TECH 215 PC Analysis & Configuration I • 5 Cr.
Presents the basics of PC hardware and software installation and configuration. Topics include installation of operating systems and basic troubleshooting techniques, BIOS, IDE, system optimization, motherboards, printers, and CMOS set-up. Students gain hands-on instruction. Course includes about 50% of the competencies required for A+ certification. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101 or ENGL 092 or 093 with a C- or better. Recommended BTS 161 or equivalent course work or experience.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Classify power supplies types and characteristics
- Install and test power supplies
- Explain motherboard components, types and features
- Install and configure a motherboard in a PC
- Explain the purpose and characteristics of CPUs and their features
- Install and configure a CPU in a PC
- Explain and install cooling devices
- Compare and contrast memory types, characteristics purpose and install memory in a PC
- Categorize storage devices and backup media
- Physically and logically manage disk drives
- Distinguish between the different display devices and their characteristics
- Install and configure peripherals and input devices
- Summarize the function and types of adapter cards
- Manage loading/adding device drivers and selecting the necessary software for certain devices
- Execute the procedures for changing options, configuring, and using the Windows control panel.
- Compare and contrast the different Windows Operating Systems and their features
- Outline the purpose of appropriate safety and environmental procedures and given a scenario apply them
- Demonstrate the appropriate use of communication skills and professionalism in the workplace
- Create and maintain system documentation