This course will provide the student with the opportunity to gain the computer assembly knowledge and skills that are necessary for entry-level positions in the ICT work environment. In addition to technical training, students are expected to develop appropriate basic knowledge of hardware components; electrical circuits, operating systems and utility software, and the problem-solving skills that are required (omission) solve computer hardware issues that arise in a technology-supported business environment.
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer assembly. It covers all the internal components of the computer that requires explanation of function and specifications concerning parts that would be required to build a computer. The external component parts that are needed are also covered, with an emphasis on what features and specifications to look for when buying parts to build a computer. Practical sessions are included to provide students with experience in assembling, starting from opening the new computer case, to powering your dying computer, the first boot up, to finishing the Windows installation.
At the end of this course students will learn how to:
- Select and purchase the components that are needed to build a personal computer.
- Assemble/setup and upgrade personal computer systems.
- Perform installation, configuration, and upgrading of microcomputer hardware and software.
- Install/connect associated peripherals.
- Diagnose and troubleshoot microcomputer systems hardware and software, and other peripheral equipment.
TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
- Coursework 60%
- Examination 40%
|Task / Assignment No. & Name||Due Date||Time||Weight||Type||Learning Outcomes|
|1. Oral Presentation||22th Sept.||1pm||10%||Class Work||1|
|2. Practical||20th Oct.||1pm||30%||Project||2,3|
|3. Research Paper||10th Nov.||1pm||20%||Group W.||4,5|
|4. Mid Term||24th Nov.||1pm||10%||Test||1,2,3|
|5. Final Exam||December||30%||Individual||1 – 5|
Nb: Dates are subjected to be changed.
TEXTBOOKS AND REFERENCES
- Andrews, J. A+ guide to hardware: Managing, maintaining, and troubleshooting (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Course Technology.
- M. (2016). CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902)(9th Edition).
- M. (2016). CompTIA Network + Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Sixth Edition (Exam N10-006)(6th Edition).
- Mueller, S. (2015). Upgrading and Repairing PCs. Twenty Second (22nd) Edition.
- M.M CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Tenth Edition (Exams 220-1001 & 220-1002)
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