuration, and upgrading of microcomputer hardware and software.
- Assemble/setup microcomputer systems, accessory boards
- Learn about the different types of motherboards and how to select one ITSC 1325 _ 030608 2 of 5
- Install or replace a motherboard
- Troubleshoot problems with memory
- Learn how printers and scanners work
- Install printers and scanners and how to share a printer over a local area network.
- Troubleshoot printer and scanner problems.
- Solve hard drive problems
Section 4 : Diagnose and troubleshoot microcomputer systems hardware and software, and other peripheral equipment.
- Understand how to approach and solve a PC problem.
- Troubleshoot a failed boot before the OS is loaded.
- Describe the general approaches you need to take when installing and supporting I/O devices
- diagnose and isolate faulty components
- Students will submit computer programs for each learning module of the course. Each program must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the learning module represented.
- Students will assemble a portfolio of lab/labsim projects to be submitted at the end of the semester.
- Students will conduct an interactive presentation of a comprehensive hardware trouble-shooting project subject to peer and instructor evaluation.
- A calendar displaying assignments each week (please check often)
- Online assignments
- Chapter notes
- Email (totally contained within WebCT)