Gain the basic foundational knowledge of personal computers and the skills required to work in an IT career while preparing for the CompTIA Strata Fundamentals: IT Technology examination. Textbook required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This is the second course in a series of three designed to prepare students to sit for the A+ Certification exam. Learn how different hardware and software components interact to make a PC system function. Install Windows to discuss, troubleshoot, and repair common problems. Topics include files, directory structure, folders, operating systems, programs, and applications. Skills include basic maintenance techniques, configuring, optimizing, and troubleshooting Windows initialization/support files. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of PC Repair. Textbook required. This course is approved for VA educational benefits for veterans and eligible dependents. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Building on the knowledge learned in the Fundamentals of PC Repair and the PC Repair Technician Level 1 course, learn to dismantle and reassemble a complete PC system to be able to identify, repair, and/or replace every component in the PC system. Topics include proper handling of the components, troubleshooting and repair techniques, and safety of both the system and the user. Students work with motherboards, CPUs, power supplies, BIOS, memory, video cards, floppy drives, hard drives, CD-ROMs, sound cards, modems, network cards, SCSI, and printers. Skills include advanced troubleshooting techniques of the hardware/software relationships including device drivers, IRQs, DMAs, and I/O addresses. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of PC Repair and PC Repair Technician Level 1. This course is preparation for the A+ Certification exam. Textbook required. Transcript available. This course is approved for VA educational benefits for veterans and eligible dependents. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.