TECH 217 PC Analysis & Configuration II • 5 Cr.
Presents in-depth PC hardware and software installation and configuration. Topics include DOS and Windows configuration, memory management, advanced troubleshooting, communications, introductory network installation and configuration, basic electrical concepts and measurement, IRQs, DMA, and I/O addresses. Includes hands-on instruction. Course includes about 50% of the competencies required for A+ certification. Prerequisite: TECH 215 at BC with a C- or better, or entry code.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Use techniques to service common problems with printer types, including network printers, spoolers, and Windows-specific devices.
- Classify the unique components of portable systems and their distinct problems.
- Use steps to perform an installation of a PC operating system, choose upgrade options, and install/launch typical Windows and non-Windows applications.
- Explain the basics of boot sequences, methods and startup utilities.
- Manage loading/adding device drivers and selecting the necessary software for certain devices.
- Manage a SCSI interface and hard drives.
- Execute the procedures for changing options, configuring, and using the Windows control panel.
- Investigate the Internet and basic procedures for setting up Internet access.
- Demonstrate proper use of command line and GUI interfaces.
- Summarize the basics of networking fundamentals, including technologies, devices and protocols.
- Create and maintain a local area network
- Categorize network cables and connectors and their implementations.
- Compare and contrast the different network types.
- Explain the basic principles of security concepts and technologies and secure a local area network.
- 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.