Computer Maintenance And Trouble Shooting
students with theory and hands-on exploration towards the maintenance and
repair of personal computers. Students will become familiar with the necessary
tools and equipment involved in computer servicing and the specifics of
hardware upgrades. This course provides an in-depth look at the hardware
components of a personal computer and what they look like with the focus on
proper installation and administration throughout the course. Students learn to
identify, install and configure several computer hardware components. This
course also provides students with an understanding of basic hardware
components, features of a personal computer; how hardware and software work together;
installation, maintenance, and support of various hardware components. These
components include: various types of processor chips, motherboards, supporting
I/O devices, memory modules, floppy drives, hard drives, SCSI drives and mass
storage device installation and maintenance considerations, peripherals
support, multi-media devices, supporting modems, basic network terminology,
concepts and topology designs, troubleshooting and maintenance fundamentals and
considerations, purchasing and building considerations of a personal computer.
For first time
learners, it is designed to introduce
students who have never used a computer to the basic elements of running a
computer in a comfortable, structured manner with significant instructor
support in the lecture/demonstration mode, which involves both practical and
This course is intended to help learners in the following
1. Assemble/setup and upgrade personal
2. Distinguish each type of RAM and
explain the implications of the differences in RAM type.
3. Identify different CPU types and
will be able to implement the correct cooling methods for each CPU type.
4. Identify storage devices and related
media, and install, configure, and maintain storage.
5. Identify multiple different
expansion cards and will be able to install and configure them.
6. Identify connector types and
specifications and will also be able to install and configure them. Perform
installation, configuration, and upgrading of microcomputer hardware and
By the end of this course
the students will be able to do the following:
- Explain major types,
trends, and uses of microcomputer, midrange and mainframe computer systems
- -Identify and give
examples of the components and functions of a computer system
- -Identify the computer
systems and peripherals you would acquire or recommend for a business of
your choice, and explain the reasons for your selections.