This course will begin to prepare students to support and repair personal computers by examining: basic lab safety concerns; the operation of the major parts of PCs; the operation of devices that are commonly attached to PCs; basic trouble shooting guidelines; and the use of Utility Software. For students interested in pursuing an A+ certification the material presented in the course will be helpful for the hardware component of the A+ certification exams.
CST Certificate Program Admission
A+ Guide to Hardware: Managing, Maintaining and Troubleshooting, 5th Edition. Andrews, Jean. Course Technology. ISBN: 978-1-435-48738-3.
Computer Maintenance Tools: Ground bracelet, Flat head screwdriver, Philips screwdriver, Electronics tweezers, Needle-nose pliers, Wire cutter / stripper. These tools do not need to be purchased ahead of class and will be discussed in detail (with examples) on week 2.